I Tested Montana's New OC Law Today.
It wasn't much of a test, really.
I left the house this afternoon to pick up my wife from work, carrying concealed under my denim vest. By the time I got to her office, it was a lot warmer than I had first thought, so I shed the vest and went OC.
On the way home, we stopped at Wendy's for carry-out. When we entered, there were 4 or 5 occupied tables, a few people glanced my way, but nobody registered any obvious alarm. We got in line, and a tourist couple (they're so easy to spot) with 2 kids got in line behind us. The man & woman glanced at me with a bit of apprehension, but neither said anything. The kids didn't notice, no "Daddy, he's got a gun!"
After we placed our order, we stepped aside to allow the tourists to get to the counter, that's when the woman flashed me a nervous little smile, but she still didn't say anything. I could tell she was trying really, really hard not to look at my holstered Commander. I returned her smile and moved over to wait for our order, which came quickly, and then we left. End of story.
Pretty anti-climatic, all in all.
The Wendy's staff were too busy to notice a man with a gun. Well, maybe our order taker noticed, she rang up my senior discount without my having to ask for it.:smile: