Skip to comments.How to spot a concealed handgun
Posted on 02/04/2012 7:20:48 AM PST by marktwain
Self-defense in modern society is about far more than carrying a gun, it's also about developing situational awareness. This means knowing where you are and what's going on around you at all times.
One vital element of situational awareness seldom taught in concealed carry classes is how to spot a concealed handgun. Just as you hope to have the element of surprise if you find yourself in a life-threatening situation, you want to avoid being surprised by an armed attacker.
Based on the experience of Robert T. Gallagher, former NYPD detective, Anti-Robbery Tactical Unit, this detailed illustration, titled Spotting a Hidden Handgun, explains some of the visual cues that reveal when someone is carrying a handgun.
You can also use this information to avoid providing others with the same visual cues which may alert them that you are carrying concealed.
It's disguised as a large frame semi-auto that he wears in a holster in his hip.
Don't stand behind him at the counter of a convenience store!
Don't say "fanny pack", say "field pack" instead.
Ask a Australian
He said "legitimately", not "approved even by fascists who wouldn't trust you with table salt". The latter is hardly a prerequisite for the former.
At the Dollar Tree. Cost.. you guessed it. Weight: zero. The materials, stitching, and piping are top notch quality, should last forever. I never cease to be amazed at how perfectly it fits. It's as if it was custom made for Ms. P.
Everywhere except the shower and marital bed. With the new +V it hits like a .9.
Is that the .22 mag?
I always wondered what the actual muzzle velocity of my .22LR was. It would penetrate 3/4” plywood, but barely.
Once I owned a Beretta Minx in .22 Short. I was out in the desert plinking at 5 gallon metal paint cans, but I kept missing (???). No holes in the can.
Finally, I moved up to about 15 feet and fired where I could not miss.
I heard the bullet whir past my ear. They were BOUNCING OFF THE SHEET METAL CAN.
That Beretta jammed a lot too. Sold it.
I was thinking of one of those new Apple tablet or smartphone cases that you wear on a belt clip Apple logo and all and convert it into a holster, I carry a pocket .380 and you probably even with a trained ey would not see it when I wear winter clothing, an advantage living in colder climates.
I believe the .22 shorts are often subsonic and most useful for discreet assassinations of enemy spies at a baccarat table at a distance of less than zero yards.
A holster that is considered a “Any other weapon”? These types of holsters (known as shoot throughs) are not classified as a weapon, and a pistol inside one of the holsters is not classified any differently.
(Assuming of course that the pistol still looks like a pistol, ie: exposed slide&muzzle)
A holster that is considered a Any other weapon? These types of holsters (known as shoot throughs) are not classified as a weapon, and a pistol inside one of the holsters is not classified any differently.
I did not know that, glad this came up.
Any Other Weapons (AOWs)this is a broad “catch-all” category used to regulate any number of firearms which the BATFE under the NFA enforces registration and taxation. Examples include, among others:
1) Smooth-bore pistols 2) Pen guns and cane guns 3) A firearm with combinations smooth bore and rifle barrels 12 inches or more but less than 18 inches in length from which only a single shot can be made from either barrel. 4) Disguised firearms 5) Firearms that can be fired from within a wallet holster or a briefcase 6) A short-barreled shotgun which came from the factory with a pistol grip is categorized as an AOW rather than a Short Barrel Shotgun (SBS), because the Gun Control Act describes a shotgun as designed or redesigned to be fired from the shoulder 7) Handguns with a forward vertical grip.
I’m not wrong, I know quite a bit about NFA, and I offered no advice. It’s a plain fact that you are wrong and a bit of a jerk to boot.
Re: 96, my De Santis pocket holster for my little Ruger LCP (which looks just like the one in your picture) looks a lot like that. It strongly resembles a wallet when I carry it in my back pocket. Great for running in seedy areas.
Pretty comfortable once you get used to it.
I use a retention holster or a Smart Carry.
Retention when it's colder and a cover garment does not look out of place. No worries about the gun shifting, falling out, or needing adjustment as a proper belt-to-holster arrangement fixes this issue.
In warmer weather, the Smart Carry rig allows completely free movement with no one the wiser unless you are doing a serious "bump and grind" out on the dance floor.
"Is that a pistol in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?"
All that being said, I'd still prefer open carry. The element of surprise in responding to an attack is not sufficient enough excuse in comparison to projecting strength and preventing said attack. IMO.
Major situational awareness fail if she got close enough to him to "slam" him without him knowing she was there.
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