So I recently purchased a new carry gun, & here he is:
STI Spartan .45acp. bought it from Larry down at FBMG in Draper. Have been to the range & put 100 rounds through it, & i am in love with it. It has replaced my XD45 as my carry gun. I got a serpa holster for it this last week, & have oc'd a couple times w/it.
I was ocing on Friday & went to Mcd's to pick up breakfast. I walked in & there were a few people there no one paid much attention to me. As I was standing wondering what to get a gentleman approached me & asked if I was LEO. I told him no & he said oh I was just wondering because of your gun there. He said he was from Gergia & wasn't familiar w/local laws. We had a great conversation about Utah gun laws & ocing. Of course I plugged ocdo & told him to visit the site. It was a great experience & one of my first opportunities to discuss ocing.
Later that day a friend of mine called me all sorts of bent out of shape. He had oc'd to the movie theater in Layton (which actually has a no firearms sign posted outside) while he & his wife are standing in line some guy (not a theater employee) comes up to him & says "is that a gun on your hip" "yes it is"
"do you know that that is ilegal in Utah?" "That is brandishing a weapon." "no it's not"
My friend is not really familiar with the open carry laws so he just blew the guy off. Then a theater employee came up & asked him to leave his gun in the car. Not sure what he did after that as we started talking about the oc laws & such. I couldn't believe the gall this guy had to come up & tell him about "Utah gun laws" I told him the guy was up in the night & next time to explain to him about the law.