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Old 08-25-2013, 02:39 PM   #11
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I carry either way. I usually carry concealed until I'm going into a place the says no weapons allowed. I then open carry just to piss them off. To this day, no one has said a thing to me about it.

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Here's another topic that generates just as much heat as telling the Glock-o-philes that Glocks are not perfect.

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Element of Surprise VS Deterent Effect has been debated to death. Personally, I've been a daily CCW guy for 17 years but I don't buy the "tipping your hand" argument against OC.

Simply no data to support the idea that a criminal would murder an OC citizen on site. Far more likely the criminal fails to notice OR does notice and decides to seek a softer target.

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I carry OWB on right hip. I leave my shirts (t-shirts, golf shirts, button downs) untucked. The guys I know that open carry say they do 'because they can' - which is secretly code for 'I welcome confrontation' and 'screw people and their fears' more so than any perceived tactical advantage or deterrent effect. I don't feel the need to start crap, be obstinate, be the subject of points and whispers, to try to alter perceptions, or to shove my rights in people's faces. I don't wear 'shoot me first vests' either. I have the choice in my state to carry open and I never do. To each their own. I like being sneaky.

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I think this debate is simple, "carry". Open, concealed, one in the chamber or not. Bottom line is if you carry you have a better chance in a confrontation. Some situations open may be better and some concealed may but I say do whatever is comfortable for you and meets the needs of the situation that you are going to be in. The main thing for me is carry as often as is possible.

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I think this debate is simple, "carry". Open, concealed, one in the chamber or not. Bottom line is if you carry you have a better chance in a confrontation. Some situations open may be better and some concealed may but I say do whatever is comfortable for you and meets the needs of the situation that you are going to be in. The main thing for me is carry as often as is possible.
Now you're just being sensible. We must therefore crucify you.
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When I started carrying a few years and 50 lbs ago I carried concealed IWB as the law required concealment at the time. Now FF a few years and 50lbs we have an open carry law. I realize I can OC and not have to buy bigger jeans..... yet. Yeah. I bought an OWB holster instead of jeans that fit.
Maybe the guy in the tire barn had the same dilemma and he was still sorting it out.

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Open carry has a deterrent effect. That's common sense. It also presents your gun as a target if you do have a run in with a determined criminal. My recommendation to OCers is to get good weapons retention training and carry in a level 3 retention holster manufactured for law enforcement use. I don't have a problem with people who open carry providing they have the training and equipment to keep their gun from being snatched.

Weapons retention training ought to be part of CCP classes anyway in my opinion.

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Oh come on.

Everyone knows that criminals these days are as sharp eyed and have the reflexes of navy seals doing a midnight raid and will put two in your chest and one in your head before you can even blink. (Green sarcasm font needed)

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I don't know about ninja navy seal criminals and such. But I do know the majority of line of duty (shooting) deaths of police officers occur with that officers own firearm. We wear the holsters we wear and go through weapons retention training every year for 1 simple reason: when we show up somewhere, we introduce a gun to that environment, and everyone there can see it.

How is this any different for someone without a badge and uniform who walks into a room openly displaying a gun?

I'm not saying I have a problem with it or that its a bad idea. I'm saying if that's your thing get the right holster for the job and get some good training. What's the big deal with that? It seems like common sense to me.

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