Now I've seen pretty much everything....

JayhawkerJayhawker ModeratorPosts: 14,825 Senior Member
So we're over in Big Rapids today and stopped at Wendy's for a chicken sammich...and this guy and his wife get up to leave, and low and behold, he's wearing a shotgun in a half-assed kydex holster on his belt. It's one of those pistol-gripped 870s with a two-round magazine tube and a fold-down handle where the forearm should be. Barrel is just a tad longer than the magazine cap. (I think we had a guy on the board that had a couple of them)....the thing is chromed.. The first thought that came to mind was...Holy Crap! what would be the effect of that thing being used in a crowded restaurant? Don't have a huge problem with folks toting around what they want to tote around, but this one struck me as somewhat strange...and my second thought was...I wonder if he has a tax stamp for that thing?
Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"

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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 9,450 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    So we're over in Big Rapids today and stopped at Wendy's for a chicken sammich...and this guy and his wife get up to leave, and low and behold, he's wearing a shotgun in a half-assed kydex holster on his belt. It's one of those pistol-gripped 870s with a two-round magazine tube and a fold-down handle where the forearm should be. Barrel is just a tad longer than the magazine cap. (I think we had a guy on the board that had a couple of them)....the thing is chromed.. The first thought that came to mind was...Holy Crap! what would be the effect of that thing being used in a crowded restaurant? Don't have a huge problem with folks toting around what they want to tote around, but this one struck me as somewhat strange...and my second thought was...I wonder if he has a tax stamp for that thing?

    Banshee
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  • shushshush Senior Member Posts: 6,259 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    ...... The first thought that came to mind was...Holy Crap! what would be the effect of that thing being used in a crowded restaurant? ....

    Should have asked him what choke he used, or would that have come under “long forcing cone” ?

    cjp wrote: »..... Oh dear God, I've admitted to liking something Limey.I'll never hear the end of this.

    Jayhawker wrote: »...But seriously Shush....

    Big Chief wrote: ».........walking around with a greasy butt ain't no fun, though!

     


     

  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,887 Senior Member
    Open carry specialist and guard dog
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  • EliEli Senior Member Posts: 3,074 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    The first thought that came to mind was...Holy Crap! what would be the effect of that thing being used in a crowded restaurant?


    My exact thought upon encountering a guy carrying a gold Desert Eagle (not sure if it was a .44 or a .50) at a local, very crowded, mexican joint. The hammer was down, which I guess would give me a bit of time to make the decision to either try to get out of the way or to put rounds into the moron, but still...
  • EliEli Senior Member Posts: 3,074 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Until of course he said "bitch bettah have my money!"

    Yeah, but if he'd have looked like Rhi-Rhi, I'd've let him do whatever he wanted to.

    :tooth:
  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,345 Senior Member
    Eli wrote: »
    Yeah, but if he'd have looked like Rhi-Rhi, I'd've let him do whatever he wanted to.

    :tooth:

    I don't know, man...he'd still be a dude. He'd be HAWT...but he'd be a dude.
    "Bipartisan" usually means that a bigger than normal deception is happening.
    George Carlin
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,976 Senior Member
    Bounty Hunter, wannabe?
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • EliEli Senior Member Posts: 3,074 Senior Member
    coolgunguy wrote: »
    I don't know, man...he'd still be a dude. He'd be HAWT...but he'd be a dude.

    Meh....I'm okay with it.
  • dlddld Member Posts: 375 Member
    Probably a Serbu SUPER-SHORTY
    Caliber: 12-gauge
    Action: Pump, 2+1 to 4+1 capacity, based on length
    Length: 16.5" to 19.5"
    Weight: 4.5 to 6.0 lbs
    Barrel: 6.5" to 13.75"

  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,549 Senior Member
    Did he have a cartridge belt full of .45-70's, like Josh Randal carried with his .44-40 Winchester snubby? :bang:
  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,345 Senior Member
    Eli wrote: »
    Meh....I'm okay with it.


    Hey, I don't judge...just remember if you're spooning, the back spoon is always safest...:yikes::nono:
    "Bipartisan" usually means that a bigger than normal deception is happening.
    George Carlin
  • EliEli Senior Member Posts: 3,074 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Whoa. Generation gap. Wrong song. One I was referring to was probably new when you were.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dKBUUXm0eow


    Ummmmm, yeah.....I was 3 when that one came out.
    :tooth:
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 14,825 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    Bounty Hunter, wannabe?

