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Carry a Sig

Regular Member
Joined
Oct 13, 2012
Messages
10
Location
Sioux City IA
I have not open carried in a very long time. Noticed a guy open carry in HyVee near the mall in Sioux City. The wife actually brought it up. I asked is he acting funny. She said no. I said no biggie.

If you go anywhere open or concealed carry and act like you are hot stuff drawing attention to the fact you are carrying, you should be asked to leave where ever you are.

I see videos on You Tube of these guys open carry with a video camera and when stopped and asked what they are doing they try and provoke a response with a smart a** comment.

When I do carry, it is natural. No attention, no change in walk, no adjusting all the time, no smart a** remarks when talk to. Just the same old me. Guess I'm getting too old to put up with the "kids".


Carry on...
 

Tucker6900

Regular Member
Joined
Jul 10, 2008
Messages
1,246
Location
Iowa, USA
I have not open carried in a very long time. Noticed a guy open carry in HyVee near the mall in Sioux City. The wife actually brought it up. I asked is he acting funny. She said no. I said no biggie.

If you go anywhere open or concealed carry and act like you are hot stuff drawing attention to the fact you are carrying, you should be asked to leave where ever you are.

I see videos on You Tube of these guys open carry with a video camera and when stopped and asked what they are doing they try and provoke a response with a smart a** comment.

When I do carry, it is natural. No attention, no change in walk, no adjusting all the time, no smart a** remarks when talk to. Just the same old me. Guess I'm getting too old to put up with the "kids".


Carry on...
Welcome to OCDO.

As for the videos you have seen, some people are a bit more confrontational when it comes to their rights. The reason for the camera is for accountability. Yes, I agree some are baiting police, but is that so bad? They do it all the time to us. Speed traps, seat belt traps, checkpoints, etc. They sit and wait for us to break the law. I dont see anything wrong with a LAC(law abiding citizen) doing the same to LEO. Some could use a lesson in manners, but in the end, they are all fighting for the same thing.
 

OC for ME

Regular Member
Joined
Jan 6, 2010
Messages
11,817
Location
White Oak Plantation
I have not open carried in a very long time. Noticed a guy open carry in HyVee near the mall in Sioux City. The wife actually brought it up. I asked is he acting funny. She said no. I said no biggie.

If you go anywhere open or concealed carry and act like you are hot stuff drawing attention to the fact you are carrying, you should be asked to leave where ever you are.

I see videos on You Tube of these guys open carry with a video camera and when stopped and asked what they are doing they try and provoke a response with a smart a** comment.

When I do carry, it is natural. No attention, no change in walk, no adjusting all the time, no smart a** remarks when talk to. Just the same old me. Guess I'm getting too old to put up with the "kids".


Carry on...
Then don't put up with the kids. Or, simply ignore the kids. Though, based on your post, it seems that ignoring the kids may be problematic.

Welcome to OCDO.
 

Not A Victim

Regular Member
Joined
Oct 14, 2012
Messages
23
Location
Le Mars, Iowa
I OC'd at the Le Mars Pizza Ranch during the noon hour today. The place was pretty busy. But nobody seemed to notice or care that I was carrying a side arm. In the buffet line an older gentlemen ask me if you needed any "special requirements" to obtain a weapons carry permit. I said no, as long as you have no criminal record there are no "special requirements" to obtain a weapons carry permit. I then told him to just go to his local sheriffs office if he was interested in getting his weapons carry permit. He thank me and then went back to his table to eat.
 
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Packer fan

Regular Member
Joined
Nov 19, 2009
Messages
399
Location
Mountain Home, Arkansas, United States
Back in September while traveling through I OC at Culver's and a Casey's in Dubuque all was good. I also carried at another Casey's down by the Mo/Io line but done't know the name of the town, not one look. All the places I stopped was full of people too. I think I had a few comments from some teenagers but now sure what they said.

I know this is late posting but I haven't been able to get on the forum.
 

phate83

New member
Joined
Dec 13, 2012
Messages
2
Location
United States
Ok, I guess I don't watch the news enough since i never knew about OC being legal here in Iowa, hell I just got my carry permit because this county (Webster) never did any damn classes. Turns out since I'm a military Vet I didn't need to take the class anyways. I have yet to OC, just CC, but at the same time I've never seen someone here in town (Fort Dodge) OCing, so I'm guessing I may get some reactions, I'll have to let y'all know.
 

Davy Sprocket

Regular Member
Joined
Jul 27, 2012
Messages
14
Location
NW Iowa
I bought a smaller, thinner winter coat so I could OC better when it's cold out. The cinema 4 in Denison is good to go. So is Fareway. I actually got asked what I had holstered by one of the Walmart employees. He seemed ok with it. I also upgraded my pistol to a walther ppk/s.
 

Davy Sprocket

Regular Member
Joined
Jul 27, 2012
Messages
14
Location
NW Iowa
It's good to see someone from the Fort Dodge area phate83. I have family up there and they absolutely abhor firearms.
 

