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Bulge in shirt, does anyone care?

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by Robby6Pack, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. Robby6Pack

    Robby6Pack

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    I started wearing button down shirts, untucked and a otw holster with 27. Shirt bulges, but I don't care. Is this an issue with anyone? TX LEO told
    me that is still concealed. Agree/disagree?
    Robby T
     
  2. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    I agree. Most people never notice and even fewer care.
     

  3. Quick_1911

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    Honestly, I've stopped caring about printing/bulges. I've found that about 90% of the public doesn't care/isn't aware about anything you're wearing and if you're CCW. I wouldn't worry about it, just make sure the shirt covers it up.
     
  4. road1will

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    Nope, don't care. I often carry my G26 OWB and a bit of a bulge shows but very little. Now that summer is coming i'll be carrying IWB 90% of the time though, since i'm usually in a t shirt.
     
  5. Adjuster

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    I don't know who came up with this 'printing' issue but its all a myth.
     
  6. HerrGlock

    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

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    tie a string to a shotgun and let it dangle from your shoulder. Walk around all day. I'd bet fewer than 1/3 of the people you see would even notice and of those probably only 2/3 of them would realize what it was.

    Don't sweat it.
     
  7. FireForged

    FireForged Millenium #3936 Millennium Member

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    I am not a lawyer but as important as firearm related issues are, its probably a good idea to consult one if you need solid information. In general and I think most would agree that everything boils down to the way the laws are written and enforced in your area.(State)
     
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    agreed !
     
  9. asills

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    Most people wouldn't notice a bit of a bulge in your shirt. If they did, they'd either think the shirt doesn't fit you or you have a cell phone on your hip.

    Concealment needs to be non-obvious, and a bulge is non-obvious provided it's not in the exact shape of a gun! The only thing I'd be worried about is if during normal movements your concealed gun obviously stands out.
     
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    I still don't see how this is an issue even still... (unless of course if you live in one of those states that has a law against it)
     
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    Most likely the only people who would notice would be other CCW carriers.
     
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    I'm a middle-aged white guy with a wife, 3 small kids and a gut. Nobody, and I MEAN NOBODY, notices me or any bulges I might have.
     
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  13. Chad Landry

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    Agree. It's concealed. No worries.
     
  14. Jon_R

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    My opinion is it would be very hard to prove "printing" in a court of law. First you would have to come up with a legal definition then prove at that moment in time you where in violation of it beyond reasonable doubt to a jury of your peers.

    If you live in a may issue state where an official can take away your permit just because they want to it may be more of an issue.
     
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    I am a little surprised that so many people don't care about printing.

    I try and carry so no one can tell - but

    I was walking out of a busy restaurant the other day - got almost to the door and noticed my shirt had somehow gotten hung up on the grip of my M&P9c -exposing the gun - this is a BIG NO NO in Texas.

    I adjusted my shirt - looked around to see if anyone noticed - but since no one was yelling CALL 911 I just left - it was a non event.

    Made me feel a little strange - someone had to notice - I don't know if they just did not care - or if they figured I was a LEO.
     
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    I am going to go a bit agains the grain here.

    Concealed is concealed... hide it! If you are printing too much try to change your rig up, a new belt, holster or even where you're carrying. If you're not worried about printing then OC.

    Just my POV but when I'm CCing I don't want ANYONE to be able to tell.
     
  17. A6Gator

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    or LEOs...:supergrin:
     
  18. IndyGunFreak

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    That would be my only concern, is if you were somewhere that flashing could put you in jeopardy of arrest.

    Here since our permit grants both open and concealed carry, it doesn't matter. Frankly, I could care less. I don't know about OK law though...

    IGF
     
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    98% of all people will not notice. The remaining 2% don't care, and will assume it's a phone, etc.
     
  20. Glock-it-to-me

    Glock-it-to-me Catching liars

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    People are oblivious to their surroundings.