    Local dirt bag....which is why I doubt there is a tax stamp connected with that firearm....or knowledge that a tax stamp is required...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,345 Senior Member
    Credit where it's due...you sir, are a forkin' genius!
    "Bipartisan" usually means that a bigger than normal deception is happening.
    George Carlin
  • gunner81gunner81 Member Posts: 327 Member
    Wendys is on the gun ban list they don't even allow you toCC
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 14,825 Senior Member
    gunner81 wrote: »
    Wendys is on the gun ban list they don't even allow you toCC

    No gunbuster signs at our Wendys...you're painting with a broad brush and consequently putting out erroneous information...

    AND...Wendys is a franchise...different owners run their businesses the way THEY want to run them...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    Funny, I have seen exactly one no guns sign in Portland Oregon, a sign with a revolver and a red circle and a slash through the revolver, and the caption reading,

    "NO CONCEALED WEAPONS"

    It made me chuckle, if an off duty Police Officer walks in, do they tell him, no concealed firearms ?

    Lol....

    This is at a used auto parts yard, not a you pull it, very snooty and over priced on everything, not a place I would do business with anyway....
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 6,460 Senior Member
    DoctorWho wrote: »

    It made me chuckle, if an off duty Police Officer walks in, do they tell him, no concealed firearms ?

    Lol....
    yes
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,345 Senior Member
    DoctorWho wrote: »
    Funny, I have seen exactly one no guns sign in Portland Oregon, a sign with a revolver and a red circle and a slash through the revolver, and the caption reading,

    "NO CONCEALED WEAPONS"

    It made me chuckle, if an off duty Police Officer walks in, do they tell him, no concealed firearms ?

    Lol....

    This is at a used auto parts yard, not a you pull it, very snooty and over priced on everything, not a place I would do business with anyway....


    Well, rules are rules...
    "Bipartisan" usually means that a bigger than normal deception is happening.
    George Carlin
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    Well those rules are fine and dandy, but they do not apply to off duty Police Officers.

    And as everyone is fond of noting, concealed carry is just that, if you carry concealed, it is not likely many will know you carry.
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    DoctorWho wrote: »
    Well those rules are fine and dandy, but they do not apply to off duty Police Officers.

    And as everyone is fond of noting, concealed carry is just that, if you carry concealed, it is not likely many will know you carry.

    Are you saying even off duty cops are above the law?
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
    Dad 5-31-13
  • KSDeputyKSDeputy Member Posts: 55 Member
    In KS, where we have constitutional carry, even retired peace officers with a LEOSA permit can carry anywhere an active duty officer can carry. That is about anywhere, except jails, prisons, and certain courtrooms. Not above the law, but complying with the state law.
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    Are you saying even off duty cops are above the law?
    When it comes to carry of duty and off duty firearms, non of those gun free regulations apply, there is a neat section in each State excempting all authorized law enforcement officers from being subject to the regulations regarding gun free zones, the one main exception to that being prison facilities.
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • ArmoredmanArmoredman Member Posts: 343 Member
    Very much prisons - nobody comes in without clearing the metal detector, period. Firearms, ASP, TASER, everything not authorized to correctional staff goes in the gun locker at Traffic Control. Cops HATE coming into prisons.
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 5,724 Senior Member
    Armoredman wrote: »
    Very much prisons - nobody comes in without clearing the metal detector, period. Firearms, ASP, TASER, everything not authorized to correctional staff goes in the gun locker at Traffic Control. Cops HATE coming into prisons.
    Mostly because they smell like foot and butt. The jail/ prison that is. Well........
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,345 Senior Member
    DoctorWho wrote: »
    Well those rules are fine and dandy, but they do not apply to off duty Police Officers.

    And as everyone is fond of noting, concealed carry is just that, if you carry concealed, it is not likely many will know you carry.


    I agree that concealed means hidden from sight, and, for most people that means that the firearm doesn't exist...I was referring to the attitude of officers I have met that felt the carrying of guns should be left 'to professionals', and to other folks who think that way. If I can't have one, neither can they. If they can have one, so can I. Those types often refer to the old line "rules are rules" in order to justify their actions and deny those of others...I'm using the same line to beat them over the head.
    "Bipartisan" usually means that a bigger than normal deception is happening.
    George Carlin
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    I know what you mean, it's called hypocrisy, lots of places where people apply for concealed carry also are posting signs prohibiting all carry licensed carry of concealed weapons, I think that is really stupid.

    Never did like prisons and detention centers much either.
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
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