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And another OCer joins the ranks...

Shotgun

Wisconsin Carry, Inc.
Joined
Aug 23, 2006
Messages
2,668
Location
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Finally I spot a fellow OCer in Madison! (I had a jacket on, so I was CC.) I was shopping early this evening at Woodmans (East) when I spotted a young guy working his way down the aisle towards me. Caught a glimpse of something on his hip, but because of the angle I had to wait a moment as he got closer to confirm that he was indeed armed with a pistol. I talked to him for a few minutes and learned that he had just picked up the gun tonight and he decided to try open carry. He told me he stopped at the counter first to ask if it was OK and they told him "no problem." I gave him my WCI card and personal business card and suggested that he check out opencarry.org to learn more about the OC experiences of others, summary of laws and other topics of interest. He doesn't have a CCL yet and he said that his friend told him that somebody was offering a CC course for $50 but he didn't know who it was. So I told him he could get a FREE course from WCI. He had some questions regarding transporting the gun in the vehicle, so I gave a brief update on that and warned him of the GFSZ danger.

Maybe he'll make his own appearance on this forum... are you out there, bud?
 

Jason in WI

Regular Member
Joined
Mar 5, 2010
Messages
542
Location
Under your bed
That's cool! I haven't seen another open carrier in the wild yet.

According to the WCI facebook page a few if us in my area shop at the same Pick N Save and Woodman's so im sure its just a matter if time.

Hopefully he drops by here and says hi! And a reminder, don't ask! Just carry if its not posted.




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protias

Regular Member
Joined
Dec 18, 2008
Messages
7,310
Location
SE, WI
Fantastic! I haven't seen anyone carry either outside of gun stores or carry events. I have had a number of conversations with people though. :D
 

XDFDE45

Regular Member
Joined
Jul 18, 2009
Messages
823
Location
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Outstanding! I still OC more than CC except when it is cold enough for a jacket which been quite a bit lately :mad:. Been to PnS and Woodman's with no problems as usual, not even a odd look from people. Will probably CC a bit more once I get my holster from Bobby at Cleveland's Holsters.
 

gdyslin

Regular Member
Joined
Oct 17, 2008
Messages
34
Location
Madison, ,
I OC in Madison lots of times but mostly CC openly, i.e. use my Sneaky Pete holster. If you see a guy with a large cell phone case it's me!
 

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xenophon

Regular Member
Joined
Jul 2, 2008
Messages
316
Location
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Man, that guy dove right in. Hopefully he had a vague idea of vehicle transport and GFSZ ahead of time, since he had no CCW. But awesome to see him do it, and run into someone.

Nice to see others out there picking this up.


That one holster above is, interesting.
 
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