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    New member in Nampa

    Hi,
    I'm in the Nampa area. I just turned 18, and can therefore legally carry now. I am working on getting my Maine CCW permit so I can CC, but for the meantime I'm stuck with OC. Just thought I'd check in, and that it'd be nice to have OC connections in this area.

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    Welcome aboard!

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    My daughter lives in Nampa and I took her out to eat on Thanksgiving, OCed of course. The only place I suggest you don't go is the Nampa BOWLING ALLY. I took my daughter to dinner and then to bowl. After eating at the bowling ally we got a lane (nobody else around). As we put on our bowling shoes the manager (anti american) told me I couldn't have my weapon and had to take it to my car. I told him fine we would just leave and started to put our street shoes back on, he said you can put it in his safe...lol. I said no that I was in the military for 23 years was in Iraq in 91 and 05 and Afgahnistan in 03 and I would just rather leave a buisness that doesn't support the US Constitution. He said "I do", I said just not the 2A as I walked out.

    DON'T SPEND YOUR MONEY THERE.

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    Thanks for the welcome! I would love any advice on what places are non-OC friendly. It doesn't help that I just turned 18, so lots of people question me when they wouldn't somebody else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JK Idaho View Post
    Thanks for the welcome! I would love any advice on what places are non-OC friendly. It doesn't help that I just turned 18, so lots of people question me when they wouldn't somebody else.
    Just carry like you've been doing it all your life. Be polite, it goes a long ways!

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    welcome to the group. i also live in nampa

    I found it almost impossible to bowl and carry. every time i would throw the ball it would hit my pistol. if it was lcp small and in my left pocket no problem. they have a bar and i don't carry when i drink so i never really carry in a bowling alley. hope a law abiding citizen is around with a firearm if shtf.

    does anyone know when dollar day is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jugglzo View Post
    welcome to the group. i also live in nampa

    I found it almost impossible to bowl and carry. every time i would throw the ball it would hit my pistol. if it was lcp small and in my left pocket no problem. they have a bar and i don't carry when i drink so i never really carry in a bowling alley. hope a law abiding citizen is around with a firearm if shtf.

    does anyone know when dollar day is?
    Have you tried a shoulder holster or cross draw?

    I live in Mountain Home and don't travel to Nampa without being armed. I refuse to leave it in the car but I do understand not carrying and drinking.

    I usally only drink when on vacation in Las Vegas or at night in the Hot Tub.....lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocWalker View Post
    Have you tried a shoulder holster or cross draw?

    I live in Mountain Home and don't travel to Nampa without being armed. I refuse to leave it in the car but I do understand not carrying and drinking.

    I usally only drink when on vacation in Las Vegas or at night in the Hot Tub.....lol
    I'm guessing that you don't carry on either of those occasions. I'm just wondering, is there anywhere else in the Nampa/Boise area I should be wary of? I already know to avoid Alpha Omega Services (gunshop). They were VERY unfriendly to me when I tried to OC there. (I had turned 18 the day before and was naturally looking for a good price on an AR 15.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JK Idaho View Post
    I'm guessing that you don't carry on either of those occasions. I'm just wondering, is there anywhere else in the Nampa/Boise area I should be wary of? I already know to avoid Alpha Omega Services (gunshop). They were VERY unfriendly to me when I tried to OC there. (I had turned 18 the day before and was naturally looking for a good price on an AR 15.)
    As far as places that I don't OC in Boise; I don't OC but I CC at the Boise mall the two times I have been there. They freak out at the sight of a self defense tool, I know you can't CC yet so I suggest avoiding the Boise mall. If I'm asked to leave I do never to return again but that has only happened once in 4 years of OCing and that was at the Nampa Bowling Ally. I OCed at the Kercher mall in Nampa and the security guy asked me about my weapon, I had a nice chat with him but I think he had pistol envy since he was a unarmed security guard in uniform.

