This is a discussion on Just couldn't do it within the Open Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by chiefjason I can appreciate the open mindedness to try it. And it's not for everyone. I OC occasionally. Sometimes I just don't ...
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To OP, same concerning OC. I find it is just easier to CC a holstered firearm (outside the pants) with a long sleeve casual buttoned shirt untucked than OC. Even during summer, with a thin cotton, heat is not as much of an issue. I support those who OC, but I'm tired of the idiotic comments from anti's. I don't want to represent 2A when I'm picking up a pizza and my order was wrong, etc.
I also think some people who OC don't have this problem. I'm approachable, and I don't like to advertise when I carry (and I almost always carry).
However, stating OC chips away at 2a is like stating wearing a cross chips away at christianity. While just not for me 99% of the time, I support those who want to legally OC 100% of the time.
S&W 642 (no-lock) with .38 Spl +P 135 GR Gold GDHP
Glock G31 & G33 with .357 Sig 125 GR. SXT Winchester Ranger
I respect the rights and choices of those who wish to OC but it just isn't for me. I feel much more comfortable CCing.
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I CC when not working, OC when working.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." . . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt
The only person that needs to know I'm carrying is me.
But if you can by all means if thats what you want
Wait, wasn't licensed OC just approved in Oklahoma? I thought OC eroded our rights, rather than improving them. Guess the things I read on here aren't always true.
I carry openly from time to time. I have been OC'ing more often the last few months. I get a few looks once in a while, but I have never been approached about it by anyone, not even a couple LEO's that saw me. I think the key is that I just act naturally. Nothing changes just because I am OC'ing. I'm the same person when I OC as when I CC, which is the same as time when I don't carry at all.
I couldn't do it....don't want the attention.
I have only seen one person OC in our area, and he was most definitely being noticed.