Discussion in 'On Topic' started by THT, Feb 28, 2009.
When you see someone wearing 5.11 or similar gear, do you automatically assume they are carrying?
a lot of times i can't tell the difference between their stuff and stuff you would get at l.l. bean
unless their gear has like reinforced elbows and knees
If you saw someone wearing this
in combination with certain other clothing items, yes.
but just that and a tshirt or something, no
Yes. Same with one of those Winderness belts
It's a good indicator.
Yea, it would be a good indicator, but those pants I find just flat out comfortable.
I dont pay enough attention to what other dudes are wearing to notice if the pants they have on are for carrying
Situational awareness should be your first line of defense. Generally anyone with 5.11's on can be considered a possible friendly.
They are part of my uniform at work. .
this is true. But if i ever have to get into a shootout anybody except the guy im shooting at, or that is shooting at me, is going to be considered friendly.
That's why I said "potential" Unless I personally know someone, they are suspect.
I don't pay attention to what other people are wearing, unless it's a hot girl. Or one of those emo kids who dress up like it's halloween year-round.
Most comfortable pants ever
So if I were wearing some 5.11 pants, my instructor's belt, my Oakley SI boots, and a photographer's vest would you assume I was carrying?
Depends on if you're printing or not. I spot that pretty well.
I wear my 5.11 pants all the time.
Not fair, if I'm printing then you would no longer be assuming that I was carrying.
I suppose not.
Well if you were wearing all that, yes I'd assume it.
being suited up like that marks you, whether you're actually carrying at the time or not.
Not exactly 'low profile'.
unlike what someone previously posted, I wouldn't automatically assume such an individual was a 'friendly'.
I think the only people that would mark you with would be other enthusiasts. They sell web belts at journeys now, cargo pants have been popular for a long time, and when you have pants on the Oakley boots look like fancy sneakers. I don't think the unfriendlys would be able to tell the difference between old navy and 5.11.
There's lots of stuff like this out there. I wouldn't assume that anyone with cargo pants is carrying.
Those don't look a whole lot different than normal cargo pants, so unless I was really checking them out then I wouldn't assume much.
Now if I happen to notice the mag pouch, or a knife clipped on their pocket, I would note the possibility of them carrying.
ever since i started carrying, i notice a lot of things. and i especially look out for people who might be printing or open carrying.