GlockTalk.com
Home Forums Classifieds Blogs Today's Posts Search Social Groups



  
SIGN-UP
Notices

Glock Talk
Welcome To The Glock Talk Forums.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-04-2012, 16:37   #126
Glock Fanatic
Member
 
Glock Fanatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Clovis NM
Posts: 39
I may have over looked it but i havent really seen anything about New Mexico in here so I figured I might share some of my experiances...

New Mexico is an open carry state and before I got my CCL I decided to exercise my right to open carry quite frequently... The only people that have ever said anything was in a western-type store and the manager approached my family and I (my wife and daughter) and asked if I was law enforcement, I said that I was not but simply exercising my right as an american to carry openly and that I felt I was entilted to those right being that I have been serving on active duty as a military cop for the last 5 years... yes I was kind of a smarta** but she went away after thanking me for my service...

The second and only other time anyone has said anything to me was at the local wendys... i went in to get a burger and what not and the guy behind the counter pointed to my glock 19 and said "i want to get my CCW so I can carry everywhere too" it being obvious that he was a complete idiot and ignorant of the state laws I decided it best not to correct him and just simply said "yeah its nice" and got my food and left...

I have had people look at me weird but noone really notices (except kids) they always have to point it out to their parents who usally take them off into the other direction.

as I said i open carried frequently before my CCL and here are a few places
walmart
local banks
grocery stores
restaruants
mcdonalds
wendys
taco bell
ect ect
I have never had anyone openly complain and have yet to be stopped by LEO's... many of my friends who dont have their CCL so they open carry quite frequently but as for my I tend to stick with my IWB Crossbreed holster unless im wearing a heavy coat or what-not then i carry with my serpa CQB holster by blackhawk which is still concealed unless i take off my coat...
__________________
Speed - Surprise - Violence of Action
G19 Gen 4
G23 Gen 3
S&W Model 40
Glock Fanatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2012, 18:56   #127
RussP
Moderator
 
RussP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Central Virginia
Posts: 42,672
Blog Entries: 64
Just a reminder...from Post #1.
Quote:
Originally Posted by RussP View Post
Lets try this again.

Just post about your open carry experiences, any problems you had, and positive encounters with others.

If you want, describe your carry rig, how you dressed, time of day, frequency of carry in that location...any details that will help others decide whether open carry is for them.


Remember, Open Carry is NOT for everyone.


Laws restrict open carrying in certain jurisdictions.


If you disagree with open carry, that's fine, but this thread is NOT for arguing pro/con open carry. Any posts in that vein will be deleted and the author will receive an infraction for trolling.

If you want to debate Open Carry, express your negative views, please, we encourage you to start a new thread.

Also, if you want to discuss a post, to ask questions, quote the post and start a new thread in the main Carry Issues Forum.

Last, no bashing law enforcement.




RussP

Moderator
__________________
Freedom has a taste to those who fight and almost die, that the protected will never know.

"Comment is free, but facts are sacred." C.P. Scott, 1921
RussP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 18:06   #128
SGT HATRED
Senior Member
 
SGT HATRED's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: PHX AZ
Posts: 2,947
Just had my first semi bad experience with open carry. I was going to post this under the starbucks support thread but it was closed? Anywho the old lady and myself went to starbucks just off of ASU campus. I was open carrying my Sig 220 in a black hawk cqc. And wearing a white button up. I don't know what it was but right when we walked in I got the stink eye from just about everyone in the place. All three employees did a double take and then looked away. The oldest, a gentleman probably in his late 30's said something under his breath but I didn't hear it. I've been OCing for over a year now and this is the most resistance I've gotten. I had every intention on going in there and thanking them for their position and policy but couldn't bring myself to do it. Well I hope my next outing goes smoother...
SGT HATRED is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 21:33   #129
Warp
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
 
Warp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: NE of Atlanta
Posts: 29,847
I saw a gentleman openly carrying at the Mall of Georgia today. I did a double take and then altered my route to get a better look. No badge on the belt...sure looked like a citizen who happened to be carrying openly.

That marks the first person other than myself I have seen OC at that mall
__________________
The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.

