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    This Liberal's liberating first OC

    Well, I just completed my first OC.

    I went to WAWA and fueled up, then went inside and tapped MAC. After that I drove to Wegmans and picked up a six pack of Victory Lager.

    As I was getting back into my pick up at WAWA, a LEO happened to drive right past my truck. So when I pulled out, I went the way he did, behind the store, and he pulled into a parking spot. Then, as I was pulling out of the parking lot, another LEO was pulling into the lot. If I would have been a few minutes later, I may possibly have had my first encounter with LEOs during my first OC. I feel that I am prepared for that situation, but one never knows how one will act under pressure.

    I got a handful of glances, and I am sure the person behind me at the ATM had to have been looking at my piece, lol.

    I must say that I would feel a bit safer if I had a holster with some retention, as I am using my open-top concealment holster right now. I have a Galco Miami Classic shoulder holster for my Beretta .380, I was thinking of wearing that sometime in the future, anyone ever OC in a shoulder harness?


    Anyway, it was very liberating, and I am glad I did it.

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    congrats on the open carry! It can be very addicting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by badey View Post
    congrats on the open carry! It can be very addicting!
    Thanks, I felt very normal doing it, lol. I first thought that I would be super nervous, but it went well. I did it again on Saturday, and it seems as if nobody even gives a crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gun Totin' Liberal View Post
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    After that I drove to Wegmans and picked up a six pack of Victory Lager.
    Congrats on the OC. Just an FYI seeing that you live in Downingtown-Victory does not allow people to OC at their location. I no longer buy Victory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donotknowme View Post
    Congrats on the OC. Just an FYI seeing that you live in Downingtown-Victory does not allow people to OC at their location. I no longer buy Victory.
    Thanks! Yea, I heard about Victory not allowing it, but ya know what? I love their beer too much to stop buying it for that reason. I am a reasonable person, and I can see why they may not want people drinking at their place while carrying. BTW, I am not insinuating that you are unreasonable I understand principles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gun Totin' Liberal View Post
    Thanks! Yea, I heard about Victory not allowing it, but ya know what? I love their beer too much to stop buying it for that reason. I am a reasonable person, and I can see why they may not want people drinking at their place while carrying. BTW, I am not insinuating that you are unreasonable I understand principles.
    They allow people to drink and carry at their place as long as the weapon is concealed. I do miss their Festbier though.

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    Glad to hear you had a positive OC experience.
    Now get your other liberal friends to start OCing.
    The more the better!

    Seems like the eastern part of PA has WAWA's and here on the western side we have Sheetz.
    Both seem to have a 24 hour police presence. lol
    "Let your gun be your constant companion during your walks" ~Thomas Jefferson

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    Quote Originally Posted by donotknowme View Post
    They allow people to drink and carry at their place as long as the weapon is concealed. I do miss their Festbier though.
    Oh, I don't mind concealing for an evening of food and brew. I actually think I am more comfortable CCing while at a bar anyway. One never knows what a drunk might do upon seeing a gun.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sig229 View Post
    Glad to hear you had a positive OC experience.
    Now get your other liberal friends to start OCing.
    The more the better!

    Seems like the eastern part of PA has WAWA's and here on the western side we have Sheetz.
    Both seem to have a 24 hour police presence. lol
    Thanks, I have been doing it every time I go out now, with a few exceptions. I am not allowed to have a gun on me or in my truck during work hours (I drive my truck to each job site), but I take it anyway and leave in in the console. I mentioned it to them, now it's up to them to want to go for it.

    WAWA is growing, they might end up out that way too some day. We have Sheetz around here as well, not many that I know of though. lol @ 24hr police presence.
    Last edited by Gun Totin' Liberal; 05-12-2012 at 09:15 PM.

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