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CCW tells...how to spot them

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by chelloveck, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

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  2. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Doesn't say ANYTHING about a under Arm Shoulder Holster....
  3. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Bottom line...3rd from left.

    It is easy to be critical, and you make a good point, but you're welcome to share your wisdom on detecting shoulder holstered CCW tells.

    Edit: It also doesn't show anything about ankle holster tells either...but bthat doesn't diminish the value of what it does illustrate.
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  4. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    That is the whole point, Chell..... the way my Browning HiPower fits under my Blazer type Sport Coat, in my Shoulder Holster rig, There is NO Bulge, to notice, as it fits snuggly under my, ample, arm, and moves with my torso, when I twist, or bend.
  5. gunbunny

    gunbunny Never Trust A Bunny

    I used to slump my shoulders unnaturally forward when wearing a shoulder holster for a long period of time. After reading that, I did a lot of those tells... A nice, tight belt slide holster combined with a narrow framed pistol is a nice combination. Of course, everbody is shaped differently and has different needs.
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  6. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Some side arms and holstering systems have better concealability than others...and it cannot be assumed that someone who's behaviour is threatening may not have one of those low signature systems...but a bulge under the armpit ought be considered a red flag to be noted and taken into account. The chart does not cover absolutely every concealment contingency, but it is a good start for folk wishing to improve their situational awareness, and for those CC wearers to be aware of those things that may tip their hand to the observant person.

    Edit: The interesting thing is that a number of tells are physical behavioural tells...not relying on the visibility of the sidearm and holster.
  7. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Dosent cover the under boob holster...

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  8. ditch witch

    ditch witch resident bacon hoarder Site Supporter+

    I gotta get me one of those. I either have mine in my handbag or in the back of my pants G style and I don't like either method. The former nearly always results in my pistol getting lotion or powder on it, and the later always feels like it's gonna fall out of my pants.
  9. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    DW, that just means your pants aren't tight enough.... And a bulge means they are to tight....
  10. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Or carry in the small of your back or just having enough sense to get use to ignoring the weapon until you need it, no mater the location. Everyday carry in a proper holster or pocket will aid you in CC. In doubt then have on just your holster and see if it has any tells.

  11. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    SOB will tell YOU it's there as soon as you sit down. Other than that, it works.
  12. STANGF150

    STANGF150 Knowledge Seeker

    I carry my lil Sig in right back pocket. Only way to tell, is when I pay fer sumthing I pull wallet from left back pocket. When I carry my Glock .45, its in an IWB holster positioned over same pocket. So really only way to tell is when I go to a Public restroom an having to hold pants up a bit. But I've learned to use stalls an not urinals so there goes that.
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  13. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    Unless you are VERY familiar with drawing your weapon and re-holstering, this holster is a disaster waiting to happen. Under stress I can see a mastectomy or worse happening.
  14. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    You are most likely right...practice, practice and more practice at drawing the weapon from the rig, until MM is developed (muscle memory or mammary memory...take your pick) that makes the draw quick, smooth and safe.
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  15. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    They could call it the de-nippleator.:rolleyes:
  16. NotSoSneaky

    NotSoSneaky former supporter

    Using the right holster with a proper gunbelt helps eliminate most of these "tells". You just need to try several holsters until you find the right one.
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  17. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    Being slender(except my butt now seems to reside in my belly) and a jeans and tee guy,Wallet or boot holster for me and that still precludes my favorite 1911. Hoping that Texas finally restores open carry.
  18. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    I'm just looking for the lady who will allow me to use her to hold the holster....;)
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  19. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

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  20. jasonl6

    jasonl6 Monkey+

    Doesn't say much about ankles holsters either. Before i bought my gun i bought the holster and carried it for a month + to get use to it. When i first started wearing the ankle holster i would snag it on the door sill when getting in the car, catch it on my other foot when walking. After a couple weeks i got use to it and had zero learning curve once i started to wear it with my Kel-tec P3AT. Since i sit most the day the gun is only inches away and it conceals very deeply.

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