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    Or maybe he was just sweet on you and didn't know about Mr. Bunny!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sspargo View Post
    The only thing I think you missed is the fact that he walking you out to the car probably had nothing to do with protecting you. I'm not faulting him for it but some men will use any excuse to be around a nice looking woman. That's all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SubNine View Post
    Don't let other people tell you how you should carry, especially gun store employees. I would think since you're armed you don't need a big man to walk you out to your car which is literally just outside. Open carry can be a deterrent, but if you're not watching your six o clock, its a possibility you can become a target for someone who wants your sidearm. You need to weigh the risks and benefits of CC and OC and see which fits your lifestyle better.

    I can't stand people who tell me I should carry a certain way, unless they're going to be my body guard and carry my gun for me, I'm going to carry how I see fit so as long as it remains legal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SubNine View Post
    Don't let other people tell you how you should carry, especially gun store employees. I would think since you're armed you don't need a big man to walk you out to your car which is literally just outside. Open carry can be a deterrent, but if you're not watching your six o clock, its a possibility you can become a target for someone who wants your sidearm. You need to weigh the risks and benefits of CC and OC and see which fits your lifestyle better.

    I can't stand people who tell me I should carry a certain way, unless they're going to be my body guard and carry my gun for me, I'm going to carry how I see fit so as long as it remains legal.
    I couldn't agree more. Carry the way YOU feel most comfortable that is still legal. I would only feel comfortable carrying OPEN while hiking in the National Forest or working on my friends property, he is a dairy farmer that owns 180 acres and is incredibly pro-gun. But that is just me. I like the idea of CC because nobody knows I am armed and I do not have to answer any political or legal questions to other citizens. I get tired of answering questions, one of the reasons I cover my tattoos more often. Carry how you feel most comfortable.

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    Sspargo definitely has the answer to this one. The ridiculous reason just proves it.
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    Bunny, the name of the store didn't happen to start with an "H" did it?
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    Bunny,Bunny,Bunny,Aint you old enough now to know when you are being hit on? We always walked the ladies to make sure they didnt have a carseat!LOL
    Carry anyway you need to,as long as you feel safe.
    BTW Chuck Norris handwashes my delicates!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBear View Post
    Bunny, the name of the store didn't happen to start with an "H" did it?
    Yep, it sure did, Bear.

    Quote Originally Posted by IronMike View Post
    Bunny,Bunny,Bunny,Aint you old enough now to know when you are being hit on? We always walked the ladies to make sure they didnt have a carseat!LOL
    Carry anyway you need to,as long as you feel safe.
    BTW Chuck Norris handwashes my delicates!
    Guess I'm not. I'm pretty bad at recognizing that stuff for what it is, I mostly just end up confused. *shrug*

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    DANG IT! Who is it that's messin' with our Bunny?

    Maybe he needs to know how I got my name?

    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

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    I'm sure part of it had to do with the fact that you are a lovely young lady. In most cases, we men can be about as superficial as can be. My wife says most times all we're good for is killing spiders and opening jars. You would think that after talking to you for a while he would have know that you were capable of taking care of yourself, but you were in what is considered a very rough part of town, very rough indeed,and they had forced you to unload before you came in, so he could have just been trying to be nice. But I'm betting it had alot to do with the lovely young lady thing I spoke of earlier. Take care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunny View Post
    First, the guy there said that
    there was no way I could conceal a Sig P239 on my smaller frame, and then he said how he OCs all the time, and we got into whether or not OC is an effective deterrent. He said why not just OC all the time?
    Bunny,

    We have TWO female Mods/Admin folks here (Betty and Limatunes) and from pictures floating around both public and private neither of them can be called "large framed" by any stretch of the imagination. And both carry weapons that are bigger than a SIG 239!

    So ignore what the guy said, and search out some of the other women here...... There is some great info floating around!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper View Post
    Maybe he needs to know how I got my name?

    I thought you were gray and fluffy with long ears and, perhaps, a cotton tail?

    Don't frisk me, I am the weapon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunny View Post
    I thought you were gray and fluffy with long ears and, perhaps, a cotton tail?

    Yes Thumper, please tell us how you got your name. Because right now this image is firmly stuck in my head!

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    Bunny,

    Sounds to me like a confusion between being armed (also known as carrying) and transporting. At the time you left the store, you were not armed or carrying - you were transporting a firearm. A firearm being transported unloaded in a closed case cannot be considered to be armed.

    Most people leaving a gun store are not armed, believe it or not. But, if it is evident they were shopping there, it is also evident to whomever may be observing that you might be transporting a gun. Therefore, as a person of smaller stature transporting a gun unsuitable in the present circumstances to be used in self defense, you would be presenting the appearance of being an attractive (no pun intended) target to a criminal.

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    Think the "escort" thing has been covered. On the OC vs CC, he probably knew he didn't have anything that would work for you and tried to switch you to something he did have or would be easier to fit to your frame.

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