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    Been open carrying the last two weeks or so now. Must say the first time I opened carry into Walmart was very breathtaking because I didn't know what to expect. At my local Walmart, I did however had a little girl jump backwards saying "Oh crap" as I was turning around to get something else. Aldo had a couple that looked at me kinda funny too. However I open carried at my next door store (which is right where I live) and the owner's wife stated that she knows about our rights to carry one, but was nice to let me know that they are not comfortable having guns in the store so that will be one store I won't able to bring a gun next time. I also went into Gamestop today to buy the new Ghost Recon game and everyone was friendly. Other than that, so far everything is good for me.

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    I hope you told that nice lady that you will be taking your business elsewhere if they choose to infringe on your right to protect yourself while shopping there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SharpEye View Post
    Will keep my Android voice recorder on at all times until I can purchase a standalone.
    Question: Does anyone know if the Best Buy on Skibo Rd in Fayetteville has a gunbuster sign?
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    The Olympus 7000 works well.

    Read this, and then you will see why I do not patronize BB. http://www.radicalislam.org/analysis...-such-big-deal

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    Quote Originally Posted by bc.cruiser View Post
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    The Olympus 7000 works well.

    Read this, and then you will see why I do not patronize BB. http://www.radicalislam.org/analysis...-such-big-deal
    Dang, guess no more Best Buy for me, oh well no big loss since I rarely went there to begin with.

    However I open carried at my next door store (which is right where I live) and the owner's wife stated that she knows about our rights to carry one, but was nice to let me know that they are not comfortable having guns in the store so that will be one store I won't able to bring a gun next time.
    I personally wouldn't disarm, I'd have a civil conversation with the owner and wife on why I carry. If they still didn't like it I would regretfully inform them that I would respect their opinions and would no longer bring my sidearm into their store, unfortunately for them my sidearm stays with me and I would not be going into their store as well.


    Back on topic, been OC'ing around the Morehead City, Newport, Cape Carteret, Swansboro areas without much incident the past month or so. Only had one guy give me the evil eye in Cox's Family Restaurant down by the Golden Corral in Morehead while I was paying for my wife and I's breakfast, but I just smiled at the gentleman bid him a good morning and wished him a safe day and walked to my car. Handed out a flyer and talked to a delivery driver for either Dominos or Papa Johns [forget which] last week when I answered the door with my 6906 holstered on my hip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bc.cruiser View Post
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    The Olympus 7000 works well.

    Read this, and then you will see why I do not patronize BB. http://www.radicalislam.org/analysis...-such-big-deal
    Welp, I only shop at Best Buy on a need-to basis, now I definitely won't be making any future purchases.

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    Went on a motorcycle ride Sunday. Left Greenville SC and made a big loop up through NC before returning to Greenville. Stopped at the Burger King in Brevard and there was some kind of festival going on downtown. I was carrying concealed with my hybrid IWB, Decided that since the NC laws were requiring me to wear a helmet I would use the same laws to open carry. Also gave my side a break from the leather paddle. Tucked my t-shirt in around my pistol. Really didn't expect it to be too noticeable as most of it was inside my waistband.

    Eating my sandwich and as one guy is leaving he says "I would be afraid I would lose my gun while riding". I replied, "It's not going anywhere while I am on the bike".

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    NC-Heel...I too ride a motorcycle, and carry openly everywhere I can untill told otherwise. Everytime I jump on the cruiser, I often times wonder if the looks I get from people in other vehicles are directed at my sidearm, or my girlfriend. Either way, I just smile back and carry-on.

    PrestonW...I am surprised you and I have not ran into each other somewhere in this neck of the woods. The girlfriend and I have been all over the eastern most part of the state this weekend, both on 2 & 4 wheeled transportation. Took two ferries, and made a few stops here and there. Covered much of the territory between Aurora, G'ville, New Bern, Beaufort, Morehead City, and Havelock. Lots of stank-eye looks from a few folks, and only one person asked was I a cop. My reply to them was, "No. Just a lawfully armed citizen keeping the 2A alive." They looked at me, smiled real big, and said, "You got my vote. I am definitely on your side."

    NC-Heel...One thing I almost forgot. The holster I use is a Blackhawk Serpa. So far it has done well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearfoot View Post
    PrestonW...I am surprised you and I have not ran into each other somewhere in this neck of the woods.
    Might be due to the times I've been out. I'm always carrying unless I'm heading to the CCC Campus, getting ready for civilian LEO training. I wish it's been on 2 wheels, but everytime I find a good deal on a bike I like, I'm unable to pay at the time and the wife hasn't been riding hers without me riding as well.

