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    WV Stories of OC

    Well I would like to see a thread develop about OC experiences. I see a couple of States' sub-forums have these with 100+ pages.
    Please post your experiences. Sometimes I feel pretty isolated. I don't know if I've ever seen someone OC around here.

    Anyway. OC'ed for the first time in WV today. I CC often but when it's very warm like today I run into a dilemma of what to do.

    So first stop was Target to return a Pictionary game I couldn't get anyone to play with me

    For my first OC experience in years (last one was in Maine while fishing years and years ago) it wasn't so bad.
    The CSR who returned my money looked down at the firearm then back at me then scowled the rest of the short time it took to complete the refund.

    Then off to Lowes for some weed-wacker line. No looks, nothing said, good to go.

    Last stop was the liquor store for a little Jager treat being Memorial Day weekend. As soon as I pulled up to the store I saw dozens of people in there and half had that "thug look". Forgive me for profiling... But a guy with a wife beater on, sun glasses on inside the store, one of those black stretchable stocking things on the head holding in corn-rolls. To my shame I completely chickened out. I pulled out my shirt and pulled it over the firearm... Making me look like a slob of course and probably "printing" pretty bad...

    Anyway my virgin walk as it were.

    If there is anyone else out there OC in WV please post your experiences and let me gleam a little courage from you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twoskinsonemanns View Post

    Anyway. OC'ed for the first time in WV today.
    What part of WV were you in?


    I usually OC in Morgantown at least two or three times a week.

    Yesterday I OC'ed in Krogers and got a few looks, but no comments and then I went to Wendy;s.
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    I havent had any trouble in the Ripley area, except for Walmart. But then nothing was said just managers followed me around, my middle son CC and he exposed his weapon once, (we talked about properly CC'ing) and he was followed every visit for awhile. He had a talk with management, explained he is legal to CC and that he started coming there when we had to carry him in the store, and if it didnt stop he would take his business else where, the following has STOPED. I would love to see a thread as you mentioned on the WV site.
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    I simply rufuse to be a helpless victim, I may be unable to stop myself from being a victim but at least I wont be helpless

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sig229 View Post
    What part of WV were you in?


    I usually OC in Morgantown at least two or three times a week.

    Yesterday I OC'ed in Krogers and got a few looks, but no comments and then I went to Wendy;s.
    Eastern Panhandle. Berkeley County. Most of my shopping type business happens in Martinsburg so I've got that city-owned property gun ban to worry about.

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    OC'ed to Food Lion grocery store yesterday. When I got to the check out the young girl ringing up the groceries looked straight down at my firearm then looked me right in the eye.... then the strangest thing... Her face turned BEET RED. Very weird. Nothing more than that. She was nice. She asked if the fruit flavored beer I was buying was any good and I lied and told her they were for my wife. She smile and I left.
    Not a bad reaction but curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twoskinsonemanns View Post
    OC'ed to Food Lion grocery store yesterday. When I got to the check out the young girl ringing up the groceries looked straight down at my firearm then looked me right in the eye.... then the strangest thing... Her face turned BEET RED. Very weird. Nothing more than that. She was nice. She asked if the fruit flavored beer I was buying was any good and I lied and told her they were for my wife. She smile and I left.
    Not a bad reaction but curious.
    lol thats funny.
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    Huntington Mall

    Going to the Huntington Mall with my girlfriend this afternoon and I will be OC. Ill check back later to let you all know how it went.

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    OC'ed at a Chinese buffet and AutoZone today in Morgantown.
    All is well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffTL View Post
    Going to the Huntington Mall with my girlfriend this afternoon and I will be OC. Ill check back later to let you all know how it went.
    Huntington mall has a firearms are prohibited sign on the front door. I read it and decided not to willfully ignore it. I went to best buy as well. They had no signage, so I OCd and there was no trouble. talked to a guy about speakers and he definitely noticed my weapon but he did not comment or seem jumpy.

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    My son and I went to shoot at a place called Glockcop today. They were closed.. boohoo! Never been there before so I hadn't guessed it might be.
    Then OC'd to TacoBell (the boy want a chicken quesadilla hold the chicken! Sheesh) Then Lowes, Target, and Sweet Frog. No problems except Sweet Frog (first time there) charges for their yogurt by weight. $11 for two small frozen yogurts!
    No one gave me any dirty looks but the guy at Lowes helping me with a grill looked EXTREMELY nervous. Kept glancing at the firearm then back at me. Also he was stumbling over his sentences losing his train of thought. I felt bad for the guy. I wanted to have a conversation with him about OCing and try to alleviate his fears but he didn't bring it up so I didn't.
    I really don't want to make people uneasy. Maybe the next time he sees me he'll remember I wasn't a psycho killer last time so I'm probably still ok.

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    OC'ed at Radioshack , Sheetz and Kroger today in Morgantown.
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    OC today into Autozone. No problems. No looks.

    Hey maybe we can get the mods to change the thread title to "WV Stories of Sig and Twoskins OCing"!


