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    I live in Arlington, and I have been reading every single post so far. There is so much information and so many questions that come to mind after my reading.

    I like to exercise my rights, and I am a gun aficionado. I go to Blue Ridge Arsenal from time to time to practice; I have also taken the safety classes being offered at that location before acquiring my Glock 19 and my AMD 69.

    Today was my very first O.C. experience. I went to a gas station to fill up, and then to a local 7-11 right off Columbia Pike. I dressed in Jeans, boots, long sleeve shirt tucked in, so there would be no questions if I was O.C. my GLock.

    The cashiers are my buddies, so I chose that place to start with, in order to enjoy a comfort level. They didn't seem to mind me O.C. my Glock, but I must say that there were a few people eyeballing me. I followed the advice on these posts and kept eye contact, even-though I knew the employees, bought my good, and a lotto ticket. I usually offered to buy them all a house if I ever win the lotto.

    I must say that it was a great experience, and the feeling of being able to exercise one's right does not have words to be described.

    Thank you all for your valuable information, and I keep on looking forward to learn more about O.C.

    -=Sentinell

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    Sentinell wrote:
    I live in Arlington, and I have been reading every single post so far. There is so much information and so many questions that come to mind after my reading.

    I like to exercise my rights, and I am a gun aficionado. I go to Blue Ridge Arsenal from time to time to practice; I have also taken the safety classes being offered at that location before acquiring my Glock 19 and my AMD 69.

    Today was my very first O.C. experience. I went to a gas station to fill up, and then to a local 7-11 right off Columbia Pike. I dressed in Jeans, boots, long sleeve shirt tucked in, so there would be no questions if I was O.C. my GLock.

    The cashiers are my buddies, so I chose that place to start with, in order to enjoy a comfort level. They didn't seem to mind me O.C. my Glock, but I must say that there were a few people eyeballing me. I followed the advice on these posts and kept eye contact, even-though I knew the employees, bought my good, and a lotto ticket. I usually offered to buy them all a house if I ever win the lotto.

    I must say that it was a great experience, and the feeling of being able to exercise one's right does not have words to be described.

    Thank you all for your valuable information, and I keep on looking forward to learn more about O.C.

    -=Sentinell
    welcome aboard. congrats on a good first OC.

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    Congrats!

    Funny how you go from feeling conspicuous while carrying to feeling naked without it.

    Doesn't take long at all.

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    Welcome to OCDO and to the world of freedom and self-reliance.

    Please read this thread http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum54/33201.htmland consider joining us at the Falls Church City Council meeting. OC is the dress of the day. There are plans for fellowship afterwards.

    stay safe.

    skidmark
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    Because stupidity isn't a race, and everybody can win.

    "No matter how much contempt you have for the media in all this, you don't have enough"
    ----Allahpundit

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    Sentinell wrote:
    I live in Arlington, and I have been reading every single post so far. There is so much information and so many questions that come to mind after my reading.

    I like to exercise my rights, and I am a gun aficionado. I go to Blue Ridge Arsenal from time to time to practice; I have also taken the safety classes being offered at that location before acquiring my Glock 19 and my AMD 69.

    Today was my very first O.C. experience. I went to a gas station to fill up, and then to a local 7-11 right off Columbia Pike. I dressed in Jeans, boots, long sleeve shirt tucked in, so there would be no questions if I was O.C. my GLock.

    The cashiers are my buddies, so I chose that place to start with, in order to enjoy a comfort level. They didn't seem to mind me O.C. my Glock, but I must say that there were a few people eyeballing me. I followed the advice on these posts and kept eye contact, even-though I knew the employees, bought my good, and a lotto ticket. I usually offered to buy them all a house if I ever win the lotto.

    I must say that it was a great experience, and the feeling of being able to exercise one's right does not have words to be described.

    Thank you all for your valuable information, and I keep on looking forward to learn more about O.C.

    -=Sentinell
    Maybe Ill see you around Ahhhhhlington! Im up there on Fridays and Saturdays mostly. If you ever seen anyone carrying a black Kimber 1911 in a black Blackhawk CQC holster, come drop by and say hi!

    Btw, OC is pretty legit up there. You get a few eyeballs, but no one has bothered me in the several months up there.
    OC - Kimber Custom II - trijicon night sights, beveled mag well, and Wilson combat mags
    CC/OC Sig Sauer 229 - trijicon night sights

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    Sure thing, let me know... It'd be nice to meet with other OC fellows and enjoy a bite somewhere.

    -=Sentinell

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    Sentinell wrote:
    Sure thing, let me know... It'd be nice to meet with other OC fellows and enjoy a bite somewhere.

    -=Sentinell
    Here ya go: http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum54/38563.html
    Carry On.

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