printing in arkansas

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by Rtyauch, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. Rtyauch

    Rtyauch New Member

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    im going to be working in Arkansas for about 3 months and im trying to decide what to take with me. most of my guns print a little nothing to bad but i notice whats Arkansas stand point on printing. i have checked my CC permit does have reciprocity so no issue with that.
     
  2. treehugger49

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    How long have you been carrying?

    I would suggest that if multiple guns you own all print, then you are doing something wrong.

    Perhaps you're using the wrong holster. OWBs are more difficult to conceal than IWB.

    Perhaps you need to orient your holster at a different "clock" position on your belt.

    Perhaps you need to adjust the cant of the holster.

    Perhaps you are wearing clothing that is too fitted. Wear something more loose fitting.

    I carry a full-sized XD-40 service and, to my knowledge, no one has ever noticed.
     

  3. Rtyauch

    Rtyauch New Member

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    i said most not all my ruger sr9c doesn't. i carry in about the 1 o'clock position because anywhere else is pretty noticeable. im 6'3 and 140 pounds. the point being is i wanted to take my Taurus millennium .45. ill be driving for the department of agriculture their is no dress code i do wear very loose clothing but if the wind blows the grip usually prints on the taurus a little cant tell its a gun at all... i guess im worried over nonsense.
     
  4. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Consider I'm 5'10" 180# and I carry a glock 20. Yea you're worrying too much.
     
  5. treehugger49

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    Yep, probably this! ^^^^^^^
     
  6. gollygee

    gollygee New Member

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    There's a difference in "printing" & just a slight bulge in your shirt. You should check the Arkansas regs to determine what they call printing. In Texas, the pistol/revolver outline must show & generally will only be an issue, even then, if someone panics & calls 911. But, like you I prefer not even have a bulge because I'd just as soon not have anyone guess I'm carrying. Sometimes a dark cover garment or a patterned one may help.
     
  7. Rtyauch

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    yea i know Texas is strict and i wasn't sure about Arkansas. tried looking it up but couldn't find anything specific on Arkansas state sight so i thought id ask on here thinking maybe a Arkansas resident may have some input.. for the type of work ill be doing and the amount of money ill have on hand and the fact ill be going to an area im not familiar with i just want to carry a gun im more comfortable shooting...
     
  8. treehugger49

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    Don't blame you for wanting to carry on your stay in AR.

    Maybe this will help. I didn't read the whole document carefully, but didn't see any reference to "printing."

    http://handgunlaw.us/states/arkansas.pdf
     
  9. Rtyauch

    Rtyauch New Member

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    thank you that website is very useful..
     
  10. Ram Rod

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    How does law enforcement look at printing in Arkansas? Actually.....you shouldn't have to worry about too much about brandishing laws unless someone with little to do notices you and dials 911 for man with a gun. I do suggest to many folks that concealed is concealed. Arkansas is a concealed only state thus far. I don't know where folks get off thinking that printing is acceptable when concealing.....but then again....I understand the human misconceptions that abound as to what is acceptable, and what is pushing the limits. Concealed not only means hiding from view.....but also that nobody can detect that you're carrying. What part of printing is not detectable? We are all held responsible for our actions....we just need to be responsible in our actions to avoid confrontations and problems.
    If you're from out of state, then I'd be even more careful about your carry here in Arkansas. If you're going to be in my neighborhood, I'll take you to the range sometime.
     
  11. Rtyauch

    Rtyauch New Member

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    not sure it has to do with the cotton program. i know ill be driving around 400-500 miles a day and my drop off is in Marianna not sure how far west thats gonna take me...