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What did you do when someone noticed your CCW? Share your story here

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by jrprich, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. jrprich

    jrprich PNW Well-Known Member

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    I would guess that many have had a situation where you bent over to pick something up or some other movement and someone saw your CCW. :paranoid:
    While it hasn't happened to me yet, I wonder how others have reacted and what other folks have done when this happened. :huh:
    So please share your stories.
     
  2. eganx

    eganx Kingston WA Active Member

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    No one has ever said anything to me yet.......why would they, Its none of their business.
     
  3. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely nothing. I'll re-cover it when convenient, but it isn't a big deal for me if my 1911 is exposed. I simply don't care. Others might, but I also don't give a damn about their opinions.
     
  4. Creeper

    Creeper Ravensdale, WA. Member

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    In 35 years, no one has, to my knowledge, ever seen my CC guns... unless I wanted them to.

    C
     
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  5. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Nothing.

    I CC, I OC, I carry half and half, I carry full size in a strong side holster under a T-shirt that is obviously printing. I carry for myself and family, not because of what others around me think.

    When I have been truly OC I have had some very good conversations with people though about guns and OC.
     
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  6. The Courier

    The Courier Newberg, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    A store cashier caught a glimpse of my licence and was very interested i fees and regulations. i think alot of people would like to get their CHL but are intimated by the lengthy process and the possibility of having their weapon being exposed.
     
  7. longcolt

    longcolt Zephyrhills, FL Active Member

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    My gun is in my front pocket and is never exposed.

    I am too old to have to deal with the hassle of a brandishing charge.
     
  8. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Not fully up on OR law but how exactly do you get a "brandishing charge" by having your gun show in a state where OC is legal?
     
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  9. FarmerTed1971

    FarmerTed1971 Portland, Oregon, United States Well-Known Member

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    Smile. :D
     
  10. techieguy

    techieguy Well-Known Member

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    Most folks are oblivous to when I open carry, I doubt they would notice my pistol printing or my cover garment open enough to see my pistol.
     
  11. charros93

    charros93 Puget Sound Active Member

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    One time a little kid noticed my pistol and gave me a smile
     
  12. Oklahomie

    Oklahomie Marysville Active Member

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    One time while shopping this lady came up to me and my son and said how handsome he was and how he is going to be quite the lady killer when he gets older, which I take as a personal compliment because he is a carbon copy of myself when i was a baby, then she leaned in closer and said "now is daddy carrying a gun?" I was confused for a second but I said yes most times. She nodded and said good. I stood there for a good minute still in wtf mode. I will never ever forget that moment in my life.
     
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    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Once, at work. One of the office staff (ex Army nurse) saw my exposed handgun when my shirt rode up and I didn't have my vest on. She exclaimed "Is that a gun!" Luckily a good longtime friend of both she and I was behind her and hustled her out the door and explained to her that I had a permit and the administrator had OK'd it. Nothing said after that.
    Since I work swing security one of the previous security workers asked the previous facility administrator if it was OK. His only comment was "You have a permit don't you? Don't do anything stupid." We have a new administrator now and I've never bothered to ask him!
     
  14. billstaf

    billstaf Portland, Oregon Active Member

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    I generally carry OWB in a kydex holster under a untucked shirt. It does print sometimes and I have been made a few times. I really don't care if someone sees it or not, but I'll usually try to be discreet as some people can get scared. No one who has spotted me carrying has ever asked me about it, but I have noticed that those few who made me for carrying kept their eye on me until they left the area or I did. I have been asked about my CHL when someone at a cash register spots it in my open wallet. Usually they are really interested and a couple people have asked me about how to obtain a license. Usually if they see my CHL they will ask (very quietly) "Are you carrying a gun right now?" and then act surprised when I say "yes I am".

    Never had anyone hassle me about it though.
     
  15. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Nice thing about living out here is most everybody could care less and I would guess half of them are carrying too.:thumbup:
     
  16. One-Eyed Ross

    One-Eyed Ross Winlock, WA Well-Known Member

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    absolutely nothing. In WA it isn't a problem to have it show because of a clothing malfunction. If it shows, it shows. If someone has a problem because I am carrying, it is THEIR problem, not mine.
     
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  17. IheartGUNS

    IheartGUNS WaCo Well-Known Member

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    I try my best to keep my gun concealed, because I don't want any confrontations. I just wish some people would mind their own businesses...
     
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    longcolt Zephyrhills, FL Active Member

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    jrprich PNW Well-Known Member

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  20. Mac_Fan

    Mac_Fan Beaverton Active Member

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    Never been spotted CC'ing that I'm aware of, no one has ever said anything. I was OC'ing this past weekend and I had a guy at QFC ask me if I was an officer. Told him "No" and he continued his shopping. No big deal.