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    "Shoot Me First" vest.

    A while back I bought a Cabelas Safari Vest. I love the look of it. I was wearing it one day and a friend came up and said, "You know that thing you're wearing is called a "Shoot Me First" vest, right?" He said when bad guys enter what soon will be a crime scene, they are looking for security guards and anyone else that can get in their way. Since it's highly likely that your vest has a concealed carry pistol in one of its many pockets, you're on their radar. Last night I bought a Duluth Trading Fire Hose Presentation Jacket (they're on sale right now). It has a great selection of inside pockets that will easily conceal a micro 9mm. Now I can look dapper and not be the first one down.

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    I don't know that many people that rob for a living would even know what a shooting vest is. Just my opioin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by confused View Post
    A while back I bought a Cabelas Safari Vest. I love the look of it. I was wearing it one day and a friend came up and said, "You know that thing you're wearing is called a "Shoot Me First" vest, right?" He said when bad guys enter what soon will be a crime scene, they are looking for security guards and anyone else that can get in their way. Since it's highly likely that your vest has a concealed carry pistol in one of its many pockets, you're on their radar. Last night I bought a Duluth Trading Fire Hose Presentation Jacket (they're on sale right now). It has a great selection of inside pockets that will easily conceal a micro 9mm. Now I can look dapper and not be the first one down.
    Might as well have tshirts made that say I Am Carrying A Gun as wear one of those things. Same thing goes for fanny packs unless you are in a tourist area.

    Last time I heard, the theory behind concealed carry was to be armed and blend in. Photographer vests don't blend in anywhere unless you have a Nikon or Canon hanging around your neck.
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    Yeah, I heard that too.
    But I still bought a vest when Sportsman's Warehouse was selling them for $39.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtg452 View Post
    ... unless you have a Nikon or Canon hanging around your neck.
    Would a Leica M6 be acceptable?
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    Quote Originally Posted by confused View Post
    Would a Leica M6 be acceptable?
    Yes. My 40 year old Yashica SLR would be acceptable when I wear my multi-pocket camera vest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by confused View Post
    A while back I bought a Cabelas Safari Vest. I love the look of it. I was wearing it one day and a friend came up and said, "You know that thing you're wearing is called a "Shoot Me First" vest, right?" He said when bad guys enter what soon will be a crime scene, they are looking for security guards and anyone else that can get in their way. Since it's highly likely that your vest has a concealed carry pistol in one of its many pockets, you're on their radar. Last night I bought a Duluth Trading Fire Hose Presentation Jacket (they're on sale right now). It has a great selection of inside pockets that will easily conceal a micro 9mm. Now I can look dapper and not be the first one down.
    Why use a vest for concealed carry? Pocket, hip, appendix, belly band, ….many choices without a fanny pack or a vest.
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    When it comes right down to it, I think I'd almost prefer to be their first target in that situation. I'd rather shoot someone who either took or was trying to take a shot at me, than have to rely on that "to protect the lives of others" stuff to keep me outa' trouble with the law. I also wouldn't wanna' have to wait until someone else is shot and maybe killed, to have legitimate (legal) cause to respond. If I'm ever in a SD shoot situation, I'd prefer there be no gray areas as far as the "direct threat" definition is concerned.
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    Did any of y'all have the Agent Zero guns when you were kids? I did. The movie camera was a machine gun and the snap shot camera turned into a pistol. Hang one of those around your neck when wearing the Cabelas vest and you're good to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kschilk View Post
    When it comes right down to it, I think I'd almost prefer to be their first target in that situation. I'd rather shoot someone who either took or was trying to take a shot at me, than have to rely on that "to protect the lives of others" stuff to keep me outa' trouble with the law. I also wouldn't wanna' have to wait until someone else is shot and maybe killed, to have legitimate (legal) cause to respond. If I'm ever in a SD shoot situation, I'd prefer there be no gray areas as far as the "direct threat" definition is concerned.
    I'm not sure the first target in that situation would get much chance to respond. I'd prefer to be the grey man.

    ETA: Regarding the 'shoot me first' vest -- there are options to the vest, such as a light shirt worn open over a t-shirt. One problem with jackets is that a jacket can be even more out of place than a vest, depending on the weather and situation.

    A loose t-shirt over a small pistol IWB is a lot less noticeable than people think, depending on your physique (another good reason to get in shape). Find what works for you.

    IMHO, people over-think what a bad actor can or will notice in any given situation.
    Last edited by 230JHP; 08-15-2019 at 04:01 AM.
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