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Old 10-20-2012, 12:05 PM   #21
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Concealed or open? Depends on why you carry to begin with. For personal protection, concealed is the better option. The advantage of surprise in a tactical situation is not to be underestimated.

If you carry for political or emotional issues, open may suit you better. It is either "Hey, look at me, I am taking full advantage of my 2nd rights" or "Hey, look at me, I have a gun!"

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I think open carry folks at some level just like rubbing the antigunner's noses in the 2a. Sorta like the "artists" who do vile art to rub the 1a in people's noses.

Im of the camp that believes why give up a tactical advantage when you dont have to. Surprise helps win 90% of armed encounters. Its why so many untrained ccw folks win encounters with criminals.

I fully support your right to open carry im all for you being there in a public place with the hogleg on your hip. After the goblin is done with you there are fewer bullets in his gun to shoot at me and i have time to get to cover and draw my gun while he is dealing with you...

Its the same thought as i dont have to run faster than the bear just faster than the slowest guy in the group.

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As CC gains momentum it will be a crap shoot for BG's as they don't know who is going to pull a weapon and blow them away. This is what makes CC so valuable, even the folks that don't choose to carry are protected by the fact that no one knows if they are, or if they aren't. That is the beauty of CC over OC.

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Im just trying to find out some info. I have a ccw and i carry in the open as well as concealed, depending on what i feel like that day. A ccw permit is good for either in the open or concealed in the state of ga correct?
From a safety/tactical point of view carrying in the open out in the public is just plan ridiculous, unless you are a uniformed cop or security officer!!!
The element of surprise is the MOST important part of surviving an 'ambush', which is what an attack by a criminal is. I carry in the open while hiking, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, or working on the farm, but NEVER in public.
Why give the bandits more intell than is necessary?????????
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From a safety/tactical point of view carrying in the open out in the public is just plan ridiculous, unless you are a uniformed cop or security officer!!!
The element of surprise is the MOST important part of surviving an 'ambush', which is what an attack by a criminal is. I carry in the open while hiking, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, or working on the farm, but NEVER in public.
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I would have to agree with the others about carrying concealed would just solve a lot of issues and bad feelings.

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The element of surprise may be the ONLY thing that keeps you safe in a SD situation. As others have said, open carrying puts a big target on your back. Even in movies, who do bank robbers take out first? Yep, the security guard with a gun.

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The element of surprise may be the ONLY thing that keeps you safe in a SD situation. As others have said, open carrying puts a big target on your back. Even in movies, who do bank robbers take out first? Yep, the security guard with a gun.
and when a casual criminal see's an open carrier in their sight... what do they do but go to a less well defended location.

The open carry sites are filled with successes.

Show me one, just one OC that was taken out for OC.
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when a casual criminal see's an open carrier in their sight... what do they do but go to a less well defended location.
The open carry sites are filled with successes.

Show me one, just one OC that was taken out for OC.
Show me one, just one case you know this to be a proven fact--not hearsay or "stories" on some forum--
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