Taking a friend to a gun show who does not know you carry
A friend of mine is in a very "interesting" situation with her soon to be ex-husband. We have talked a bit about guns in the past. She is very open to protecting herself. Today she asked me about what kind of gun she should get. We had a brief discussion. Probably the best for her will be a revolver, but I think she could handle a semi-auto with the proper training.
Her husband has what appears to be a .357 magnum. She has shot it and does not care much for the recoil. I am thinking a .38 would be her best bet. If she gets a semi-auto I am thinking Glock 9mm, but I am always thinking Glock.
I told her I would be happy to accompany her to help her pick out a firearm appropriate for her, her size, her skill level, etc, etc, etc. You all know the basic requirements. I am not all that familiar with revolvers, but I have an general idea of what would be good. We should look at a wide selection of guns so she can make an intelligent choice. (I do not think she would pick a pink gun :gah: )
There are two possibilities in helping her pick out a firearm. One is a gun store and the other is a gun show. I am thinking that the gun show is the better choice as there will be a much better selection. A gun store would be fine, but inventories are down and gun stores in Portland are miles apart.
OK. So here is the question. She does not know I carry. (Well, concealed is concealed) If I take her to a gun store, no problem. But if I take her to a gun show, I would have to unload my firearm before entering. It would be obvious I carry.
Do I do this? Do I "excuse myself to the bathroom" while she enters the show and I follow in a few minutes. I don't think it would matter to her if she knew I carry. She is reliable and I feel could keep a secret. But it may get out.