Got the nod from an LEO (Just a short story from Sunday)

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    Got the nod from an LEO (Just a short story from Sunday)

    So Sunday morning I decided to run to the store to stock up on the various things a growing kid needs. Wallet in pocket and ready to feel the hit of a hungry ten year old, I decided to go for comfort and speed and threw on the PPQ in it's OWB holster.

    Flash forward to the store, it's around 10:30am, and starting to get busy. I'm only wearing jeans and a simple hoodie, and the firearm is clearly visible on the hip.

    This isn't the first time I've OC'ed to this store or others, and as usual it was a non event, no comments or odd looks, until right as I was checking out. One checkout lane beside me is an LEO in standard on-duty attire, and we're being checked out at the same time. As we're leaving, the man helping him with his bags glances at me and asks "Are you a cop too?"

    Before I can respond the LEO turns, glances at me, then the gun, and then says "Nope, just looks like a good citizen to me." Then he keeps walking, bag helper moving to catch up.

    Just thought I'd share, I was a bit stunned for a moment, in the couple of seconds that took place I expected numerous things, less pleasant than what actually occurred. Still no noticeable reaction from other patrons either.

    Damn I love Alaska (at times :P)

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    Very cool.

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    Maybe the store offers LEO discounts.
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    Alaska, all i can say is Damn Cold lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Maybe the store offers LEO discounts.
    Maybe, but a bit late to ask when we're already walking out of the store and have paid :P Plus he was the bagger, not the cashier.

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    Glad to hear !

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    Good thing you don't live in the lower 48. OC is ok but that hoodie might have gotten you in trouble.
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    Seriously? Wow. I mean I didn't have the hood up, it was just what I was wearing :) Perception though, good point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK_Brian View Post
    Seriously? Wow. I mean I didn't have the hood up, it was just what I was wearing :) Perception though, good point.
    Seriously.

    People even have "no hoodie" signs on their doors.

    People seem to have the opinion that if you wear a hoodie you must automatically be a thug up to no good, rather than just an average law-abiding citizen choosing to wear a comfortable and popular style of garment.

    Rediculous.



    Anyway, great story about your OC experience!

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    Good story, thanks for sharing! That is the way it should be!

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    Got the nod from an LEO (Just a short story from Sunday)

    I live an a tiny town in Wes Texas. About half of the cops here know who carries and those of us who do carry know many of the others.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AK_Brian View Post
    So Sunday morning I decided to run to the store to stock up on the various things a growing kid needs. Wallet in pocket and ready to feel the hit of a hungry ten year old, I decided to go for comfort and speed and threw on the PPQ in it's OWB holster.

    Flash forward to the store, it's around 10:30am, and starting to get busy. I'm only wearing jeans and a simple hoodie, and the firearm is clearly visible on the hip.

    This isn't the first time I've OC'ed to this store or others, and as usual it was a non event, no comments or odd looks, until right as I was checking out. One checkout lane beside me is an LEO in standard on-duty attire, and we're being checked out at the same time. As we're leaving, the man helping him with his bags glances at me and asks "Are you a cop too?"

    Before I can respond the LEO turns, glances at me, then the gun, and then says "Nope, just looks like a good citizen to me." Then he keeps walking, bag helper moving to catch up.

    Just thought I'd share, I was a bit stunned for a moment, in the couple of seconds that took place I expected numerous things, less pleasant than what actually occurred. Still no noticeable reaction from other patrons either.

    Damn I love Alaska (at times :P)

    What I find more interesting is the officer knew immediately that your were not a police officer....
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    ...OP wuz prolly buyin' pretzels...instead of Krispy Kremes...

    Quote Originally Posted by USM1976 View Post
    What I find more interesting is the officer knew immediately that your were not a police officer....
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    Quote Originally Posted by USM1976 View Post
    What I find more interesting is the officer knew immediately that your were not a police officer....

    Really? I didn't think much of it. Most of the police here I imagine are at least passingly aware of each other, Anchorage is not a huge city by any stretch. Beyond that, I am clearly not an officer, sorry but it really is pretty obvious if you see me lol. 260 pounds (and dropping! ><) is a big beyond even the 'stereotypical donut cop' :P Plus you can count the number of asian officers in APD on one hand, maybeeee one and a half.

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