I walked up to a checkout line at the Wal-Mart, and was pleased to see another open carrier ahead of me. I asked if I could take his picture, and he was pleasant and accommodating. I heard him joking with the checkout lady. It was obvious that he was a regular customer. It looks like a real working outfit to me, not one worn just for style . . .
He agreed to have another picture taken in the entrance, to show the pistol a bit more clearly. We talked for a bit about the few locations that still ban guns in Yuma. He is carrying an Israeli made Jerico pistol in 9mm. The Jerico is a clone of the world famous CZ-75. The pistol is made in Israel and has a good reputation.
I did not catch the open carrier’s name, but he said that he carried a .45 on duty with the Sheriff’s Posse. He picked up the holster at a gun show, and did not have a brand for it. He carried a spare mag in a leather mag carrier on the left side. His whole outfit practically shouted “Every Day Carry.” I doubt that there are many places that he goes unarmed. How great is that?
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