    Only time I've seen another OCer was down in J-ville at the meetup. I'm almost always wearing an Air Force ballcap (or Air Force helmet rag when riding) and a lefty crossdraw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearfoot View Post

    NC-Heel...One thing I almost forgot. The holster I use is a Blackhawk Serpa. So far it has done well.
    I normally carry in a Blachawk Serpa but on the bike the shirt tends to ride up with it. I have been riding (in SC) and realized the shirt has blown up and I am inadvertently openly carrying. The Serpa is a very secure holster that I do not worry about retention but the hybrid IWB is just as secure if not more so when it is all strapped in.

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    Was OC in Walmart the other night with my family, and got approached (in a completely non-confrontational way) by a fella and his girlfriend. He asked if I had a CHP, or if I was a cop, to which I replied that I was not a cop, just a LAC who happened to have a CHP, but preferred to OC. I explained that it was perfectly legal in NC as long as you were legally allowed to own a firearm. He said he had been looking at getting his CHP for a while now, but just hadn't taken the class yet. I told him he should try OC since he didn't have to pay for a class and pay for a permit. Both he and his girlfriend were very receptive to what I told them, and seemed interested in learning more. I suggested he buy a quality holster from one of the LGS, and try OC for a while. Who knows... Maybe he'll give it a try. I enjoy talking to folks about carrying, and to date, have yet to have a negative experience. Knock on wood.

    The last time I got to educate a couple folks on the law was at my local Farm Bureau when I went in to change my insurance policy. When I was checking out, my agent asked what gun I was carrying. When he said that, the clerk's eyes got real big, and she asked, "He's packing?!?" I thought for sure I had run across my first anti, but surprisingly, it was the opposite. She just didn't know it was legal to do that. Said she wasn't afraid of guns, that she had grown up around them. She just found it interesting I carried openly. When I told her why, she fully agreed with me. Another good experience. Just as a side note, not that it matters, but for those of you familiar with country singer Bucky Covington who got his start on American Idol, she is his step mother.

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    Took my brother over to Guitar Center in Greensboro beside Gander Mountain over the weekend to pick up a guitar. Both of us were OC'ing. When he was checking out the guy that had helped my brother pick out the guitar and was checking him out made a reference to his gun or motioned to it and asked him if he was in law enforcement. My brother said no just carried a gun for self defense. The guy responded, "That's cool.", and then proceeded to finish checking him out. While my brother was checking out I was talking to the repair guy that was at the counter asking about a repair job for a banjo I have. When we finished talking about the repair job him and his buddy that was working there were joking around and the repair guy said I will fix it for you if you shoot this guy for me (pointing to his buddy). I replied sorry, unfortunately for you I can't do that, fortunately for your friend but unfortunate for you. They both got a good laugh at that and at that time my brother finished and we head for the truck. On our way out they all waved and said have a nice day. Good experience overall at Guitar Center.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jag06 View Post
    Took my brother over to Guitar Center in Greensboro beside Gander Mountain over the weekend to pick up a guitar. Both of us were OC'ing. When he was checking out the guy that had helped my brother pick out the guitar and was checking him out made a reference to his gun or motioned to it and asked him if he was in law enforcement. My brother said no just carried a gun for self defense. The guy responded, "That's cool.", and then proceeded to finish checking him out. While my brother was checking out I was talking to the repair guy that was at the counter asking about a repair job for a banjo I have. When we finished talking about the repair job him and his buddy that was working there were joking around and the repair guy said I will fix it for you if you shoot this guy for me (pointing to his buddy). I replied sorry, unfortunately for you I can't do that, fortunately for your friend but unfortunate for you. They both got a good laugh at that and at that time my brother finished and we head for the truck. On our way out they all waved and said have a nice day. Good experience overall at Guitar Center.
    The Guitar Center on Capital Blvd in Raleigh put up a no guns sign. I guess it's not a corporate policy.

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    Since you were there,you did go into Gander Mountain right? I OC in GM everytime I go.

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    First time OCing in public today. I'm 21, and have been carrying my Glock 27 .40 in my truck when I travel. I always leave it in my truck. I discovered this site, and wanted to open carry, but wasnt sure how well it would be recieved. After reading some post and studying the law, I decided to try it today! Was in Benson, and needed some gas before heading home to Harnett County. I stopped at the BP across the street from the Waffle House off 50 HWY. I entered the gas station with my Glock on my hip, waited in line, then paid for my gas. I don't think the cashier noticed, but I noticed a male walked in the store and took a double take but said nothing and quietly entered the line behind me. Great first experience!

    I'm impressed with this site, and so glad to see so many other North Carolinians practicing thier 2nd Amendment right!

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    I'm curious to understand the choice behind a Glock 27 vs a Glock 26 when the 27 does not achieve as much penetration as the 26 and the ammo is more expensive.

