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Old 02-21-2007, 20:39   #1
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What do you do when...

...you get to the gun shop you are going to and there is a big sign on the front door that says "no loaded weapons"? Do you go back to your vehicle and unload it...just leave the weapon in your vehicle...leave...etc...?

The store near my house, Combat Solutions in Fredericksburg/Stafford has a sign like that on it. They do have the qualifier "except law enforcement" on the sign. The Indoor Range in Stafford has a no loaded weapons sign as well. What do you all think about that?
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Old 02-22-2007, 05:48   #2
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I've seen this debated in several forums, with some "logical" reasons on both sides of the argument. If nothing else, it's almost guaranteed to spark a Second Ammendment debate and a call for boycottof "un-American" gun stores!

But back to more practical matters...

When I know I'm going to the range to shoot, I usually don't carry. On a couple of occasions I've made an unscheduled stop and I've carried anyway. I've also patronized the store for a while - which doesn't make it right, but more "comfortable" for me.

Where is Combat Solutions? That's a new one to me.

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Old 02-22-2007, 07:28   #3
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Combat Solutions is in the Ferry Farm Shopping center (in the front buildings where Damage, inc. used to be next to the Greek House of Pizza, etc..

I brought this up after reading another thread about a couple being robbed of their guns after being followed home by the criminals from the shooting range. Their weapons were unloaded and in bags. I was curious how others handled it.

Thanks for the reply.

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Old 02-22-2007, 08:33   #4
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I think it's reasonable in a gun store. Might be one of the few places I think it's reasonable.

There are a lot of idiots out there... I'm sure that they would pull an "unloaded" gun out and pop a round off by "accident" in a store trying to show someone something... and I'm sure gun store owners know most of this type of idiot...

It's the same reason you check your weapons at gun shows.
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Old 02-22-2007, 12:18   #5
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Concealed means concealed. My local shop could care less.
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Old 02-23-2007, 08:30   #6
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I continue my business without "physically checking" my piece. Hey, Every gun is loaded, if I carry a gun, I must assume it is loaded, and I don't want to whip it out to do a check. Bad things might happen. Its safer on me, secured in a holster instead of in my truck.... riiigghhh?
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Old 02-23-2007, 11:58   #7
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Old 02-23-2007, 14:44   #8
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Only 1?

I've been swept by loaded guns in gun stores on a couple of occasions.

It takes 3 things to have a firearms accident: 1. a Gun 2. Ammo 3. A Person. If you remove any one of the three there will be no gun accident. That's the reasoning behind the no loaded guns signs, they don't want to combine loaded guns and a lot of gun handling. It's the same way at gun shows, they can't get insurance if they let folks in with loaded guns.

As for what I do with my gun?

gun? What gun?
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Old 02-23-2007, 18:50   #9
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My assumption when I see the "No loaded weopons" is that they intend the sign to apply to guns brought into the store for service, trade, etc.......not guns for concealed carry.
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Old 02-24-2007, 15:45   #10
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Well said VAFish.

I trust my own actions, but I'm never quite sure about the other guy.
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Old 03-09-2007, 01:36   #11
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Re: What do you do when...

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The Indoor Range in Stafford has a no loaded weapons sign as well. What do you all think about that?
They also have a "no smoking" sign on the door. That's never stopped anyone from smoking in there that I've ever noticed. (The store part anyway.)

No one at the range has ever said anything about my loaded carry gun. I suspect if you were to go in there waving a loaded gun around you'd get tossed out. As long as it stays where it's supposed to stay, it's no problem in my experience. YMMV.

Thanks for the heads up on "Combat Solutions." I'll have to look for that one.
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When I know I'm going to the range to shoot, I usually don't carry
I always carry before, during, and after shooting. I guess I am paranoid but I figure that going to and from a range makes it pretty obvious that you are in possesion of weapons and could make you a target. I cannot imagine having several of my guns with me and not being able to get one quickly into action if need be.

Several stores around Richmond including Greentop Sporting goods have similar signs but they exempt CHP holders and their CCWs
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