ghengis86 wrote:I've got no problem at all with that policy.I went to Cabela's this weekend to pick up some ammo and right when I walked in, an employee asked me if I was buying accessories for my gun (I was OCing, of course). I said no, and then he said that Cabela's does not allow you to unholster in their store. If you want to try out different holsters, clips, etc., you give them your gun and they escort you while you shop. I told him I was just buying some ammo and that I wouldn't unholster, and he said thanks and enjoy the store. Also, there are signs in the firearm section that states this policy that if you have a permit to carry, you cannot unholster (as opposed to not having a permit and unholstering?).
Has anybody else ran into this? Have you ever accepted their 'offer' to hold you gun and escort you while you shop? I like the store, but this is borderline BS; I understand why the policy is necessary (liability i'm sure: don't want a bunch of people handling guns, theft of accessories, etc) for the store, but I think I'll take my business eslewhere. The people at Blythes (where I bought my gun) are friendly and their prices aren't bad.
I, for one, am not disturbed in the least by people OC'ing. I do it all the time.
I AM disturbed by seeing someone unholster a firearm and start manipulating it in a crowded (or un crowded) store.
I love Cabelas policy and if I need an accessory/holster for my weapon I'll enter the store unloaded and check it. I might carry a second gun for protection and leave it holstered, but I don't think it's unfair of cabelas to ask you not be drawing your carry weapon while in the store.
On a side note, when my wife and I open our shop (one day we will) we will have the same policy.
No loading or unloading of firearms in the store. No manipulating a loaded firearm except for self defense. PERIOD.
Last Crown Point gun show some had an ND with a .38 revolver for just this reason. Thank God it hit the wall and no one was hurt... except one older gentleman whose hearing is all jacked up. I walked in just as the shot rang out.
A loaded holstered firearm is safe. A loaded firearm being inserted in and out of holsters (some of which you may not be familiar with since you don't know if it fits anyway) is an accident waiting to happen.
I love Cabelas policy on firearms. IMO it's perfect.