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In 2016, Printing Doesn’t Matter Anymore

If you carry concealed, you’ve probably been concerned about printing (having the outline of your gun showing through your clothes) at at least one time or another. Now that we’re in 2016 and everyone and their brother has a giant cell phone on their hip, I don’t think printing matters anymore.

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I spent about 12 hours this past weekend watching the general public (I was doing something else while the general public filtered past me) and I noticed some trends.

Here’s some “tells” I’ve been thinking about lately:

  1. It seems like there’s a new “shoot me first vest” that’s taken the form of a plaid shirt, khaki “outdoorsy” pants, and hiking boots. It’s usually accompanied by dark, expensive sunglasses, and sometimes a hat with a patch on the front of it.
  2. One thing that I find myself doing all the time is hiking up my pants when I stand up while getting out of the car, or standing up from sitting. Something about the IWB holster I use that makes it tend to slide down a bit when sitting.
  3. Another habit that I tend to have is that I’m constantly checking to make sure my shirt is pulled down over my blaster. It’s weird, I check it all the time, and I don’t think I’ve ever found my gun exposed, but I still check it constantly.

News

An attempted robbery took place in Texas recently. The clerk pulled his gun, shot back, and did it all while not even dropping his cigarette.

The relationship between USPSA and IPSC seems to be on the mend. For now. As of this morning, it looks like USPSA Pres. Mike Foley has agreed not to sanction the upcoming match in the Philippines due to the Phillipine IPSC RD not wanting it sanctioned, and the threat of sanctions against USPSA by the IPSC General Assembly.

Gear that Doesn’t Suck

If you’ve been holding out on getting a shot timer, now’s the time. Amazon just dropped the price (at least at the time of this episode airing in 10/2016) to about $95 and some change, which is about $35 off regular price. I think a shot timer is an important investment for knowing how good you are, and building confidence and consistency.

Plug of the Week

You need to go listen to this episode of the American Warrior Podcast. Mike Seeklander interviewed his cousin Todd Orr about his experience getting mauled by a grizzly bear…twice. It’s absolutely must listen audio, take my word for it.

 

About Lucas

Editor/Head Honcho at Triangle Tactical. Lucas is a life long shooter and outdoorsman, avid concealed carrier and competitive shooter, and a lover of pork fat.

One comment

  1. “It seems like there’s a new “shoot me first vest” that’s taken the form of a plaid shirt, khaki “outdoorsy” pants, and hiking boots. It’s usually accompanied by dark, expensive sunglasses, and sometimes a hat with a patch on the front of it.” Hahahaha! So true. 🙂

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