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“The Walmart Walk”

Discussion in 'Self Defense and Handgun Carry' started by Eric H, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. Eric H

    Eric H Marksman

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    I received my Concealed Carry License yesterday! Since I needed some things from the store, I decided to do the “Walmart Walk” with my Glock 43 as a first concealed carry experience. As I understand it, this walk has become somewhat of a tradition among new concealed carriers.

    I entered the store and found a nice long aisle that would get me to the back of the store where I needed to go for a couple of items. As I started down the aisle, I immediately noticed a deputy sheriff on the same aisle at the very back walking right toward me. As you can imagine, that aisle got a whole lot longer in my mind as we approached each other.

    Haha, the crazy thoughts that went through my mind! Did I miss the “no firearms” sign? Am I not supposed to be doing this? Is the pistol showing? Is he looking at me suspiciously? Did someone alert him that I had a gun? Does he know I’m carrying? What if he stops me?

    But, of course, the deputy sheriff wasn’t on that aisle because of me, and I was just experiencing first-timer’s jitters. It soon became obvious that this was my initiation to concealed handgun carry. I’m now more than ready for my second day. Thought I would share my rite of passage with you - thanks!
     
  2. CHenry

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    In 6 months you'll forget you have it on.
     
  3. tRidiot

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    It's a tradition. Welcome to the club!
     
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    I remember mine first time also......

    Similar story, but not a police officer, had Walmart employees seemed to be following me, but I had my son with me and I whispered to him "can you see my gun" and as a teenager he just rolled his eyes and said no
     
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    I really must be getting old. I don't even remember my first time.
     
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    Ha ha, that is funny!!
     
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    Oh man, that’s funny! I should have been more prepared!
     
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    My hobby is spotting people with guns that are actually concealed. I'll tell my wife"he has a gun" and she'll go "how do you know" and I'll tell her and she'll go ....."oh"....
     
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    Stores have signs?
     

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