Just returned from running some errands. While out and about, I stopped into a Thai restaurant for lunch.
While there, I noticed a gentleman in plain clothes with a Glock openly on his hip. Surprised me a wee bit because you just don’t see that here since open carry isn’t legal in Texas… unless you’re in law enforcement. But that’s the thing. I saw nothing that led me to believe this man was in law enforcement, as most cops I see doing this wear their shield on their belt, typically right next to their holster. Nada, that I could see.
He was sitting with a woman… who also had a Glock openly on her hip.
What struck me tho was the holsters they were using. His appeared to be some cheap leather thumb-break retention holster, and hers was some sort of kydex “slide” type of holster, and I didn’t see any retention on it. But I could be wrong about this stuff because I didn’t exactly stare at them to figure this all out. I was curious to ask them, but how do you start this conversation without being really awkward? :-)
So while all curious, probably only curious to me.
Because the bigger thing?
No one seemed to care.
Lots of people in the restaurant, and no one was flinching or freaking out or running screaming… nor any blood flowing in the street.
It was just… no… big… deal.