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Concealed Carry Corner: Situational Awareness Do You Have It?
thefirearmblog.com/blog ^ | 9/28/18 | Pete

Posted on 09/29/2018 10:44:07 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt

Even though I started writing this column days ago, apparently Wednesday was National Situational Awareness Day.
So much for my digital self-awareness.
But the timing couldn’t be better: The US Concealed Carry Association (USCCA)
dropped a hypothetical restaurant layout on their Facebook page a few days ago,
asking their readers to pick their preferred seat and why.
The idea may be overly simplistic, but anything that helps people literally open their eyes is probably worthy of a discussion.

So, looking at the above floor plan, what seat would you pick and why? ( graphic of restaurant seating arraingement at blog site)

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"..I thought we could have a broader discussion on our surroundings, observations and how we interact as the environment as it changes around us.
Prior training a experience has given me a fairly good idea on how to analyze my surroundings for potential risks and possible mitigation.
That being said, I don’t consider myself an expert.
( The article continues with awareness suggestions)
1 posted on 09/29/2018 10:44:07 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt
🔫😴💤💤💤🙀. Guess I was unaware. 👹👍🏼
2 posted on 09/29/2018 10:45:43 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...
Prepper List (Personal Safety through awareness) Seating selection for safety in an everyday restaurant.
Quiz yourself where to locate for awareness and personal safety.
3 posted on 09/29/2018 10:47:23 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

Just ask yourself, WWACD?

(What would Al Capone do?)

;^)


4 posted on 09/29/2018 10:52:06 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam. Buy ammo.")
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

G, D, or A, in that order.


5 posted on 09/29/2018 10:52:21 AM PDT by MHGinTN (A dispensational perspective is a powerful tool for discernment)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

Always try to have a seat with an unobstructed view of the entrance, if possible. If there’s as one way emergency exit, I want to be near it, if at all possible.


6 posted on 09/29/2018 11:00:45 AM PDT by TADSLOS (I hate Russian Dolls. They are so full of themselves.)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

I go this from Heinlein:

Never sit with your back to the door. 999 times out of 1,000 it will not be your enemy coming through. But there is that 1,000th time.

And I don’t. The best spot looked like the corner table in a side seat away from the door so you can see the door well but don’t get trapped in the corner but can easily.


7 posted on 09/29/2018 11:00:56 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Always believe women victims: clinton rape, ellison assault, booker groping, ted kennedy murder)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

I read an interesting article by Skeeter Skelton many years ago on a similar subject.

Basically being aware, careful and determined are more important than skill.


8 posted on 09/29/2018 11:07:33 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: MHGinTN

I picked G also, facing the entrance.


9 posted on 09/29/2018 11:10:20 AM PDT by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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10 posted on 09/29/2018 11:10:21 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: imardmd1

G-1, D-1, A-1 or 2


11 posted on 09/29/2018 11:13:47 AM PDT by MHGinTN (A dispensational perspective is a powerful tool for discernment)
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To: MHGinTN

Agreed. Seat 1, of course. Maybe A2


12 posted on 09/29/2018 11:17:55 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: MHGinTN

Agreed. G1 is best IMHO. Good sight lines, back against a wall, and someone coming in blazing is likely to shoot more towards A. D is better than A in that respect, but not as good as G.


13 posted on 09/29/2018 11:23:11 AM PDT by piytar (If it was not for double standards, the Democrats and the left would have NO standards.)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

I’d take C2.


14 posted on 09/29/2018 11:27:25 AM PDT by dinodino
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D-1 You can see every door in the place.


15 posted on 09/29/2018 11:53:20 AM PDT by starflyte1
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt
Where is the emergency exits?

You can not make a valid choice without knowing that.

16 posted on 09/29/2018 11:59:48 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Somewhere there's danger, somewhere there's injustice, and somewhere else the tea is getting cold.)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

I would sit where I can see the entrances, and where nobody could sneak up behind me.


17 posted on 09/29/2018 12:00:26 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000)
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18 posted on 09/29/2018 12:19:48 PM PDT by PROCON ('Progressive' is a Euphemism for Totalitarian)
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To: Larry Lucido

A 1 or 2

Not only can see who coming in front or out of kitchen, you can also scan to make sure the interloper has no allies in the restaurant or any potential problems from other diners and your back is against the wall..


19 posted on 09/29/2018 12:57:12 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)""Politicians should wear uniforms-like Nascar drivers-- to ID their Corporate Sponsors")
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To: Larry Lucido

C2 or F2, then B2.

999 times out of 1000 from these seats you can watch the pretty hostess work and get to the Restroom quickly.

If you have a CCWP you can shoot from cover of the inside corner. If not, throw chairs and plate at the guy and give the guy in the next table time to draw his 9 mm and shoot him.


20 posted on 09/29/2018 12:59:51 PM PDT by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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