I HIGHLY recommend Google Chrome and Adblock to all world wide web users. (I would have left GT a long time ago without these extensions!)
Warp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 22:14   #130
RGbiker
Senior Member
 
RGbiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1,380
Quote:
Originally Posted by SGT HATRED View Post
Just had my first semi bad experience with open carry. I was going to post this under the starbucks support thread but it was closed? Anywho the old lady and myself went to starbucks just off of ASU campus. I was open carrying my Sig 220 in a black hawk cqc. And wearing a white button up. I don't know what it was but right when we walked in I got the stink eye from just about everyone in the place. All three employees did a double take and then looked away. The oldest, a gentleman probably in his late 30's said something under his breath but I didn't hear it. I've been OCing for over a year now and this is the most resistance I've gotten. I had every intention on going in there and thanking them for their position and policy but couldn't bring myself to do it. Well I hope my next outing goes smoother...
University Blvd location? If so, it looks like I have found myself a new Starbucks for me and my G36 to hang out at in OC.

Oh, and I do ignore the "stink eye" from anti gun fools.
__________________
If Obama is the answer, then how stupid was the question?
RGbiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 22:37   #131
SGT HATRED
Senior Member
 
SGT HATRED's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: PHX AZ
Posts: 2,947
Quote:
Originally Posted by RGbiker View Post
University Blvd location? If so, it looks like I have found myself a new Starbucks for me and my G36 to hang out at in OC.

Oh, and I do ignore the "stink eye" from anti gun fools.
No, the one on Rural just south of the 202 next to in and out.
SGT HATRED is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2012, 09:39   #132
Oramac
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 1,001
OC'd at Starbucks here in MO yesterday evening as part of the Buycott. It went really well. We had ~7 of us show up at various times, and the barista's said they'd been taking in $2 bills all day. Both of them were more than OK with us OCing, and we even had a lady ask us about it, and stick around briefly for a short discussion on it. She was pleasantly surprised and happy that OC was legal where we were. We did explain MO's unusual municipality laws and such.

Also, this was my first time OCing outside my own home. I was nervous at the beginning, but as the evening progressed I got much more comfortable.
Oramac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2012, 09:49   #133
RGbiker
Senior Member
 
RGbiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1,380
Quote:
Originally Posted by SGT HATRED View Post
No, the one on Rural just south of the 202 next to in and out.
Ooops, wrong city. I assumed you meant Tucson.

Then I noticed your location.

My bad!
__________________
If Obama is the answer, then how stupid was the question?
RGbiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2012, 10:02   #134
RGbiker
Senior Member
 
RGbiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1,380
Valentine Day OC at a local Starbucks went well for a dozen of us in Tucson. We gathered around 6:30am and enjoyed cups of "JOE" and munching on biscuits for about an hour.

Place was busy. And all the while, no one questioned our guns. No police were summoned. No panic from soccer Moms gulping down overpriced fattening drinks. No children required state funded counseling after viewing a handgun. and best of all - no little kittens were harmed.

I love Arizona....
__________________
If Obama is the answer, then how stupid was the question?
RGbiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2012, 18:09   #135
PawDog
NRA Member
 
PawDog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: On the Lake
Posts: 4,051


Quote:
Originally Posted by frontier2011 View Post
Quoted OFF TOPIC post deleted
In case you somehow "missed" this a couple of posts above your's.......

Quote:
Originally Posted by RussP
Lets try this again.

Just post about your open carry experiences, any problems you had, and positive encounters with others.

If you want, describe your carry rig, how you dressed, time of day, frequency of carry in that location...any details that will help others decide whether open carry is for them.

Remember, Open Carry is NOT for everyone.

Laws restrict open carrying in certain jurisdictions.

If you disagree with open carry, that's fine, but this thread is NOT for arguing pro/con open carry. Any posts in that vein will be deleted and the author will receive an infraction for trolling.

If you want to debate Open Carry, express your negative views, please, we encourage you to start a new thread.

Also, if you want to discuss a post, to ask questions, quote the post and start a new thread in the main Carry Issues Forum.

Last, no bashing law enforcement.



RussP
Moderator
Thanks, Paw...

RussP

Last edited by RussP; 02-15-2012 at 18:58..
PawDog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2012, 07:03   #136
redbaron007
Lifetime Membership
A Nice Prick
 
redbaron007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Southwest Missouri
Posts: 6,281
OC'd at Starbucks on Valentine's Day. No even a second look.

