First time open carry in Kentucky - no issues.

First time open carry in Kentucky - no issues.

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    First time open carry in Kentucky - no issues.

    I attended some handgun training back in October and open-carried after class once, but I assumed everyone around that area was so used to seeing it that it was a non-event. I've been concealed carrying (when I can) for a few months and have been getting more comfortable doing so each time, but I hadn't yet open carried in my home area, until Saturday.

    My son and I attended an IDPA event on Saturday and needed to go to several stores after to run some errands. Our first stop was Home Depot for a water heater element. I still had my competition holster on, so it didn't have finger deactivated retention, but I though it would be fine since I planned to walk in condition yellow anyway. We went in and went about our business and I walked about as if nothing was different. My son was a bit nervous, I think, because he was a bit more boisterous when talking and joking. I talked him back to normal and we continued as normal. We went through the store and got the parts I needed, all the while making eye contact with a number of people that passed by. The only person that seemed to be acting a bit odd was a guy outside the store that was waiting to load a large object. Not sure if he was nervous about my sidearm, or was just trying to get his stuff done quickly.

    After getting the element, but not a 1-1/2" socket, I decided to go to Lowe's. Same thing there... plenty of eye contact but not really any comments of even looks toward my sidearm, from the front anyway. I tried to look around a bit, but didn't notice anyone looking at me from behind either. After Lowe's, we went to a Great Clips to get my son's hair cut. I didn't carry in there because there were a bunch of small kids and I didn't really want to cause any issues. My car was parked just outside, so I felt fine with leaving it in the car. Last stop was at Walmart. Again, I don't even think anyone noticed.

    The whole experience was a positive one for me since I really didn't have to deal with anyone regarding my sidearm. I don't plan to open carry a lot, but I will be a lot more comfortable doing so next time.
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    I think in a lot of states guns and seeing guns are normal and not a thing .. Plus unless you look like mr gangbanger I dont think people will make a second look to your gun...

    I like OC esp in the summertime ( 90-100+ f so no cover shirt is nice ) and when walking the dog as the draw for me is a bit faster and easier one handed
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    Your in KY after all. There is diddly anyone can or cares to do about OC here. It is guaranteed by the state constitution. The only reason I got a CCDW was other weapons I could carry and the occasional no force of law no gun sign that I can just go on past if IM CC though I have OC and nothing was said.
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    I think, That is issues on first time opening. You need to work hard for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WrongRecroom View Post
    I think in a lot of states guns and seeing guns are normal and not a thing .. Plus unless you look like mr gangbanger I dont think people will make a second look to your gun...

    I like OC esp in the summertime ( 90-100+ f so no cover shirt is nice ) and when walking the dog as the draw for me is a bit faster and easier one handed
    Honestly here if you look like some murderous outlaw biker, nobody will give OC a second look, or a first one. They may skitter a little from you but they wont even notice the gun. ( Dont ask me how I know this please )
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