This is a discussion on Finally did it!!!!! within the Open Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by kukla oh, they probably noticed all right.............. it "felt good" to parade around your neighborhood virtually announcing that you have firearm(s)? it's ...
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I think OC is fine if thats what you want to do and it is legeal to do so, I just feel if you carry a gun where everyone can see it someday some idiot is going to make you use it.
Congrats I'm glad you had a positive 1st time OCing, and I hope you keep on carrying. As an aside to all the folks who want to turn their noses up and poo poo on OCing: Why do you even post in these threads? If you don't like it IGNORE the fact that people post them, because all your complaining does is **** up a nice thread about someone’s first time OCing.
Last edited by Harvester; September 21st, 2012 at 11:41 AM.
To the OP; I'm glad you had a rewarding experience. We don't have OC here in NE. Not sure I would even if we did. But I do like everyone to know that I have guns! That way the BG has the choice of casing the anti-gun liberals house instead of mine.
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It does feel good not having a gun shoved into your pants, or dressing like a slob to conceal! :)
Congrats OP, I hope this is the first of many positive experiences you have with open carry. I did this all summer while mowing (for example), biking, walking the dog... Outside of that I usually do it when I'm with my family, and dressed respectably, mostly because if it is noticed, I want it to have a positive impression on whoever sees it, even if nothing is said.
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
Very nice! It is a freeing feeling, isn't it?
I don't OC much at all, but I remember the feeling of doing that for the first time. Glad you didn't have any issues.
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EDIT: ArmyMan beat me to it and said it better than I did.
I OCed around town here today. I do not like IWB. To me OC is much more comfortable. Yes, I do have A CCDW License.
I usually CC OWB with a loose shirt hanging out. It was real nice outside today so I just OCed.
I have been OCing at times every since I was 30 years old when I got out of the Army in 1970. I am now 70 years old and I have never had any problems with OCing.
I would like to pick up some extra money though. It's not real good living on SS. I'm thinking about selling tinfoil hats to all the people on gun forums that say you are going to be dead if you OC.
If any of the anti-OC people here want to buy one - PM me. They are $20.00 and the shipping charge is $5.00.
I think a lot of them are just to much of a wimp and are afraid to OC. Man up and be a man.
I do have some people say to me - nice gun. What kind is it?
I carry a Bersa Thunder 9 Ultra Compact Pro. It's 13+1.
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Bersa Thunder 9 UC Pro, 9mm. Gave To Daughter To Carry.
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