Answer to heresolong's question about why I seem to be a s--- magnet: I really don't know
. In the case of Cost Cutter, the manager accosted me as I was approaching the checkout line and he was loaded for bear. Never a word between us until then, and in fact I had never seen the guy. I've been thinking about the Haggen case and I have a real suspicion it goes to an encounter I had with one of the butchers who approached me about a week before. He made some sarcastic remark about the "decoration" on my belt and asked why I had it. I said the standard line about 2A, etc., and he walked away. I thought it was over, but I think it was he who complained to the manager. Next time I came in the store the mgr came looking for me and said something about customers, but I think he was acting on something from that butcher. I went in there a couple days ago and the butcher was leaving after his shift, and he gave me a really sly kind of look that said "gotcha".
It might be that my big Glock is pretty conspicuous. I carry it in a paddle holster on my right side. When my jeans droop down as they tend to do after an hour or so, the gun tilts outward. (This is bad, too, because it makes it almost impossible to draw from the lack of tension in my belt.) Maybe I should switch to my little S&W .38 and stick it in my waistband. OR ---- to be really conspicuous I could carry my shiny stainless steel Ruger Super Blackhawk .44Mag with the 8" barrel
Seriously, though, I don't have a clue as to why I've had trouble in these stores. For some reason it seems people notice me, or seem to notice, more than I realized. And I rarely if ever talk to anyone while I'm there. Sooooo----????????