Since open carry is legal, how do you carry?
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March 27th, 2009 01:32 AM
How is it that some states laws trump federal and some don't? Why isn't it uniform? And along same lines, what about county/sity laws trumping state laws? Same thing?
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March 27th, 2009 01:59 AM
In TN concealed or open carry is only legal with a Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit. No carry is legal without a permit.
I do open carry a majority of the time in the months that it isn't freezing, or in other words when I am not wearing a coat.
I carry either an XD .40 Service model or a Glock 23. Both are carried open or concealed in their respective Blackhawk SERPA holsters on my right hip, with at least one spare mag on my left.
This is a picture my wife snapped of me last summer when I came home from a run to the grocery store...I was not real enthusiastic about having my picture taken as you can see in the photo...
March 27th, 2009 06:44 AM
OC is legal in Ga. and it's fairly rare that I OC, but I have, from time to time.
My overall attitude is that it's nobody's business AND I'm not intrested in dealing with scared citizens everytime I OC.
"Just getting a concealed carry permit means you haven't commited a crime yet. CCP holders commit crimes." Daniel Vice, senior attorney for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, quoted on Fox & Friends, 8 Jul, 2008
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March 27th, 2009 03:02 PM
I generally carry in a Desantis OWB holster with a thumb snap for retention. I occasionally carry a single action revolver (Ruger Blackhawk .41 Mag) in a Mexican double loop holster by El Paso Saddlery, with a hammer thing for retention.
I OC as much as possible and conceal as discretion dictates.
April 1st, 2009 10:15 PM
90% of the time I CC but occasionally what I want to wear for the day warrants OC or when I am riding my bike.
"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so" Thomas Jefferson
April 3rd, 2009 03:25 PM
On rare occasions something like that will happen here, but it's usually downtown and the LEO doing it isn't exactly "Cop of the Year" material. Trying to grab a gun that he has no business touching in the first place is easily one of the dumbest ways a cop could get himself shot.
Originally Posted by zigziggityzo
I hope it never ends up that way because in a situation like that everybody would come out looking bad.
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April 3rd, 2009 08:16 PM
In my 34 years here in Michigan I have never seen anyone open carry.
Originally Posted by highvoltage
April 3rd, 2009 11:06 PM
Last December,when I started getting into all this gun world( Which im in, up to the top of my head),and carrying everyday.I was most shocked to find out that Texas,was not a open carry state.I bet John Whayne is spinning in his grave like a top.Man Texas is the West in my mind,I just took it for granted that all the western open states,Montana,Org,Utah,New Mex,Nev.,all those places would be open carry,without even a permit,I still find it hard to believe,everytime I see a guy from Texas posting here, worring about being arreseted just for Printing...JEEZZZ Whats this Country comming to when Texeans cant hardly carry a gun,even if its concealed.....its allmost enough to make ya move.....
Originally Posted by ErnieNWillis
April 4th, 2009 07:56 AM
I too thought Texas was an open carry state. When I think of Texas I envision the Wild West. That really is disheartening.
April 4th, 2009 01:21 PM
I think Arizona is the best example of this now. A lot of open carriers there. Not so common here in Nevada, but we'll see how it goes. I'll be open carrying all day today since I'm finally getting to shoot today. After that I'll know I'll feel safe carrying it and then I'll schedule my CC class.
Originally Posted by chains1240
April 4th, 2009 02:09 PM
April 4th, 2009 02:12 PM
Mississippi is an open carry State if you read our Constitution, but our AG stated that a holster Conceals part of the gun. So now you have to have a Firearms permit to open carry.
I OC about 25% of the time(more in middle of summer) depending on outfit.
Bad guys don't use holsters, and most people know that.
I've had a cop ask me" you on the job" I replied "no,but I do have a permit" He replied "that's what I thought, I don't know many officers with a carry rig that nice" And it got me to wondering why?
I was carrying my Kimber in a VM II with a t-shirt tucked in, so it was just the grip exposed.
I OC when I want and don't worry that much what other people think....It's impossible to please everyone, so I please me
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April 5th, 2009 02:16 AM
I've gotta say, I hope you're just referring to your local Wally-World when you say it's illegal due to the amount of OCers I see here doing so! No-one here has ever said anything about how it's not allowed at our local store!!
Originally Posted by JerryM
I OC everywhere I go. I've OC'd in Target, Borders, Pier 1, IHOP, Sizzler, Wal-Mart, grocery stores and so many other places without incident.
Sorry for digressing. I carry my M&P 45 in a Serpa CQC Holster, strong-side of course!! It's a comfortable setup and an awesome pistol! I love it!!
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April 5th, 2009 07:15 AM
Sounds like it's time for a clear holster!
Originally Posted by cdwolf
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April 5th, 2009 10:37 AM
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