    Otherwise it's always good to see people doing perfectly legal things when they want to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComradeV View Post
    I'm curious to understand the choice behind a Glock 27 vs a Glock 26 when the 27 does not achieve as much penetration as the 26 and the ammo is more expensive.
    Wanted a .40

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComradeV View Post
    I'm curious to understand the choice behind a Glock 27 vs a Glock 26 when the 27 does not achieve as much penetration as the 26 and the ammo is more expensive.

    Otherwise it's always good to see people doing perfectly legal things when they want to.
    Never heard of a .40 cal round not being able to penetrate deep enough to strike vital organs. For some, nothing smaller than a .40 will do, while for others, they're happy with 9mm, while others won't settle for anything less than .45. If you can't hit your target, doesn't matter what you shoot.

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    First post, and first open carry today. I started with a super baby step. I took the dog for a walk, and decided to OC since I have been reading this site and studying the law. I didn't even get a second look from anyone driving by. Next, I will try Gander Mountain, although that wont be a problem! After that I plan to head to Wal-Mart! Before I was out of my yard, I was really nervous/anxious, but by the end of my walk it didn't seem like a big deal at all.

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    went into PRO-SHOTS in rural hall today, and thanked them for taking down the sign, "no loaded firearms past this point". talked to MORBUS, really nice fellow. he said they had a meeting about it. we talked awhile about the laws and of other states. he wanted some of those " no gun = no $" cards, so i gave him some. though they did have VCDL.org on them
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    Quote Originally Posted by papa bear View Post
    went into PRO-SHOTS in rural hall today, and thanked them for taking down the sign, "no loaded firearms past this point". talked to MORBUS, really nice fellow. he said they had a meeting about it. we talked awhile about the laws and of other states. he wanted some of those " no gun = no $" cards, so i gave him some. though they did have VCDL.org on them
    Nice job and we don't mind the plug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wethepeople View Post
    Since you were there,you did go into Gander Mountain right? I OC in GM everytime I go.
    No, did not make it in. I had just got back home at 1am that morning from being out of town for a week. Though this was 3pm, I was beat, and though tempted, did not go in. But I OC whenever I go into Gander and have not had and problems. In fact last time I was there was about 3 or 4 weeks ago and I was picking up a new knife sharpener. Talked to a couple employees asking about what they had and what was good. A couple of guys were in uniform and were armed where in the knife section as well, if I remember correctly that had a fish on their patch, but I never got a good look at their patch to see who they were with. I figure they were with the park service. They heard me and one of the employees talking about sharpeners and they jumped in giving advice. Not one of them acknowledged that they say my glock if there ever saw it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Medic1210 View Post
    Never heard of a .40 cal round not being able to penetrate deep enough to strike vital organs. For some, nothing smaller than a .40 will do, while for others, they're happy with 9mm, while others won't settle for anything less than .45. If you can't hit your target, doesn't matter what you shoot.
    The .40 round is perfectly capable, but the Glock 27 does not give it enough barrel to perform with. The result is the 9mm in the Glock 26 outperforms the .40 in the 27.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComradeV View Post
    The .40 round is perfectly capable, but the Glock 27 does not give it enough barrel to perform with. The result is the 9mm in the Glock 26 outperforms the .40 in the 27.
    {sarcasm}Based on what I've seen on this forum, you might want to consider rewriting that statement as your opinion or the moderators will threaten you with being banned for not citing your posts IAW the forum rules... {/sarcasm}



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    Quote Originally Posted by ComradeV View Post
    The .40 round is perfectly capable, but the Glock 27 does not give it enough barrel to perform with. The result is the 9mm in the Glock 26 outperforms the .40 in the 27.
    I'd be interested in seeing the data that backs that claim. I've seen ballistic tests of various .40 rounds fired from a G27 on youtube, and none of those have made me the least bit less confident carrying mine on a daily basis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Medic1210 View Post
    I'd be interested in seeing the data that backs that claim. I've seen ballistic tests of various .40 rounds fired from a G27 on youtube, and none of those have made me the least bit less confident carrying mine on a daily basis.
    Same here. I bought a 27 to go along with my 23, which I have had for a couple years. Its nice to carry the smaller gun when I need deep concealment - it has 2x capacity of a j-frame & I can carry a G23 mag (or 22 for that matter) for reloads.

    Granted, I've never had to shoot anyone with a Glock 27, but I've never seen any data suggesting that you can't get a .40 bullet to penetrate deep enough out of a 3" barrel. Both Mas Ayoob & Youtube's "Hickock45" have had only positive things to say about the 27.

    I challenge anyone who thinks it is ineffective to sign a legal waiver & allow me to use them as a test subject =P

    EDIT: If you can get adequate penetration shooting a .38 out of a 2" barrel then it shouldn't be a problem with the higher velocity .40 out of a 3". Right now I'm carrying 150 grain Cor Bon jhp's in my 27. They have been clocked at 1200fps out of a 4". I don't think they are losing much velocity out of a 3" (-50fps?). I'm sure that load will perform fine in my 27

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