A good time had by all, mainly me.



red
__________________
TopGun *357sig* Club - #2632


R.I.P. Cajunator® ~ R.I.P. Mullah (aka El Ron)
R.I.P. GioaJack ~ R.I.P. Okie
redbaron007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2012, 22:50   #137
Glock Fanatic
Member
 
Glock Fanatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Clovis NM
Posts: 39
whats the deal with starbucks??? did I miss something?
__________________
Speed - Surprise - Violence of Action
G19 Gen 4
G23 Gen 3
S&W Model 40
Glock Fanatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2012, 07:16   #138
RussP
Moderator
 
RussP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Central Virginia
Posts: 42,672
Blog Entries: 64
Quote:
Originally Posted by Glock Fanatic View Post
whats the deal with starbucks??? did I miss something?
Starbucks needs our help!

Support Starbucks

Victims Group to Boycott Starbucks Over Firearms

Visit your local Starbucks on Valentine's Day

Valentines Day OPEN CARRY to support Starbucks (they supported us)

Anti-boycott Starbucks on Febuary 14th.

If you'd like to discuss Starbucks, either reply to one of the above threads that is still open, or start a new thread in Carry Issues.

Thanks...
__________________
Freedom has a taste to those who fight and almost die, that the protected will never know.

"Comment is free, but facts are sacred." C.P. Scott, 1921
RussP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2012, 07:31   #139
series1811
CLM Number
Enforcerator.
 
series1811's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Retired, but not expired.
Posts: 14,311
Saw OCer walking through Wal-Mart. Followed him for a short time to see if he was a nut about to do something crazy and would need to be shot in the back of the head.

He didn't, never saw me, never suspected a thing, and everything was fine.
__________________
I sure miss the country I grew up in.

Last edited by series1811; 02-19-2012 at 07:31..
series1811 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2012, 15:49   #140
SCmasterblaster
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Hartford, Vermont
Posts: 15,846
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nightrain View Post
I live In a suburb of Cleveland, Oh and open cary quite often, I also have a CCW but have never had a bad experince when OC'ing
What Cleveland suburb? I grew up in BrookPark and went to high school in Euclid, OH.
__________________
Gun Ownership Offers Freedom in Many Dimensions
SCmasterblaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2012, 17:03   #141
jkd301
Retired Cop
 
jkd301's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 12
Our fearless leaders are still pounding out an open carry bill here. There have been several attempts through the years but this will be the first time under a female republican governor. I will post an update when they finish porking up the open carry bill. I have carried concealed for many years when I was off duty. I doubt I will carry open even if they startallowing it besides I got all these nice concealed rigs to pick from . I had a conversation with a convict once many years ago, at the time they were messing with an open carry bill and he told me he could not wait for it to pass. I asked why and he said when he goes in to a place and people have guns in the open he wouldn’t have to guess who to shoot first, food for thought lol

Last edited by jkd301; 02-25-2012 at 17:04..
jkd301 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2012, 22:18   #142
xmanhockey7
Senior Member
 
xmanhockey7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Posts: 1,320
Quote:
Originally Posted by jkd301 View Post
Our fearless leaders are still pounding out an open carry bill here. There have been several attempts through the years but this will be the first time under a female republican governor. I will post an update when they finish porking up the open carry bill. I have carried concealed for many years when I was off duty. I doubt I will carry open even if they startallowing it besides I got all these nice concealed rigs to pick from . I had a conversation with a convict once many years ago, at the time they were messing with an open carry bill and he told me he could not wait for it to pass. I asked why and he said when he goes in to a place and people have guns in the open he wouldn’t have to guess who to shoot first, food for thought lol
I know someone who works in a jail and has been a police officer for 30+ years. He has had plenty of death threats from the people he deals with. Surprisingly they're not as tough as they talk.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SCmasterblaster
What Cleveland suburb? I grew up in BrookPark and went to high school in Euclid, OH.
I LOVE The Euclid!!!!!!

OT: OC'd at an OC lunch in my area. Plenty of people OCing and we had no one run out of the store screaming, nobody peed their pants (that I could tell), and there was no crime while we were there (again that I could tell).
__________________
My current avatar is the logo for my group Young Guns of Michigan. Check us out on Facebook!
xmanhockey7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2012, 07:13   #143
ZO6Vettever
Senior Member
 
ZO6Vettever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 360
Back in the 70's I lived in Pa. and O/C was legal. Every once in a while I would O/C but once in a suburban supermarket I got so many frightened looks I never did it again. I think the sight of a long haired bearded hippie type in bib overalls at a food store in the burbs was too much for some. If Florida ever makes it legal I probably will O/C and see how it goes. I truely don't look scary anymore unless you fear wrinkled, grey haired, burr head, old farts. I would like the option the founding fathers intended me to have.
__________________
Sent from my rotary phone.

