Holster showing while CCing

Holster showing while CCing

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    Holster showing while CCing

    Sure this has been discussed in the past but I'm on the road a lot and can't get by here as much as I would like......If you're in a state that requires your weapon to be concealed (like SC) and your holster happens to show from the bottom of your shirt (not the gun), what's your thoughts on that? Some folks wear a fanny pack and you can see that so what about a holster? Just curious what you think:)
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    It does not matter what we think. It only matters what the authorities in that particular jurisdiction think.

    However, in general, an "accidental" exposure of a holster is not something most would worry about. Just my 2 cents worth.
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    Some states are very strict... any part showing is considered open carry.

    Some states are very open... I've been told in Louisiana that 'any' part of the gun covered means it's concealed, so having it hanging by a string means that part of it is covered = concealed.

    Know the state you're in and how they handle it.

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    Get a longer shirt?
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    So its a concealed holster law? I know, I know. I'm being difficult.

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    A wardrobe malfunction, eh? I go to great lengths (at least 4.02" anyway) to make sure my barrel is completely covered at all times in public. I just learned today on a local news site in mathematical terms what I already knew which is that I live in the least gun-friendly city in North Carolina. Our county was 100th out of 100 in percentage of residents who hold CCP's. No surprise there. Many of the women here would faint if they saw somebody with part of a gun barrel poking through in public. I don't take that as a reason not to carry, but I sure do take it as a reason to carry discreetly.

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    I'm guessing at least 95% of us have exposed part of our firearm/holster in the past. Typically it's when I'm shopping and reaching for something on the top shelf, no one has ever noticed. It doesn't bother me at all because open carry is legal here regardless. But I'm sure IF somehow an LEO saw it, he would (hopefully) be understandable about it.
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    There was a guy in FL who was arrested for OC because his holster was showing (about 1 inch), and he was printing. The jury found him guilty of OC, even though the FL law allows for a temporary exposure of your gun. Now he has a misdemeanor weapons offence, and will likely lose his permit.

    I'm not sure if he plans to appeal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badey View Post
    There was a guy in FL who was arrested for OC because his holster was showing (about 1 inch), and he was printing. The jury found him guilty of OC, even though the FL law allows for a temporary exposure of your gun. Now he has a misdemeanor weapons offence, and will likely lose his permit.

    I'm not sure if he plans to appeal.
    I'm not sure about FL law, but can't you get your permit again 5 years after you get a misdemeanor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badey View Post
    There was a guy in FL who was arrested for OC because his holster was showing (about 1 inch), and he was printing. The jury found him guilty of OC, even though the FL law allows for a temporary exposure of your gun. Now he has a misdemeanor weapons offence, and will likely lose his permit.

    I'm not sure if he plans to appeal.
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    Get another type holster. IWB will keep it all from showing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by REVMAN View Post
    Sure this has been discussed in the past but I'm on the road a lot and can't get by here as much as I would like......If you're in a state that requires your weapon to be concealed (like SC) and your holster happens to show from the bottom of your shirt (not the gun), what's your thoughts on that? Some folks wear a fanny pack and you can see that so what about a holster? Just curious what you think:)
    A holster is not a gun. A bit of exposed holster doesn't mean you didn't lock the gun in your car. I actually saw a guy recently with enough holster exposed to reveal some very nice tooling, but I don't know if his gun was there or not. ¿Comprende?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmhawth View Post
    A holster is not a gun. A bit of exposed holster doesn't mean you didn't lock the gun in your car. I actually saw a guy recently with enough holster exposed to reveal some very nice tooling, but I don't know if his gun was there or not. ¿Comprende?
    This is what I was thinking when I made my response earlier. Surly I can't be the only one that removes his handgun but leaves his holster on when entering a restricted building?

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    Quote Originally Posted by REVMAN View Post
    Sure this has been discussed in the past but I'm on the road a lot and can't get by here as much as I would like......If you're in a state that requires your weapon to be concealed (like SC) and your holster happens to show from the bottom of your shirt (not the gun), what's your thoughts on that? Some folks wear a fanny pack and you can see that so what about a holster? Just curious what you think:)
    Have to be an awfully picky LEO to really do anything to you, but just get a longer shirt - won't have to think about it.

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    It could be the bottom end of a Leatherman case attached to the belt. If only the end is seen.

    I carry IWB so at least the lower part is not going to be seen. I just worry about the end of the grip making a little bump in my shirt and hope that the shirt is loose enough to avoid that.
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