1911 convention at Kroger

Discussion in 'Citizens Encounters' started by Thumper21b, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. Thumper21b

    Thumper21b New Member

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    Hello all, I've been a stalker for some time now and have finally signed up a couple of weeks ago.
    I visited the Kroger in cumming, "20 and bethelview", OC my Smith Commander, as soon as I left my car I found myself in a conversation with an older gentleman about condition 1 carry, nice guy, good conversation. As I attempted to free a cart from it's wedged brothers I noticed a lady approximately in her mid thirties quietly snickering at my fruitless plight, she was also carrying some type of 1911 open. Together we were successful in freeing cart - man from his welded friends, so now I am off to fulfill my domestic duty. As I filled my cart, a guy at the potatoes with his family, OC. Another guy at the milk, and yet another near the bacon. I drove home adding and thinking, 6-1911s, 1 - glock, and some strange version of a Beretta. I don't know if there was a safer place in cumming that day. Nobody died, everyone was polite, nothing unsafe. No strange looks. I have been carrying for many years, and I do believe people are finally beginning to wake up. Protecting myself and my family falls on me, as should protecting the person beside me.
     
  2. UtiPossidetis

    UtiPossidetis American

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    Funny, I rarely see OC in Woodstock. 6 at one time in a Kroger is a wow for me. I CC myself for a variety of reasons.
     

  3. Nemo

    Nemo Man of Myth and Legend

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    Then it just might be time for you to open up and let the world see it and know your views.

    Nemo
     
  4. UtiPossidetis

    UtiPossidetis American

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    Not happening for lots of reasons. Thanks. I know there is an OC at all costs contingent but there are legitimate reasons, even good ones, to CC instead. My choice. Thanks.
     
  5. Solomon_G

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    Nemo is just trying to get you to whip it out...show the public, LOL...don't mind him.

    Everyone has a choice, and i respect everyone on their choice of carry.
    I CC more than i OC....just depends on the mood i guess.
     
  6. UtiPossidetis

    UtiPossidetis American

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    Just setting firm limits. As for whipping it out - only if I'm going to use it. No teasing by me. :cool:
     
  7. Nemo

    Nemo Man of Myth and Legend

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    So no way to dare you to go bare huh?

    I would open carry and depending on circumstances and location cover up. Your belt, your pants, your call.

    Since I got a temporary reassignment to Va (west central area), I have made sure that if I have pants on, its open. So far not the first dirty look or any appearance of disapproval and lots of favorable comments.

    Nemo
     
  8. Fallschirmjäger

    Fallschirmjäger I watch the watchers

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    I know that Kroger well, I'm there every couple of weekends for a few hours. Hadn't noticed anyone carrying and I usually keep a good eye out for that as I'm a carrier myself. Good on everyone involved.