Had positive OC experiences

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    Had positive OC experiences

    I have had my Ohio CHL since January of this year and before selling it, I carried and M&P 9c regularly. One day, I decided to OC into CVS to get my sons medications filled. Nobody said a word, only had a little old lady bug her eyes out at it, but nothing said, very uneventful.


    Both Fri, Sat and today, I OC'ed into a couple fast food places, both Fri and Sat they were dead. The manager noticed it on Fri and started calling me sir and such but never mentioned it, but i saw him looking straight at it. A guy locally that OC's ALOT says that they tend to think anyone with a gun in there is a cop since it is downtown by the court house. Today, the place had quite a few people, not as many as a Sat morning, but not one person noticed that I know of, the manager may have, but she did not mention it or anything, but she did give me a funny look.

    I have thought about OC'ing when I go grocery shopping. I am not sure the reaction I would get since the store has an off duty LEO working security there.

    So far, all positive uneventful days, just the way it should be.
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    I OC when I go out of town and look forward to it. Never had anyone say a thing except for one man at a hotel. He was standing outside his room helping his gilrfriend ( I assume ) with her luggage. He looked at my gun and said " Oooo, look at that big gun". He seemed surprised but didnt freak.
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    FL does not allow OC, but this past summer we ventured up to the Northern states and I bought a great OWB holster to give OC a whirl.
    I felt completely awkward and remained CC most of the time. That was in KY, IN, and MI. I was just not sure of the reaction. Actually, part of the reason was that while we were in IN, three escaped convicts were right behind my son's place (a 3 square mile area)...there were a billion cops spread out like ants...everywhere...I just didn't want the attention.
    I did, however, discover how comfortable the OWB holster was...
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    I am occasionally OCing to keep it in people's stream of conscience that OC is legal in AZ. I have never had a problem and most don't notice. The few who do, seldom say a word.
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    I started paying a little more attention to the way people look at me when I don't OC. I have come to the conclusion that the funny looks I think are directed at me for OC'ing are just the way some people look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    FL does not allow OC, but this past summer we ventured up to the Northern states and I bought a great OWB holster to give OC a whirl.
    I felt completely awkward and remained CC most of the time. That was in KY, IN, and MI. I was just not sure of the reaction. Actually, part of the reason was that while we were in IN, three escaped convicts were right behind my son's place (a 3 square mile area)...there were a billion cops spread out like ants...everywhere...I just didn't want the attention.
    I did, however, discover how comfortable the OWB holster was...




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    I find it liberating to OC. Tonight we went out for pizza to a local joint, we are regular customers there and they pretty much know what we want when we walk in. We ate and the owner asked me if I was required to keep the gun concealed and I was like "nope, Ohio is an open carry state, anyone that can buy can OC, just not in a car". He seemed surprised about that. One of his teenage cooks asked how to get one and I explained the process.

    I went to the bank due to some issues, was pocket carrying and found out the banker that I was working with has a CHL and use to be a combat firearms instructor. He said he loves it when he knows a customer is carrying, and my comment was, "you should be glad I am here". NOTE: the bank I use is not posted as a CPZ.
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    That is all good to hear!
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    Quote Originally Posted by justherenow View Post
    I find it liberating to OC. Tonight we went out for pizza to a local joint, we are regular customers there and they pretty much know what we want when we walk in. We ate and the owner asked me if I was required to keep the gun concealed and I was like "nope, Ohio is an open carry state, anyone that can buy can OC, just not in a car". He seemed surprised about that. One of his teenage cooks asked how to get one and I explained the process.
    I have an Ohio CHL as well. I'd love to carry where I enjoy pizza, but I've yet to find a pizza joint that doesn't serve beer, which makes me an instant criminal if I carry therein.

    I'm hoping a change in the General Assembly come next year will lead to sensible carry privledges in restaurants, as those Hoosiers next door enjoy.

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    There is only one shop I eat at, its a mom and pop type place and they do not serve. I too hope the G.A. will open up our rights a bit more, a few places I want to try that are new, but I do not know if they serve or not and I do not want to be an instant criminal.
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    Sounds like a good experience!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radionicist View Post
    I have an Ohio CHL as well. I'd love to carry where I enjoy pizza, but I've yet to find a pizza joint that doesn't serve beer, which makes me an instant criminal if I carry therein.

    I'm hoping a change in the General Assembly come next year will lead to sensible carry privileges in restaurants, as those Hoosiers next door enjoy.
    Hold on a sec...

    A couple years ago (not THAT long ago...) I was told in an OH CCW class that you COULD enter a food establishment that served beer as long as it was not the dreaded "Class D Liquor License" variety. Anything under that rating was legit. I remember this quite clearly, has this been changed?

    Or is this only in correlation to OC?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilMonk View Post
    Hold on a sec...

    A couple years ago (not THAT long ago...) I was told in an OH CCW class that you COULD enter a food establishment that served beer as long as it was not the dreaded "Class D Liquor License" variety. Anything under that rating was legit. I remember this quite clearly, has this been changed?

    Or is this only in correlation to OC?
    In Ohio, anyplace that serves alcohol for on premise consumption, you cannot carry. Examples: Texas Roadhouse, Applebees, Ruby Tuesdays, any bar. We are trying to get that changed, but so far, it has not passed committee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by justherenow View Post
    I have had my Ohio CHL since January of this year and before selling it, I carried and M&P 9c regularly. One day, I decided to OC into CVS to get my sons medications filled. Nobody said a word, only had a little old lady bug her eyes out at it, but nothing said, very uneventful.


    Both Fri, Sat and today, I OC'ed into a couple fast food places, both Fri and Sat they were dead. The manager noticed it on Fri and started calling me sir and such but never mentioned it, but i saw him looking straight at it. A guy locally that OC's ALOT says that they tend to think anyone with a gun in there is a cop since it is downtown by the court house. Today, the place had quite a few people, not as many as a Sat morning, but not one person noticed that I know of, the manager may have, but she did not mention it or anything, but she did give me a funny look.

    I have thought about OC'ing when I go grocery shopping. I am not sure the reaction I would get since the store has an off duty LEO working security there.

    So far, all positive uneventful days, just the way it should be.
    I think a lot of people think OCers are cops. When I do OC I don't think people notice it to much. I stand 6'3" and weigh in at 270lbs so things go unnoticed.

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    I carry a mousegun, and I am about 240, so it may not get noticed much either. I dont mind, I dont like drama.
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