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    Do any of you guys Open Carry in Loudoun Good Experiences? Bad? Places that welcomed you with open arms? Maybe there are enough of us out here to have some of our own little OPEN CARRY lunches or dinners in Loudoun.


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    I work in Loudon County and have OC'd there from time to time, but not terribly often. Some of the places I have OC'd are (in and around Sterling):

    Wal-Mart
    Chik-fil-a
    IHOP
    Dulles Town Center
    Don Pablo's
    Emelio's Pizzaria

    We have done some lunches/dinner's in the vicinity of Loudon and western Fairfax County a couple times over the last couple of months.

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    ed wrote:
    Do any of you guys Open Carry in Loudoun Good Experiences? Bad? Places that welcomed you with open arms? Maybe there are enough of us out here to have some of our own little OPEN CARRY lunches or dinners in Loudoun.
    We used to live in Loudoun, so I OC'd for the time that we lived there. It is about average, I guess: about 95% don't even notice. I did have a bad experience that I wrote up, here, a few years ago (I have no idea in which thread it was): arrested for CC while OC (!). The JBT-in-training was a newbie, evidently, and the case was dropped in court. We now live in Clarke, whereI still OC, but we just don't get back to Loudoun much.

    I would be glad to join an OC lunch/dinner, as I have not joined other OC eventsthat I have read about, here, as they tend to be too far away. I get every other Friday off, if that helps. There are the standard places around, but there are some in Leesburg that I have wanted to try. Some places have patio dining, so we could enjoy the open air, particularly if others of you smoke cigars



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    I was thinking of maybe a little Loudoun lunch or dinner OPEN CARRY.. Anyone else interested?

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    Carry On.

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    ed wrote:
    I was thinking of maybe a little Loudoun lunch or dinner OPEN CARRY.. Anyone else interested?

    Ed,

    Yup. Prefer lunch, myself. Gotta time/place?

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    LOL.. have not planned that far out yet... I figured I would see if there was any interest.. then drill down to when, where and even type of food.. But I was thinking like Leesburg, Ashburn or Sterling.... some Saturday or Sunday (afternoon or eve) maybe after the VCDL dinner.. so like maybe May 4th?
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    I would prefer closer to home (hey! we gots good eats, right here in Winchester! and You all can come shootin at my place, after). Leesburg has good places. I am not familiar with Ashburn or Sterling.

    I already said that I prefer lunch, but dinner is OK. We normally do our shopping on Saturday, but I can flex.

    May 4 is fine. Lunch? What do you like? Mexican? Barbecue? Chain or local?

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    nemo wrote:
    I would prefer closer to home (hey! we gots good eats, right here in Winchester! and You all can come shootin at my place, after). Leesburg has good places. I am not familiar with Ashburn or Sterling.

    I already said that I prefer lunch, but dinner is OK. We normally do our shopping on Saturday, but I can flex.

    May 4 is fine. Lunch? What do you like? Mexican? Barbecue? Chain or local?
    Don't say that, then you will never get rid of them:P

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    Wegman's, Cold Stone Creamery, Chick-fil-a, Buffalo Wing Factory, Red, Hot & Blue, Famous Daves, Dulles Town Center mall, to name a few. No negative experiences, mostly neutral.

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    Winchester is not in Loudoun ;-) Ok.. so lunch SOMEWHERE in/near leesburg around noon on May 4th.. who's in?
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    ed wrote:
    Winchester is not in Loudoun ;-)
    Hey, I know that. I already said that I want to stay close to home. I just don't care how far YOU have to drive


    Ok.. so lunch SOMEWHERE in/near leesburg around noon on May 4th.. who's in?
    There are a few good places in L'burg: Mexican, barbecue, Italian. Hey, I said all that, already. Look back up at my earlier post.


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    red hot and blue? Giovannis? blue ridge grill? Tuskies? other suggestions?

    Again.. whos in??
    Carry On.

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    I won't be able to make it for lunch, my weekends are kind of booked until after Memorial day.

