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The weather was great today, not too hot or too cold. My 1911 and I were really enjoying the day, even though we were in ‘unfriendly territory’ downtown were they worship the likes of Rocky Anderson and Karl Marx. Most people we encountered reacted to the sight of her as you would expect, some pretended not to notice while others would stare at her in horror as if they expected her to jump out of the holster on her own and start going off uncontrollably.

But there was one person who really made my day. While I was waiting to leave a store a little boy who couldn’t have been over 3 or 4 bursts out with “look dad, he has a gun!” I wasn’t close enough to hear his dad’s reply… A minute or so later the tyke comes up to me and informs me “you have a gun” to which I reply with a smile and a “yep”… he returned to his parents and announced “when I grow up I wanna be like him!” I expected to hear disparaging words from his parents but there were none.

God bless America! :patriot:
 

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A minute or so later the tyke comes up to me and informs me “you have a gun” to which I reply with a smile and a “yep”… he returned to his parents and announced “when I grow up I wanna be like him!”
What a great kid!
 

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That is a cool story, keep up the great PR. :thumbup:
 

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Sounds like you had a great day all the way around. I just got to work in the yard, with the boss watching, to make sure it was done right :lol2:
 

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while others would stare at her in horror as if they expected her to jump out of the holster on her own and start going off uncontrollably.
My wife seems to think this way :dunno:

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But there was one person who really made my day. While I was waiting to leave a store a little boy who couldn’t have been over 3 or 4 bursts out with “look dad, he has a gun!” I wasn’t close enough to hear his dad’s reply… A minute or so later the tyke comes up to me and informs me “you have a gun” to which I reply with a smile and a “yep”… he returned to his parents and announced “when I grow up I wanna be like him!” I expected to hear disparaging words from his parents but there were none.

God bless America! :patriot:
Thats awesome! I just hope his parrents later told him guns are not toys, but hope they didnt tell him they are evil and such

I too had a good day out and about with my sig, only the usual stare at it
 

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Thats awesome! I just hope his parrents later told him guns are not toys, but hope they didnt tell him they are evil and such
In retrospect I suspect his parents were quietly supportive, it didn't seem like the little guy was discouraged at all from walking over to me for a visit.
 

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Good story! I hope it made a lasting impression on that young man.
 
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