Kromwell

Regular Member
Joined
Jun 30, 2012
Messages
43
Location
Dubuque, Iowa
where i carried today

Took my wife out to a nice little lunch at Ho Hot at the mall in Dubuque. OC'd during the meal, then we took a little stroll through the mall. Stopped at Dicks earlier in the day (same mall) and carried there as well. No issues, everyone was cool :lol:
 

Kromwell

Regular Member
Joined
Jun 30, 2012
Messages
43
Location
Dubuque, Iowa
OC'd at Dubuque gun show

Had to get a zip tie put on the trigger guard on my Taurus, to get 'checked - in' go to The Gun Hut's gunshow as part of the Big Boy Toy Show.

Only had to do it if you were open carry or checking in a firm arm to sell. I asked the armed security guard if I could put the magazine back in since it was checked, and he asked that I dont, and keep it handy incase I have need to use it. Was surprised by his super positive attitude! Good experience!
 

BoomerQ

Regular Member
Joined
Feb 29, 2012
Messages
19
Location
Macomb County, MI
My Personal OC Friendly Business List

This is a list of businesses/establishments that I frequent, that support our OC rights, in the Davenport/Bettendorf area of Scott County:

1. Starbucks
2. Target
3. Village Inn
4. Hy-Vee
5. BP
6. Shell
7. Burger King
8. McDonald's
9. Dynasty Buffet
10. Bettendorf Public Library
11. Walgreens
12. Petsmart
13. Sport Clips
14. Gander Mountain
15. Dunham's
16. Kohl's
17. Best Buy
 

Tucker6900

Regular Member
Joined
Jul 10, 2008
Messages
1,246
Location
Iowa, USA
Long weekend of Open Carry!!

Here goes...

In Coralville:
Lowes, Scheels, Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Three Samurai, US Cellular, Coralville Lake/Fossil Gorge

Iowa City:
Ped Mall, Nemesis Tattoo (These guys love it), Okoboji Grill

Washington:
Pizza Ranch, Ace Hardware

One person approached and asked questions about the legality of OC, and was rather interested in the information.
 

Kromwell

Regular Member
Joined
Jun 30, 2012
Messages
43
Location
Dubuque, Iowa
OC'd in wal-mart last night

Got a few glances, but nobody made any fuss. Started off cc, but they have the heat up yet, so I took my jacket off, carrying my Taurus pt840 in an itac paddle holster. My wife was ccw'ing her pt809c as usual :)
 

Tucker6900

Regular Member
Joined
Jul 10, 2008
Messages
1,246
Location
Iowa, USA
Walking through Washington

My son had a track and field day in Washington on Sunday. The track itself is property of the school, but I was able to carry up to the curb. I unloaded and stored my M&P, and proceeded to cheer on my boy! Afterwords, we went to get ice cream. After we purchased our delicious treat, we went over to the town square to sit and enjoy the weather. After about 15 minutes, a Washington Police cruiser pulled up in the parking space about 30 feet from where we were sitting. He was on the phone, staring at me for about 5 minutes, backed out of his spot, rolled in front of where we were sitting, rolled his side window down, nodded, and drove off. It was interesting to say the least, but he did the right thing.

Other than that, no issues.
 

Kromwell

Regular Member
Joined
Jun 30, 2012
Messages
43
Location
Dubuque, Iowa
OC today

Open carried today in Lowes, Tobacco Outlet, Parts America and BestBuy. Had some rubber necking going on, but no comments/complaints.
 

Kromwell

Regular Member
Joined
Jun 30, 2012
Messages
43
Location
Dubuque, Iowa
OC today

OC'd again at Lowes. Then at Walmart. While checking out in the self-checkout at Wal-Mart the lady at the 'island' looked at me as I turned to walk out and raised her eyebrows at me. Nobody in the store, including a co-worker I ran into gave me a second glance. Stopped for some take-out at Texas Roadhouse, had a few glances, but that was all.

Pretty much another good OC experience :)
 

Tucker6900

Regular Member
Joined
Jul 10, 2008
Messages
1,246
Location
Iowa, USA
Two new locations.....

Iron Hawk Grill and Mollys Cupcakes in downtown Iowa City. No definitive yes or no, but I OC'd there without issue.
 

Kromwell

Regular Member
Joined
Jun 30, 2012
Messages
43
Location
Dubuque, Iowa
OC yesterday

Had to make a trip to BestBuy here in Dubuque yesterday, as my tablet was acting up. Standing at the Geek Squad Counter talking with the tech, another tech came over, looked at my hip and asked if I was a bounty hunter. Said nope. Then he asked if I was a Cop. Said nope, just an every day average citizen exercising my 2nd Amendment rights. Let him know, the great thing about Iowa is if you have your CCW you can open carry.

Then on the way out of the store, he was by the entrance, and asked me what kind of gun I was carrying. Gave him the info, and then told him how he could qualify to get a CCW, and a great LGS that he could get an excellent deal on a sidearm if he wanted. His co-worker standing there with him was even listening and interested.

Was a surprisingly cool experience, and got to inform a citizen on carry rights! Good experience! :D
 
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