OC tonight kinda funny story

Discussion in 'Holsters / Method of Carry' started by JMan, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. JMan

    JMan New Member

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    Well I decided to exercise my 2A tonight , I went to the local Mcdonough Publix/an dollar General


    While at Publix this kid kinda notice my Beretta in a Serpa Holster and just couldn't stop staring which was fine by me as kids will always have a wondering eye.

    But while waiting in line to check out, my wife looked at me and said the lady up front notice me carrying and that she said (mumble something about it ) so I leaned in with my gun side to show her a little more of it (rub it in but not in a threatening way more less leaned over like I was looking another direction which exposed more of it lol ) and she looked and with Big eyes said OMG .I said Merry Christmas to you too with a smile .She didn't say anything , So I kinda said (maybe you should ask for kindness for Christmas ) lol (smiling the whole time) .She just walks off with a (ugghhhh) ....

    Maybe I was to harsh??? I was kind the whole time with a smile and well spoken I thought . This was fun I could get used to this lol.

    Went to the dollar store to get some cleaning supplies and while walking down this lane I saw a couple they looked at my side as they walked back and then they moved across the other side to avoid me I guess .

    Funny how people react seeing someone carrying openly (holstered) and they feel like they are in danger . But the HOOD person walked right passed them they didn't even care.I know I would be more cautious about that HOOD person than someone holstered carrying with his wife though .
     
  2. drtybykr

    drtybykr New Member

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    Way to act when OC'ing :roll:
     

  3. JMan

    JMan New Member

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    I didn't act like anything but wasn't going to be scared nor let her remarks slide either .I have and always been friendly every time I OC , But I am human and love a good laugh or two .I seen and read others that have gone way more over board that's for sure.
     
  4. BWCustoms

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    What kind of cloths were you wearing?

    T-Shirt, jeans and Nike's will get you bizarre looks regardless of holster.

    Ive mentioned many times here I have full sleeve tattoos but dress business casual (slacks, dress shoes/boots, and collar shirt) - most people assume or ask me if I am a narc or fed agent. haha
     
  5. ZTC

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    :righton: Sounds like a good day of teaching the sheep's!
     
  6. JMan

    JMan New Member

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    I should have mention that


    I was wearing Black dress boots , Black dress pants, dress long sleeve shirt button up and tucked in . Clean shaved most say I look like a detective (look like my brother or other family member that are a cop/detective . So I was dressed to be carrying lol .
     
  7. JMan

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    I don't think this sheep will ever be taught anything other to think everyone with a gun is a criminal/bad person. Maybe she would like to become a victim :screwy:
     
  8. BWCustoms

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    Interesting, then I have no idea why you were getting weird looks.

    Most people who get odd looks its because they are dressed extremely casual, like clearly not even a chance they are LEO.

    While not required, I learned long ago that appearance goes a long way between a MWAG and a non-event. So a personal choice of mine is anytime where I will be among the public I tidy up as best I can.

    I've OC'd just about everywhere legal by law (even movie theatre's prior to sb308) and never so much as a bizarre look to peep out of anyone.
     
  9. JMan

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    Some sheeps just don't like to see people with guns period you can't please everyone . But Yes I agree I tend to dress up and clean shave while OC. If I want to bum it I CC.It didn't bother me It was kinda funny how she acted and I made it clear it was funny .I'll be the first that will preach never act like an :cantsay: while OC , but sense of humor is allowed I feel if it called for it .And this lady surely asked for it , But I was being nice about it just with a little sarcasm , with a smile :lol: :lol:
     
  10. ET.

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    I choose to ignor anybody who makes any comments or jestures about what I'm carrying. I don't think it does any good to "rub it in". I feel it doesn't send the right message to those standing around watching the display.
     
  11. RickN

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    The only thing she said was 'mumbling' and 'OMG'. I think you could take the high road and let those remarks slide.

    Your response: "So I kinda said (maybe you should ask for kindness for Christmas )" I'm not seeing how that made anything better or made her have even the remotest possibility of changing her mind/attitude about you or OCers. Maybe I had to be there?
     
  12. dunkel

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    I know a lot of folks abide by the "dress nice when you OC" rule, but I can't say I agree with the reasoning. Dress nicely and people will keep their mouths shuts because they think you're LEO? So we want to enforce the idea that only LEOs should be seen in public with a gun? Don't dress too casual? Because we don't want people to think that your average, every day person should be seen with a gun in public? I just don't understand that reasoning. When I'm just out running errands, I don't worry about how I'm dressed when I'm driving the speed limit or otherwise acting as a law abiding citizen, so why should lawfully carrying a gun be any different? How you conduct yourself goes a long way...be polite and smile and people probably won't care that you're wearing a pair of jeans and a XBOX t-shirt.

    Now, having said that...I do have minimum standards of dress. I don't wear my pants sagging down to my knees while sporting a raggedy, dirty wife-beater, regardless of whether I'm OCing or not. Oh, and of the two times I've been asked if I'm a cop, one of them was at the local auto parts store when I was wearing dirty jeans and a oiled stained t-shirt.
     
  13. martin_j001

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    I wear whatever I want when I carry. Sometimes I open carry, sometimes I don't. I don't talk to people about it or motion towards my weapon or anything at all abnormal whatsoever when I carry. If people want to talk to me about it, they can (and have). If all I get is stares, oh well--no sense in responding to them or anything though.
     
  14. EJR914

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    I try to at least wear a collard shirt when I'm open carrying, but I don't go out of my way to dress up real nice like I'm a detective or something when I carry. I mean sometimes I do go all the way and dress up real sharp, but I don't think it is a great idea to continue to enforce the idea that only LEO should be the only ones carrying a firearm out in public. :D :righton:
     
  15. 191124x7

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    So I OC'ed at the Cumming Walmart a week or so ago, one night. Very few noticed, but at some point I picked up a tail. An obvious f'idiot kind of bent over, sneaking and peeking around each corner I turned...with his cell phone cupped in his hand...worried look on his face...mumbling in hushed tones.

    I thought, uh oh, here it comes... But I went about my business and ignored him. Never saw a LEO despite shopping for 30 minutes after this started.

    I did think about rubbing it in, but I really don't want to provoke anything...what I very much want is to exercise my rights without incident. I'm not the best dresser, usually, and I carry big, intimidating 1911s.

    I started out just not fixing it if I accidentally OC'ed if my shirt rode up, etc...and nothing happened. Slowly I've OC'ed more and more around Cumming...not one incident.

    Good job, Forsyth County!
     
  16. robfromga

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    Im simple, I just try to save everyone from the shock andrey to atleast wear some dam clothes when I oc. :roll:
     
  17. Cagleicious

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    Oh thank God..... =D>



    I wear what I normally wear. A good reason I don't wear dress clothes is that I don't own any.. OK, I own like 3 Button ups and a pear of casual dress shoes.
     
  18. ET.

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    When I carry I try to have underwear on. Just enough to catch something in case I have to shoot someone. :shock: Those are the only relevant clothes for me in this discussion.