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Open Carry Deters an Armed Robbery

You don't often see POSITIVE news articles regarding concealed/open carry having a positive outcome. But here's one to share.


http://www.examiner.com/x-5619-Atlan...ry-in-Kennesaw

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Two customers displaying holstered pistols deterred an armed robbery in a Kennesaw Wafflehouse recently.

There is some debate raging in Georgia about whether people should conceal their holstered handguns while in public. Some believe that wearing handguns openly will result in a loss of the element of surprise during a criminal attack, such as an armed robbery, while others believe that wearing handguns openly deters criminal attack. For Matt Brannan and J.P. Mitchell, who carry openly as a routine, the issue is no longer academic.

Matt Brannan and J.P. Mitchell were dining in the Wafflehouse on Barrett Parkway at I-575 in Kennesaw at 4:45 in the morning recently when a scout for an armed robbery crew entered the restaurant to case it. At the time, Matt and J.P. thought he looked a little suspicious, as he was wandering around the small restaurant like he was looking for someone. Unknown to Matt and J.P., two cars full of armed robbers were parked behind the restaurant waiting for the scout's report.

The scout saw that two of the customers were wearing holstered 1911 Springfield Mil-Spec .45 pistols, and he immediately turned and left the store.

Meanwhile, conscientious Cobb County Police Officer D. Lowe had noticed suspicious cars sitting behind the restaurant in the dark and decided to investigate. He caught men with masks and rifles who had been preparing to rob the Wafflehouse. The criminals informed the police that they had changed their mind upon discovering armed customers and were waiting for Matt and J.P. to leave. Ironically, the police car was pulling in to the parking lot just as Matt and J.P. were driving away. In other words, had Matt and J.P. not been armed, the robbery probably would have occurred before the police intervened.

Captain Jerry Quan, the Commander for Precinct One, where the Wafflehouse is located, confirmed Matt Brannan's story as one in which the open display of a pistol deterred a well armed robbery crew.

Matt Brannan is making an Open Records Act request, and there will be an update to this story when more information is available. The case number is 09-133500. There will be updates and follow up articles as more information becomes available.

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What kind of holster were they wearing?
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"The scout saw that two of the customers were wearing holstered 1911 Springfield Mil-Spec .45 pistols, and he immediately turned and left the store"

the scout knew all this detail from walking around and seeing a holstered pistol

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This is why I stay out of Wafflehouses. They're prime targets for van loads of armed robbers.

This story smells of bullshit and / or extraordinary stupidity on the part of the "robbers". How much $ did they expect to find in the register or safe or customer pockets (I know how Wafflehouse patrons like to bring their bling)? Enough to support two van loads of criminals? How much does meth cost there anyway?

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"The scout saw that two of the customers were wearing holstered 1911 Springfield Mil-Spec .45 pistols, and he immediately turned and left the store"

the scout knew all this detail from walking around and seeing a holstered pistol
Im sure he didnt know exact details on it but every gun person can reconize a 1911. Im sure in the follow up story they gave the exact model of the gun and just through it in the report.

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Unless you've got a holster that you can draw from while seated, it doesn't do you much good. I doubt they had the old leather cavalry holsters.

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This is why I stay out of Wafflehouses. They're prime targets for van loads of armed robbers.

This story smells of bullshit and / or extraordinary stupidity on the part of the "robbers". How much $ did they expect to find in the register or safe or customer pockets (I know how Wafflehouse patrons like to bring their bling)? Enough to support two van loads of criminals? How much does meth cost there anyway?

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Unless you've got a holster that you can draw from while seated, it doesn't do you much good. I doubt they had the old leather cavalry holsters.
there aren't many open carry holsters that you can't draw from a seated position

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so let me get this straight. a guy walks into a waffle house, and sees a couple guys with guns, and decides it would be better to NOT rob the place while there's guys with guns around? what if the guys with guns woulda joined the robbers and helped them. geez, i thought people with guns were bad.
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so let me get this straight. a guy walks into a waffle house, and sees a couple guys with guns, and decides it would be better to NOT rob the place while there's guys with guns around? what if the guys with guns woulda joined the robbers and helped them. geez, i thought people with guns were bad.
LOL.. maybe those guys left because they thought those two guys already robbed the place.. "damn.. they were here first!"

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Hmm very interesting how the police pulled up as the two men drove off. Did they really go threw all that trouble to track them down for there names and brand of guns they were carrying let alone that the cop just happened to grab the cars info as it drove away. There is missing info here

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Hmm very interesting how the police pulled up as the two men drove off. Did they really go threw all that trouble to track them down for there names and brand of guns they were carrying let alone that the cop just happened to grab the cars info as it drove away. There is missing info here
maybe the guys paid with a CC at the waffle house, and the cops got the name from that

also video cameras could have got the cars plate #

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arent all 1911's mil-spec?

i can spot a 1911 from 500yds as most of the guys at my local gun shop carry those in the store.
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arent all 1911's mil-spec?
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nope.
oh. what makes them non-mil-spec?
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when they don't conform to military specifications, duh.

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robs right, SA offers a mil-spec 1911 and then there 1911.. the non-mil spec one is better

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Here's what a true mil-spec M1911A1 entails:

http://www.everyspec.com/FED+SPECS/D-P-355A_4598/

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