GUN CCW'ers : does your SO know when you carry? Do your friends/family know?

Discussion in 'On Topic' started by P-chan, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. P-chan

    P-chan New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2003
    Messages:
    52,586
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Columbus, Ohio....son
    I'm taking my CCW class April 4/5 and haven't approached the subject of how my wife will feel about me carrying. What does your SO or family/friends say?
     
  2. PorscheRacer

    PorscheRacer You see this? It means not welcome

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2001
    Messages:
    16,890
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    The whole point of a ccw is so people do not know you are carrying
     
  3. Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2003
    Messages:
    52,533
    Likes Received:
    63
    Location:
    North County
    they all know i carry because I OC most of the time.

    the only one that cares in my dad :ugh:
     
  4. Soybomb

    Soybomb New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2003
    Messages:
    9,041
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Illinois
    Anyone that knows me half way decently knows I carry, I'm a 2nd amendment evangelist ;)
     
  5. FusionZ06

    FusionZ06 /\__/\__/\__0>

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2004
    Messages:
    86,918
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sunshine State
    Close friends do as they carry also. SO knows of course as do my and her parents. We have a "code names" to alert us to situations in which deadly force might be needed.
     
  6. Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2003
    Messages:
    52,533
    Likes Received:
    63
    Location:
    North County
    evangelist
     
  7. Radicus

    Radicus OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2005
    Messages:
    54,576
    Likes Received:
    29
    Location:
    Free State
    I don't have a CCW yet but my wife wouldn't care. She wants one too. :bigthumb:

    My family probably won't care because my brother has been a cop for years so they're used to the idea that he might be carrying.
     
  8. ZCP M3

    ZCP M3 Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2007
    Messages:
    11,999
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    Family & close friends know.
     
  9. Laurel

    Laurel New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2005
    Messages:
    7,307
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bothell, WA
    Family doesn't know WHEN I'm carrying, but they know that I do. Closest friends are a cop and his gf, so we usually discuss weapon selection on our way to our destination. I can tell when MG is carrying his Glock because I like to put my arms around him when I'm cold (always) and can feel it. If he doesn't have the Glock, 99% he has the Jframe in an ankle holster or pocket.
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2009
  10. hsmith

    hsmith OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2002
    Messages:
    124,578
    Likes Received:
    670
    Location:
    Your mother.
    i open carry a lot with the gf around, esp when we take walks

    i cc everywhere though, family and friends know because i talk to people about it
     
  11. thegooch

    thegooch OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2008
    Messages:
    15,577
    Likes Received:
    40
    I carry, she carries, mom/dad carry, brother carries
     
  12. Slick26

    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2006
    Messages:
    47,998
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Mini Soda
    Family knows, wife and kids know, close friends know. That's it. No coworkers or extended family or acquaintances, etc.
     
  13. johnson

    johnson New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2003
    Messages:
    38,412
    Likes Received:
    0
    Sort of the same. J-frame in pocket holster and no one has brought it up or has noticed it.
     
  14. Laurel already said it. Unless I'm going to a bar, I'm carrying. My dad and brother carry. My mom doesn't care.
     
  15. sqwirl

    sqwirl New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2006
    Messages:
    1,731
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bellwood, PA
    Most of my close friends know. I really only carry when biking or going to a seedy part of the state now. Hopefully changing that when my new leather shows up for the Glock 36 I just got.

    Most of my family knows because on the one side, my two cousins carry and one is a cop and we always discuss guns/carrying/equipment at family gatherings.

    The other side knows solely for the fact that I slipped up the one day and didn't take the low hug with my aunt and she brushed the butt of my gun with her arm. I wasn't allowed to leave till I explained to the whole family I was carrying. That was interesting with a very anti-gun group of folks who were pissed that I had the nerve to carry a gun in the same area as their children.
     
  16. They were able to detain the only armed person there?
     
  17. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2005
    Messages:
    12,748
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    The booby hatch
    I carry when I can and no one knows unless they have a need to know.
     
  18. James Hook

    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    15,280
    Likes Received:
    0
    this
    Mom don't really care, dad does unless I'm traveling. Grandparents don't know I have a pistol but they know I have my license in case I get one for traveling. ;)
     
  19. cabriolet

    cabriolet ...

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2003
    Messages:
    1,761
    Likes Received:
    0
    SO yes, parents yes, three close friends yes, two think I do it on occasion, no one else has any idea....except you fuckers
     
  20. dpixel8

    dpixel8 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2001
    Messages:
    48,450
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    WI Go Bucky!!!!!!!

    "GET THE FUCK DOWN!!!"
     
  21. sqwirl

    sqwirl New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2006
    Messages:
    1,731
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bellwood, PA
    I can't very well shoot up my family... or can I :noes:
     
  22. dpixel8

    dpixel8 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2001
    Messages:
    48,450
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    WI Go Bucky!!!!!!!
    and none of you seem to have the issue I have, where it's not legal to CCW. what's the answer then? :hsugh:

    My wife knows, my parents know, best friend knows. That's it
     
  23. more off

    more off Moderator

    Joined:
    May 29, 2004
    Messages:
    71,662
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    Tacoma
    i'm very stealth about it
     
  24. CKMustangCobra

    CKMustangCobra New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2003
    Messages:
    2,103
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    I carry. Wife carries. Father carries. Father in law carries. Mother in law carries.

    Everyone in my family knows and doesn't care.
     
  25. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

    Joined:
    May 16, 2001
    Messages:
    18,944
    Likes Received:
    0
    SO and close friends, most of whom are also armed, know I normally carry. What anyone unarmed thinks about it has never really been discussed. Casual friends don't know.
     

Share This Page