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    I have been OC'ing around my house/yard for awhile but didn't want to OC beyond that because in order to ride my motorcycle my jacket would conceal my pistol and I didn't have my NC CHP until today.

    Yesterday I needed to run to the Big K real quick to grab something and I didn't think to disarm. Oops. I wasn't concealed when I got there, because the cutest little girl you ever did see smiled at me and said "mommy, why does that man with the funny hair have a gun?"

    (regarding "funny hair" - I have a mohawk)

    Oops. Completely unplanned, but since I'm already here I might as well go with it.

    I made it back to electronics, talked to an associated, they didn't have what I wanted, so I left empty handed. Nobody harassed me.

    This was the K Mart on Six Forks Road in north Raleigh.

    As I alluded to earlier, I picked up my CHP today. :celebrate So now I don't have to feel weird putting on my riding jacket.

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    Great to see yet another OC'er in NC...and in Raleigh, no less.

    Great story, and yeah, it's always the kids that notice. The parents are usually oblivious. (Well, not all of us...heh)

    I haven't carried while riding, yet, as I usually use a paddle holster, and that just doesn't seem secure enough on the bike. I'm looking into getting some custom leather done for my new Bersa mini-9, and if I can get it made the way I want, then I will definitely use it while riding.

    I don't mean to hijack the thread, but what do you ride, if I may ask?

    (I'm sure you're going to say a Harley, or some 1800cc behemoth that will make me feel totally inadequate with my little Honda cmx450---the 450 cc version of the Rebel, made in the 80's. :P )

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    Nah, no Harley for me. I checked them out and it just wasn't "me".

    Then I went to the Triumph dealer. Fell in love with a Bonneville T100.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=z0hYgaigxDE

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    Congrats on OC! I have been OCing now for a week.
    Karate place for sister (2)
    Bi-lo(2)
    Harris Teeter
    Dunkin Donuts
    Autozone
    Lowe's Home Improvement
    Ihop
    Shell Gas ($3.43)

    It's weird the only people that have said anything are my friends. Nobody says anything. Probably because they don't notice. If I had to guess I would say:
    85% don't notice
    10% do notice but don't say anything
    5% notice and bring it up.

    anyone find this agreeable?

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    I would be surprised if anyone said anything to you in that K-mart, for I frequent that one often while open carrying. Cute cashier that works evenings.

    Anyway, they never seem bothered by my carrying. Great to hear of another open carry'er in Raleigh. Sometimes I feel like I am the only one. I run into a log of concealed carry people, that feel they must announce themselves, in a positive way, to me when they see me carrying.

    I do not mind, but kind of defeats the purpose of concealed carry, when you tell everyone around you that you are carrying.

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    I might be breaking the mold of the typical OC gentleman since my look is rather less than "clean cut". Nobody is going to mistake me for a cop. I've got an eccentric fashion sense.


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    YES! +1 ...+2...+ I don't know how many! lol

    The bonny is a sweet bike, no doubt...wish I could afford a Triumph America, I love those.

    As far as an eccentric fashion sense, I wish I could see more fashion like that, rather than what I normally see. You know what I mean...baggy pants with boxers, caps on sideways, etc. etc. etc.

    And, though I don't have a pic to post at the moment, know that you are not the only one here who wears a kilt! (Now I have to think of really cool gunbelt ideas to go with a kilt...lol)

    Grimstar

    postscript...just watched the video...beautiful bike. And yes, especially on that vid, it does sound amazingly like the industrial sewing machine I use! But, I dare say it's louder...lol. Maybe that's why I like parallel twins so much...I'm accustomed to the sound!

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    best part about the pic, YOUR A LEFTY! We are going to take over the world someday.

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    Sorry to disappoint, but I'm not a southpaw; the reason I'm holding up a cell phone is because that is the camera. The picture is reversed because it was taken in a mirror. This would have been more obvious if I hadn't blacked out the shirt to hide the less-than-tasteful text. I don't want to offend the moderators so this link may be removed if necessary, but if you want to see the original picture, click here (NOT FOR THE EASILY OFFENDED)

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    Nice! I assume the best holsters for you are paddles.

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    I don't know much about holsters

    I went into the shop, asked for something for a Makarov, and they handed me an Uncle Mike's. I wear it regularly. It's simple, it works well enough for me. I've done a little action pistol-ish training with it. So far so good.

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    +1 more....a Makarov! I carry a Mak for cc quite often, either in a Fobus paddle holster or a Falco shoulder rig. An excellent piece for the money, almost indestructible. I decided I wanted something with a bit more power, which is why I got the Firestorm mini-9. I just wish holsters for it were as easy to find as they are for the Mak.

    Yonder, it sure seems like you and I would have a good time hanging out together. Remind me to buy you a beer if we ever meet up....though not at an OC get together, obviously...I'll substitute coffee or soda, then.

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    we ought to find a gun-friendly coffee shop

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    Grimstar, I have a mini firestorm .40 that I carry in a Houston Holsters paddle holster. http://www.firestorm-sgs.com/holster.htm

    Cheap too.

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    yonder wrote:
    we ought to find a gun-friendly coffee shop
    With motorcycle parking!




    And thanks, .40 cal, I've seen the Houston holsters, and will probably get one...but i'm looking for something with a thumb break, and a little more secure attachment than a paddle, for use while riding, and oc'ing.


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    blackhawk Serpa my friend, very secure and natural draw. comes with the option of both paddle and belt in the package.

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    grimstar wrote:
    yonder wrote:
    we ought to find a gun-friendly coffee shop
    With motorcycle parking!
    PM sent

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    I'm a fan of the Serpa myself.

    Let me know when you guys go to the coffee shop (And let me know which one it is, lol)! I'm pretty much always around in the Raleigh area and I wouldn't mind getting together with other folks who OC. I actually don't personally know anyone else who does it, and I hate never being able to talk about firearms and OC. Usually I just don't even bring up OCing or firearms around anyone I know, simply because people's reactions vary so much and most "non-gun people" I know seem to become uncomfortable when it comes up and they'll want to change the subject.

    I also wouldn't mind going to a range or something with some of you local guys. I have a friend with like 200 acres out in Hillsborough and sometimes I go out there to shoot, which can be quite a bit of fun, but other than him I don't really even know anybody to go to the range with!

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    What partof Raleigh are you usually in? I carry all over Raleigh and Durham. With the coming rain this weekend, however, it looks like a concealed carry moment for me.

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    I'm usually in north and west Raleigh. Anywhere from the Capital Blvd corridor counter-clockwise to Glenwood Ave., inside of 540.

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    Ok, I live in the Crabtree area and can be found most Saturdays around Sheetz on Glenwood and walking around different shops in Brier Creek.

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    Have you found any restaurants in the area that would be good for our May 21 dinner?

    http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum41/10231.html

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    Other than Bob Evans or Firehouse Subs, most places that I frequent serve alcohol.

    I don't know if the Barbecue Lodge on Capital sells alcohol or not, but I do not think so. Could be mistaken. I know that Your House and Waffle House has signs about no weapons. Not in a good place.

    Other than that, fast food places, including KFC and the one Bojangle's in Durham at 54/55.

    I will keep my eyes open.

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    A locally owned & operated BBQ joint or something like that would probably be good. I am a bit leery about these big chain restaurants and their tender feelings about patrons defending themselves.

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    To my knowledge, Barbecue Lodge is locally owned.

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