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    Every time someonequestions meabout OCing, it's the same questions. The first question is "Is that a gun." Then the next question is "Is it real." Then you get "do you have a permit." I just don't understand how most people think alike. I want to know if I am the only one who gets asked these questionsand if there is any other interesting questions you get asked.

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    Wait for "Are you a cop?"

    These come with the territory. No matter how annoying they get, I always try to view them as potential "converts" to the world of self-protection.

    Nothing willscream"gun owners areall jerks" louder than a smart remark.

    Nothing will advance support for the Second Amendment more than a patient and friendly reply.

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    I guess that people might think it's a taser. Or some sort of new fashion statement. But if they're just not used to seeing OCed guns, they probably assume it's something else.

    If you were walking down the street and saw someone with a squid in a hip holster, would you walk up to him and say, "Is that a squid? Is it real?" While you might not ask whether he has a LTCS for it, I'd say they're all reasonable questions.

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    I wonder, what caliber do squids come in?

    Who makes a comfortable squid holster?

    I'm leaning towards a lamprey. Lampreys just have a more natural point of aimfor me.

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    HMDGLOCK wrote:
    Every time someonequestions meabout OCing, it's the same questions. The first question is "Is that a gun." Then the next question is "Is it real." Then you get "do you have a permit." I just don't understand how most people think alike. I want to know if I am the only one who gets asked these questionsand if there is any other interesting questions you get asked.
    It sounds like the questioners are having trouble accepting what their eyes are telling them. "It can't be."

    I've only had that sort of thing once. I didn't find out about it until later. Two business aquaintences of mine were eating lunch together and saw me being seated inthe same restaurant. Call them Joe and Steve. I later learned from Steve during a business discussion that he and Joe spotted me being seatedthat day in therestaurant.

    Steveasked Joe, "What's that on his belt?"

    Joe, "It looks like a gun."

    Steve, "No. It must be a PDA or something. What do you think it is?"

    Joe, "I think its a gun." (With certainty)

    Steve, in telling me, allowed as how he at first just couldn't believe it was a gun.


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    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

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    Superlite27 wrote:
    I wonder, what caliber do squids come in?

    Who makes a comfortable squid holster?

    I'm leaning towards a lamprey. Lampreys just have a more natural point of aimfor me.
    I prefer the stopping power of the 10cm squid.

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    HMDGLOCK wrote:
    ...I just don't understand how most people think alike...
    Simple: they're good little brain-washed sheeple.
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    Usually I get the LEO questions... but today I got a particularily funny one... the lady thought I was a security gaurd, and asked me, "where do you secure?" :P

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    Did you show her your squid?

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    For some reason I think a lot of people figure that it is a bb gun or an airsoft. I have no idea why people jump to that conclusion so quickly. Maybe it's because a real gun would be making you go crazy and kill people.

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    expvideo wrote:
    For some reason I think a lot of people figure that it is a bb gun or an airsoft. I have no idea why people jump to that conclusion so quickly. Maybe it's because a real gun would be making you go crazy and kill people.

    I've been asked about a BB gun, taser......I need to just paint my "power drill" yellow, and then people will just think I'm in house construction! :P

    Did you show her your squid?
    This statement is dangerous and needs to be removed from thethread before someone else chokes and dies while in the middle of drinking something..........

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    Real guns make me go crazy and kill people - just ask the cops.

    But seriously... I'm inured to the "are you a cop?" bit. Just smile and say "no" and let them wonder. I am getting a little tired of the Cult of the Glock asking me "is that a Glock?" about my Smith, though. It has a black finish, but the similarity ends there.

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    Legba wrote:
    Real guns make me go crazy and kill people - just ask the cops.

    But seriously... I'm inured to the "are you a cop?" bit. Just smile and say "no" and let them wonder. I am getting a little tired of the Cult of the Glock asking me "is that a Glock?" about my Smith, though. It has a black finish, but the similarity ends there.

    -ljp
    This reminds me of a story.

    I am a Geologist and on one occasion I was doing some work in Florida. It was in the summer and I had finished for the day and it was only about 3 in the afternoon and so I thought I would go to the beach. Daytona Beach was nearby and so I drove to the beach to see what I could see

    Geologists aren't normal people. When I do field work I wear a brown Fedora a brown leather jacket, wear a gun and a knife. When I go to the beach it is to observe the sedimentary process.

