What is "Mexican Style" carry?

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    I'm just curiouse, What is meant by Mexican style carry?
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    I think it's carrying a gun without a holster, in your waistband up front.
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    Thanks, I was just wondering.
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    Interesting History

    Massad Ayoob says:
    The [Mexican Carry] term is not perjorative. It arose long ago among gun people. In homage to proud Mexican men of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Beset by trants who stripped them of liberties, including the right to carry guns if they were not part of the political elite, these defiant citizens.... needed to be able to ditch the gun to be retrieved later if they were about to have contact with Federales, and since a holster could not be so quickly ditched and would be prima facie evidence of resistance to tyrants' law, the holster was dispensed with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mojust View Post
    I think it's carrying a gun without a holster, in your waistband up front.
    +1 that's exactly what it is.

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    Is this it?

    No...this is it.

    Rule #6 on the forum rules page.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pistology View Post
    Massad Ayoob says:
    The [Mexican Carry] term is not perjorative. It arose long ago among gun people. In homage to proud Mexican men of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Beset by trants who stripped them of liberties, including the right to carry guns if they were not part of the political elite, these defiant citizens.... needed to be able to ditch the gun to be retrieved later if they were about to have contact with Federales, and since a holster could not be so quickly ditched and would be prima facie evidence of resistance to tyrants' law, the holster was dispensed with.
    - The Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry
    wow, well that's news to me. Very neat.

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    I always thought it meant the gun was stolen,seriously thats what I was taught.
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    We used to carry Mexican style in the 70's as street narcs. No one used a holster, as only cops had holsters. So we had revolvers with rubber bands around the grips to prevent the weapon from sliding down your pants.

    When we were allowed autos, we still carried that way, but in condition 2. But that was only working undercover.

    As I moved up in the ranks, so did rules and regulations and the Mexican carry was only a u/c street carry option.

    Different time.

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    OK. Your question was answered as per Post #4
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    Regarding the closure of the Mexican Carry thread.

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    There was nothing wrong with the question that was asked.
    The thread was NOT closed simply because the question was asked by a member wanting a definition of Mexican Carry.

    The thread was closed because the question was answered and unfortunately it then became a magnet for other members to add postings that were discriminatory and offensive toward people of Mexican heritage/nationality.

    Which is a violation of Rule #6.

    I closed the thread after I deleted the content of the posts that were rule violations.
    In place of the member rule violations
    I copied and pasted Rule #6.

    I left the thread there because the correct answer to the original posted question was posted in post #4.

    That was the explanation by Massad Ayoob.

    The original post only asked one question.
    Once the question was correctly answered then there was no need for the thread to remain open.

    A simple question was asked.

    The question was answered with the correct answer.

    Regarding the posts where the content was deleted.

    One was the very mocking youtube video of the Mexican Drive By Shooting titled Mexican Shooting Range.

    The other one was mocking the Mexican people using Mexican slang type speech typed the way a member supposed that people from Mexico would talk.


    SO...there you have it.

    The reason the thread was closed.

    I realize that some people have thicker skins and are not offended by jokes or comments or slurs or quips regarding their nationality, religion, race, or other.
    Some members do take offense.

    Our forum members should not come onto DefensiveCarry - Click on a thread thinking that they are gaining useful and helpful "carry & firearm" information - and then be forced to decide if they personally are offended (or not) with regard to any posted "off topic" comments made about their religion - or their gender - or their nationality...or their race, etc.

    No matter if the comment was intended to be light-hearted or "in good fun" or "just a joke."

    That is NOT a decision that they should required to make on a firearm carry and home and self-defense forum.

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