    As for the AR-15 it is cheaper and more exciting to build your own, I have build two and my friend builds them all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocWalker View Post
    As far as places that I don't OC in Boise; I don't OC but I CC at the Boise mall the two times I have been there. They freak out at the sight of a self defense tool, I know you can't CC yet so I suggest avoiding the Boise mall. If I'm asked to leave I do never to return again but that has only happened once in 4 years of OCing and that was at the Nampa Bowling Ally. I OCed at the Kercher mall in Nampa and the security guy asked me about my weapon, I had a nice chat with him but I think he had pistol envy since he was a unarmed security guard in uniform.

    As for the AR-15 it is cheaper and more exciting to build your own, I have build two and my friend builds them all the time.
    Yeah, I want to get my AR completely off the paper, so private sales only is where I am at right now. And I am limited to $900 or less. If you know someone who has private sale parts or complete, let me know! BTW, have you ever had people take issue with the way your gun is carried? I am carrying a 1911, so of course it is cocked&locked, which has caused two different people to freak out over the fact that my gun is "cocked". It was weird. Neither case seemed to mind the pistol, but both lost it once they noticed that the hammer was back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JK Idaho View Post
    Yeah, I want to get my AR completely off the paper, so private sales only is where I am at right now. And I am limited to $900 or less. If you know someone who has private sale parts or complete, let me know! BTW, have you ever had people take issue with the way your gun is carried? I am carrying a 1911, so of course it is cocked&locked, which has caused two different people to freak out over the fact that my gun is "cocked". It was weird. Neither case seemed to mind the pistol, but both lost it once they noticed that the hammer was back.
    I have been known to carry my 1911 from time to time but have never had anyone comment on the hammer being back. If they did I would have asked them if they where educated in this model? I would let them know that they are designed to be carried "locked and cocked" and a millisecond could be the difference between life and death.

    I will talk to my friend (more like a brother) after serving in Iraq together and ask him what he would charge to build you one. He is very very good and I would trust him with my life...heck I have.

    I know he was building them for less than that but that was a few years ago. I will send you a private message after I talk to him, I just don't have the time right now to be making anymore right now. Even if it is fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocWalker View Post
    I have been known to carry my 1911 from time to time but have never had anyone comment on the hammer being back. If they did I would have asked them if they where educated in this model? I would let them know that they are designed to be carried "locked and cocked" and a millisecond could be the difference between life and death.

    I will talk to my friend (more like a brother) after serving in Iraq together and ask him what he would charge to build you one. He is very very good and I would trust him with my life...heck I have.

    I know he was building them for less than that but that was a few years ago. I will send you a private message after I talk to him, I just don't have the time right now to be making anymore right now. Even if it is fun.
    I could build my own, I just need a private sale lower, as my understanding is that is the part that requires the FFL and paperwork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JK Idaho View Post
    I could build my own, I just need a private sale lower, as my understanding is that is the part that requires the FFL and paperwork.
    Yep but you might be able to pick up a lower from a private sale at one of the gun shows. I sold a AR-15 (A2) at one of the gun shows, I traded it for another firearm and cash. No paperwork, No problems,,

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    The only gun show in the area that I'm aware of is the Nampa Rod & Gun one. It isn't very big. Are there any big ones coming up in the next couple months?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JK Idaho View Post
    The only gun show in the area that I'm aware of is the Nampa Rod & Gun one. It isn't very big. Are there any big ones coming up in the next couple months?
    Yep I just went to one at the Boise Expo/Fair Grounds a couple weeks ago. They have them there every few months, there are usally 400-500 tables. The tables range from people just trying to sale their guns and gun stuff, to ammo, knifes, and the big gun stores like Buckhorns.
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    Buy/Sell/Trade Guns, Ammo and much more at Lewis Clark Trader Gun Show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DocWalker View Post
    Yep I just went to one at the Boise Expo/Fair Grounds a couple weeks ago. They have them there every few months, there are usally 400-500 tables. The tables range from people just trying to sale their guns and gun stuff, to ammo, knifes, and the big gun stores like Buckhorns.
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    Buy/Sell/Trade Guns, Ammo and much more at Lewis Clark Trader Gun Show.
    Sat 9a-6p Sun 9a-4p.
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    Thanks! Hopefully I can make it to that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JK Idaho View Post
    Yeah, I want to get my AR completely off the paper, so private sales only is where I am at right now. And I am limited to $900 or less. If you know someone who has private sale parts or complete, let me know! BTW, have you ever had people take issue with the way your gun is carried? I am carrying a 1911, so of course it is cocked&locked, which has caused two different people to freak out over the fact that my gun is "cocked". It was weird. Neither case seemed to mind the pistol, but both lost it once they noticed that the hammer was back.
    The only place I have ever been kicked out of was a Cowboy Fast Draw meet in Idaho City. I was in the stands watching when one of the Id. City club members came over and told me I couldn't be there with my firearm. When he sawmy 1911 in cond.1 he jumped up and exclaimed with wide eyes..."and it's cocked too!"

