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Old 09-30-2011, 02:43 PM   #11
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I open carry while hunting, fishing and camping on gator territory.

OTOH, while I don't like to upset the sheeple with OC in public,

legal or not, IMO it's a big advantage to CC, and surprise the BGs when

you're armed. It keeps them off balance, not knowing when a

civilian's going to pop one in their back. It's my favorite kind of nervous.

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I open carry while hunting, fishing and camping on gator territory.

OTOH, while I don't like to upset the sheeple with OC in public,

legal or not, IMO it's a big advantage to CC, and surprise the BGs when

you're armed. It keeps them off balance, not knowing when a

civilian's going to pop one in their back. It's my favorite kind of nervous.
If anyone, civilian or LEO, pops one in the back, they will be facing charges.

If a perp is approaching you, it is not time to be pulling concealed either. Reaching in the jacket, inside the shirt, grabbing the ankle holster or getting something out of the pocket can get you killed while doing it.

Much like staying out of the high crime areas at midnight, carrying openly will deter all but the most hard nosed criminal and it could allow you to keep your gun.

Until one has been there, comments are just arm chair quarterbacking. I have been there and I have either worked and/or testified in dozens of shooting cases. I have been involved in two. I have seen what works and what does not.
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If anyone, civilian or LEO, pops one in the back, they will be facing charges.

If a perp is approaching you, it is not time to be pulling concealed either. Reaching in the jacket, inside the shirt, grabbing the ankle holster or getting something out of the pocket can get you killed while doing it.

Much like staying out of the high crime areas at midnight, carrying openly will deter all but the most hard nosed criminal and it could allow you to keep your gun.

Until one has been there, comments are just arm chair quarterbacking. I have been there and I have either worked and/or testified in dozens of shooting cases. I have been involved in two. I have seen what works and what does not.
So, if a BG is approaching you then what should you do?? Is he just walking up on me or what?? if thats all he is doing then i probably wont do anything
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Concealed carry is for personal protection. It's hard to protect yourself if someone with the intent to do harm knows exactly who their first target is before you ever have a clue.
If I was ever dead set on robbing a bank, gas station, whatever kind of stupid $hit one could think of, a bullet to the back of the head of the guy with a visible fire arm would be #1 on the to do list.
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They both have benefits. I open carry where I can. Mostly when traveling alone in less populated areas. But I have always felt that an attacker is less likely to engage someone who they assume will but up the biggest fight. I carried openly as a LEO why not as an honest citizen? But, there are those places I don't do it. IE places that are more likely to frown on it. I try and follow the local 'norm' but if I am legal to do so, I'll exercise my right...

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My opinion is, i dont like attention "from anyone" its true that a Shadey character may see you and see your weapon and not mess with you. I just dont want to be in the shadey characters radar at all. I like blending in and carrying out my day without raising any eyebrows. The less attention that i receive the more of an upper hand i have if the SHTF.

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My opinion is, i dont like attention "from anyone" its true that a Shadey character may see you and see your weapon and not mess with you. I just dont want to be in the shadey characters radar at all. I like blending in and carrying out my day without raising any eyebrows. The less attention that i receive the more of an upper hand i have if the SHTF.
This is what I normally prefer.
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i just wish we had the option to carry open or concealed in Texas.

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i just wish we had the option to carry open or concealed in Texas.
I thought Texas was cool with both? That's a shame
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I would only open carry in a culture that I know is used to it. That would have been AZ 15 years ago. Since I haven't been out there in a while, I'm not sure I would today, at least not in the PHX metro. Otherwise, you're just asking for problems.

What to do otherwise, wait until the paperwork clears.

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