Awkward Moments In Concealed Carry: Check Out My Empty Holster!

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Browsing the CCW subreddit, you’ll find many great stories from fellow concealed carriers. One story in particular stood out, because I’ve been there.

When we are law-abiding, we sacrifice our safety and it forces us to make necessary adjustments to what we’re doing throughout our day. Necessary to stay law-abiding, that is.

As a perfect example of this, take a look at the story below:

Took my mom to a Blackhawks game last night. First time I’ve been to the United Center since last season. They’ve installed walk-through metal detectors since last time I was there. I had removed my gun and secured it in my vehicle because I know concealed carry isn’t legal in the stadium, but I was still wearing my empty Alien Gear 3.0 holster because removing it in the car is a royal pain in the ass. It set off the metal detector.

“What’s this right here?”

“Thats a holster. There’s no weapon in it.” Lifts shirt to show that it’s empty

“What? Why?”

“It’s a pain to take on and off.”

“Where’s the gun?”

“In my car.”

“Are you sure?”

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I’ve been there, particularly at the Post Office. Sure the gun free zone laws are absurd, but we want to be law-abiding… right?

The only thing I would have done differently; not telling the staff member that my firearm was in my car. Instead, “It’s in a safe place, unable to come to my aid should I need it because of a law that hinders my ability to protect myself inside your stadium.”

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About the Author

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 Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP, with a Shield Sights RMSC Red Dot, that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in a Vedder Holsters ComfortTuck IWB holster.

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