Remember, we're all on the same side!

Army Vet Dec 1965 - Dec 1971
ZO6Vettever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2012, 19:21   #144
Texas357
CLM Number 224
Señor Member
 
Texas357's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: CCTX
Posts: 10,042
I was open carrying in AZ. Stopped at the edge of a small town to point out some scenery, and a deputy pulled up to have a chat. I didn't realize the spot on the highway that we had stopped and gotten out directly overlooked the Sherriff's parking lot. The deputy acted as if he was kind of nervous, so I asked if he'd rather I cover it up. He told me in no uncertain terms that Arizona did not recognize Texas CHL, and I didn't argue with him. He told me to be careful and have a nice day.
__________________
"The more ignorant the individual, the more credulous he becomes, and the more prone to believe in the fearful and satanic nature of the many things that pass his comprehension." - Charles W. Olliver


"I nominate you for President of Texas!" - Dr. Octagon
"I accept your nomination, and thank you for your vote."- Texas357
Texas357 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2012, 19:23   #145
xmanhockey7
Senior Member
 
xmanhockey7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Posts: 1,320
Quote:
Originally Posted by Texas357 View Post
I was open carrying in AZ. Stopped at the edge of a small town to point out some scenery, and a deputy pulled up to have a chat. I didn't realize the spot on the highway that we had stopped and gotten out directly overlooked the Sherriff's parking lot. The deputy acted as if he was kind of nervous, so I asked if he'd rather I cover it up. He told me in no uncertain terms that Arizona did not recognize Texas CHL, and I didn't argue with him. He told me to be careful and have a nice day.
How long ago was this?
__________________
My current avatar is the logo for my group Young Guns of Michigan. Check us out on Facebook!
xmanhockey7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2012, 22:56   #146
Texas357
CLM Number 224
Señor Member
 
Texas357's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: CCTX
Posts: 10,042
Quote:
Originally Posted by xmanhockey7 View Post
How long ago was this?
June 2010.
__________________
"The more ignorant the individual, the more credulous he becomes, and the more prone to believe in the fearful and satanic nature of the many things that pass his comprehension." - Charles W. Olliver


"I nominate you for President of Texas!" - Dr. Octagon
"I accept your nomination, and thank you for your vote."- Texas357
Texas357 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2012, 14:50   #147
xmanhockey7
Senior Member
 
xmanhockey7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Posts: 1,320
OC'd at a couple local restaurants yesterday. One of them had a mom, dad, and infant child. They did not freak out and the child survived being around someone with gun. While at the other restaurant I met up with some friends. One of them ask "why do you feel you need to walk around with that thing?" I asked what he was talking about. He says "that thing!" I told him this is the only jacket I own and it's kinda cold outside. He says "you know what I mean, that thing on your hip." I explained to him I wear it so I can protect myself. And go figure the guy who was sitting strong side to me said he didn't even notice it. Nothing else was said about it the rest of the night.
__________________
My current avatar is the logo for my group Young Guns of Michigan. Check us out on Facebook!
xmanhockey7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2012, 20:12   #148
Jade Falcon
Go Blazers!
 
Jade Falcon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Vancouver, WA.
Posts: 3,756
I posted this on Valentine's Day, but I thought it would be good to put it here. The thread it was posted in got locked, due to improper spelling errors, which have been fixed here.

Well, it's the last time I'm going to ever open-carry, other than sanctioned events, gatherings, meetings, on the range, or off the beaten trail. Not again in public.

I showed up at one of the local Starbucks right at 2 o'clock (I didn't have $2 bills, so I figured if I timed it right...*lightbulb: idea!*) to protest the boycott that the Antis have their panties in a twist over. I had Mas's latest book, which I thoroughly enjoy reading. I had a black leather coat on, with my Glock 22 in a Tagua Gunleather OWB holster undernieth it. My plan was to, once I ordered my coffee, find a seat, take off my jacket, and relax.

After I ordered my Frappuccino, I glanced around, and the place was packed. Luckly, there was an open leather seat at the back of the shop. I took it until a table opened up. As I got to the seat, I took off my coat, and a "hush" came over the shop. As I draped my coat against the back of the chair, I sat down and glanced up. There was more than a few eyes glancing my direction. I just ignored them, and continued my business, until the table in front of me opened up. When it did, I got up, draped my coat over the back of the opposite chair, and sat back down to read.

