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Old 07-27-2012, 11:22 PM   #11
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Agreed. Just because it is legal, doesn't make it a good idea (I know you didn't say that. That's just my opinion.). I open carry when I go to the farm, just to ward off squatters.
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In public though, I always go concealed for the exact reason that canebrake stated.
In a perfect world it world, it would be a deterrent. But, we all know that is not nearly the case.
Carefull - thats exactly how i feel but the shet will hit the fan if this gets out AGAIN
Die hard open carry guys are a bit "sensitive"
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In a hypothetical situation where you are open carrying and I'm the bad guy; I'd shoot you first.
This is something to consider. But if you do open carry I would recommend a holster with a lock. Ware you have to press a button to draw. Just so nobody can snatch your gun and use it against you. Blackhawk makes some good ones.
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I don't get the open carry. If someone wants to harm you and knows you are armed hes going to make sure you don't get a chance to use it. If he doesn't you might get a chance to use it.
To me its also a bit look at me and my gun if i seen someone open carrying i would be thinking prat. Just like someone does a bit of bodybuilding wearing the smallest t shirt he can find to show of his muscles we have all seen them.

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This is something to consider. But if you do open carry I would recommend a holster with a lock. Ware you have to press a button to draw. Just so nobody can snatch your gun and use it against you. Blackhawk makes some good ones.
Good point= I was watching a show on a training course where LEO's used their own duty gear & one demo'ed a Blackhawk holster like that- I think it took two seperate "movements" to draw? Of course they were so fast it looked like they were open tops tho
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Welcome to FTF. Drop by the intro section when you get a chance.
Concealed is always better than open.

#1. Why waste your money on a permit if you're just gonna open carry anyway.

#2. Concealed means concealed... what benefit is there to showing everyone you are packing, I see none.
In Idaho if you have a weapon in the car and you have rounds in the magazine with the gun in the case it is a concealed weapon and without the CC permit you could spend the night in jail. I hunt a lot and different situations occur to where it is best to have the permit. You might want to read the laws in your state because there are a lot of different laws from state to state. I have a permit bit I don't carry a gun everywhere I go.
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I don't get the open carry. If someone wants to harm you and knows you are armed hes going to make sure you don't get a chance to use it. If he doesn't you might get a chance to use it.
To me its also a bit look at me and my gun if i seen someone open carrying i would be thinking prat. Just like someone does a bit of bodybuilding wearing the smallest t shirt he can find to show of his muscles we have all seen them.
We must know the same guy.

I know someone that does both.
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In a hypothetical situation where you are open carrying and I'm the bad guy; I'd shoot you first.
I would think that you might actually think twice about even trying anything if you saw I was carrying openly, no? Or am I missing something?

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This is something to consider. But if you do open carry I would recommend a holster with a lock. Ware you have to press a button to draw. Just so nobody can snatch your gun and use it against you. Blackhawk makes some good ones.
+1 That makes complete sense.
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We must know the same guy.

I know someone that does both.
I think we all know "that guy"
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We must know the same guy.

I know someone that does both.


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I would think that you might actually think twice about even trying anything if you saw I was carrying openly, no? Or am I missing something?



+1 That makes complete sense.
What's to think twice about? After the BG guns you down, he can go about his business. You were the threat, he neutralized it. You don't show your cards in poker, why do it in day to day life.
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