Newbie, idiot, or a little bit of both

Newbie, idiot, or a little bit of both

This is a discussion on Newbie, idiot, or a little bit of both within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; My family and I stopped at a convenience store this morning on the way to church and I happened to notice as soon as I ...

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 27
Like Tree43Likes

Thread: Newbie, idiot, or a little bit of both

  1. #1
    Member Array ArmedPreacher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012

    Newbie, idiot, or a little bit of both

    My family and I stopped at a convenience store this morning on the way to church and I happened to notice as soon as I walked in that the guy at the register paying for his gas was carrying a handgun in his pocket with the butt sticking out a good ways. That doesn't mean much unless you understand we are in SC which is not an open carry state. This wasn't even open carry, however. It was some sort of hybrid like open concealed carry or something. Not only was it clearly visible but the guy kept checking it and fumbling with it in his pocket. My general attitude is to mind my own business, which I did, but I was curious as to what some of you guys with a little more experience would do in this situation. Do you call the cops? Do you tell the guy he's being an idiot? Do you yell "gun!" and jump behind the nearest shelf? I'm interested in other opinions.
    Gun Control: Using both hands

  2. #2
    Array msgt/ret's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    North Carolina
    My take is the cashier is someone who is willing to have the means to insure if some fool tries to threaten his life he has the means to protect his life. Myself I would have made my purchases and thought nothing of it knowing that I am carrying also.
    Sister, locotest and Navydude like this.
    When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
    "Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way."

  3. #3
    Member Array Djroulette's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Depends on what area the conscience store is in. If in a bad part of town, distance and observance are your friends. In a nice part of town, I would have told him, he was exposed.

  4. #4
    VIP Member Array Ghost1958's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Would have done nothing. He probably put on a pair of pants with smaller pockets than he was used to shoved his usual EDC in there and noticed to late he was showing a bit. Probably explains the fiddling with it to try to get it to hide.

    Folks OCing a gun or having one in a pocket aint the worry. Its the ones that have it in their hand pointing it at the cashier.
    " It is sad governments are chief'ed by the double tongues." quote Ten Bears Movie Outlaw Josie Wales

  5. #5
    VIP Member
    Array ANGLICO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    I'm the guy next door that is polite, but does not tell you crap.
    I am not going to comment other than you are safe. God Bless You!, Sir!
    locotest, Kennydale and Navydude like this.
    Socialism Kills! Time proven, with a very large body count! We are a Constitutional Republic....... not a Democracy, get it correct!

    Don't be mistaken for a Gecko45:


    ANGLICO Images

  6. #6
    VIP Member Array Hoganbeg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Washington State
    The fact that he was carrying doesn't bother me, state law and open carry notwithstanding, after all, "...shall not be infringed."
    I doubt I would say anything. However, I would prefer to see it carried securely so he doesn't have to keep adjusting it. That's how incidents happen.
    locotest, Navydude and robhic like this.

  7. #7
    Distinguished Member Array ArkhmAsylm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    I would've let him know that his gun is falling out. Let him feel a bit more paranoid.
    ETXhiker likes this.
    "Historical examination of the right to bear arms, from English antecedents to the drafting of the Second Amendment, bears proof that the right to bear arms has consistently been, and should still be, construed as an individual right." -- U.S. District Judge Sam Cummings, Re: U.S. vs Emerson (1999)

  8. #8
    Senior Member Array redmc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    The Last Green Valley
    It doesn't matter to me how someone carries their gun as long as it stays where it is. I would say or do nothing but watch him .
    Ghost1958, locotest and Navydude like this.

  9. #9
    VIP Member
    Array Bama61's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    N. Alabama
    I wouldn't say anything about it. I'd just keep my eyes on him as long as he was there to make sure I stay'd safe and then left as soon as my business was over.
    locotest likes this.
    NRA Member
    GOA Member
    US Army Vet

  10. #10
    VIP Member Array LimaCharlie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    I would have done nothing. I would be tempted to tell him mine is bigger than his.
    ugh762x39, Bama61 and locotest like this.
    I carry a gun, because a Cop is too heavy.

    Second Amendment: The difference between politicians and rulers.

    U.S. Army, Retired
    NRA Benefactor Life Member

  11. #11
    Senior Moderator
    Array RETSUPT99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Central Florida
    I'd mind my own business and keep my head on a swivel.
    The last Blood Moon Tetrad for this millennium starts in April 2014 and ends in September 2015...according to NASA.

    Certified Glock Armorer
    NRA Life Member

  12. #12
    Distinguished Member Array Exacto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Both, if he's going to carry a firearm it should be done properly, or don't carry it.
    Navydude likes this.
    Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunder bolt...... Sun Tzu.

    The supreme art of war is to defeat the enemy without fighting........ Sun Tzu.

  13. #13
    VIP Member Array maxwell97's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    I'd say nothing and keep an eye on him. In such a situation you see five seconds of however many years of someone's life led to this point. Maybe he's a complete noob who just hasn't figured out concealment, and a lecture from a stranger in a gas station will scare him away for life. Maybe he's an experienced guy who's trying out a new method and finding out it doesn't work, and he's very well aware of it, thank you very much. Maybe he's a hardcore Nugent fan who just doesn't care if anybody sees the gun.

    Unless someone is doing something that violates the safety rules, it's not my business, any more than whether his shirt clashes with his pants.
    locotest, Navydude and Ghost1958 like this.
    "...there is no arguing with such snivelling puppies, who allow superiors to kick them about deck at pleasure."

    Captain Bellamy

  14. #14
    VIP Member
    Array archer51's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    I wouldn't have said anything. Since he was constantly "fiddling" with it, he was apparently aware it wasn't concealed properly and was trying to resolve the issue.
    Freedom doesn't come free. It is bought and paid for by the lives and blood of our men and women in uniform.

    USAF Retired
    NRA Life Member

  15. #15
    Senior Member Array Bigmac31391's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    We really can't solve anyone else's carrying problems! Is he carrying unsafe? Probably so! Learn from it and move on!
    locotest likes this.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Remove Ads

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts