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    The sign on the door of the Bass Pro in Mackinaw City says - guns or bows for service or repair need to be checked at the desk. So I went in with my XD on my hip to look around, went upstairs with two friends to watch my back and looked at the guns on display. After 8 or 10 min the counter guy says " hey pardner, you got to cover that up". I tried to get out of him what his problem was and he indicated that " you are scaring customers in here". Apparently they didn't get the memo in Mackinaw City. I was then told to leave, so I let my friends know that I was given the boot and made my way to the door. I stopped at the bow shop on the way out and had the guy there pull up the OCDO site on his computer. I showed him where the Info thread was, he said he would print up stuff from the Info thread to give to the guy at the gun counter. I know, I know I shudda had tri-folds with me but when I tried to print them before I left, my printer was out of ink. Best I can do now, I'll go back later CCing with my other friend OCing and see what happens. The guy at the bow shop was real friendly and not offended in the least about my method of carry and once outside my friend said that the bow guy told him that his dad sometimes carry's open. More later.springerdave.

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    Do you mean Mackinaw Outfitters? http://www.mackinawoutfittersstore.com/

    I've OC in there once, without problems.

    I've heard they are owned by the same folks as Jay's in Claire and Gaylord. If you want to pursue this, you might want to check with them too.

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    edited for clarity

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    I don't see a Bass Pro listed on the corporate site in Mackinaw City.....
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    They have a "relationship" w/ Bass Pro (sell Bass Pro branded items) but they are not part of the company... They do make the store look somewhat like a Bass Pro store too, so I can see the confusion. But, from what I know about it, they are a different company.
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    An unfortunate incident indeed.........better to have contacted management rather than the archery guy(actually, he wasn't the "archery guy"-he was covering my lunch)....he doesn't make or break policy....and the individual that brought about your grief was certainley mistaken.

    To my knowledge, OC is welcomed, and Management has notindicated anything to the contrary.

    Mackinaw Outfitters is not owned, affiliated, or otherwise associated with Jay's Sporting Goods, or Bass Pro Shops, so addressing the situation with them will be a moot point.

    I OC myself when out of work. I live in Gaylord and have had the stares and comments....so be it.....all we can do at times is to politely educate.



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    I can't believe the title and text of the original post hasn't been edited yet....:shock:



    Welcome to OCDO GaZirra

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    Thank you, GaZirra. I'll try to get back to M.O. to thank you in person sometime.
    Dougwg, It does not appear that I can edit the post, sorry to Bass pro for the mix-up.springerdave.

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    Thanks not needed for sure, and if anyone ever has a problem in here with anything like that, by all means contact store management.

    I lurk here on occassion when I have a few minutes....lots of good info to pass on where it needs to be passed on.........

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