Did my first OC Wally Walk Tonight... TWICE

Did my first OC Wally Walk Tonight... TWICE

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    Cool Did my first OC Wally Walk Tonight... TWICE

    I went to a Wally World about 45 minutes away, since they are the one that sells ammo.

    I OC'd my M&P in my BladeTech Paddle Holster and my FOBUS Double mag paddle, with my t shirt tucked behind both.

    A few customers did a double take @ me but more than half of the employees I encountered looked and then went about their business. A few looked at it then made eye contact. I just gave them a friendly "Hey, how are you?" and it eased the tension in the few that did it.

    Stopped at another WW on the way back home, One guy pushing a floor buffer, stopped pushing it to walk back down a staged isle, just to get a better look at me & the gun a second time. LOL. I made eye contact with him and smiled and he just gave me the WHATS UP nod. I walked passed what looked to be a detective that had come in to stuff for home. Saw his badge and gun on his belt. He looked at me, saw mine, we exchanged eye contact and smiled. He didn't even look twice.

    I felt much more at ease OCing as I had no shirt to worry about trying to cover it.

    Walmart ammo prices suck... way better deals online. LOL.

    Over all.. I prefer OC to CC anyday. Far less stressful.
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    Very good , and no one tried to jump you and take your weapon .
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    Good job...carry on.

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    Good job. I hate it when people who may or may not be detectives draw their guns and point them at my chest. Then I have to decide what to do next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigGuy218 View Post
    Walmart ammo prices suck... way better deals online. LOL.
    No kidding! I went to the closest Walmart, all they had in 40 S&W was 20 rd of Speer GDHP for $30.00. Ended up driving another 20 miles to get some Win. 40 FMJ 100/$38.00
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    I'm waiting to hear, "hey mommy, he has a gun" from a little'un.
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    Good for you. Be safe out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by techieccw View Post
    No kidding! I went to the closest Walmart, all they had in 40 S&W was 20 rd of Speer GDHP for $30.00. Ended up driving another 20 miles to get some Win. 40 FMJ 100/$38.00
    That's odd. My local walmart has had a good selection of .40 throughout the panic. Better pricing than the LGS's I go to. Almost never have defense rounds. Now they have a variety of 9 and .45 as well.

    To the OP, glad it went smoothly. On days I don't work, I almost always OC. While I have gotten a look or two, only once did I get the impression he wasn't happy seeing my gun. Carry on and be safe.
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    Great job. I did my first OC a couple days ago. Need to do a Wally walk myself as my first time was biking.

    Hey Ianthin: what part of KY are you in? I agree, ammo prices/availability is usually ok (at least in Louisville Walmarts). Federal .40 100ct is $33 and 9mm is just $26. Not exactly the price of online in bulk but close enough until one can get an order of 3000 in. As for .45s, Cabelas had a sale on Fiocchi (favorite brand for range ammo) 50ct for $22.

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    What???

    You weren't targeted by the bad guys and shot first???

    No one grabbed your gun and shot you with it???
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    Quote Originally Posted by poetdante View Post
    Great job. I did my first OC a couple days ago. Need to do a Wally walk myself as my first time was biking.

    Hey Ianthin: what part of KY are you in? I agree, ammo prices/availability is usually ok (at least in Louisville Walmarts). Federal .40 100ct is $33 and 9mm is just $26. Not exactly the price of online in bulk but close enough until one can get an order of 3000 in. As for .45s, Cabelas had a sale on Fiocchi (favorite brand for range ammo) 50ct for $22.
    Live in Henry county, work in Oldham county, and do most of my retail and restaurants in E Jefferson County (Summit/ Springhurst). Walmart in LaGrange is my first stop for Target ammo. Usually buy a box of something every week. That is a good price on the Fiochi, May have to swing in there and pick up a box or two. I agree their prices are a bit higher than online, but by the time you factor shipping on just a box or two it almost levels out. That's all I can afford at a time anyway.
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    Great to hear everything went well. I've been OC'ing since last September and never had a 'bad' reaction yet, it's like I tell anyone who asks, it's not how you carry your gun, it's how you carry yourself.

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    Glad you knocked that off the list!!!!
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    Interesting that the "Wally Walk" has been around for many years and was originally used as a confidence builder for new concealed carry folks who were brand new to carrying a firearm out in public.

    It's use by the Open Carry folks is a comparatively recent adoption.

    Just posted as a FYI that none of the "historic" Wally Walkers ever open carried.

    Personally I thought the whole idea of the Wally Walk & the original buying of the Nachos at W.W. was kinda dumb right from its very inception.
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    I gather the OP lives in the south?
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