Open Carry Paid Off Last Night

Open Carry Paid Off Last Night

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    Open Carry Paid Off Last Night

    I stopped at a minimart-type gas station last night. It's right off the highway, with only a few other businesses in the area, all of which closed. I pulled up to a pump, walked in, picked up a soda, walked up to the register, and asked for a pack of smokes and $20 in gas. As this was happening, a young guy, wearing a hoodie (in 70 degree weather), walked in, hood pulled up over his hat. He scanned the place, then looked at me and the cashier. We both noticed. I turned around, facing him, and he saw my 1911 pretty clearly. He paused, turned around, and walked out. As. I watched, he began to jog across the street, and disappeared into the darkness.

    I turned back to the cashier. She asked, "Did you seee that?"

    "Yep. Want me to stick around a bit?"

    "Would you? Just for a few minutes."

    I ended up sticking around for fifteen minutes. She called the non-emergency police number, told them what happened, and they showed up in about five minutes, took both of our statements, and thanked me.

    That's what I call the tactical advantage. Didn't have to wait for something to happen, never had to draw on anyone. Simple deterrence.
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    way to go. You may have saved a life.
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    THIS is what needs to be reported along side all the negative across the news platforms. People only see the negative, hence why I seldom if ever watch the news anymore.
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    Good job!

    Though the distinction is lost on some people, there is a difference between what occurred here and humping your M60 (w/belt) into the local Chipotle for Saturday lunch.

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    Excellent! Perfect timing on your part.

    You saved the cashier from an ordeal . . . Well done, sir.

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    Good stuff sir.
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    With all the bad news i sure love hearing some good news .........................and the guy did not try to jump you and take your gun .

    Great story thanks for posting .
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    Quote Originally Posted by rammerjammer View Post
    way to go. You may have saved a life.
    As well: the life you save could be your own.



    Sounds like a threat deterred, right there. Hard not to mistake those signs. Comes in, takes a look, then quickly disappears.

    Ditto on the reporting. Stuff like this never gets heard from again, except in discussions like this. The citizens will never know.
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    Wow that's a real good argument for OC if I ever saw it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NONAME762 View Post
    Wow that's a real good argument for OC if I ever saw it.
    Best fer instance I have seen yet.
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    Excellent outcome! Unfortunately we will never know how many other times similar situations transpire just because we may not notice them.
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    There's just something about a...1911.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost tracker View Post
    There's just something about a...1911.
    Yeah, that was it. Saw the sex appeal dripping from the holster, there. Boom! outta here.
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    And the best thing is, you live where there is little 'Shock Value' in open carry and the Lady at the register probably did not bat an eye at the fact you were OC when you came in. Good timing. Glad you did not have to pull it. That is the last thing that any one of us wish to ever do!
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