    I did my Thesis on a series of tidal flat deposits and as it so happened the tide was out when I got to the beach, which exposed the tidal channels and deposits.

    This was great. I parked my car on the beach and got out my binoculars and sat there watching the process in action. the binoculars compressed the field of view and it was amazing.

    As I sat there a group of teenagers weren't far away and they kept watching me. I guess it is not often that you see a guy dressed as I was sitting at the beach with a gun andbinoculars, looking out at the Ocean.

    Finally one of the young men came up to me and said, "Are you CIA?" I looked at him, without cracking a smile and said, "I'd tell you, but then I'd have to kill you." and went back to my binoculars.

    He beat a hasty retreat, talked for a few moments to his friends and the entire group quickly left.

    True Story



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    Superlite27 wrote:
    I wonder, what caliber do squids come in?

    Who makes a comfortable squid holster?

    I'm leaning towards a lamprey. Lampreys just have a more natural point of aimfor me.
    Not to mention the Lampreys don't even need a holster, they just stick naturally to your side.

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    Decoligny wrote:
    Superlite27 wrote:
    I wonder, what caliber do squids come in?

    Who makes a comfortable squid holster?

    I'm leaning towards a lamprey. Lampreys just have a more natural point of aimfor me.
    Not to mention the Lampreys don't even need a holster, they just stick naturally to your side.


    One time when I was living in California, I went to the beach with this idiot. A guy fishing on the peer had caught a little Lamprey and this idiot asked if he could have it.

    We took the thing to my apartment and he filled the sink with water and put it in.

    You got it. It stuck to the bottom of the sink and we like to never git the thing out.



    I can vouch that one could stick to your side with no holster, (no problem except for when you wanted to draw the thing).



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    I can vouch that one could stick to your side with no holster, (no problem except for when you wanted to draw the thing).
    I'm thinking mexican carry would be a bad idea.


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    jhisaac1 wrote:
    I can vouch that one could stick to your side with no holster, (no problem except for when you wanted to draw the thing).
    I'm thinking mexican carry would be a bad idea.
    Man you almost made me choke to death on my own spit.



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    tarzan1888 wrote:
    jhisaac1 wrote:
    I can vouch that one could stick to your side with no holster, (no problem except for when you wanted to draw the thing).
    I'm thinking mexican carry would be a bad idea.
    Man you almost made me choke to death on my own spit.



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    A freekin' coffee spew warning would have been nice!

    Anyway, squids, it takes forever to wash the ink off, and lampreys have crappy actions. I prefer the less-than-lethal approach, so I carry an electric eel. Very safe as long as you have a plastic holster and wear rubber gloves.... zzzztt! Definitly not for "Mexican" carry...

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    Decoligny wrote:
    Not to mention the Lampreys don't even need a holster, they just stick naturally to your side.
    Now THAT is original!
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    jhisaac1 wrote:
    I can vouch that one could stick to your side with no holster, (no problem except for when you wanted to draw the thing).
    I'm thinking mexican carry would be a bad idea.
    Ouch!
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    I like cuttlefish myself, they are self concealing.

    If hunting I'll bring a Blue Ringed Octopus for big game.

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    All in all, I think I'd MUCH rather carry a remora -







    than a lamprey




    The attachment isn't quite as secure, granted, but ......OUCH!!! those teeth!


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    That's the tactical lamprey.(Notice the picatinney rail.)

    I prefer OWB. (shark skin is nice) This guy must be using some new fangled shoulder carry. I can't even see the straps.

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    jhisaac1 wrote:
    I can vouch that one could stick to your side with no holster, (no problem except for when you wanted to draw the thing).
    I'm thinking mexican carry would be a bad idea.
    ...... and FORGET Thunderwear! :shock:



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    Fallschirmjäger wrote:
    All in all, I think I'd MUCH rather carry a remora -

    than a lamprey




    The attachment isn't quite as secure, granted, but ......OUCH!!! those teeth!
    Hey! Where'd you get that picture of my wife's.... Oh, nevermind!



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