SECRETS REVEALED: HOW TO SPOT AN ILLEGAL CONCEALED WEAPON
Back in 2010, the Secret Service put out an awesome guide called “Characteristics of the Armed Individual” to help law enforcement determine if someone is carrying an illegal concealed weapon.
Team concealedonline.com runs down a few hidden handgun tips that could save your life.
Watch how he/she performs certain actions like opening a door, writing or vaping. A lot of folks touch or adjust their weapon over and over, consciously and subconsciously, which is a total tip off.
Plus, 90% of Americans are right handed, so focus on the right side of the person first.
Oh, and check their waist band. Most righties carry in the right front waist band because they see it in the movies or they think it’s cool.
Sounds idiotic, but people who carry guns illegally tend to find information out about them from their besties or from the movies… which is in stark contrast to how concealed carriers with a LEGAL permit go about it — namely, through a certified instructor!
IS THAT A GUN OR ARE YOU JUST HIDING SOMETHING?
Are they dressed in a big, baggy coat in the middle of a hot, blazing summer day?
Are they wearing multiple military-issue camo-layers to a yoga class?
If so, assume they’re hiding something.
Also, guns are heavy—even a compact handgun is 2 lbs-ish. The weight can cause clothes to sag.
If the suspected concealed carrier keeps adjusting and readjusting their shirt, pants, coat, hoodie… that’s a pretty good sign they got something to hide.
“Characteristics of the Armed Individual” could save your life. And it’s a good read regardless.
We at concealedonline.com recommend you Google it and check it out.