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Author Topic: Packing Heat?  (Read 1018 times)


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Packing Heat?
« on: March 28, 2010, 03:58:55 PM »

Michael and Chris Dorn published an article titled, 7 Signs a Weapon is Being Concealed for Campus Safety magazine, and did a great job highlighting common behavioral indictors of an armed person. Namely (and paraphrased):

Security Check - instinctively checking and rechecking to see if their weapon
                        is still there.

Un-natural Gait - moving unnaturally due to being uncomfortable.

Jacket Sag -       pistol in a pocket causing the coat to hang unusually.

Hunchback Stride - Stock of the long gun protruding from the armpit.

Bulges and Outline/Weapon - The imprint of the weapon against clothing.

Visible Weapon - I had a partner who once called this being over exposed.

Palming - Concealing the weapon from frontal view; hiding behind the leg.

Any veteran officer can look at this list a probably recall many situations they have survived where a suspect was demonstrating any of the above characteristics. Your experiences confirm their findings as being accurate. However, when presented as seven individualized actions, the average officer cannot retain the information as being useful unless committing it to long term memory.

Info collected by: Keith R. Lavery, M.A., CMAS, is a full-time criminal justice educator teaching at a public Career Center, University System of Ohio.


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Re: Packing Heat?
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2010, 09:30:30 PM »

yep. hope it is legal here soon.
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