Concealed carry at Movie Theater


You all need to get over yourself. If the "golden rule" is to worry every time your weapon is pointed at someone, IN YOU HOLSTER, might as well leave the gun at home.
You have to pull the trigger on all firearms to make them go bang. I carry pocket guns with no holster and I don't worry. It's a DAO trigger and it's the only thing in that pocket during carry.
Be adults and follow safety guidelines and you'll be fine.
I carry every where so my gun is pointed at someone at some point in the day but I don't panic about it.

Charles I am not 'worrying' or 'panicking'. Would you like to sit in front of me at the movies while my gun is pointed at the back of your head whether its in a holster or not? Can you tell me that 100% without a doubt there is no way that gun could every go off while in the holster? Could you also tell me that if a person was killed just for watching a movie possibly with family you wouldn't give it a second thought? When I looked at the guy in front of me and realized my gun was pointed at his head I thought to come here and ask for everyone's thoughts. Doesnt mean I wont go to the movies again and carry the same way I have been, it means that there might be a better way to do it which in my case will be to not have one in the chamber. That way I have my firearm on me while at the same time knowing that if some 'ghost' or whatever pulls the trigger there will be nothing coming out until I rack one in.
 

I could care less if you sit behind me in a movie theater with you "weapon pointed at me". You know why? Because I won't ever know that you have a gun unless you pull it out and show me.
So, should I stop going to the movies now because someone might have a gun that I don't know of? Should I now worry whether or not the guy next to me has his gun holstered at my six o'clock position? Dear god! Now this thread should be about worrying about who might have a gun pointed in my direction?
Relax, holster your gun and enjoy the movie please.
 
I could care less if you sit behind me in a movie theater with you "weapon pointed at me". You know why? Because I won't ever know that you have a gun unless you pull it out and show me.
So, should I stop going to the movies now because someone might have a gun that I don't know of? Should I now worry whether or not the guy next to me has his gun holstered at my six o'clock position? Dear god! Now this thread should be about worrying about who might have a gun pointed in my direction?
Relax, holster your gun and enjoy the movie please.

We gotta start watching out for those possessed, demon guns that can shoot themselves.

We may as well start refusing to walk in parking lots in fear of being ran over by a parked car with no driver.
 
Good point Desert eagle , I have remote start on my truck for about 10 years now , it never drove away on me
 
I carry a fullsize M&P in a N8 Squared IWB holster and my barrel is pointed at the seat. Even when I slouch, my barrel never sweeps anybody.
 
What I want to know is how are you carrying a Crossbreed at 1 o'clock and it's pointing forward and you manage to sit as well. I use a Crossbreed too (albeit for an XD or 1911) with a forward cant and with either left or right draw the muzzle is pointing to the rear. That leather is rather rigid and I have problems sitting and not digging in if it's anywhere near the 2 or 3 o'clock position let alone the impossible at 1 o'clock.
 
Ok... let's try to put this into perspective...

-It is logical and responsible to address a for real danger.... whether that be to one's self or to others....

-It is illogical and foolish to attempt to address a danger that does not exist....

Sooooo....

Please provide cites and/or links as to how many folks have been shot by holstered guns pointing at them... in the movies or elsewhere....

If actual factual incidents where holstered guns just "went off" and shot folks can be found in sufficient numbers to be a concern... then... be concerned. Otherwise...... this worry is just another irrational fear of something that need not be feared.

By the way.... there are so many people carrying guns either openly or concealed all around us everyday all over the place that it would boggle most folks' minds if they knew the actual number. Odds are that sweet old granny behind you in the supermarket check out line has a gun in her purse. And when she turns to look at the magazines her gun is... gasp!!!!... pointing at you. But with all the people carrying guns all over the entire country........... I don't seem to recall one... not one... incident where someone was shot by a holstered gun.

Oh... to anyone who just doesn't like the idea that their gun might be pointed at someone? Change carry method/style or sit/stand in a way that the gun doesn't point at anyone. ..... Or to anyone who doesn't like the idea of someone else's gun pointing at them............. sit/stand somewhere else.

By the way... that comment I made about granny with a gun in her purse? My Honey is a granny and she always has a gun in her purse.
 
To the OP: In my State it would not be legal to carry in a movie theater so my gun isn't pointing anywhere anyway. Which is not to say that somebody elses's could not be pointing at me while I watch a movie. Actually this time it could not since we sat in the uppermost row ;-)

I really think that on this subject your intention is laudable but you still worry too much ;-)
 
Thanks to those posting I have already come up with a viable solution that works best for 'me'. However just for clarification I have attached a photo of me sitting down. Thanks.
 
If you have an open hammer firearm and do not go Cocked/Locked then you have no worries. If it is a concealed hammer that stays cocked then I would be worrying. Just do not like the idea of a cocked hammer sitting over a live round that I have little or no control over.
 
Thanks to those posting I have already come up with a viable solution that works best for 'me'. However just for clarification I have attached a photo of me sitting down. Thanks.

I still don't understand how your firearm is pointing at the seat in front of you. When I am in a sitting position, my belt is about 90 degrees in relation to my leg. How is it that when you are seated, the belt is on the same plain as your leg?

Try sitting upright, instead of slouching.
 
How upright do you want me to sit? Im not a cardboard box. Body types are different and when I sit down thats where the gun points
 
Charles I am not 'worrying' or 'panicking'. Would you like to sit in front of me at the movies while my gun is pointed at the back of your head whether its in a holster or not? Can you tell me that 100% without a doubt there is no way that gun could every go off while in the holster? Could you also tell me that if a person was killed just for watching a movie possibly with family you wouldn't give it a second thought? When I looked at the guy in front of me and realized my gun was pointed at his head I thought to come here and ask for everyone's thoughts. Doesnt mean I wont go to the movies again and carry the same way I have been, it means that there might be a better way to do it which in my case will be to not have one in the chamber. That way I have my firearm on me while at the same time knowing that if some 'ghost' or whatever pulls the trigger there will be nothing coming out until I rack one in.

As much as you worry about how you carry a gun My money says if I was a bad guy it would be very easy to disarm you and kill you with your own gun. If anyone worries how they carry a gun best not to carry one.
 
If you have an open hammer firearm and do not go Cocked/Locked then you have no worries. If it is a concealed hammer that stays cocked then I would be worrying. Just do not like the idea of a cocked hammer sitting over a live round that I have little or no control over.

Some people I know that work in very dangerous places in different parts of the world If they carry a gun with an external safety they take off the safety as they holster the gun.

I also have trained with people that trained with Rex Applegate They have told me that many times Applegate would by pass the safety on the guns he trained with. His idea was simple and one that I share. That being soon as your gun clears the holster the only thing that needs to be done is start working the trigger
 
I carry my Glock 23 in an IWB holster with the barrel at about the 7:00 o'clock position which gives me a good drawing position standing or sitting. But when sitting the barrel of my glock is still pointed to the same position. If it were to go off it would fire straight down. And since it is loaded with soft hollow points, after firing into the floor there would be much less chance for a ricochet.
 

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