Circumstances today forced me to go to a bank in an area where I normally drive right through. As I walked in the first vestibule door I caught part of a sign that said something about metal detector. In my hurry I didn't really read it but I noticed that I was, indeed, walking through a metal detector. I ignored it mostly because I was doing nothing wrong, but did have my kel-tec P3AT and a spare mag on me. (off topic, but I have to give HUGE kudos to the kel-tec for comfort of carry and the ease of hiding it and a spare mag). As I passed the detector and reached the 2nd vestibule door, an right light lit up and the door locked (or maybe just didn't un-lock). Either way it wouldn't open. If there was ever a place that I wasn't going to cash a check and walk unarmed from the bank to my car it was this place. I got in my car and sat in the very slow drive through line, having done the "ghetto tuck" so my coat and cover garment were out of the way.
Not really posting this to whine, just to chat about an interesting experience. Never heard of one of these before. No operator that I could see, pretty sure that it was automatic. Whad'ya do if you're an old lady with a cane or walker?