I want to hear stories we can learn from and prefer not just yes or no.
I claim to have been “made” twice, but you decide. I want it to be known that I prefer to stay well under the radar. I can’t be too invisible or forgettable.
There was a time when my EDC was a 3" 1911 in a Maxpedition Fatboy. The gun was where it was supposed to be in it’s separate pocket (invisible) but the 2 spare mags were in plain sight but covered up. The Fatboy was in the child seat as it almost always is when we need a cart. We were in the supermarket and someone I knew from shooting spied the mags. He said, “I know what those are. But I’m not saying anything.”. It wouldn’t have mattered anyway since I was legal.
The second time was at the same supermarket and as we were exiting someone mentioned, “Do you know that pack can carry a gun?”, to which I responded, “How about that?”. He looked at me strangely and we both went about our separate ways. At the time I was carrying what I do today, a M&P 9C with one up the spout, mag in the gun, and a bigger mag (with an extension) in the mag pocket (40 rounds total), the spare is clearly visible but the extension is painted OD to match the pack, so for the masses it’s invisible. If it’s seen it just looks like a box. Since changing to the double stack mag no one has noticed it, or if they have haven’t said anything.
That’s as close as I’ve come and I carry everywhere. Sure there are times when I carry on body but mostly that’s the SIG p938 and only for “dress” occasions where the pack would be out of place. Mostly my CCW gun is in the Fatboy since it works if it’s -20°F and I’m wearing a parka, or if I’m in sandals, shorts, and a t-shirt. Once I did have a guy carrying a purse, really, a purse, who (reading his face) looked as though he was going to say something about my OD slung pack mistaking it for a purse I assume, but then thought better of it. I think he astutely figured out that I wasn’t his type. One doesn’t have that problem when carrying on body.
Whoops, one more. I had forgotten. A bunch of us got together to discuss gun stuff in a public meeting that anyone could show up for. Someone I knew was there and decided to not so stealthily bump into me when I was carrying on body in a OTB holster, to determine if I was carrying. Like I wrote it wasn’t subtle and the reason was obvious. I said nothing and he said nothing but my hips aren’t that pointed or hard. I couldn’t deflect the probe since it came from my rear.