CC at church

Discussion in 'General Firearms Discussion' started by ampaterry, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    West Tennessee
    This would fit in self defense, and also in religious discussions -
    But I will stick it here.

    At the door to the church, after services, folks talk a bit, shake hands, hug, and say their goodbyes.
    As the pastor, I have to try to determine who is a shaker and who is a hugger - and that is not always easy to do -
    I usually carry my Glock 17 IWB at 3:30 outside my shirt but under my suit jacket. One lady who had just started attending here was a hugger. She put her arms around me and just happened to put the palm of her left hand EXACTLY on my weapon when she hugged me.
    I was prepared for any kind of response this might bring -
    She let go, leaned back and said loudly to the group:
    "I just LOVE this little church! Every guy I hug is carrying a gun! I feel so SAFE here!"

    Oh how I love Tennessee!!
     
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  2. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    What were the first two rules of Fight Club?

    1st RULE: You do not talk about FIGHT CLUB.

    2nd RULE: You DO NOT talk about FIGHT CLUB.
     

  3. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    Something I learned early in carrying. If you hug low - around their ribcage (lean if necessary) - this forces them to hug high - over your arms, around the neck. I'm 5'11 and my 5'2 mother didn't know I carried for years
     
  4. Jeff Brown

    Jeff Brown Well-Known Member

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    Dec 5, 2016
    Sounds to me like your protecting the Flock. And you have a few followers doing the same. Its no longer a soft target. I also carry at church. The pastor is also aware. And invites it
     
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  5. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    Amen brothers and sisters.
     
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  6. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    I think I have mentioned this before. Within the last couple of years the state of Georgia approved carry at "public gatherings" and church was one of them. It was left up to the individual Church leaders to decided if carry was allowed. At the first opportunity, I asked our preacher what his thoughts were on the thing and his answer was "I keep a .38 in my pocket all the time". That's all I needed to determine that it was OK at our church
     
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  7. sharps4590

    sharps4590 Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2013
    Missouri Ozarks
    Our minister also carries as do several members other than me. When the topic has come up at church gatherings the consensus by far is that members would rather have us carrying as not.
     
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  8. Country101

    Country101 Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2004
    NW AR
    I dont usually carry at church because I dont have the right clothing for it. I dont wear jackets often and my shirt is always tucked and cotton. I have some poly polo's that I have found to be pretty good to carry with, but dont wear them too often. They are stretchy enough that I can tuck around my gun tightly and it still give a baggy appearance without printing and the only thing that will show is the loop on the holster. Even that is usually covered by the folds of the shirt if I give it enough space.
     
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  9. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    West Tennessee
    Careful, my friend - get that hug TOO low and you run into a whole 'nother set of problems - - -
     
  10. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    What you need is a IWB holster. https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&k...qmt=b&hvbmt=bb&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_2dskim64vl_b
     
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  11. Country101

    Country101 Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2004
    NW AR
    I have a milt sparks executive companion.
     
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  12. One Shot

    One Shot Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2010
    Colorado
    My name tag at our church says "Safety" on one side and "Security" on the other. It's there mostly so we can tell who the others carrying are.
     
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  13. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    That rig should work for you. But if not, why not try something a little different. I highly recommend the http://www.smartcarry.com/ I've used one for about 10 years, or better. No finer holster of it's type, made in the U.S.A., and they offer a 60 day money back guarantee.
     
  14. Country101

    Country101 Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2004
    NW AR
    Not sure how I would like that. The only guns I have to carry right now are a full size 1911 and a sig 226 DAK. I dont imagine it would be too comfortable with those two. I'm not too fond of the idea of having them pointed at my dangly bits. If I got shot in the hip or butt somehow I could manage a limp, but I'm kinda fond of the other parts. I know that's highly unlikely, but still.

    I know you use yours quite a bit. Does it work well with a tight belt with a western buckle? How low does it sit?