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Discussion in 'Handguns' started by ReadyFreddy23, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. CSM-101
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    CSM-101 EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Yep, yep and yep. Your average American can't get their nose out of their smart phone long enough to notice what's going on around them. For all of the talk about "making yourself a target" by wearing certain clothes or carrying certain bags, you almost never hear of it really happening... however, you're much more likely to get yourself robbed by posting your vacation plans on Facebook.

    I can see that in certain areas of the country where they are more anti-gun (Chicago, New York, New Jersey, California) you may not want to wear pro gun shirts or have stickers on your car, but around here it's a big yawn. NRA stickers and STRONGLY worded pro 2nd amendment t-shirts are not at all uncommon around here. I'm not worried about it.
     
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  2. duqjeep2010

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    Only the HSP "Disruptive Environments" Sticker on the back window of my truck. Most gun guys won't even know what that sticker is from.
     
  3. RBid

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    If anybody gives a nod to that, they should get a handshake!

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
     
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  4. sarge1967

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    I don't have stickers or anything obvious on my vehicles. I do wear 5.11 tactical or camo clothing. So do over 50% of the guys in the area I live in.

    Most folks have ZERO situational awareness. Unless you have been in the military, law enforcement, or a victim most are clueless, to wrapped up in their own little world or staring down at a 4-6 inch screen. I do carry a Vanqust Tolcat pack daily, have never had anyone even look twice.

    Now I have noticed folks carrying, I look for printing on their person. I try and keep high situational awareness.
     
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  5. jonny8642

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    I guess I do. Wear shirts with AR-15s on them that say "Free Colorado" (had a sticker on the truck for a while), NRA shirts (not a fan of the NRA or RMGO stickers), and I have the shield tactical shirt. More of a political statement then gun advertisement IMO.
     
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  6. stbear

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    Only occasionally when participating at an event with like minded people will I wear a shirt or hat representing an organization. No stickers on cars or shirts advertising a product. I dislike company logos on clothing and equipment. I will not purchase things with them unless I really want their function and nothing else is available that suits my needs. I remove labels when doing so will no compromiseve their the integrity of the item. I tell car dealers to remove their logo from the truck or I will not purchase it.
     
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  8. ReadyFreddy23

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    Yes, it counts.

    But, I like it!
     
  9. CDKJudoka

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    I advertise that I am a genuine, bonafide, BAMF!! j/k
    I have my USJA (Judo) and the sticker from the BJJ/Judo club that I train and teach at. Other than that, I have a few other stickers, but nothing overt (Alien Gear Holster, $HTFGear). My NRA sticker is on my rifle case, which is in my attic, at the moment
     
  10. groovster

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    Nope. I don't care to adorn vehicles with stickers and such. Nor am I one to give free advertising.
     
  11. Oldpagan

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    No and I take great pains not to, it's very bad opsec / persec.
     
  12. Ok Cowboy

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    I don't, but I would LOVE to have a Glock hat. That would be the only thing I would have.
     
  13. RichinVA

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    One of several on my vehicle.... [​IMG]


    <<< Even when the world is at peace, a gentleman always keeps a blade at his side.
    -The Strategies of Wu. >>>
    <<< Not all that wander are lost.
    -J.R.R. Tolkien >>>>
     
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  14. wazu013

    wazu013 EDC Junkie!!!

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    My wonderful old beater truck has a Gamaliel shooting supply sticker mixed in with football, Nascar and fishing decals. Every vehicle I've owned were no decals allowed. My pick-up is therapy for me. I drop stuff,spill stuff and I stick stuff.
     
  15. RichinVA

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    Check your PM


    <<< Even when the world is at peace, a gentleman always keeps a blade at his side.
    -The Strategies of Wu. >>>
    <<< Not all that wander are lost.
    -J.R.R. Tolkien >>>>
     
  16. Scrub

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    I'm pretty sure most people would be surprised to know that I enjoy firearms and carry one on my person quite often.

    In a similar vein, I have two kids, 6 and 8 years old. There was a movement recently encouraging parents to ask other parents if there were (unsecured) firearms in the house before allowing your kids to go and play there. This pissed me off since my children are taught that my firearms are the business of our family and our family alone, not to be discussed outside of the house. This is part of our firearm safety discussions. I don't know these parents and don't want to be a target of a break in because of this.
     
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    Do you?
     
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    Just as an aside
    There have been circumstances where attorney's (on either side of a use of force case) have entered into evidence
    everything from gun mods---to photo's of the "firearm related" stickers on a subjects vehicle as evidence of a state of mind....
    It is always better to be the gray man.....
     
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  19. ?uesto

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    I've always wondered how readily accessible or legally admissible forum posts are, if a judge or prosecutor wanted them in a self defense case.
     
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    No disrespect to anyone, but I think it's silly to worry about what you wear throwing up flags.

    Every style of dress could throw up flags to one group or another. I myself am more leery of people in jeans and leather vs someone wearing 5.11 pants. Dressing too nice can throw up flags to a potential criminal that you may be a worthy target. Dressing too casual may make you appear untrustworthy.

    No matter what you wear you will be judged at first glance. The only question is who will notice you first: the criminal looking for a well dressed target, the shop clerk thinking you are a thief based on the casual clothes, the old lady who sees you as a thug for wearing jeans and leather, or the EMT or LEO who thinks you may be one too for wearing 5.11.

    Best to just go naked then, although that'd throw up some red flags too.