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Postby Flyguy » Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:33 pm

I stopped to wash my 4x4 after a weekend road trip to the Erie tribs to fly-fish for steel head....truck got pretty muddy and wanted it clean . so I had removed my wind breaker so I was open carrying. I'm going along washing the truck when this homeless guy very obviously addicted to something judging by his lips and teeth steps into the bay and starts trying to talk to me , most likely wanting money or something . As I turn so hes not behind me I notice his eyes go straight to my right hip and my gun.........I never said a word ...He made a motion with his hands like he was done and turned and walked away......anybody else had any reaction from people ??? Ive open carried into gas stations and such and removed my coat in restaurants exposing the gun , but never had any reaction.....other than some stares.....I don't open carry much as I just like to keep it my little secret....but in this case I think it was a good thing.
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Re: car wash

Postby 3FULLMAGS+1 » Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:32 pm

I all boils down to the attitude of the person you are interacting with and their attitude towards carrying a firearm. I think most on here have more positive encounters while carrying openly than negative ones. I carry openly most of the time and that's MY experience, generally, but I've had a few instances where someone didn't think to much of it. My experience w/ LE is about the same.
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Re: car wash

Postby Chuck » Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:38 am

I have often had homeless people, "bums", approach me and abruptly turn away when they spotted my piece, never asking for a dime, in downtown Columbus
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Re: car wash

Postby carmen fovozzo » Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:03 am

Chuck wrote:I have often had homeless people, "bums", approach me and abruptly turn away when they spotted my piece, never asking for a dime, in downtown Columbus


Chuck....you sure it was your piece ? :) Or maybe your Stache...
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Re: car wash

Postby AlanM » Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:49 am

carmen fovozzo wrote:
Chuck wrote:I have often had homeless people, "bums", approach me and abruptly turn away when they spotted my piece, never asking for a dime, in downtown Columbus


Chuck....you sure it was your piece ? :) Or maybe your Stache...


Were they up wind or down wind? It could have been his after shave. :wink: Image
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Re: car wash

Postby Chuck » Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:23 pm

You guys,,,,
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Re: car wash

Postby MyWifeSaidYes » Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:08 pm

Downwind?

Try sitting next to him for two whole days at a gun show!

:shock: :P
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Re: car wash

Postby 3FULLMAGS+1 » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:33 pm

I road down w/ BOTH of you to Cincy, remember.....so spending two "days" with "both" of you at a gun show would be......well.....interesting to say the least, regardless of any smell !! :lol: :lol:
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Re: car wash

Postby Chuck » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:43 pm

MyWifeSaidYes wrote:Downwind?

Try sitting next to him for two whole days at a gun show!

:shock: :P



Are you working the show this weekend ?
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Re: car wash

Postby MyWifeSaidYes » Sat Feb 20, 2016 4:27 am

Chuck wrote:
MyWifeSaidYes wrote:Downwind?

Try sitting next to him for two whole days at a gun show!

:shock: :P



Are you working the show this weekend ?


No, but I wanted to. :cry:

I have a server upgrade this weekend. Hopefully I'll make enough to finish my AR pistol build.
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Re: car wash

Postby MyWifeSaidYes » Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:41 am

Let me know if they still have fried bologna sandwiches !!
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Re: car wash

Postby Brian D. » Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:21 am

Oh that's right, Columbus show is "movin' on up, to the north side", at the Ohio Expo Center now, rather than the part of Westland Mall that hadn't fallen down. If anybody attends, please give a report following. The Expo Center will charge patrons to park on site, won't they? They do for any other event held there, I'm given to understand.
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Re: car wash

Postby Chuck » Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:47 am

Big show today, over half the Buckeye Building and a very large crowd

You oughtta come up tomorrow
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Re: car wash

Postby Brian D. » Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:44 am

Thanks Chuck. Sunday is a shooting day for me, year round, when weather cooperates.
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Re: car wash

Postby Chuck » Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:21 pm

So you're coming today?
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