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    I'm driving home from the shooting range tonight and realize I need to stop by the bank. My branch is open late and it's on the way home so I decide to stop. I get out of the car and head toward the door. As I reach into my back pocket for my wallet, I realize I am still carrying my weapon in a holster on my hip. :shock: Hmmm........maybe that's not a great idea. I don't know if the bank personnel will understand that I'm no threat. Anyway I decided to go home and try the bank tomorrow.

    Has anyone OC'd in a bank?



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    jsfrederick wrote:
    I'm driving home from the shooting range tonight and realize I need to stop by the bank. My branch is open late and it's on the way home so I decide to stop. I get out of the car and head toward the door. As I reach into my back pocket for my wallet, I realize I am still carrying my weapon in a holster on my hip. :shock: Hmmm........maybe that's not a great idea. I don't know if the bank personnel will understand that I'm no threat. Anyway I decided to go home and try the bank tomorrow.

    Has anyone OC'd in a bank?
    1. welcome to OCDO!
    2. Many of us do.. it is really up to your bank.
    3. The "search" tool at the top of the page is your friend. Questions like your get asked (and answered) on a regular basis.
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    jsfrederick wrote:
    Has anyone OC'd in a bank?
    Just did today, not a word said. Just remember it's private property so if they ask you to leave you must.

    And welcome to OCDO!

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    I OC once a week at the local BB&T to cash my paycheck. I donot have an account with them.I had been going in the lobby once a week for over a year before I started to OC and they were used to seeing me. If they are not used to seeing you, good luck trying to OC atyour local BB&T.

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    altajava wrote:
    I OC once a week at the local BB&T to cash my paycheck. I donot have an account with them.I had been going in the lobby once a week for over a year before I started to OC and they were used to seeing me. If they are not used to seeing you, good luck trying to OC atyour local BB&T.
    Around Sterling, BB&T's are posted.
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    I OC in First Market several times a week without issue.
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    Yes they are but as I said, I had established a relationship with the people that work there. When I started to OC there were a couple of:what:but no one said a word. They know me by name and I'm not even a customer!

    When I started to OC I started tolook for signs. When they post a brown sign on the inside ofa tinted window waist high, how much do they realy mean it?

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    I OC'd into Navy Federal on Newtown Rd 3 or 4 times before I was politely asked not to do it. Nobody freaked out or made a big deal out of it, but the branch manager told me that they only allow LEO's to carry in there.

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    I OC at my local Credit Union service center all the time and nobody seems to care at all. Of course they are also fully protected by 2" of bullet proof glass. I'm sure that helps calm any irrational fears they may have....

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    Hendu024 wrote:
    I OC'd into Navy Federal on Newtown Rd 3 or 4 times before I was politely asked not to do it. Nobody freaked out or made a big deal out of it, but the branch manager told me that they only allow LEO's to carry in there.
    You would think that the Navy Federal might be a bit more forgiving of personal freedoms than other institutions.

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    richarcm wrote:
    Hendu024 wrote:
    I OC'd into Navy Federal on Newtown Rd 3 or 4 times before I was politely asked not to do it. Nobody freaked out or made a big deal out of it, but the branch manager told me that they only allow LEO's to carry in there.
    You would think that the Navy Federal might be a bit more forgiving of personal freedoms than other institutions.
    One would hope but the DOD is part of the Fed so you never know.

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    jsfrederick wrote:
    Has anyone OC'd in a bank?
    All the time. My bank, other banks. No issues other than an occasional conversation with someone asking the legalities of it. Crime happens everywhere.

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    richarcm wrote:
    Hendu024 wrote:
    I OC'd into Navy Federal on Newtown Rd 3 or 4 times before I was politely asked not to do it. Nobody freaked out or made a big deal out of it, but the branch manager told me that they only allow LEO's to carry in there.
    You would think that the Navy Federal might be a bit more forgiving of personal freedoms than other institutions.
    That's pretty much what I thought too. Guess you learn something new every day.

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    jsfrederick wrote:
    Has anyone OC'd in a bank?
    Did you get an answer yet :^)?

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    To the OP:

    No law on the books says you can't and I did it all the time when I had an account with BOA. I've since transferred my accounts to credit unions and do all my banking online now (USAA/PenFed) but see no issue with OC at a bank.

    BB&T is posted (my dad was asked to leave once). So, just keep an eye out for signs and don't make a big deal of it. If you act nervous or otherwise attract negative attention you'll be asked to leave and probably get a sign put up.

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    I OC in Bank of America and Suntrust on a regular basis. Never a problem. There was an attempted hold up at a Suntrust some time ago and an OCer was standing in line. The would-be robber took one look at the OCer in line for a teller and disappeared.

    POOF!

    I think banks appreciate OCers. If you were there to commit a crime, they would have PLENTY of photosand live camera footage of you doing it.

    When I take my kids to the bank when they do their business, I sit in a chair and count the cameras. it passes the time.

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    Neplusultra wrote:
    jsfrederick wrote:
    Has anyone OC'd in a bank?
    Did you get an answer yet :^)?
    Ahhh, yeah! Loud and clear. Thanks for all the reply's and comments.

    To ED. Got your message. I'll search and see what else I can find.

    Thanks again to all.


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    OCd today right before closing at Bank of America. VERY crowded lobby.A few double-takes from customers, but the tellers and bank officers know me and always smile and say hello.
    "If I know that I am headed for a fight, I want something larger with more power, preferably crew-served.
    However, like most of us, as I go through my daily life, I carry something a bit more compact, with a lot less power."
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    Bronco Billy did it!
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    altajava wrote:
    I OC once a week at the local BB&T ...
    BB&T is posted here in South Riding. Moved my account to SunTrust.

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    I OC in Bank Of America's EVERYWHERE! No problems yet.... :P

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    joeamt wrote:
    I OC in Bank Of America's EVERYWHERE! No problems yet.... :P
    Even in the VAULT??:what:

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    I have never had a problem at any Suntrust I have been to. Which is why i closed my account at Navy Federal, They are anti gun.

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    ccloud43 wrote:
    I have never had a problem at any Suntrust I have been to. Which is why i closed my account at Navy Federal, They are anti gun.
    I never have any problem in my NFCU branch (Stafford VA). They have a sign on the door that says no hoods hats or sunglasses, but they never take issue with my gun.

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    pourshot wrote:
    ccloud43 wrote:
    I have never had a problem at any Suntrust I have been to. Which is why i closed my account at Navy Federal, They are anti gun.
    I never have any problem in my NFCU branch (Stafford VA). They have a sign on the door that says no hoods hats or sunglasses, but they never take issue with my gun.
    I know pourshot, some NFCU's have anti-gun signs and some dont. I had several talks with various NFCU managers and even wrote a letter to the corporate office and the reply was they dont allow guns in any branch. I dont want to press it further with them so that others who can carryat some branches still can.

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