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NC OC experience reports

solus

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off to lowes again and i was looking for screws and a bruiser sized man asked what caliber i was toting...so maintaining social distancing - we chatted, then in the middle of a sentence he did what numerous folks have done in the past ~ pulled up his t-shirt and showed me his concealed full sized 1911.

a discussion ensued on why not OC and out of mouth of this huge man came...i'm afraid someone will take it from me! i looked at him astonished..."whom do you believe would attack you" was the only think i could say...he chuckled stating i had a point and stated he would give it some thought!
 

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well off to the big cities in the west...[note virus has caused a very visible symptom ~ the NC drivers have gotten worse!]

while on my field trip stopped at Cabelas looking for several items and while by the holsters a small framed black woman was discussing a shoulder rig and how it fits on body, etc., with female employee and i kinda asked what type of firearm it was to be used with...

the black woman reached into her purse and started to bring out a SCCY brightly coloured small 9 mm...i quickly asked if it was loaded...no - whew! so gentle pulled it out & keeping it pointed in safe direction, removed mag & locked the slide open and stuck it back into her purse at which time some bloke behind the counter started hollering "no guns, hey...no guns are allowed in here, have to be safety checked at door, did you hear me?" i ignored the screaming and calmly continuing to talk to the woman....

she just looked at my fullsized sidearm & i shrugged! we chatted a bit and she disclosed...no chp or safe handling io akn as she lacked $$$ so recommended instructor who minimally charges for the CHP class...

oh absolutely no staff approached me to discuss my OC'd firearm or say a word about clearing the woman's pistol ~ which would have not worked out well since their employees saw me walk in and no notice on door or near cs desk! by the main doors!
 

solus

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i am sorry to report no panic has crept over the rural religious Eastern North Carolina countryside as i roamed it, all the while OC'g amongst the population...

Memorial Monday took new (used) PU to Firestone for an alignment and sauntered to JC Penny's, through to the interior of the Mall to the eye care shop...[thru Penny's w/o signage allows my entrance in lieu of mall's main entrance which has signage] visited a bit, the walk through the mall to the minimally opened food court to order teriyaki chicken w/fried rice to go...then sat at front mall entrance and people watched...fasinating...
various face mask usage, non usage, and strange odd behaviour...​
couldn't catch the attention of the bloke w/cowboy hat OC'g his holster minus firearm...​
watch a 16-17 year old lad mask in hand rubbing his eyes with insides of his fingertips, then cough and the wiped his mouth & nose with the palm of his right hand as he grabbed and pulled opened the door to go into the mall...​

after watching the lad...i couldn't finish my lunch so i left...
 

bc.cruiser

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Sounds a lot like Cross Creek mall in Fayetteville. Firestone is adjacent to the JC Penney wing. No signage at that entrance, unlike at the main entrance on the side between that wing and the former Sears section. The man with the empty holster either came in that way, or paid attention to the signs at the road entrances to the property.

The signs indicate the prohibition of firearms on the property. Understanding that motorists will not spend time reading a sign that is mostly unnoticed while moving 10-30 mph through the entrance.
 

solus

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thank heavens the mall in goldsboro hasn't posted signage on it's property perimeter

course sears bailed and now the community is worried about its survivability. my walk though on monday showed the majority "niche" stores still closed and a couple showing lease signs.

enjoying the monsoonal rain b.c.almost 6in last week and 3 already today enough to make me want to conceal so the SD handgun doesn't get moldy, rusty!
 

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toddled into the rain to go town to pick up sangria and wine and fresh jalapeños [slice them, clean out seeds, and stuff them with cream cheese right before the guests arrive & ya eat'm raw] for Sat's mexican gathering with friends -- from Harris Teeter and the gentleman [vender] tending the beer aisle asked out of the blue..."whatcha carrying" and as we were discussing life in general and as is normal in this community, i was waiting to be shown his concealed firearm...yep bout 3 minutes in he lifted his shirt showed me his sig...

mentioned wife want to get her CHP which led into a discussion of open carry...for 7 minutes [i know the exact minutes i chatted cuz my bride informed me immediately after i broke off the conversation w/vendor :rolleyes::unsure::rolleyes::cry:]
 

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IHOP has again opened for seating so went in for tips & eggs and as i was leaving an elderly woman sat down and first thing out of her mouth was glad to see you are carrying...short but stocked full of info conversation ensued and as i left...i asked the owner to take the 15$ in my hand and buy her lunch for me...

turned and walked out!!!
 
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