45 minutes later, I glanced to my right, noticing a black-suited-leg, and a voice called out "Hello Sir." I glanced up, expecting to see someone who supported the 2A, a gun-owner, or someone who objected to my presence with a gun.

Instead, it was a member of Vancouver's Finest. I said "hello sir." He asked if he could talk to me for a minute, and I said "sure, should we step outside?" He nodded politely, and I asked if I could leave my things on the table. He said "sure, no problem." I got up and followed him out.

As I stepped outside, I said to him "I can probably guess why you're here," with a small smile. His Seargent came walking up the sidewalk and stood politely next to me. He smiled and gently patted me on the shoulder to move me under the awning outside the shop (it was raining lightly, and breezy).

The officer nodded and said "yeah, you know...open carry, it's..."

"Controversial?" I offered.

"Yeah," he continued. "And yeah, Starbucks has a policy, but people see you in there with a gun, and they can't tell if you're a cop or not." (We were outside a 6-lane very busy road, that was extremely loud, and I was wearing hearing aids, so I listened very carefully, and I am pretty sure that is close to what he said).

"Completely understandable," I agreed.

He asked to see my ID, and I gave him both my CWP, as well as my license. "Got a Glock?" he asked, glancing at my gun.

"Yes sir, Glock 22." His Sgt. asked if I still lived at the same address, to which I responded "yes." He wrote down my info on his pad.

The officer who addressed me called the Sheriff's office (or dispatch, I'm not sure) regarding my permit. He asked my middle name, and his Sgt asked my for my DOB. I don't think his Sgt's radio was working.

I asked them if they were called out here, and he said "yes. Somebody gave us a call. We'll just check your ID, and be on our way."

I tried to explain that I was here protesting the boycott, and the officer said "in solidarity?" I said "yes sir".

Both men were very polite. I was very impressed at their professionalism. At the same time, I was sorry that they had to waste precious time responding to this "problem", rather than someone who could have really used their services.

After a minute, they gave my stuff back, and I was allowed to go back inside. I shook the officer's hand and thanked him. I believe he stepped back inside to talk to management, but by the time I reached my seat and looked back towards the door, I could see him outside, walking back to his car.

Once I got back inside, I noticed a couple of people staring at me and, after a minute, I glanced at my coat and thought "concealed means concealed." At the risk of having them called back out again, I went ahead and put my coat back on, where it stayed the rest of the time I was there.

For the first time since I got my permit when I was 21 in 2004; the first time I open-carry, the Cops get called. I don't think I'll be doing that again anytime soon. I'm glad they didn't write me a citation or arrest me for "Unlawful Display". Now that would have been, not only embarrassing, but damaging to our cause to promote our 2A Freedom.
__________________
AK-47 WASR 10/63, Puma M92 16" .454 Casull, Glock 22 .40 S&W, Marlin M60W .22 LR, Ruger GP100 4" .357 Magnum, Winchester M1400 12 ga.
Jade Falcon is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2012, 09:36   #149
KiloLee
Glock 17-RTF2
 
KiloLee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Highland Springs, VA
Posts: 37
Send a message via AIM to KiloLee
Got off work last night around 9:30, picked my buddy up, headed off the local WAWA.

Noticed 3 county police vehicles parked in the rear (almost shift-change time), as well as a packed lot.

I was OC'ing my G17 as normal, and my buddy was OC'ing his brand new FNP-45.

Walked inside, saw 5-6 LEOs having some coffee, got hard stares from each, along with most of the other patrons. Had a few people quickly move away as we stood waiting for our food, but no comments or complaints (that we heard, anyway).

Got our food, headed back out to the car.......LEOs were right behind. We sat there and ate, they stood around a drank their coffee. We eventually left without incedent.
__________________
Why do you complain that "the cops are never around," and "don't do their jobs"...

...But complain about them doing their jobs when they ARE around?
KiloLee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2012, 11:22   #150
Warp
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
 
Warp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: NE of Atlanta
Posts: 29,847
What the heck is "the local WAWA"?
__________________
The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.

I HIGHLY recommend Google Chrome and Adblock to all world wide web users. (I would have left GT a long time ago without these extensions!)
Warp is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:16.



Homepage
FAQ
Forums
Calendar
Advertise
Gallery
GT Wiki
GT Blogs
Social Groups
Classifieds


Users Currently Online: 911
271 Members
640 Guests

Most users ever online: 2,244
Nov 11, 2013 at 11:42