    After that sure, I'd even be willing to travel to Winchester.
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    Relocating to Loudoun county to escape the people's republik of fairfax at the end of May. Will be OC'ing there quite a bit after that.
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    ChinChin wrote:
    Relocating to Loudoun county to escape the people's republik of fairfax at the end of May. Will be OC'ing there quite a bit after that.
    Do you know where you want to be? I spend most of my time in the Winchester area, as I said, but I stop off in L'burg (Loudoun Guns, cigar shop, wine shop, etc.) on the way home, at least weekly.

    Say, I checked, and one place I had in mind was closed. There is a new German place that just opened (brats and German beer!), but I know nothing about it, though they do have outside seating. Anita's for Mexican, and Nido's for Italian.

    And for those who want to do Winchester, in the future, there is a greater selection of good eats, there.

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    I get out to Leesburg a couple times a week from Sterling. Count me in.

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    There is a new German place that just opened (brats and German beer!)
    The beer sounds great! But probably not PC with OC. I may just have to leave it in the car for this one!

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    I OC all the time. Walmart/Target/Wegmans/Giant in the Ashburn area. No problems at all.

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    nemo wrote:
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    Relocating to Loudoun county to escape the people's republik of fairfax at the end of May. Will be OC'ing there quite a bit after that.
    Do you know where you want to be? I spend most of my time in the Winchester area, as I said, but I stop off in L'burg (Loudoun Guns, cigar shop, wine shop, etc.) on the way home, at least weekly.

    Say, I checked, and one place I had in mind was closed. There is a new German place that just opened (brats and German beer!), but I know nothing about it, though they do have outside seating. Anita's for Mexican, and Nido's for Italian.

    And for those who want to do Winchester, in the future, there is a greater selection of good eats, there.
    We close on our home in South Riding in about a month.
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    alnitak wrote:
    The beer sounds great! But probably not PC with OC. I may just have to leave it in the car for this one!
    I agree not to drink while OC.

    But, since thepurpose is to OC, I will pass on the beer, unless they have Kulmbacher on tap, oh boy. Keep in mind that this info is only second hand; for instance, if they have only American beer, I will not think that I am missing anything. I will stop off, there, on the way home, tonight, to check it out.

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    ChinChin wrote:
    We close on our home in South Riding in about a month.
    Good area. You will be close to Blue Ridge. Say hi to Mark and Tim.

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    Might be moving back to Loudoun next summer after my wife finishes school... she already has a job offer in Leesburg...

    My parent's live in Sterling, but my only OC'ing from those days in Loudoun was out at Izaak Walton west of Leesburg... I guess being on the range doesn't count

    I am interested in how Loudoun views OC though, especially after hearing about how ridiculous Fairfax can be about it... I usually CC, but I have OCed for a couple of VCDL fellowship events in Norfolk... Last time I had my Smith & Wesson Sigma .40 in a black leather Bianchi paddle holster, so I assume that most people convinced themselves I was a cop...

    ...doesn't help that I have very short hair and was wearing a polo shirt... looking like a detective in the warm weather...

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    ...I am interested in how Loudoun views OC though, especially after hearing about how ridiculous Fairfax can be about it...
    Never had a problem OCing in Loudoun--restaurants, retail stores, supermarkets, etc. Sometimes people give me a look over, but overall people mind their business.

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    Forty-five wrote:
    tapper95 wrote:
    ...I am interested in how Loudoun views OC though, especially after hearing about how ridiculous Fairfax can be about it...
    Never had a problem OCing in Loudoun--restaurants, retail stores, supermarkets, etc. Sometimes people give me a look over, but overall people mind their business.
    Yeah and Fairfax has had a fine record with it as I recall. I live in western Prince William County but I do travel into Fairfax often while OC'ing. I've never had a problem and from what I've heard, Fairfax police are good about it.

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    nemo wrote:
    There is a new German place that just opened (brats and German beer!), but I know nothing about it,
    OK. I checked it out on Friday, after work. They are brand new, open just a few weeks. They have a selection of three wursts, a few sandwiches, salads, sodas, German beer in bottle and tap, and wine. They have open air dining, so hope for good weather. They are on Harrison, right across from market Station.

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