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Hickey and Boggs, Anyone?

…or Hickey and BAGS?

ENDO muses regarding a CCW technique not for the faint-hearted – the plastic bag


People are used to seeing someone walk around with plastic grocery bags in their hands.  The same ubiquitous bag can be found in every corner of the world.  Carrying it draws no attention because it’s a common part of the scenery.  No one looks twice.

Well, maybe.

I remembered the Culp/Cosby film ‘Hickey and Boggs’, wherein Robert Culp (as Frank Boggs) totes around a large revolver in a locker room towel(!)

Now, in a pinch I’ve used a briefcase, a brown lunch sack or my waistband.  I’m uncertain as to the efficacy of the ubiquitous plastic grocery bag as concealment, however.

Not to mention, if discovered, possible charges of brandishing (gun-in-the-hand, and all)…

What do you guys think?

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


6 thoughts on “Hickey and Boggs, Anyone?

  1. I’ll just continue to use my holster.

    Posted by KM | May 31, 2014, 12:23 pm
  2. Sounds like a solution in search of a problem. And it’s all fun and games until it wears a hole in the bag and drops out on the ground as you’re stopping to buy some lemonade from a neighborhood kid’s stand.

    Posted by Murphy's Law | May 31, 2014, 2:02 pm
  3. I have used a diaper bag and a day planner portfolio to carry in some less than permissive,environments. The plastic bag might be ok for very short duration, but does not seem terribly practical.overall.

    Posted by Matt | May 31, 2014, 9:22 pm
    • Back-in-the-day, I knew someone who carried his Contax 35 mm camera, lenses, and film in a large camera bag. Went to a famous amusement park in Ca. with it. No one knew about the 5″ 1911 in the back.
      I suspect said park has metal detectors, now (?)

      Posted by guffaw1952 | May 31, 2014, 10:45 pm
  4. I wouldn’t go so far as murder. The state prosecutor would, but I wouldn’t.

    Also I’d be afraid of plastic interfering with the hammer. No bang would make you look foolish.

    Posted by joel | June 1, 2014, 9:49 am

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