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    Today's OC went well. It was my first time OC'ing and I feel that it went well. We got quite a few looks from some nosey people, but other than that noone really noticed. We got one question from an employee that asked if we were cops and we replied, "no we are not, just citizens who choose to exercise our civil rights to carry an exposed firearm." Another gentleman and his wife also asked for some information on why we carry and we gave him a pamphlet that explained why we do, why we can, and why it is legal in WA state. I believe Shy_Panda, David.Car, Slack and myself were there. Slack's nephew was there as well. Overall, it went well. I can't wait to do it again. How about some more?

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    this was my first time ocing, kinda fun to do, nothing big happened.
    After lunch at sonics, i took my nephew to walmart to buy a few hundred rounds of 9mm, while ocing, for the first time on my own. Nothing happened there either
    On the way back from walmart some kids in a white pickup decided to cut me off
    and then flip me off.

    I blew them a kiss.

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    glad u guys had a good time. I will be back home in Spokane in a few days, so we will have to do it again soon.

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    The employees were definitly very friendly. Was my first time eating there. It was okay. Nothing great. But there is something to be said for the atmosphere and service. +1

    Edit: And just to add to the attendence list...



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    And that is actually how I carry my Beretta too... awesome.

    Sonic continues to be a great place to raise awareness, the husband and wife were very greatful that we were standing up for our rights after we explained what exactly we were doing, they seemed somewhat aprehensive at first when I was placing my order, but at the end of the conversation I wouldn't be suprised if we got another potential OCer out of the exchange.

    Overall a great time, got to meet a few guys that I have not previously met, got to educate the public as to their rights, and most importantly I was able to fill my belly. I for one am looking forward to the next one.

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    I had a great time. Thanks David for putting up the attendee list. It's too bad Slack is movin to Cali, but hopefully he'll meet some fellow OCers there. I, too, enjoyed educating the ones who asked.By the way Shy_Panda, you handled that question by the employee very well. It really does help when all of us who carry know exactly what to say when asked a question like that.

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    Well thanks to dave the welder this wasn't my first outing, i've been able to gain alot of confidence interacting with the general populace watching how he does things. As many of the guys from the west side say, 'it just comes with experience.'

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    Shy_Panda wrote:
    Well thanks to dave the welder this wasn't my first outing, i've been able to gain alot of confidence interacting with the general populace watching how he does things. As many of the guys from the west side say, 'it just comes with experience.'
    Agreed and Dave's a good guy to OC with. I had the privelige to do so when I visited him on the Right side of the state for his annual Shootout.
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    My first OC experience was also with Dave the welder... Hmmm... That guy is everywhere...

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    Since we went there, and i brought my 13 year old nephew along. We've gone shooting several times.

    I ran through all the for rules with him several times, for days before we went shooting. I ran through dry fire practices with him, had him carry the unloaded gun
    in my apartment for several hours, and observed him handling the gun for quite a while. I taught him to break it down, how to clean in, how to put it back together.
    I taught him tap rack bang, and tap rack click unload rack rack rack reload rack bang.

    So when I took him to the range, I stood behind him, put the locked open pistol
    on the table, gave him a magazine and 1 round. He loaded it up, racked the slide, and bang. Hit a perfect center shot in the middle of the bullseye from 15 yards. :what:
    Very excitedly, he proptly started to turn around, and swept me with the barrel, finger on the trigger. I grabbed him, pointed him the right way, and told him to get
    his "buger hook of the bang switch".

    After that we tryed again several times, until i felt comfortable that he was paying attention to saftey. Then we started loading 2 rounds, then 3 etc etc.... all the way to 17 rounds. He was able to shoot all 17 rounds pretty rapidly, and hit the target quite near center everytime. I'd hate , and love to say it, but my nephew is quite definately a better shot than I am. And this was only his first time shooting.

    now he is telling me that i have to buy another gun, for his sole use.

    He also tells me that as soon as he turns 21, he's getting himself one, and he plans to OC everywhere he goes.

    You guys, with the Sonic OC meet, and the trip to the range. I think we have created another "Gun Nut" :shock::shock::shock::celebrate


    ps. He used to be quite afraid of guns, and used to argue with me that law abiding people do not need guns.

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    Great job, Slack! Sounds like he's coming up as a man, just right!
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    Very excitedly, he proptly started to turn around, and swept me with the barrel, finger on the trigger. I grabbed him, pointed him the right way, and told him to get
    his "buger hook of the bang switch".
    LOL my wife did this her first time too. Scary but funny looking back at it.

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    Holo wrote:
    Very excitedly, he proptly started to turn around, and swept me with the barrel, finger on the trigger. I grabbed him, pointed him the right way, and told him to get
    his "buger hook of the bang switch".
    LOL my wife did this her first time too. Scary but funny looking back at it.
    Also why the best advice you have for teaching someone to shoot is always start them only 1 round at a time until you pound the safety rules into them.

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