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    Quote Originally Posted by twoskinsonemanns View Post

    Hey maybe we can get the mods to change the thread title to "WV Stories of Sig and Twoskins OCing"!

    lol
    Thats funny.
    But kinda worrying to be honest.
    There has to be more than just you and myself who OC regularly in West Virginia.
    Hell, I dont even live in West Virginia and I OC often there!
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    There are several on the WVCDL Facebook page who OC regularly. You might try luring some of them over here. (I don't have an FB account myself.)

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    As an experiment I OC'd at three in the morning all around my neighborhood in Huntington. I stopped in a speedway and all was good, employees there paid no special attention to me. when i left speedway there was a LEO across the street parked with his headlights on. to get home i would have to walk directly in front of him. PERFECT! I did. Was maybe 6 feet in front of his cruiser he was looking right at me and my right hip was there in front of him P220 sitting right there in the serpa for all to see. he didnt even flinch. i figured he would at least try to ask a question or something. he saw it and then just continued reading whatever was on his clipboard. apparently he knows its legal, even at 3 AM, and knew he had no reason to pester me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffTL View Post
    As an experiment I OC'd at three in the morning all around my neighborhood in Huntington. I stopped in a speedway and all was good, employees there paid no special attention to me. when i left speedway there was a LEO across the street parked with his headlights on. to get home i would have to walk directly in front of him. PERFECT! I did. Was maybe 6 feet in front of his cruiser he was looking right at me and my right hip was there in front of him P220 sitting right there in the serpa for all to see. he didnt even flinch. i figured he would at least try to ask a question or something. he saw it and then just continued reading whatever was on his clipboard. apparently he knows its legal, even at 3 AM, and knew he had no reason to pester me.
    Thats excellent news!

    Perhaps OC'ing Sig's is somehow lucky. hehe
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    Its been about 5 years since I OC'd in West Virginia - but I had no problems whatsoever in Hancock and Brooke Counties.

    I did get eyeballed by a sheriff deputy when I was walking from my vehicle to a shop in the plaza at Pennsylvania Ave and Penco Rd. But he just gave me a nod when I noticed him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffTL View Post
    As an experiment I OC'd at three in the morning all around my neighborhood in Huntington. I stopped in a speedway and all was good, employees there paid no special attention to me. when i left speedway there was a LEO across the street parked with his headlights on. to get home i would have to walk directly in front of him. PERFECT! I did. Was maybe 6 feet in front of his cruiser he was looking right at me and my right hip was there in front of him P220 sitting right there in the serpa for all to see. he didnt even flinch. i figured he would at least try to ask a question or something. he saw it and then just continued reading whatever was on his clipboard. apparently he knows its legal, even at 3 AM, and knew he had no reason to pester me.
    awesome! Great to see cops not harassing a LAC.

    Quote Originally Posted by ArmedSociety View Post
    There are several on the WVCDL Facebook page who OC regularly. You might try luring some of them over here. (I don't have an FB account myself.)
    I'm facebook challenged, can you post a link to this page you speak of. The only I could find was this:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sig229 View Post
    lol
    Thats funny.
    But kinda worrying to be honest.
    There has to be more than just you and myself who OC regularly in West Virginia.
    Hell, I dont even live in West Virginia and I OC often there!
    Yeah I wish there was a little more support around here. If we ever had a "meet and greet" there would probably only be 3 people there and each person would probably have to drive 3 hours to meet in the middle.

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    My husband and I OC whenever we visit my family in WV. Had one or two interesting non-events, but most of the time it was normal, un-noticed stuff.

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    i was in Princeton recently and i didn't know the WV laws . but after a call to a buddy of mine we settled on what the laws were i thought i would have some fun, and went to a few stores around there to see

    went to wall mart, looks like they had just opened. no one said anything to me so i went to the sports counter and bought a box of 9mm. while i was there i asked the woman, what the law was for carry in WV. she said absolutely. you could not carry unless you had a permit.

    then went to Lowe's hardware, had a new trainee at the counter so she had a trainer there. asked them and got a good answer. if i could carry in their store there was a bit of debate, but they assured me that it was OK

    went to a few other places but nothing happened
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    OC'd today in Autozone, walmart, Martins grocery.

    Got a curious look from the check out person at walmart but nothing else.

    Good day!

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    These are older events, but figured I'd put them up.

    I went to 7-11 by the VA hospital, two federal police were in there getting coffee. I don't know that they even noticed me OCing. They had to have seen me, I was standing right beside them getting my coffee. No reaction from either, they were talking about something, not even a pause in the conversation.

    5 Guys in Ranson, went in, ordered my food, there were 2 tables of guys dressed in black BDU pants and some (all?) were carrying in what was obviously duty belts/holsters. I think, but am not sure, that they were Coasties. No reaction from any of them. Whether this was due to them recognizing I was breaking no laws, or they were so engrossed in their burgers, I can't say.

    Sheets in Kearneysville (both the new and old stores), state trooper (old store) and sheriff deputy (new store) getting coffee walked right past me (ordering food), no discernible reaction.

    Walmart in Martinsville and Spring Mills, no encounters with store employees, some odd looks, but no one said anything, no MWAG calls (that I know of).

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    I wont be OC'ing in WV for a while.
    Im in the Peoples Republic of Maryland for the next week or so.

    However, I did still bring my Sig with me thoughg. If there's any place that I need to be armed, its here in Baltimore!
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