I walked into a local general store (it is called Fred Meyers, sort of like a Target, but a notch more up scale) looking for a carabiner. I found one and then started looking around. What I discovered was gun cleaning supplies. :banana: Then I asked the clerk when they started carrying them. She said last June. Funny thing was, I checked last April (about a year ago) and there were none. Not only that, but they started stocking weapons. They had a small inventory of .22lr's, some shotguns and a bunch of decent pistols. Then another clerk, a lady in her late 20s/early 30s came up and we started talking. She open carries when she is at the park supervising her kids, open carries in the store when NOT on duty and conceal carries in the appendix position when appropriate. We had discussions about scaring other people away at the park, how open the store is to open carry in the store (some customers like it, some don't) etc, etc, etc. She has two ARs on order (Colt 6920s which according to her LGS should be in in September), carries XDs (ok, so she doesn't carry Glocks, I cut her some slack :image035, her husband is a Iraq war vet who unfortunately was injured by an IED and suffers a brain injury with personality issues now frown We traded info about favorite gun stores, where to get ammo and I told her about the AR armorer's class I am working to set up. All in all, a great shopping day.