WallyWorldWalk and MallWalk
Had my CHL for a couple of weeks now, and have carried to a few places that I knew were "gun friendly" - Sporting goods stores, gun shops, and a couple of places where I was pretty sure no one would notice - MickeyD's and a Cracker Barrel with wife. After reading some of the threads here about WWW (which I originally thought meant world wide web :embarassed: until I read a couple of posts) I decided to "do the walk" :danceban:.
I am not a big fan of WW (can't stand screaming undiciplined kids out in public and parents who don't care how they act :aargh4:) and have rarely gone in to one, but decided to accept the challenge. I first went to a Tractor Supply and got birdseed, then to a PetSmart for cat food, then to a Dick's sporting goods to look for ammo (still out of .40S&W and .45ACP). Dick's is attached to a mall and before when I carried there I left without walking the mall. This time I walked all over the mall and entered a couple of stores looking for shirts suitable for concealed carry. Felt more comfortable as the day wore on except for the fact that it had been cool when I started, and I was wearing a leather Harley Davidson long sleeved shirt to cover my Kimber, and the day was getting warm. Felt a bit conspicuous, as others were in short sleeve shirts or T-shirts. Left the mall and headed across the street to the WallyWorld parking lot. Had to park quite a ways out, which is no problem, but as I walked closer to The Store, I noticed not one, but TWO black and whites parked right out front! I almost turned around, but thought that would draw undue attention, so proceeded through the door. I wandered all over the store (no nachos, no ammo in my calibers, didn't like the shirts or the video selection) and even nodded to one of the LEOs as I walked past him. I think they were shopping too -- didn't appear to be a major bust or anything, and didn't see them drag anyone away. Anyway, I bought squirrel food, cashews and chips for me, and left without being "made". Had a great day and am feeling more comfortable and less self conscious carrying. :king: