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Post your open carry experiences and encounters

websterz

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Nov 13, 2012
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Ponca City, OK
I was in Walmart yesterday picking up a few groceries when I had my favorite encounter to date. A woman passed by me and said "I like your sidearm." I thanked her and commented that you can't be too careful these days. She smiled and nodded toward my Ruger and said "Well, I feel safer already." I wish every encounter was that pleasant. She was cute too! :shocker:
 

mynameiscolb

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Oct 27, 2014
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Location
Oklahoma
My wife and I were eating some burgers at Five Guys on Memorial, Saturday evening. An old lady came up to me, shook my hand and thanked me for "not being a liberal", haha. She ended up saying "this world needs more people that accept responsibility for their safety"
 

okiephlyer

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Jun 12, 2008
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Location
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
I was in Walmart yesterday picking up a few groceries when I had my favorite encounter to date. A woman passed by me and said "I like your sidearm." I thanked her and commented that you can't be too careful these days. She smiled and nodded toward my Ruger and said "Well, I feel safer already." I wish every encounter was that pleasant. She was cute too! :shocker:
Gotta have pictures, or it didn't happen.
 

okiephlyer

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Went to Shiloh's on Aspen last night with the family. Waitress bent over to use the talble to write the order. She looked my way and saw the Glock. Smiled and said "Hello there. It's nice seeing someone you know you can trust."
Another positive encounter.
 

websterz

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Ponca City, OK
Went to Shiloh's on Aspen last night with the family. Waitress bent over to use the talble to write the order. She looked my way and saw the Glock. Smiled and said "Hello there. It's nice seeing someone you know you can trust."
Another positive encounter.
We're winning them over one at a time. :)
 

Glock 1st fan

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United States
Visual firearms do work. While I cant say I have any stories of open carry myself I was in uniform not long ago and decided to go in to a family dollar to buy the usual lunch (Not far off the beaten path) so I pulled in. I noticed when I walked in a black male wearing sunglasses and all black standing by the register looking around but not having anything in his hands.

Now this is not to say this was suspicious because people go in there and buy cigarettes and such from behind the counter so I thought nothing of it and went on about my business. When I got my items to the counter he was gone but the staff who I knew personally was telling me he was creepy because he kept letting customers go ahead of him. When he saw me walk in he walked out immediately and got in his car and left.

It was just about 20 minutes later a second family dollar around the corned and down the street a few blocks was robbed. When we looked at the video it was the exact same guy that was in the store when I walked in. Now the staff greets me with open arms when I go in :)
 

Grapeshot

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Valhalla
Visual firearms do work. While I cant say I have any stories of open carry myself I was in uniform not long ago and decided to go in to a family dollar to buy the usual lunch (Not far off the beaten path) so I pulled in. I noticed when I walked in a black male wearing sunglasses and all black standing by the register looking around but not having anything in his hands.

Now this is not to say this was suspicious because people go in there and buy cigarettes and such from behind the counter so I thought nothing of it and went on about my business. When I got my items to the counter he was gone but the staff who I knew personally was telling me he was creepy because he kept letting customers go ahead of him. When he saw me walk in he walked out immediately and got in his car and left.

It was just about 20 minutes later a second family dollar around the corned and down the street a few blocks was robbed. When we looked at the video it was the exact same guy that was in the store when I walked in. Now the staff greets me with open arms when I go in :)
Excellent!

That post deserved its own thread. It is much more than the typical situation where you can't prove a negative - something that didn't happen but was not documented. In this case, you saw the evidence/results.
 

Glock 1st fan

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Excellent!

That post deserved its own thread. It is much more than the typical situation where you can't prove a negative - something that didn't happen but was not documented. In this case, you saw the evidence/results.
Absolutely. While people can debate for years the effectiveness of wearing a visual firearm there is enough cases out there where its proven you don't have to be in uniform to get the same results. Waffle house in I believe Georgia (Feel free to correct if wrong) was nearly robbed by someone who saw open carriers eating dinner. The perp went back to his car along with his trash and waited for the open carriers to leave. The only problem is before they left the P.D. discovered them and foiled the robbery of which the perp was honest about their intentions.

The problem with America is that Carrying firearms is working better then expected because the places known to allow it have a smaller rate of violence then places that dont. Clubs, Gun free buisnesses and also government locations are always on the news as being hit.

Seldom do you hear of places like gun ranges, open carry rallies and gun shows being robbed. So the evidence is pretty clear there too.
 

okiephlyer

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Jun 12, 2008
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Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Was in Durant the other day for work. Stopped by Aplebee's for dinner. Guy greeter has the door open for me before I get close. Starts the conversation by saying he was happy I was carrying. He likes to see people OC and will him self when he gets the piece of paper (plastic). I couldn't get a word in because he was going on and on about how happy he was.
 

Kwaynem

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Apr 9, 2016
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Location
Pawhuska Oklahoma
Oc in pawhuska

Seems this page has hit a dead spot figured I would post I oc occasionally here and have only noticed one other person doing the same in the last 9 months. One of the times I did was at the dollar store and the cashier looked extremely nervous but no one said anything.
 

Damol

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Feb 25, 2015
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Location
Oklahoma
Went into Sam's Club in Tulsa on 11-24-17, saw a woman OCing and thanked her. She told me she was married to a monster for 20 years and no longer had the mindset of a victim.
Something tells me she will live through any confrontation. She had a Glock 19 in a Serpa rig with a Hoage slip on grip. My Glock 23 was under my shirt. I tucked my shirt tail in after that.
 
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