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25 Things That Only People Who Carry Concealed Would Understand

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1. When you first start carrying concealed, it feels like the entire world knows

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Source: http://www.securityconcerns.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/paranoid2.jpg

2. You give the most awkward hugs ever

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Source: http://semi-rad.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/awkward-bro-hug-2.jpg

3. This makes you scream

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This is a screenshot from a Hickok45 video. It was instructional, we assure you that he knows exactly what he’s doing :)

4. Every time you sit or stand up…

5. You avoid running certain errands

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6. Your summer attire is sometimes…excessive.

(ok, this is a little exaggerated, but you know what we’re talking about)

7. You smile your biggest smile when you stumble upon this before going into a business

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8. You laugh your most sarcastic laugh when you stumble upon this before turning around and not going into that business

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Source: mydoorsign.com

9. You plan trips around places that don’t allow you to concealed carry (this is a Reciprocity Map with Florida Non-Resident as the example)

 
Source: http://www.usacarry.com/concealed_carry_permit_reciprocity_maps.html

10. Having to do your business in a public bathroom is more time consuming and more annoying than ever before

 
Source: http://www.recoilweb.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Raven-Vanguard-II-resting-during-that-moment-of-vulnerability.jpg

11. You have a drawer in your home strictly for holsters

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12. You squat while shopping

 
Source: http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/056/d/0/squatting_man_5916988_by_stockproject1-d3aeguo.jpg
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Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady…

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in an Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0 holster.

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  • Edward Brandon

    Yeah. Nubah tehn.

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  • Bill Blosser

    How do you acquire the tool while running to prevt being stabbed, clubbed or hacked to death? I used ankle holster for backup weapon while on duty for a number of months.

    Once our department began requiring a comprehensive ciurse if training using the “backup” carry handgun and holster all of us with ankle holsters consistantly failed in acquiring the anjle hilstered handgun before theoratically being disabled or killed in 80% of the scenarios.

    All of us swapped to other options, mine was using a cross handed side (left hand draw) balkestic vest strap carried holster under the uniform shirt. This provideed access to at least one firearm even when one hand was injured or otherwise incapable of acquiring the other firearm and while moving to keep or create distance from the threat..

    Now retired, I conceal carry strong side and most frequently use a tuckable holster (Crossbreed Super Tuk or Galco King Tuk). I also occasionally use a Desantis 3-slot pancake “belt slide, or Stickey Holster. I have matching holsters for all 3 concealable handguns – S&W 642 Ultra-Light, J-frame revolver, S&W Shield 9, or Springfield XDm 3.8” Compact 9mm. Each if the holsters conceals easily, is sufficiently weapons secure, and us exceptionally comfortable even when worn for long periods.

    • Barry Cole

      I agree. I need to find tuckable. And see it work . ( what happens the shirt bunches up a bit overtop the belt clips, then down further inside pants on either side?) I wear dress slacks and business button downs. I also want a belly or side carry inside the shirt to try. The ankle is not going to help in quick draw direct threat , danger close, for sure. Situational awareness. I have upholstered it and switched to jacket pocket, or inside pants , when I felt the need.

      • Bill Blosser

        Personally – the Crossbreed Super Tuck Deluxe is the best in class. They were the original, all “copycats” have to make changes that amount to more than a 20% difference and they sacrifice a lot. I own both the Crossbreed and a Galco KingTuk. Wish I had bought the Crossbreed for the 2nd weapon too (I convinced myself that “testing” a second brand would be good for the recommendations I make to students of Practical Edge Shooting.

        The one suggestion I would make for “full dress” look is to change out the standard “spring steel” clips for the “J” hooks which will be behind, instead of over your belt – very little will “show”. Also, you balance the “appearance” by matching the “loose” material on the opposite side of your waist line – just a slight bit of material hanging over the top of the belt – this is needed to allow the shirt over the handgun to be loose enough to prevent “imprinting”. The best handguns for concealment will be “single stack”, 8-9 round 9mm capacity magazines – although – I’ve been quite successful in carrying a Springfield XDM, 3.8″ barrel, 9mm “compact frame” (13 round magazine) with the spare 19-roung XTend magazine in a pocket, or nearby in a briefcase, etc.

        The “extra” cost for the Crossbreed is worth the added comfort of the “oversized” and very supple (flexible) leather backing and the extra thickness on the Kydex molded holster (doesn’t allow weapon to tilt). This is the ONLY inside-the-waistband (IWB) holster which I have worn for up to 10 hours and have literally forgot that I was wearing it (with an XDM). Can’t say that about the Galco KingTuk and I carry a S&W M&P Shield 9mm – about 1/2 the weight of the XDM.

        Another consideration for a “full dressed look” might be to swap out the standard “over the belt” spring steel clips for the “under the belt” J clips – this will put 90% of the securing clips completely out of sight vs. having the 3/4″ black bands visible when you pull off any outer garment.
        I’m positive you’ll love a Crossbreed – takes a few tries to get the positioning “perfect”. I wear mine with the handgun positioned at about 3:30 o’clock on the waist.

  • Bill Blosser

    Yup. For me, a number of these are simply a result of my “retired cop” routine. Some are so hilariously true. Others, sadly are valid and gravely financially impacting failed experiments with the new and improved.

    I believe my “drawer” (#11) overflowed many years ago and I own a box full of “accessories” I’d sell very cheaply. Of course, they made the box as they are useless (insufficient support, grossly uncomfortable, zero security, or constantly ”imprint” through all covering clothing). Waves of guilt would rise up within me to profit from trading such useless junk for another’s hard earned cash.

  • Teresa

    I love the No Concealed Carry” allowed. If it is concealed how will they know. I ignore those signs.