Wally World Walk & Strange encounter with environmental police officer
I did the Wally World Walk today. Admittedly not the first time I carried, however it is only the third or fourth time I carried out of my house and the first I carried when I was alone.
I received my new holsters from High Noon today and decided I was ready to do the walk through. After testing out both holsters (a Bare Asset and a Back Skin) I decided to wear the bare asset feeling that it was more easily concealed. I loaded the dog into the car and off I went.
I tried on a couple cover garments, didn't like any of them though... why do so few womens shirts go all the way past your belt? picked out a belt to try. Checked out the movies, but had just received Crash on Netflix... bought my dog a bone (that counts as a steak right?) They don't sell nachos so I bought some Doritos and headed over to buy some ammo.
There was no one behind the counter so I picked up some shoot n' see targets and was looking at the ammo, and realized they didn't have what I wanted so was turning around to leave just as an older guy walked up behind me. He was open carrying (an EXTREME rarity in Massachusetts) and wearing a hat and jacket that said game warden, when I started walking away he started talking to me. Asked me what kind of ammo I was buying, I told him none because they didn't have what I wanted.
He continued talking to me despite my one word answers. Asked me what I shot and where I took my class, asked if I liked my gun, if I had laser grips on it.
At that point I said no, that I didn't and he PULLED OUT HIS GUN, (somewhat discreetly keeping it low and near his side) and showed me his, and told me how he thought the grips are too thick. He re-holstered very soon after (maybe he realized I wasn't interested in talking to him) Thankfully at that point a walmart employee came up and asked if he needed anything and I was able to walk away :danceban:
I thought the whole encounter was strange.. maybe at a gun shop I would have felt less weird about that conversation but at Walmart!!! What is he crazy?
So three questions, does my wally world visit count? Was he strange or am I just over reacting? and How can I avoid encounters like this in the future? (with out being rude)