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    I've OC'd there quite a bit, anybody else out there?
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    I live in neenah, but have been too chicken so far..

    And i would rather get a Serpa holster for OC rather than the Fobus and CC ones i have

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    I mostly stick to Neenah, apierce I would be glad to go with you if you need to run some errands on a weekend, pm me. I'm going to Appleton today. Woodmans and Scheels.
    "A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks."
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    Carcharodon wrote:
    I'm going to Appleton today. Woodmans and Scheels.
    You can OC in Scheels but not in the Mall annex itself. There is an outside entrance to scheels though.

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    J.Gleason wrote:
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    I'm going to Appleton today. Woodmans and Scheels.
    You can OC in Scheels but not in the Mall annex itself. There is an outside entrance to scheels though
    I was just going to mention that...but yea,like gleason said just don't step in2 the actual mall. I've never attempted it myself, but I'm sure if you did Paul Blart would be on ya faster than flies on Sh*t...BTW, let me know how Woodmans goes...
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    Why not the mall itself? I ended up going to Gander Mtn, it's in the same lot as Woodmans. The cashier asked me if I freaked people out by carrying and I told her no, she was only the 2nd person to say anything about it. I told her no one really seems to notice. I had a 20 yr old or so kid & his girl eyeballing me pretty hard while I was looking for snap caps though. at Woodmand I just had to get a bottle of Hypnotiq for later, it was pretty dead no problems though.
    "A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks."
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    Carcharodon wrote:
    Why not the mall itself?
    Mall security will ask you to leave the annex. However you can oc in certain stores and those stores have outside entrances.

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    Carcharodon wrote:
    I mostly stick to Neenah, apierce I would be glad to go with you if you need to run some errands on a weekend, pm me. I'm going to Appleton today. Woodmans and Scheels.
    I may take you up on that...

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    Ok, I decided to carry EVRYWHERE I went today. Usualy I puss out if I'm only running in for a sec. I decided from now on if I'm not in the car I will be wearing my gun. The list is Woodmans, Gander Mtn. Neenah Wal Mart 2 times, My friend in Neenahs BBQ, Cellars Liquor, My friends house in dogtown. No problems. I did have the Gander cashier ask me a bit and, for the first time ever, a guy in the Wal-Mart parking lot. He asked me what kind of pistol it was, I responded Springfield XD. He said he ment what size. I said forty caliber. He asked about a permit, I said no one need one in Wisconsin. He asked me a few other questions, I dropped the website for him and gave him the basic rules (school zones, bars etc.). He seemed genuinely interested so I hope to see him around here soon.
    "A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks."
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    That is how we do it. One person at a time (or sometimes several).

    Carry on! :celebrate
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    when you guys unload, do you guys generally just put the mag with rounds inside the cabin (of the car) with you, or actually empty the magazine when unloading?

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    I put my magazine in the case with my firearm.
    No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. Thomas Jefferson (1776)

    If you go into a store, with a gun, and rob it, you have forfeited your right to not get shot - Joe Deters, Hamilton County (Cincinnati) Prosecutor

    I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians. - George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

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    apierce918 wrote:
    when you guys unload, do you guys generally just put the mag with rounds inside the cabin (of the car) with you, or actually empty the magazine when unloading?
    I keep all mags with me in the passenger compartment. My firearm is in the trunk, unloaded and encased. Better safe than sorry.
    “The 1911 pistol remains the service pistol of choice in the eyes of those who understand the problem. Back when we audited the FBI academy in 1947, I was told that I ought not to use my pistol in their training program because it was not fair. Maybe the first thing one should demand of his sidearm is that it be unfair.” — Col. Jeff Cooper, GUNS & AMMO, January 2002

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    protias wrote:
    I put my magazine in the case with my firearm.
    does WI have a law against ammo being with it? I'm originally from MI and we had to keep ammo and gun seperate (unless we had a CPL)

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    apierce918 wrote:
    protias wrote:
    I put my magazine in the case with my firearm.
    does WI have a law against ammo being with it? I'm originally from MI and we had to keep ammo and gun seperate (unless we had a CPL)
    The ammo can be in the magazine, but it cannot be in the firearm. I didn't have a way to carry extra magazines on me until yesterday, so that is how I always did it.
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    apierce918 wrote:
    protias wrote:
    I put my magazine in the case with my firearm.
    does WI have a law against ammo being with it? I'm originally from MI and we had to keep ammo and gun seperate (unless we had a CPL)
    The language is "attached to the firearm". In the same case is definitely A-OK.

