1st Time Concealed Carry - The Walmart Walk

Discussion in 'Texas Concealed Handgun (CHL)' started by SC-Texas, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. SC-Texas

    SC-Texas Moderator Moderator

    5,183
    19
    38
    Feb 7, 2009
    Houston, TX
    I have seen this on Glocktalk, XDtalk and ARFCOM and never understood the purpose other than the general hilarity of someone doing this the first time the Carried a concealed handgun:




    [​IMG]
     


  2. Greg_TX

    Greg_TX Well-Known

    1,410
    0
    36
    Aug 2, 2009
    Klein, TX
    I'd think that at this time of year with the Christmas shopping crowd, a "Mall Walk" would be a better test - and in some mall parking lots, carrying is a prudent thing to do anyway.
     
  3. T3hk1w1

    T3hk1w1 New Member

    31
    0
    6
    Jun 27, 2008
    It's a good real-life test of your ability to conceal. It helps you figure out if you need to correct anything to prevent printing, and it helps you become confident about concealing the gun.
    It's also traditional-you might almost call it a rite of passage.
     
  4. Greg_TX

    Greg_TX Well-Known

    1,410
    0
    36
    Aug 2, 2009
    Klein, TX
    I understand the tradition, and practical purpose, of the Wally Walk: I'm just thinking that a mall packed with shoppers (and mall cops, and real cops) would be an even better test of concealment. Besides, all of the same objectives in the Wally Walk could still be met, other than the traditional aspect of it. :cool:
     
  5. Hawghauler

    Hawghauler Active Member

    638
    0
    36
    Oct 5, 2009
    Idaho
    I do not know all the rules to the WMW test but I think I can safely add one that will pass the board member scrutiny. First time WMW with a newbie fanny pack = EPIC FAIL. If you did that please turn in your guns and ammo to the nearest forum administrator as surely you could only hurt yourself and embarrass your wife and children. Do I hear a second?
     
  6. MadMo44Mag

    MadMo44Mag TGT Addict

    3,054
    0
    36
    Jan 23, 2009
    Ft.Worth
    +1
     
  7. Maxpower

    Maxpower Active Member

    261
    0
    16
    May 26, 2009

    Seems goofy to me and I did not do a WW
     
  8. Shorts

    Shorts TGT Addict TGT Supporter

    4,574
    0
    36
    Mar 28, 2008
    Texas
    The "wally walk" is not anything official.

    It came about over the last few years simply because most towns have a Walmart and it's an easy to store to make an excuse to go to. It's easily accessible. You don't have to buy anything. You can buy something small. They are open a huge range of hours. No one cares (see peopleofwalmart.com).

    My first conceal carry was the Walmart in Oak Harbor in Aug 2004, long before this Wally Walk became 'a thing'. I went around 1030am on a weekday simply because I could go there and get a few things to 'try out' my carry in the real world. I wore jeans, a tshirt and a fleece pullover.

    It's a huge mental adjustment when a person starts carrying. It's one thing to walk around your house, its another to walk around in public. Society is so ingrained to believe guns are bad and gun in public are especially bad and signal trouble. Even us gun-lovers have a mental adjustment to make simply being conscious of a gun on our hip with the possibility that another person around could freak out and now you've got an MWAG. The nervousness and mindset becomes settled after you've been carrying a while.

    No one says you have to go to Walmart. It just became so common place it has developed into a tradition you could say. That tradition has of course evolved and now encompasses some humor.
     
  9. randomoutburst

    randomoutburst Member

    105
    0
    16
    Sep 24, 2009
    Grayson County
    I personally choose not to shop at WalMart, and will be doing a Target Trek when I get my CHL. ;)
     
  10. TxEMTP69

    TxEMTP69 TGT Addict TGT Supporter

    2,511
    0
    36
    Feb 17, 2009
    Rockport
    ack Target... lol one place I have not been, I've walked alot of places, target has not been one yet...
     

Share This Page