Finally got a reaction to my openly carrying...

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    I hope this discussion doesnt begin to degenerate....

    BTW, welcome aboard Lance....
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    It won't - I'm finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glock 'em down View Post
    It won't - I'm finished.
    Aw, come on, I just popped some popcorn
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    This could be debated forever. It comes down to personal preferance. I prefer concealed. I would like the element of surprise to be on my side.

    If anyone recalls, there was a rookie NYPD Officer that was struck in the head with a bat by a skell that targeted him so that he could steal his firearm. He suceeded but was apprehended shortly thereafter by two more rookies. Victim Officer was doing ok last that I heard.

    This genius wanted to steal the firearm to commit robberies because he was in debt.

    Many BGs will be deterred by an openly carried firearm. I don't want to run in to the one who is NOT deterred, I will always carry concealed off-duty.
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    NY27, you just taught me a new word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0.02 View Post
    NY27, you just taught me a new word.

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    Sorry for the "cop jargin". Sometimes we cannot help it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NY27 View Post
    Sorry for the "cop jargin". Sometimes we cannot help it.
    Hey, I don't mind. It's interesting and useful.
    A thread devoted to it would make a great read. That is a hint to all you LEOs here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NY27 View Post
    Sorry for the "cop jargin". Sometimes we cannot help it.
    That's OK. It's always good to learn new words. Have to keep that vocabulary growing.

    I'm glad we could keep this thread civil. I know passions run deep on the open carry issue. I know some people think I am crazy for open carrying. But, it is something that is perfectly legal in my state (Tennessee) and something that I do because I am comfortable with it and in my ability to stay alert enough to keep it from making me a target of the scum bags.

    And, I personally do think that the more the sheep see of citizens carrying the more comfortable they are with it. And in the end, that is good for all of us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 0.02 View Post
    Hey, I don't mind. It's interesting and useful.
    A thread devoted to it would make a great read. That is a hint to all you LEOs here.

    Next thing you'll be asking us to teach you the secret knock and handshake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Next thing you'll be asking us to teach you the secret knock and handshake.
    Ha ha, I thought it was the No Knock and Handcuff...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilducky08 View Post
    Not to steal the thread, but how many of you open carry?
    Ususally in the summer. Too stinking hot around here to wear that much clothing.

    I have had a couple of occasions where I was noticed, but normally I go overlooked.

    I too agree that a lot of it has to do with how you are dressed and how you act when out. As for the BG and the element of suprise, I don't know if I buy into that whole mindset. I see the benefits, and I see the drawbacks to each method. One method has advantages over the other and vice versa.
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    Since this has turned into a small debate about open carry, I guess I will throw out why I am not a fan of people doing it.

    First, when I have been in places that allow open carry and have actually seen someone doing it, it has never been in a duty type holster. While you may think you are hyper-alert and in condition yellow, orange, red, black, or pink- you can still be surprised. There is a reason LEO's use the holsters they use.

    On top of the holster issue, I know very few private citizens that have gone to the expense and trouble of being trained in weapons retention techniques. Once again, if the BG decides he wants to take someone's gun, most people won't be prepared to stop it.

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    No doubt CCW classes should cover retention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OPFOR View Post
    I only open carry (with badge prominently displayed in front of holster) when I want the LEO discount at Chipotle... Is that wrong? :)
    I don't see a problem with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmyCop View Post
    I don't see a problem with it.
    Good, 'cause I sure do like me them Chipotle burritos...
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