Anyone ever forget you are carrying?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jim brady, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. jim brady

    jim brady Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2009
    Simla, Colorado
    Just wondering if anyone else ever carried concealed and got so used to the weapon being there that they forgot it was there. Just wondering. Happened to me last weekend. Came back from working on the farm with my daughter. Had my .380 in a high-ride holster on my belt to the right of my wallet pocket, got kind of warm so I took off my outer shirt (that conceals the pistol). Forgot I had it on and went shopping, got gas, etc. My daughter commented how everyone was extra nice that day. It was only later that I realized what had happened. I certainly was not "brandishing" or openly carrying on purpose. Just wondering if this has happened to anyone else.

    I carry a Buck 110 folding knife in the same position. I use that knife all the time when I'm working for one thing or another and I'm used to it being there, so I guess that I mentally assumed it was my working knife.
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2011
  2. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    Jim, I guess I can say I have forgotten a time or two. I put my gun on before my socks go on every day and its just part of my wardrobe so to speak. If I didnt have it on, I would feel naked. So, I have had business in the courthouse and walked in the front door only to see the metal detector and be reminded I needed to return to the truck to disarm. But I have never gone anywhere without a shirt since I wouldnt want to make anyone sick or scare anyone. ;)

  3. jim brady

    jim brady Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2009
    Simla, Colorado
    Kinda embarassed here. I was wearing a "T-Shirt". With my body folks would have gagged if I'd walked around nekked from the waist up.
  4. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    I have forgotten a time or two. Open carry is not banned in Indiana, and it's really rather common, so it doesn't matter much for me.

    Anymore, I carry in my pocket all but maybe 5 times per year. I remember it's there every time I stick my hand in my pocket. :)
  5. geds

    geds New Member

    Mar 27, 2011
    My wife carried for 9 months on two different occasions. She never let me forget it during both times!:D
  6. Gabob

    Gabob Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2005
    Yep ! I went all over the capitol building in Wyoming once and did not remember the Tomcat in my pocket until I got back in the car. Probably would not have been a problem tho because the fellow who was showing me around was a close friend of the governor and had just bought the car we were in from the govenor
  7. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    Here in Tn it's not mandated on open or concealed. I switch back and forth, depending on how I'm dressed. My wife always carries concealled and always forgets about it when she goes to the courthouse. Until she gets to the metal detector and then makes a mad dash for the door.
  8. hogger129

    hogger129 Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    no people would freak and call the cops around here in wisconsin
  9. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    When seconds count, the cops are just minutes away.
  10. Bigr Bang Thry

    Bigr Bang Thry Member

    Apr 11, 2011
    Western New York
    Back when it was an easy thing to do, I used to cross the border into Canada frequently. I forgot that I was in posession a couple of times...OOPS ! Nothing ever happened, but it COULD have been ugly. I had a permit for Canada, because one of the clubs I belong to used to shoot at/against a few Canadian clubs. Still, entering Canada without reporting the weapon is/was a BIG mistake. Now, my biggest mistakes are when I go into a post office - I always remember that I'm carrying right AFTER I've already committed the felony.
  11. hogger129

    hogger129 Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    well i mean one of the things that really brought on the CCW law here in WI was those people who were carrying here in the East Side Madison Culver's restaurant near the mall.

    Some lady saw them open carrying and called the cops and I guess the cops showed up in full force and detained a few who refused to show their ID.

    The AG Van Hollen has said they can't give you a ticket for open carrying because open carrying is completely legal except in places like 1000 ft of a school zone, inside gov't bulidings & police stations or if a private place has a sign displayed. This place didn't.

    Idk I just get sick of it when ignorant people don't know the law and call the cops and end up just stirring up a big sh**storm because of their ignorance.

    They hate people carrying guns so they call the cops. Lol. A lot of people around here are Democrats. Some Party of Tolerance huh? :)

    You go into a rural area like further north and you'll see people open carrying quite frequently actually. Up near Appleton where my friend lives I'll hang out up there once in awhile and outside the city, people will walk into gas stations and stuff with a pistol on their hip.
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2011
  12. TheGunClinger

    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    I bet it was concealed carry!:D
  13. Crpdeth

    Crpdeth Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Location location
    I hear ya! :D
  14. pickenup

    pickenup Active Member

    Yup, me too.
    Wife just laughs at me and says.......AGAIN???
  15. berto64

    berto64 Active Member

    Was at the Laughlin river run back in the 80's. Rented a room on the AZ side of the river. Jumped on a water taxi with a bunch of club brothers with a 1911 in the inside pocket of my cut. Didn't realize it until I bumped against a slot machine in a casino on the Nevada side. There is NO concealed carry in Nevada, much less in a joint that serves booze or has gambling going on.
    I ate off the buffet and went back to the AZ side where I was legal ASAP.
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