Checkout line encounter...

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Checkout line encounter...

Postby The Annoyed Man » Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:54 pm

So I bopped over to the local Best Buy this afternoon to pick up a couple of accessory items to my new GoPro camera, and I had the following encounter in the checkout line.....

There's a youngish guy in front of me in the checkout line who looks to be maybe 30 or so, and he's wearing a black fleece jacket and it is pretty obvious that he's got a big ol' sumkinda handgun under that fleece jacket, and it's printing pretty bad. I don't say anything until he turns a little partially toward me as he's looking at something off to the right, and I lean in just a tad and say in a low voice, "Uuuuhhh, I don't know if it matters to you or not, but you're printing pretty badly there. Thought you might want to know." He turns the rest of the way around, grins, and pulls up the front of his jacket just a little bit, revealing the badge on his belt. :shock: Then he says, "I don't worry about it one little bit."

Says I, "Good for you!" and I grinned back, feeling a little bit sheepish. So we got to talking a little bit, and I said how I hope we get an open carry law passed so I don't have to worry about it if I ever take my jacket off or something. He agreed that it's got to be a lot harder for CHL holders. I added that I am a big supporter of the RKBA. He nodded and said, "Absolutely.....it's your right."

Just then he got called to one cashier, and I got called up to the other.

Not really the typical kind of encounter that gets reported here. It was really just a chance casual conversation. I think it might be the first time I ever pointed it out to somebody else that they were printing, and stupid me, the other guy's a cop. :mrgreen:
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Re: Checkout line encounter...

Postby Thomas » Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:02 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote:He turns the rest of the way around, grins, and pulls up the front of his jacket just a little bit

Oh man, you got my heart rate up a little bit. I thought you were going to say he flashed his gun. :oops:
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Re: Checkout line encounter...

Postby mojo84 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:45 pm

or his colostomy bag. :lol:
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Re: Checkout line encounter...

Postby The Annoyed Man » Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:48 pm

mojo84 wrote:or his colostomy bag. :lol:

:smilelol5: Well, that colostomy bag was shaped exactly like a Glock 22, slide rollmarks and all. "rlol"
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Re: Checkout line encounter...

Postby jayinsat » Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:58 pm

I love the GoPro Camera. My wife got me one for my birthday 2 years ago (before anyone knew about them and they were hard to find) when my buddy and I were going on our epic mountain biking weekend to Palo Duro Canyon. That thing takes AWESOME video. I got great video of our rainout as we were stuck in the canyon fearing being lost forever. I'll post it here for your enjoyment:
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Re: Checkout line encounter...

Postby LabRat » Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:45 pm

I too have a GoPro Camera. Awesome piece of equipment.

The GoPro3 has my :drool:

But I'm still very happy with my original.
I use it mounted on the windshield of my car.

Just an extra eye watching and recording the road.

TAM, enjoy the camera. They're just a bunch of fun.

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Re: Checkout line encounter...

Postby cheezit » Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:53 pm

you sure it wasnt a "chl" badge
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Re: Checkout line encounter...

Postby The Annoyed Man » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:49 am

cheezit wrote:you sure it wasnt a "chl" badge

Yeah, it was Grapevine PD.
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Re: Checkout line encounter...

Postby Keith B » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:55 am

The Annoyed Man wrote:
cheezit wrote:you sure it wasn't a "chl" badge
Yeah, it was Grapevine PD.

Hopefully it wasn't in the Grapevine Mills Mall. ;-)
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Re: Checkout line encounter...

Postby SQLGeek » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:28 pm

You mean you didn't point at it and loudly exclaim "IS THAT A GUN?!"
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Re: Checkout line encounter...

Postby PUCKER » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:12 pm

Keith B wrote:
The Annoyed Man wrote:
cheezit wrote:you sure it wasn't a "chl" badge

Yeah, it was Grapevine PD.
Hopefullyly it wasn't in the Grapevine Mills Mall. ;-)


That's funny right there!! :biggrinjester:
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Re: Checkout line encounter...

Postby The Annoyed Man » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:44 pm

PUCKER wrote:
Keith B wrote:
The Annoyed Man wrote:
cheezit wrote:you sure it wasn't a "chl" badge

Yeah, it was Grapevine PD.
Hopefullyly it wasn't in the Grapevine Mills Mall. ;-)

That's funny right there!! :biggrinjester:

I wouldn't make water on that place if it were on fire. No, this happened at the Best Buy next door to the Academy at 114 and Ira E. Woods.
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Re: Checkout line encounter...

Postby starrbuck » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:42 am

The Annoyed Man wrote:No, this happened at the Best Buy next door to the Academy at 114 and Ira E. Woods.


That's the one I shop at the most often, although this has never happened to me! Sounds like you both handled it well. Were you carrying at the time?
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Re: Checkout line encounter...

Postby Fangs » Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:06 pm

starrbuck wrote:
The Annoyed Man wrote:No, this happened at the Best Buy next door to the Academy at 114 and Ira E. Woods.


That's the one I shop at the most often, although this has never happened to me! Sounds like you both handled it well. Were you carrying at the time?


I'd bet good money that he was carrying. :tiphat:
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Re: Checkout line encounter...

Postby The Annoyed Man » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:58 am

Fangs wrote:
starrbuck wrote:
The Annoyed Man wrote:No, this happened at the Best Buy next door to the Academy at 114 and Ira E. Woods.


That's the one I shop at the most often, although this has never happened to me! Sounds like you both handled it well. Were you carrying at the time?

I'd bet good money that he was carrying. :tiphat:

Yeah, I was carrying an XDm45 Compact in a OWB holster from Hopp Custom Leather with a matching mag carrier on the off-side. Too bad I can't OC with that holster. It's got full quill ostrich trim on it and it matches my Lucchese boots. :mrgreen:
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