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    Quote Originally Posted by JSDinTexas:236217
    I'm not decided on open carry but generally feel surprise is the better option. If TX had open carry I would do so at least part of the time, and I would carry a nice Colt 1911 Govt model in stainless.

    And some store clerk taking my gun? Not a chance in heck of that.
    The great thing about open carry is I can surprise the bad guy too. Bad guys look for the opportunity of weakness. If for some reason they feel that's me, they will be surprised when I fight back. Even if I don't draw my handgun, since the real surprise is that they didn't choose a victim. Open or concealed.

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    Ok, here is the info I got from TENA on the live customer chat at Cabelas.

    Rich M:
    I was wondering wat Cabelas policy is concerning its customers carrying a firearm while in the store. Specifically, open carry and concealed carry with license.

    Tena:
    I know that if you have a concealed carry licence you are able to do this. You just need to check in at the front desk. Unfortunately, I do not know the policy on open carry. I would suggest contacting the retail store you plan on visiting directly for their policy on that.

    Tena:
    Actually, I just recheacked. We have made the decision to comply with state laws in regards to open carry. We do not ask customers to check concealed or open carry weapons where the state has laws governing this situation. Our signs refer to firearms that are being returned or sold to Cabela's.

    Tena: So you can do both if your state permits.


    Her first reply seemed odd, glad she rechecked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich M View Post
    We only have Cabelas here, and they take your gun at the door. I'll shop at the smaller local places first.
    I have shopped at Cabellas frequently, and there is a "No Guns Allowed" sign with another sign that says permit holders do not have to comply with the "NGA" posting. This is in a must conceal state, and I have never had an issue. I guess it all depends on store management.
    Let's hear it for Gun Free Zones... Public places where the criminal has a monopoly
    on self defense. - Gary Nelson 2012

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    Thanks Rich M, that's good info - I'll put Cabelas back on my list.

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    What state was this Gander Mountain in? The one I go to has a sign that says if you bring your gun, an employee needs to check to make sure its unloaded, so I just keep it concealed rather than go through that crap. Im not sure if their sign is only in regards to returning a gun or whatever, but when you buy a gun, an employee holds it until you are outside the store...

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    Congrats on your first OC! I CC but to each his own.

    I did OC once, at a wally world and then to a gas station. The only reaction I got aside from a mother ushering her kids away from me while giving me a nasty look at walmart was the clerk at the gas station who asked if I had a permit "for that". I said "yes, but right about now what difference could that possibly make?" He said, "er, uh, well, I dunno" and that was the that. I've simply decided to CCW since.

    Anyway, boring story there but congrats on your OC career start!
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    I agree with Rogerw. Why be the first threat a bad guy see's. I know we would all like to think we are badest thing walking while carrying and we have all gone over scenario's of just what we might do should the need arise. The truth is though, we are not as vigilant as the bad guy looking for a gun and making every effort to get your's when you have a weak moment.

    I really feel that unless you are really out there looking to save someone's day, which to me that means you don't belong carrying a gun unless it's your job, the bad guy is either gonna do his best to get your 'open carry' gun either with a ball bat from behind or shoot you first when he decides to use the gun he has.

    I'm not trying to say whats right or wrong, just what the truth is. I'll conceal my weapon at all cost and I won't be the guy with the Sig, or Glock or NRA sticker's on my pickup truck. Thats just an invitation for the bad guy to steal my weapon out of the truck when I'm in a resturant that serves liquor, where in SC we are not allowed to carry.

    KK

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    What neck of the woods was your experience?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keykutter View Post
    I agree with Rogerw. Why be the first threat a bad guy see's. I know we would all like to think we are badest thing walking while carrying and we have all gone over scenario's of just what we might do should the need arise. The truth is though, we are not as vigilant as the bad guy looking for a gun and making every effort to get your's when you have a weak moment.

    I really feel that unless you are really out there looking to save someone's day, which to me that means you don't belong carrying a gun unless it's your job, the bad guy is either gonna do his best to get your 'open carry' gun either with a ball bat from behind or shoot you first when he decides to use the gun he has.

    I'm not trying to say whats right or wrong, just what the truth is. I'll conceal my weapon at all cost and I won't be the guy with the Sig, or Glock or NRA sticker's on my pickup truck. Thats just an invitation for the bad guy to steal my weapon out of the truck when I'm in a resturant that serves liquor, where in SC we are not allowed to carry.

    KK
    Take this with a grain of salt if you desire, but this was spoken like a true hard core CCer who think his way is the only right way. If CC is your style, so be it, But stop trying to push your agenda on everyone else. Isint the true matter here the fact that the OPer is actually CARRYING!!!

    What difference does it make if it is OC or CC? He lives in a state that doesn't restrict his 2A right by making him carry "So as not to offend those around him" concealed. Hat off to HIM!

    And if you really want to be, as I call them "the invizables" then stay off the blogs and stop trying to push your view on everyone else here. And no! Your damned dog is not better than my dog!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keykutter View Post
    I'm not trying to say whats right or wrong, just what the truth is.
    How does this sentence even make sense? I'm not saying you guys are wrong for open carrying, I'm just saying you will be attacked first. It's the truth. Because I said so. Period.

    Sorry to burst your bubble, but its far far far from the truth. The best the hardcore cc'ers have come up with is a mentally ill person claiming to be DEA and attacking an open carrier. You know what else mentally ill people attack? Cars, shoppers, stuffed animals...the reason a mentally ill patient becomes violent is because of their mental condition, not because of an object.

    Another is an open carrier allegedly targeted for his weapon in Milwaukie. If you guys want to claim these as evidence, then can't I claim all attacks against CC'ers, where the attacker was either killed or got away, were because they concealed their handguns? You have no confession from the bad guy why he chose his victim in either case.

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