Open Carry and Attempted Gun Grabs

Open Carry and Attempted Gun Grabs

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    Open Carry and Attempted Gun Grabs

    My wife recently took her CCW class, and one of the other participants had been open carrying for a while since he didn't have his permit. By all accounts (hers and the instructor's) the guy was a careless, obnoxious, and unsafe know-it-all. That said, one of the reasons he was finally taking the class was that he claimed to have had several attempts by people to grab his gun while OCing. This is one of the things keeping me from OCing more. So, what's your experience? Have you, OCing, ever had someone attempt to grab your gun, or seen someone that looked like they might try? How did you deal with it if so?
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    Back when it was legal for me to OC, never an incident. I'm sure it's happened somewhere along the way, but probably no more than CC'er whop get robbed and their guns taken.
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    My first thoughts were that the guy was simply a liar. After a moments thought, though, Im thinking it entirely possible that he associates with morons. The kind of morons who would think it funny to try to grab that fools gun.

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    Never.

    General demeanor, bearing and awareness can go a long way. So can a decent Level III+ retention holster. And a wardrobe that helps reduce the obviousness.

    Either way, it's worth getting training on weapons retention, including retaining one's holstered gun. It's just one of those skills that are worthwhile and should be considered, for anyone who carries (openly or otherwise).
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    I have carryed open a very limited time but never had someone get that close . If i am talking with someone while open carry i may turn my body slightly and would never let someone get in my space even if i was not carrying .
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    In a recent study of Open Carry, 100% of OCers reported that they have never been a victim of an attempted gun grab.

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    Most people don't even notice. I've hardly ever had anyone comment on it, let alone try to grab my gun


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    Quote Originally Posted by pittypat21 View Post
    In a recent study of Open Carry, 100% of OCers reported that they have never been a victim of an attempted gun grab.

    Works for me!

    I can only recall one report of such a thing in the past few years, that of a fellow forum member whose idiot cousin jokingly attempted a grab at a barbeque and got clocked (broken nose) for his efforts. GG 1, Idiot 0.
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    Nope, never even saw folks have an inkling. Dude sounde like an idiot or a liar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brocktice View Post
    My wife recently took her CCW class, and one of the other participants had been open carrying for a while since he didn't have his permit. By all accounts (hers and the instructor's) the guy was a careless, obnoxious, and unsafe know-it-all. That said, one of the reasons he was finally taking the class was that he claimed to have had several attempts by people to grab his gun while OCing. This is one of the things keeping me from OCing more. So, what's your experience? Have you, OCing, ever had someone attempt to grab your gun, or seen someone that looked like they might try? How did you deal with it if so?
    Never had anyone try. There was an incident in Whole Foods in New Orleans when some hobby cop tried to grab a gun. Other than that, nothing I've heard of here

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    Quote Originally Posted by gatorbait51 View Post
    Never had anyone try. There was an incident in Whole Foods in New Orleans when some hobby cop tried to grab a gun. Other than that, nothing I've heard of here
    At Arabella station? Not sure if they've built another since I lived there.

    Posting from my phone, I blame all typos on Swype.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suntzu View Post
    Nope, never even saw folks have an inkling. Dude sounde like an idiot or a liar.
    If I had to guess, I would say both. Idiot if this is his choice of companions. Liar if he thought it would be something to impress people

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    Quote Originally Posted by brocktice View Post
    At Arabella station? Not sure if they've built another since I lived there.

    Posting from my phone, I blame all typos on Swype.
    It was in the CBD. I don't exactly know the spot. I stay out of downtown as much as possible

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    I can only recall one report of such a thing in the past few years, that of a fellow forum member whose idiot cousin jokingly attempted a grab at a barbeque and got clocked (broken nose) for his efforts. GG 1, Idiot 0.
    That was DaGunny - and he wasn't actually OCing. I believe he was CCing with an OWB holster.
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