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    cheap AR

    check out the S&W M&P sport 650$ impact guns has em, im thinking of picking one up. plenty of money left over for killer trigger or optic. already have the sw mp15r in 5.45x39 and love it. 2 inch groups at 100 yds, good enough for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carracer View Post
    The only place I have ever been kicked out of was a Cowboy Fast Draw meet in Idaho City. I was in the stands watching when one of the Id. City club members came over and told me I couldn't be there with my firearm. When he sawmy 1911 in cond.1 he jumped up and exclaimed with wide eyes..."and it's cocked too!"
    I first thought it was funny an ID. City Club member had no clue about a 1911 but then realized he most likely only deals with vintage revolvers and guns.

    I would have said no problem I will leave but you shouldn't go off half "Coccked".....lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by jugglzo View Post
    check out the S&W M&P sport 650$ impact guns has em, im thinking of picking one up. plenty of money left over for killer trigger or optic. already have the sw mp15r in 5.45x39 and love it. 2 inch groups at 100 yds, good enough for me!
    I'm really looking for a mil spec AR or components in a private sales so I can get the gun off the paper. Thanks for the suggestion though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carracer View Post
    The only place I have ever been kicked out of was a Cowboy Fast Draw meet in Idaho City. I was in the stands watching when one of the Id. City club members came over and told me I couldn't be there with my firearm. When he sawmy 1911 in cond.1 he jumped up and exclaimed with wide eyes..."and it's cocked too!"
    I got to laugh about the fast draw compitition...Believe it or not, it was a fast draw compitition back in 1970 where I found out it was legal to OC wothout a license.

    That is when I started to OC..did so without a license for over 25 years after that.

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    the only thing missing on the m&P15 sport is dust cover and forward assist. same lower as 5.45 except spring. ive never cleaned or had to use my forward assist or dust cover in the last 2000 rounds. desert, rainy, hot, cold conditions worked great. milspec is over rated in my book. why cant you do it on paper? felony?

    it will be my next purchase but yours is up to you

    stay safe buddy

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    Quote Originally Posted by jugglzo View Post
    the only thing missing on the m&P15 sport is dust cover and forward assist. same lower as 5.45 except spring. ive never cleaned or had to use my forward assist or dust cover in the last 2000 rounds. desert, rainy, hot, cold conditions worked great. milspec is over rated in my book. why cant you do it on paper? felony?

    it will be my next purchase but yours is up to you

    stay safe buddy
    Hardly. I'm 18, just starting off, and would prefer to have a small personal armory that .gov doesn't have info on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carracer View Post
    Just carry like you've been doing it all your life. Be polite, it goes a long ways!
    I think being polite will determine sometimes, if you receive eny negetive response while ocing.

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    Welcome JK to Nampa. You will fine most places and people here are very cool about OP, but you'll probably run into an Idiot sheep or even an uneducated LEO who aren't aware of the laws and like many have mentioned you'll get a lot more out of them by being polite and respectful. Just don't let them ruin your day just because they are unhappy. Don't give them the satisfaction of thinking they got to you. Just piss them off by smiling and saying have a nice day. I've got a few friends over at The Boise Gun Co. and they are good people who will help you in any way. They also aren't one of those LGS who'll try and rip you off, at least in my experience. Good Luck and Keep you Powder Dry!
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