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    Can I expect an easy time OC'ing in Colorado Springs?

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    as far as i know, it shouldn't be a big deal. I plan on giving it a shot myself this weekend.

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    I'll be in the Springs for Christmas. Is there anything special as far as restaurants?

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    to tell you the truth, I really don't know. I lived there for a year but really never went anywhere special. i have heard about this place
    http://www.solosrestaurant.com/

    but i never tried it.

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    http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum13/26873.html

    check this previous discussion out



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    The Springs is a fantastic place to OC!

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    laylow wrote:
    I'll be in the Springs for Christmas. Is there anything special as far as restaurants?
    You mean as far as the legality of carrying into a restaurant? Or are you asking which restaurants are good?

    I'll go ahead and answer both. As far as carrying in a restaurant, there's no problem. Heck, you can even open carry into a bar here as long as you don't drink.

    One restaurant you have to go to is Rock Bottom off of Powers. Get the Brewer's Club with the Stout Onion Soup. You will not be sorry!

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    I've done it and have never had any problems. In the stores that I have open carried into, no one seemed to have noticed.

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    Ian wrote:
    Get the Brewer's Club with the Stout Onion Soup. You will not be sorry!
    Nomnomnomnomnom. I wonder if they have those at othe Rock Bottoms.

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    I open carry in C/S all the time with no issue.I have been asked if I was a Police officer and I say no there is no law saying I cant, so I do.

    I was thinking about O/C in the Chapill Hills Mall since I have never seen a sign saying I cant. Any insight to this?

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    Felixhead wrote:
    I was thinking about O/C in the Chapill Hills Mall since I have never seen a sign saying I cant. Any insight to this?
    There are a couple of first-hand reports of OC encounters at Chapel Hills being met with security and told to leave. Similarly I read of someone who called the mall manager about a well hidden "firearms prohibited" sign at the mall entrance. The mall manager checked with HQ in Chicago (go figure....) and said "no guns even concealed with a valid permit".

    I haven't set foot in either mall in quite a long time in part because I don't like them anyway. This is just one more reason....

    If you feel like pushing the issue, give it a try and let us know how it turns out.

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    Laylow, I was in the Springs last year and carried everywhere I went including restuarants. I was carrying my Springfield 1911-a1, stainless steel so it wasn't hard to see. I had no problems. Not even a second glance. All the same, lEO's might try to hassel you so be cool.



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    I OC'ed at the goodwill on Powers with no issues last weekend.

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    Not a problem to this day.

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    So far the only comment/question I've had in a public setting was at the downtown Jimmy Johns sandwich shop (and it was asked to me, about my g/f.....I guess he didn't see that I was OCing also ) and it was "Did she just come from the range?"
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    Anyone who wants to get together for coffee, donuts, breakfast, etc. here in the Springs, drop me a line.

    I'm there.
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    Felixhead wrote:
    I open carry in C/S all the time with no issue.I have been asked if I was a Police officer and I say no there is no law saying I cant, so I do.

    I was thinking about O/C in the Chapill Hills Mall since I have never seen a sign saying I cant. Any insight to this?
    I would just advise you stay away from that area all together. Very trashy place and there's much better places to shop in town. But if you do go there definitely bring a gun, I'm just sayin

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    since9 wrote:
    Anyone who wants to get together for coffee, donuts, breakfast, etc. here in the Springs, drop me a line.

    I'm there.
    I'm always down. Gotta be careful getting donuts, they might try to get us on impersonation!

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    mahkagari wrote:
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    Get the Brewer's Club with the Stout Onion Soup. You will not be sorry!
    Nomnomnomnomnom. I wonder if they have those at othe Rock Bottoms.
    I'd imagine they do. I also know there's one just south of Denver as well.

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    RockyMtnScotsman wrote:
    Felixhead wrote:
    I was thinking about O/C in the Chapill Hills Mall since I have never seen a sign saying I cant. Any insight to this?
    There are a couple of first-hand reports of OC encounters at Chapel Hills being met with security and told to leave. Similarly I read of someone who called the mall manager about a well hidden "firearms prohibited" sign at the mall entrance. The mall manager checked with HQ in Chicago (go figure....) and said "no guns even concealed with a valid permit".

    I haven't set foot in either mall in quite a long time in part because I don't like them anyway. This is just one more reason....

    If you feel like pushing the issue, give it a try and let us know how it turns out.
    You do realize that their policy doesn't really matter if you're concealing because there's no way they would know. As long as they don't physically ask you to leave, you're good to go.

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    Ian wrote:
    RockyMtnScotsman wrote:
    Felixhead wrote:
    I was thinking about O/C in the Chapill Hills Mall since I have never seen a sign saying I cant. Any insight to this?
    There are a couple of first-hand reports of OC encounters at Chapel Hills being met with security and told to leave. Similarly I read of someone who called the mall manager about a well hidden "firearms prohibited" sign at the mall entrance. The mall manager checked with HQ in Chicago (go figure....) and said "no guns even concealed with a valid permit".

    I haven't set foot in either mall in quite a long time in part because I don't like them anyway. This is just one more reason....

    If you feel like pushing the issue, give it a try and let us know how it turns out.
    You do realize that their policy doesn't really matter if you're concealing because there's no way they would know. As long as they don't physically ask you to leave, you're good to go.
    That and the fact they're prohibited from search... So, conceal well.

    Or, simply refused their business as a testimony to their absurd policy. I hear the mall ownership is in Chicago, which explains a lot.
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