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Would you tell a CCW stranger he is printing?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by norton, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. norton

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    I was shopping at a local big box hardware chain when I noticed a man standing in front of me wearing a holster with a clip fastened to the back of his pants. His shirt was tucked in and the weapon was plainly visible. Would you say something to a stranger who was doing this, or who obviously was "printing"?
    BTW, the guy in question was much too old to be an active duty police officer.
     
  2. dnuggett

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    Maybe. Depends on how I read the person and if I could do it discretely.
     

  3. ted1

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    No I would not just because he is ccw does not mean he is doing so legally. I have a couple of shirts that print a little I don't worry about it to much because 99.9% of the sheepel in this country are to busy on there cell phones and other devices to notice.

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  4. norton

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    I just looked up Indiana Law on CC, and apparently it is not illegal to carry exposed-of course if you have a permit.
     
  5. dkf

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    No. Its none of business and OC is legal in my state.
     
  6. CBennett

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    IS THAT A GUN YOUR CARRYING?!?!?



    Just kidding!!!! :tongueout:
     
  8. Metal Angel

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    Oh my god!!! He's got a gun!!! Run!!!
     
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    NO. I'm not a cop and I don't police others.
     
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    Indiana resident here. I would not mention it to someone in this locality. In Florida, where I also spend time (and is, last I checked, a required concealed-carry state) I would maybe mention it. Depending on mood and the persona involved.
     
  12. fnfalman

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    Just don't hug him from behind.
     
  13. cowboy1964

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    I'd like to point out that partially exposed is NOT the same as OC. OC typically requires that no part of the weapon be concealed.

    Obviously this varies state-to-state but I wanted to bring that up.
     
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    XYG. Kind of like XYZ. Examine your zipper. Examine your Glock/Gun. No I wouldn't tell him, and I don't care if I'm 'printing'. Kinda hard to cover a full size Glock or Walther P99. I see people checking it out sometimes. Couldn't care less.
     
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    Uhhh! Can't put it in a holster? If you do part is concealed.
     
  17. rednoved

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    Meh. It would probably depend on the person. Most likely not.

    The question I'd ask myself first is, would I wan't someone to tell me? What would your first response be to someone pointing it out to you. Would you say, "Thanks boss, I guess I'd better adjust my cant..." or would you yell, "LEAVE ME ALONE, I'M DOING THE BEST I CAN!" :supergrin:
     
  18. sharpshooter

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    There are plenty of people with your attitude and they're not helping other ccw'ers. I know a guy just like that. He "refuses to compromise" on size so he carries a full size 45, but he makes minimal effort to conceal it. T shirts that are too short and too small, shirts that ride up, and he refuses to tuck in his boy scout uniform shirt because it hangs out and hides his gun. I showed him my tuckable IWB holster but he has no interest. I suggested he carry a smaller gun just for scout meetings, shove it in a front pocket or cargo pocket, nope. It's like he enjoys printing and exposing his holster/gun just for kicks. Always has a new story about how somebody saw his gun. Problem is, he gives the rest of is a bad image. It's irresponsable. He doesn't care. The kind of guy that shoots a LOT but isn't very good, sends 10x more lead down range than me but I can outshoot him with ANY gun including my subcompact 38/9mm/40 carry guns.
     
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  19. Lior

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    Nope. Personal comments to strangers are a bad idea IMO.
     
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