Welcome to the wonderful world of Open Carry keep on Open carryingToday I grew a pair and decided to open carry just cause in stores today as I did my shopping. First I went to Walmart off main st near bellevue or in bellevue. Not a single problem, although everyone looked they immediatly looked away probably figuring I was an LEO. 2nd I went to Festival foods off west mason (green bay) same thing, not a single problem. I thought I'd be nervous and actually had 2nd thoughts halfway to my first destination but after clicking into my holster and taking my first steps, I felt very calm, calmer than ever before. I felt extremely safe and knowing my rights was prepared for an encounter with LEOs but no such luck.
I carry a Taurus 1911 ALR 45acp. fairly big gun that everyone seemed to notice but nobody took a 2nd look. I do dress in khakis and a polo with dress shoes so I probably look like any other detective out there, and think that is the only reason nobody even thinks twice, because they think i'm a police officer, I think if I had a shirt on stating I wasn't an LEO people would really have wondered what was up. I think it's normal to see people carrying (leos) but i think the people that carry without the appearance of an LEO, wearing less than dressy clothes are the ones that get attention because people think wow, he can't be a cop, whats he doing with that gun. I also thought about the outcome if I were a black man wearing jeans and a tshirt, probably would've been much different.