Posted: 7 June 2008 Saturday 01:01
OC'd first time today, all day, in San Luis Obispo. Springfield in a Galco thumbreak, empty well and no ammo, this time, on person.
Initially went to the range (slosa.org), but remembered all my ammo, and my hearing protection was sitting on the kitchen counter at home....so drove back (15mins both ways). Noticed my tank was low, and stopped at the Arco for the cheapest (???) gas in town. The lady behind me got a little bug-eyed, but said and did nothing. The clerk didn't seem to notice my weapon when I paid for a couple of sodas.
On to the range (S&W Steel Challenge is on-going this weekend, lots of famous shooters including Jerry Miculek) where I spent a few hours talking to others, and killing a few bits of paper. Then my daughter calls..
Seems while getting her oil changed, her car decided to crap its ignition coil. So, off to town to pick her up...and still holstered. Took her to work, then stopped at a very busy Circle K for another soda and Slim Jims. Noticed "pointing" from a couple of skateboarder punks, but no other action or comments from anyone. Then returned to the range (I'm an RSO there, so naturally it's a preferred hang out).
Picked up the daughter from her work, and returned to the oil change place as they had fixed her car by then. Paid for the work, and asked for all the parts they removed. They tried some cock&bull story about how the coil core is recycled and they already sent it in...uh huh...so I asked for any paperwork that would show and prove this. Then they noticed the .45. Suddenly, they knew where the part was, and they would go get it right now. Ten minutes of waiting and talking with my kid about her job, and the wayward part was in my hand, with profuse apologies from the "manager" of the shop. Hmmmmmmmmm....
Sent the kid on her way, and proceeded to Albertsons to pick up some veggies and milk for dinner, with no looks or questions at all in the store or parking lot.
98% uneventful day, except for being noticed at the oil shop (and some good natured teasing from my buddy Jeff at the range). I will do this again, but need to map out all the schools in SLO to find the 1000' margins.