Yay! Great encounter :)
This is a discussion on 1st open carry encounter with police within the Open Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I usually carry concealed, but am very comfortable with open carrying my Glock 27 on the right, spare mag on the left. Let me set ...
I usually carry concealed, but am very comfortable with open carrying my Glock 27 on the right, spare mag on the left. Let me set the scene by saying I was wearing kakhi shorts, a golf shirt, and topsiders with no socks. My point is, (not that I was trying to) I did not look like an off duty officer or security person.
Tonight my wife and I met another couple at a favorite Chinese restaurant in Memphis near Germantown. When I pulled in to the parking lot a Memphis PD cruiser also pulled in and parked close by. As my wife and I walked toward the door the 2 Memphis officers walked up behind us and to our right, I even turned and spoke to them as they approached the door, held it open for them and they came into the restaurant right behind us. I carry in a Don Hume 721 OT and there was no way they could have missed seeing that I was carrying.
After entering the restaurant...they had their dinner...we had our dinner...
That was it...end of story...no questions asked. The perfect open carry story.
Yay! Great encounter :)
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I had a similar encounter in Lynchburg, TN last Sunday morning. I parked my motorcycle and was getting ready to go into a cafe for breakfast when a guy parked beside me. We spoke in passing as he went into the same cafe. This guy joined his friends and it became obvious that he was an off duty sheriff by the conversation he was having with his friends. I had breakfast and left with no incident. I walked by their table and there was no doubt that that they saw I was carrying. No doubt I was a little nervous, but everything turned out well.
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.After entering the restaurant...they had their dinner...we had our dinner...
That was it...end of story...no questions asked. The perfect open carry story
That was probably the best open carry story that I have heard on this forum.
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That's the way it should happen, well done!!
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