This is a discussion on How much/how long do you keep your CC exposed in public? within the Open Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; It's still relatively recognized in Arizona. Before we had CCW, OC was common....
It's still relatively recognized in Arizona. Before we had CCW, OC was common.
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It isn't legal in Tx and one phone call will get you arrested,on the other hand if it was as long as you act normal then nobody is gonna pay much attention,but if you act nervous you may set off that 6th sense buzzer and get an LEO visit
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I'm an Arizonan too. For the most part it's prudent for me to keep things to myself (concealed). Depending on where I am, and what I'm doing I will occasionally open carry.
In my own neighborhood I keep it concealed because I don't really trust my neighbors and don't want them to get any thoughts about what else may be in our apartment, when I venture to other parts of the valley it's not such a big deal.
I had a friend down in Coolidge (very small town) that had a church. Down there open carry is pretty common. I've led Bible study and even preached while open carrying.
One thing I have noticed about open carry, I used to OC all the time before Arizona let us carry concealed. If your comfortable with it, very few people even notice. If you're constantly fussing with it, adjusting it, leaning your elbow on it then everyone seems to notice.
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I don't usually time how long I OC....it is situation dependent. No issues OCing at the gas pump...
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My method of carry never allows for my firearm to be exposed - ever - my pants would have to fall off for that to happen.
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I don't really feel terribly comfortable OCing in public here in PHX. I actually had the cops called on me because "i was a man with a gun". At any rate, I usually only OC when I go out shooting in the desert or on my way to/from the range.
I am waiting for me CCW permit to come back, should be any day now! Once that happens, I'll prolly never OC again.
I was only aware of exposing once, getting out of the car to get gas. My seat belt pulled up my shirt over gun handle. My wife had to let me know I was exposed
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I carry open when I feel like it. Don't worry about it.Just be more aware of what's around you.I live here in Goodyear.
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In this area, I don't think anyone cares.
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I have OCed - I have also felt like all eyes were on me. A feeling I just don't like.