overreaction?

Shadow8088

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So, while standing in line at a local eatery to pick up my called in order, I noticed that the guy in front of me was OC. I cocked my head to the side a little and was admiring his piece. .45 colt was all i could make out before he spun around, hand rested on the grip and spit out "the **** you lookin at boy?"
Looked me up and down, grabbed his bag of food, and left.

first, i was standing 3 feet back from him
second, i'm 6'2" 300
third, i'm 37 with a scraggly beard (i hate shaving) so "boy" isn't really a term I would apply to myself.

did i break some unspoken rule of open carry etiquette? I wasn't standing on top of the guy. I wasn't threatening in any way. I wasn't reaching to touch his big freakin revolver. I was simply looking, from a respectable distance, at the gun hanging off his belt.
 

Hoosier Cowboy

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Sounds like the wrong kind of people that need to be OCing or carrying at all. To me just sounds like some punk a$$ that is carrying because he thinks it makes him look like a bada$$ and not for the right reasons. I see that you did nothing wrong.
 

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So, while standing in line at a local eatery to pick up my called in order, I noticed that the guy in front of me was OC. I cocked my head to the side a little and was admiring his piece. .45 colt was all i could make out before he spun around, hand rested on the grip and spit out "the **** you lookin at boy?"
Looked me up and down, grabbed his bag of food, and left.

first, i was standing 3 feet back from him
second, i'm 6'2" 300
third, i'm 37 with a scraggly beard (i hate shaving) so "boy" isn't really a term I would apply to myself.

did i break some unspoken rule of open carry etiquette? I wasn't standing on top of the guy. I wasn't threatening in any way. I wasn't reaching to touch his big freakin revolver. I was simply looking, from a respectable distance, at the gun hanging off his belt.

I would have just told him I was admiring his .45
 

Shadow8088

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oh, believe me, I would have. I wasn't really given the time. Was also kinda shocked at the reaction, so I was tongue tied for a few. The girl behind the register asked me what his problem was. I just shrugged.
 

Shadow8088

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LP, while i'm sure that would have been hysterical on my part, the jackwagon with the chip on his shoulder probably would have decked me.
 

Oliver

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He overreacted. Perhaps a simple explanation of exactly what you were looking at was in order. I'll leave it to you to make that determination.
 

MagicKev

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So you're telling me you ran into James Yeager today? I thought he wasn't supposed to be carrying? And not carrying a Glock?
 

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Had a guy come up to me this past summer, look at the pistol on my hip and say "Nice Glock". You can imagine my horror ... insulting my XDm like that! :D
 

Tinner666

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I had a clerk look at me slightly funny and ask if I was carrying. I said yes, and how did it know? He said he saw a bulge under my shirt. I told him I had a 9 and hoped he wasn't getting nervous.
He said "Nope, mine's bigger." and drew a 45 out.:):
 
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