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    167.31 Safe use and transportation of firearms and
    bows. (1) DEFINITIONS. In this section:
    [ ... ]
    (g) “Unloaded” means any of the following:
    1. Having no shell or cartridge in the chamber of a firearm or
    in the magazine attached to a firearm.
    [ ... ]

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    OC in Appleton

    I OC'd in Appleton for the first time today. My family and I ate at Culver's on Westhill (ironic) without any issues. The cashiers noticed but didn't say anything and the customers didn't seem to care. Then we went across town to Valley View cinema and I didn't even catch as much as a sideways glance. Smooth!!




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    Quote Originally Posted by apierce918 View Post
    when you guys unload, do you guys generally just put the mag with rounds inside the cabin (of the car) with you, or actually empty the magazine when unloading?
    XD40 in soft case w/slide open ,on center arm rest w/mag in cup holder,extra mag on belt. Easy to get to in case of emergancy ! and in plain sight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by infantrygrunt View Post
    I OC'd in Appleton for the first time today. My family and I ate at Culver's on Westhill (ironic) without any issues. The cashiers noticed but didn't say anything and the customers didn't seem to care. Then we went across town to Valley View cinema and I didn't even catch as much as a sideways glance. Smooth
    Nice job on your first oc. Now you've unleashed the beast and there is no turning back.
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    <raises hand> been OCing around little chute/appleton since last winter, with minimal hassles. I generally keep the holster on (theres a mag holder on it, where I keep the mag) and put the case in back for access thru the hatch. Easy in, easy out....

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    OC in Appleton (continued)

    I carried in Woodman's today. Even though it was very busy, I didn't hear from other customers or any of the staff. There were postings on the entrance about no rollerblades or heelies but nothing about firearms. No problems. I OC'd in Wal-mart in Grand Chute on Mutual Way without issues about 2 weeks ago, but from other posts I've read, there may be a corporate policy against it. I didn't get any hassles at all.



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    Quote Originally Posted by infantrygrunt View Post
    .... I OC'd in Wal-mart in Grand Chute on Mutual Way without issues about 2 weeks ago, but from other posts I've read, there may be a corporate policy against it. I didn't get any hassles at all.



    “If you want to carry a gun in Wisconsin,
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    WalMart's official policy is to follow state law UNLESS the manager is anti-rights, then they support the manager.

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    OC in Appleton (cont)

    I went to Best Buy on West Wisconsin yesterday. I knew because they post a security guard that I would have problems. I didn't bother holstering. I went in to talk to the security guard. He laughed at me but did call his manager before telling me that they did not allow open carry, though nothing was posted on the doors that I saw. I'm going to send a note to their customer service and see what kind of response I get. So far, they're the only business in Appleton that I've had problems with.




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    Quote Originally Posted by infantrygrunt View Post
    I went to Best Buy on West Wisconsin yesterday. I knew because they post a security guard that I would have problems. I didn't bother holstering. I went in to talk to the security guard. He laughed at me but did call his manager before telling me that they did not allow open carry, though nothing was posted on the doors that I saw. I'm going to send a note to their customer service and see what kind of response I get. So far, they're the only business in Appleton that I've had problems with.




    “If you want to carry a gun in Wisconsin,
    wear it on your hip.”
    -Governor James Doyle
    I think he may be wrong but I'm not precisely sure. You should follow up and contact the district manager. I found this while searching this forum:


    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...hlight=bestbuy
    Hello Tim,



    I finally got a response from our Legal Team. We do not post signs that ban guns from our store and since each state has different laws, we will follow all the state laws and regulation. [emphasis mine]



    If you are looking to use aBest Buy store location to host the event, you will need to speak with the store GM and fill out an Event Request form and have the store send the form to Corporate for approval.



    So the question is, have you contacted anyone at the store yet? If you have not, I suggest either call the store or going into the store to speak with store management.



    Sincerely,

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    It would seem by this letter that their policy is the same as Wal-Mart.
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