Yet another benefit of open carry

Yet another benefit of open carry

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    Yet another benefit of open carry

    I stopped at a local auto parts store on the way home today. Sig is open carry in a thumb break owb. I notice a guy going person to person/car to car asking for change as I pull in. As I'm walking to the store, he approaches. He noticeably stops, stumbles and proceeds in the other direction.

    Pan handling is not allowed. I assume he thought I was a cop. Either way, added benefit to open carry.

    Added visual deterrent to uncomfortable situations ;)


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    Good for you. There are some drawbacks, as others have noted on other threads. We were at our local liqour/wine store a couple weeks ago and just as we were about to get out of the car we noticed an older man (probably younger than we are) come out of the store wearing an empty holster. (Store is not posted) He got to his truck which was right next to our car, opened the door, reached in for his gun, holstered it and then got in the truck and drove away.

    This old fella was smart enough to know that if he walked into a liqour store OC he might cause a rucus - or a lot of consternation at least. So, there are good things about OC and not so good things depending on the situation.

    Glad your OC worked in such a positive way for you though.
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    It is probably more likely carrying open in the City will "SCARE" 20 or so Soccer Moms into voting for more restrictive Gun-Control measures.

    We just don't need that. Most Good Citizens are irrationally afraid of strangers with firearms.

    There are proper times and places for "Open Carry".
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    i have people give me a wide berth when they notice i'm OCing but never had anyone come towards me with intent to engage in solicitation and abruptly turn around after noticing the firearm. hehe pretty funny.
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    Yet another benefit of open carry

    I've often wondered if normal people think open carriers are off duty cops and thus don't mind it. If I open carried I'd be at my best dressed and behaved. I've often wondered how rude or blasť people would act if they knew they were talking to an armed person. I bet they would assume a much kinder tone. An armed society may indeed be a polite society.

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    I have OC'd a few times with no negative responses . But i also look at the situation to make a decent decision on when and where even if legal .

    As for dress i am wearing jeans and a harley shirt .
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShooterGranny View Post
    Good for you. There are some drawbacks, as others have noted on other threads. We were at our local liqour/wine store a couple weeks ago and just as we were about to get out of the car we noticed an older man (probably younger than we are) come out of the store wearing an empty holster. (Store is not posted) He got to his truck which was right next to our car, opened the door, reached in for his gun, holstered it and then got in the truck and drove away.

    This old fella was smart enough to know that if he walked into a liqour store OC he might cause a rucus - or a lot of consternation at least. So, there are good things about OC and not so good things depending on the situation.

    Glad your OC worked in such a positive way for you though.
    It may be because some states like mine make it a 2 year prison felony for walking armed into a store whose business is mainly the sale of alcohol. IMO maybe the old man knew his state laws.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DetChris View Post
    It may be because some states like mine make it a 2 year prison felony for walking armed into a store whose business is mainly the sale of alcohol. IMO maybe the old man knew his state laws.
    In the state where we live it is not illegal to go into a place that sells alcohol while carrying a gun. Unless the place is posted. This was not posted. It is illegal to drink while carrying, but that is hardly possible in a package store.
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    Yeah, I live in TN. OC is no big deal here.

    I would assume many just think we are off duty cops but I see plenty of people concealing poorly all the time. Think full size glock owb under an underarmour tee.




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    Good to know there are OCers in Nashville. I've OCed some there with no problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShooterGranny View Post
    Good for you. There are some drawbacks, as others have noted on other threads. We were at our local liqour/wine store a couple weeks ago and just as we were about to get out of the car we noticed an older man (probably younger than we are) come out of the store wearing an empty holster. (Store is not posted) He got to his truck which was right next to our car, opened the door, reached in for his gun, holstered it and then got in the truck and drove away.

    This old fella was smart enough to know that if he walked into a liqour store OC he might cause a rucus - or a lot of consternation at least. So, there are good things about OC and not so good things depending on the situation.

    Glad your OC worked in such a positive way for you though.



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    I cc most of the time however some days I oc. If I'm with my kids, especially a kid friendly agenda, I cc. If its just me or if we're just making a run to the store I oc.

    I prefer to oc however sometimes its not appropriate.


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    Quote Originally Posted by daffyduc View Post
    I cc most of the time however some days I oc. If I'm with my kids, especially a kid friendly agenda, I cc. If its just me or if we're just making a run to the store I oc.

    I prefer to oc however sometimes its not appropriate.


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