Gun culture and secret handshakes

On Gun Nuts Radio, tonight’s discussion was regarding gun culture and how it relates to our lives.  Some point out that it’s an acknowledged life style within their local area, whereas others attempt to cloak their passion to avoid hostile interaction.  We might conclude that the only way you can identify each other is either through a secret handshake or drawing a stick 1911 in the dirt.

I have a Noveske ball cap I wear on a regular basis.  So far, it’s  the equivalent to a secret handshake.  The general public have no idea who or what Noveske is.  I’ve had a few individuals offer  a small nod when I do wear the ball cap.  It’s like they’re saying, “I’m a gunnie.  You’re a gunnie.  We’re cool.”  The Kalashnikitty shirt also turns heads, but mostly from women who either hate or love the association.

What do you do to inquire or  awknowledge strangers who might be gunnies?  Do you bother?

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5 Comments on “Gun culture and secret handshakes”

  1. September 30, 2009 at 6:59 am #

    I wear Gemtech hats and Arfcom BFL hats. I write articles like this:

  2. September 30, 2009 at 4:39 pm #

    Odd that you should mention Kalashnikitty shirts . . .

  3. September 30, 2009 at 5:29 pm #

    Remington hat. Rather generic and most folks who pay attention can figure it out, but it works the same. I don’t mind those who scorn. I can frowny-face them right back.

  4. October 1, 2009 at 5:13 pm #

    The Crimson Trace shirts are pretty cool, and I have a Noveske hat too. 🙂 The CMP shirt slides under the radar and so does my San Jose Zouaves hat or the one that just says “SZJ.”

    • October 1, 2009 at 9:27 pm #

      You’d definitely have to be “in-the-know” to recognize those SZJ shirts. Have you gotten any reactions with it in public?

      As Phil mentioned, we can always give our best “frowny face” if we’re shown any opposition.

      I need a new Kalashnikitty shirt. Thanks for letting me know, Kevin!

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