Interesting experience at the Luxor (LV)

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    Interesting experience at the Luxor (LV)

    Wife wife and I drove down to Vegas last week to meet my new nephew, and she wanted to see Cris Angel (because he's a very pretty man, as she says). We buy the tickets, which were about 100 bucks each after local's discount on Weds for the Thursday show. Of course, I've been carrying my XD9sc in a K&D IWB (fantastic holster btw, I can't recommend it highly enough, wore it for the 7 hour drive and wasn't even remotely uncomfortable.) After rushing back to our hotel from my sister's, we try to take the tram, but it skips right over it's Luxor stop, so we have to hightail it to the Luxor.

    The doors are supposed to close at 7PM, not letting anyone in until an appropriate break in the show, and we're pushing that 7PM VERY close. There's signs everywhere saying no photography or cell phones, not a word about no weapons. As we approach the theater entrance, I look up "Uh oh, are those metal detectors?"

    Sure enough, I walk through, it goes off, the guy wands me down, and asks if I have a cell phone. He see's my Spyderco clipped on my pocket, says I can't bring that and he'll hold it until the end of the show. I pull him over to the side, and explain I'm carrying. He says I'll have to go with him. I assume I'm being escorted out of the casino, my wife asks where we're going, I say "I guess I'm leaving." The metal detector guy says no, I just need to check my gun with casino security while I'm at the show. I would have left at this point if I thought I could have gotten my 200 bucks back.

    We go to the security desk, where the security manager meets us. I fill out a receipt tag, and am escorted to the security office, where he opens a safe and tells me to put my XD in there. He never tried to disarm me, didn't tell me to unload, just asked me to put it in the safe holstered. I did so, and we were escorted back all the way into the show. I realized I still had my Spyderco, and brought that up. He said "Forget it, just put it in your pocket."

    After the show, I go back to the office, give me my ticket and show him my ID (they never asked for my CCW) and I'm allowed to rearm. I talk with the guy for a bit about the XD, and he wishes us luck and we leave, free to go about our business.

    Normally, I wouldn't disarm for anyone, but this time, my wife really wanted to see the show, we were 200 bucks into it already, and the entire security team was very nice and professional about it. They weren't scared or nervous, and I imagine it happens to them quite often.

    I figured I'd share because, while they made me disarm in the show, they never asked me to leave the casino while armed, or even gave the slightest hint they wanted me to. It was, like I said, an acceptable experience, since I knew they had metal detectors up at the show, and nobody was bossy, nor did they ever touch my gun.

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    I believe I'dve unloaded it... that way nothing could've happened I didn't want to happen... I don't know... any thoughts from the peanut gallery?

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    Unloading it means handling it, which means a greater chance of a ND. It was locked up in the casino safe, which I thought was "safe enough" and if the security guard decided he wanted to take it and use it for... whatever, well, it's a casino, there's 10 million cameras and I had a receipt showing I didn't have possession of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travieso View Post
    Unloading it means handling it, which means a greater chance of a ND. It was locked up in the casino safe, which I thought was "safe enough" and if the security guard decided he wanted to take it and use it for... whatever, well, it's a casino, there's 10 million cameras and I had a receipt showing I didn't have possession of it.
    I agree.

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    Not to hijack your thread...but an interesting note.

    This is similar to what happens when you're carrying a gun in South Africa and you need to fly somewhere. You go to the "Pistol Toters" office, check your gun in and get a tag. Fly to your destination and at the arriving airport, go to their 'Pistol Toters' office, give 'em your tag and they give you your gun.

    Nice to see the some similarities and what civilized folks can do.

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    Sounds like a good experience. So how was the show?
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    That is how it should work here

    Quote Originally Posted by Eirerogue View Post
    Not to hijack your thread...but an interesting note.

    This is similar to what happens when you're carrying a gun in South Africa and you need to fly somewhere. You go to the "Pistol Toters" office, check your gun in and get a tag. Fly to your destination and at the arriving airport, go to their 'Pistol Toters' office, give 'em your tag and they give you your gun.

    Nice to see the some similarities and what civilized folks can do.
    That is how it should work here.

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    Sounds like an overall positive experience.
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    Wow, $100 a ticket??!? Remind me never to go to LV.

    And here I thought all that stuff was subsidized by idiot gamblers.
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    Nice!! No unauthorized rub downs or tackling. I'd say you won that one, even though you should have been strapped just in case Engel turned everyone to zombies

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    Quote Originally Posted by PastorPack View Post
    Sounds like a good experience. So how was the show?
    I thought it was terrible, my wife loved it.

    And the tix were so expensive because the only seats left were damn-near front row.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travieso View Post
    And the tix were so expensive because the only seats left were damn-near front row.
    Is that where they put the audience plants?
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    good for security treating you like a legal adult (not a criminal) and the situation professinally this is how it should go

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    If you really want to get the security staff somewhat nervous at the Luxor try walking around with a hand-held scanner in your hand. A few years ago I decided to walk around the casino while listening to the Luxor radio traffic while I was wearing an earphone.

    One moment I'm listening to their "in-house" radio traffic and the next moment I have 2 security guards in my face questioning what I'm listening to on my hand-held scanner. When I told them that I was listening to them and that this was my hobby they promptly requested that I turn my radio scanner off and remove it from the casino.

    I turned the scanner off and proceeded towards the nearest exit. Of course I was followed by the two security officers to ensure I left the property with my scanner. Talk about paranoid!
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