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    Yep, the Wal-Mart in Chesterfield on Ironbridge Road/Rte 10. Didn't think I was going there, but couldn't find what I needed at Target on Jeff Davis. Did not have a cover with me and the shirt I was wearing had a short tail that would not cover my G20 in a Tucker HF-1.

    Soooo, I called my wife telling her where I was headed. She asked, "Do you have a cover shirt?" with an edge to her voice. No, I said, time to test the waters.

    Wearing jeans, a black Henley shirt, the G20, Surefire light, spare mag, and cell phone I waded into the pool...

    Have to admit, I headed to the men's area first to see if they had a Hawaiin shirt I could wear...okay, I was a little nervous. They had nothing I liked. I walked by several employees on the way there, smiling and saying, "Hi," to each. Made my way to the household area looking for an alarm clock. More employees, more smiles, how ya doing, etc.

    Couldn't find what I wanted, so I asked a young employee. He tried to find what I wanted, but no go... He pointed to electronics saying they would have more of what I needed. All the time he was standing on my right side.

    Went to electronics, voila, I found the clock. A clerk asked if she could help me, "No, I just found it," I said and walked away.

    Decided to go buy some ammo for my wife, so, headed to sporting goods. Again, more employees, more, well, you know...

    Got to sporting goods. Three people were getting fishing licenses, so I stood at the counter waiting. A second clerk comes into the area and asks how he could help me. Told him I needed some .357 magnum.

    Now I notice the people at the counter had noticed the pistol on my side. I looked at them, smiled and nodded my head. One of the two men nodded and said, "Sir."

    The clerk rang up my purchase...funny, when the register beeps prompting him to ask, "Is this for ahandgun or rifle?", he didn't ask....go figure.

    Now I'm finished, I nod to the people at the counter and head for the front.

    Low and behold, I made it all the way to my car and no one approached me, stopped me...nothing.

    Now, will I do it again? Probably...

    Just thought I'd share!!


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    Hey, RussP! Good to see you posting here again. Always enjoy your posts on GlockTalk. Thanks for relaying your experience.

    Molon Labe

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    RussP wrote:
    I was wearing had a short tail that would not cover my G20
    GOOD choice with the 10mm! I can't open carry my G20 in my home state, but when I'm in Wyoming (often), my G20 is always open carried in a Bianchi Model 59 paddle holster. What kind of ammo do you carry? I carry 135 grain Double Tap Ammunition 10mm (1600 feet per second!!!!)


    And I'm glad you had a good experience OC'ing in Walmart.

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    I went to the Walmart on Hull St/360 last Tuesday after our Richmond OC dinner. My wife and I did some grocery shopping so we were there for a little while. The security guard walked right past me without batting an eye. I probably OC in there about once a week. I have never had a problem with any of the Walmarts in the Richmond area (of course I don't make it out to the Short Pump Walmart much at all).

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    vt357 wrote:
    I went to the Walmart on Hull St/360 last Tuesday after our Richmond OC dinner. My wife and I did some grocery shopping so we were there for a little while. The security guard walked right past me without batting an eye. I probably OC in there about once a week. I have never had a problem with any of the Walmarts in the Richmond area (of course I don't make it out to the Short Pump Walmart much at all).
    i've been wondering about that walmart as that's the closest one to my house. i've cc a bunch there, but no oc as of yet.

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    Hey, RussP! Good to see you posting here again. Always enjoy your posts on GlockTalk. Thanks for relaying your experience.

    Molon Labe
    Thank you, hopefully I'll have more opportunity to post here.

    An interesting aside here, last week we were looking for an item and actually decided to go to Target instead of Wal-Mart because I didn't have a cover shirt with me.


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    ParaWarthog wrote:
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    I was wearing had a short tail that would not cover my G20
    GOOD choice with the 10mm! I can't open carry my G20 in my home state, but when I'm in Wyoming (often), my G20 is always open carried in a Bianchi Model 59 paddle holster. What kind of ammo do you carry? I carry 135 grain Double Tap Ammunition 10mm (1600 feet per second!!!!)


    And I'm glad you had a good experience OC'ing in Walmart.
    Georgia Arms 180gr Gold Dot Hollow Point. The price has gone up a couple of times recently, but it performs well for me. Velocity is 1150fps.


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    vt357 wrote:
    I went to the Walmart on Hull St/360 last Tuesday after our Richmond OC dinner. My wife and I did some grocery shopping so we were there for a little while. The security guard walked right past me without batting an eye. I probably OC in there about once a week. I have never had a problem with any of the Walmarts in the Richmond area (of course I don't make it out to the Short Pump Walmart much at all).
    Is that the one at 288?

    I've carried in the Short Pump store, not openly, but I've open carried several other places around there with no problem.


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    RussP wrote:
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    I went to the Walmart on Hull St/360 last Tuesday after our Richmond OC dinner. My wife and I did some grocery shopping so we were there for a little while. The security guard walked right past me without batting an eye. I probably OC in there about once a week. I have never had a problem with any of the Walmarts in the Richmond area (of course I don't make it out to the Short Pump Walmart much at all).
    Is that the one at 288?

    I've carried in the Short Pump store, not openly, but I've open carried several other places around there with no problem.

    Yeah that's the one. I have CC'ed at the Short Pump Walmart but not OC. But after growing up on the southside I make it a matter of principle to avoid the short pump area. :P I still remember when the intersection of broad and pump was just a service station, farms, and trees.

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    vt357 wrote:
    I went to the Walmart on Hull St/360 last Tuesday after our Richmond OC dinner. My wife and I did some grocery shopping so we were there for a little while. The security guard walked right past me without batting an eye. I probably OC in there about once a week. I have never had a problem with any of the Walmarts in the Richmond area (of course I don't make it out to the Short Pump Walmart much at all).
    Is that the one at 288?

    I've carried in the Short Pump store, not openly, but I've open carried several other places around there with no problem.

    Yeah that's the one. I have CC'ed at the Short Pump Walmart but not OC. But after growing up on the southside I make it a matter of principle to avoid the short pump area. :P I still remember when the intersection of broad and pump was just a service station, farms, and trees.
    and half an airplane in the roof of the auto parts store!

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    I've open carried at the Hull St/Genito Wal-Mart several times without incident, and at the Short Pump Wal-Mart without incident over 50 times... including in a t-shirt and blue jeans.

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    my dad lives off nuckols rd so i am "forced" to visit the evil west end. my stepmom isthe one you see like this:what:. my dad isfrom sw va, so he could care less (has 2 s&w 38s) but i don't think i could ever get him to oc. i think he's been over in the west end so long he's starting to believe them:P

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    Hot damn, I used to work at that Wal-Mart.

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    sitedzn wrote:
    vt357 wrote:
    RussP wrote:
    vt357 wrote:
    I went to the Walmart on Hull St/360 last Tuesday after our Richmond OC dinner. My wife and I did some grocery shopping so we were there for a little while. The security guard walked right past me without batting an eye. I probably OC in there about once a week. I have never had a problem with any of the Walmarts in the Richmond area (of course I don't make it out to the Short Pump Walmart much at all).
    Is that the one at 288?

    I've carried in the Short Pump store, not openly, but I've open carried several other places around there with no problem.

    Yeah that's the one. I have CC'ed at the Short Pump Walmart but not OC. But after growing up on the southside I make it a matter of principle to avoid the short pump area. :P I still remember when the intersection of broad and pump was just a service station, farms, and trees.
    and half an airplane in the roof of the auto parts store!
    Those were the good old days!! Back in the '50s my dad and I would stop at that staion to get a Coke out of the box. For y'all younguns, that was a Coke "box" filled with ice and an opener on the front.
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    SNIP
    I still remember when the intersection of broad and pump was just a service station, farms, and trees.
    But do you remember the Hiney Winery in Short Pump ... behind the library?

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    vt357 wrote:
    I still remember when the intersection of broad and pump was just a service station, farms, and trees.
    who remembers when the phrase "downtown short pump" was a running joke on the radio traffic reports. now one of the shopping centers i think the one with the cinema is called "downtown Short Pump" i couldn't believe what i was seeing the first time i saw the sign.

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    Georgia Arms 180gr Gold Dot Hollow Point. The price has gone up a couple of times recently, but it performs well for me. Velocity is 1150fps.

    Yea, the price of ammo is really high compared to even a few years ago. Thanks for the suggestion - I'll check out Georgia Arms.

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    doug23838 wrote:
    SNIP
    I still remember when the intersection of broad and pump was just a service station, farms, and trees.
    But do you remember the Hiney Winery in Short Pump ... behind the library?
    No, I wasn't old enough to drink in the '50s:celebrate:celebrate



    I remember the library...


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    RussP wrote:
    doug23838 wrote:
    SNIP
    I still remember when the intersection of broad and pump was just a service station, farms, and trees.
    But do you remember the Hiney Winery in Short Pump ... behind the library?
    No, I wasn't old enough to drink in the '50s:celebrate:celebrate



    I remember the library...

    ha ha! my dad was born in the 50s:P

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    sitedzn wrote:
    ...SNIP
    ha ha!* my dad was born in the 50s:P
    Thanks. Some of us REALLY need to hear that.
    Its bad enough to get older, without being hit in the head with it here. Of course I have considered the alternative to aging, and that sucks too.:what:

    regards
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    Come on yall... the Hiney Winery in Short Pump was run by three brothers.

    Red Hiney, White Hiney, and Thor Hiney.

    You could always stop by and get a little Hiney. It was always good to share your Hiney with your friends.

    And yall don't remember this? Kids.

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    doug23838 wrote:
    Come on yall... the Hiney Winery in Short Pump was run by three brothers.*

    Red Hiney, White Hiney, and Thor Hiney.***

    *You could always stop by and get a little Hiney.* It was always good to share your Hiney with your friends.*

    And yall don't remember this?**** Kids.*
    Now youv'e done it. When wooley and citizen see this one, there will be no "end" to it.:celebrate
    "Research has shown that a 230 grain lead pellet placed just behind the ear at 850 FPS results in a permanent cure for violent criminal behavior."
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    RussP wrote:
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    SNIP
    I still remember when the intersection of broad and pump was just a service station, farms, and trees.
    But do you remember the Hiney Winery in Short Pump ... behind the library?
    No, I wasn't old enough to drink in the '50s:celebrate:celebrate



    I remember the library...

    Wait, you said winery...did you mis-speak and really mean still?!?!?
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    Open carried at the Wal-Mart here this morning. Not that many people in there and no problems at all.

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    Hawkflyer wrote:
    sitedzn wrote:
    ...SNIP
    ha ha! my dad was born in the 50s:P
    Thanks. Some of us REALLY need to hear that.
    Its bad enough to get older, without being hit in the head with it here. Of course I have considered the alternative to aging, and that sucks too.:what:

    regards
    Hawk,

    after seeing sitedzn at some of the open carry dinners i'd guesshe and i areabout the same age. so just to make you feel better afterhe said his dad was born in the 50's mine was born in 1920 i was born in 74. so when all the other kids in school talked about there dad serving in vietnam or maybe korea i was the only one whose dad was a WWII vet.



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