Skip to comments.The new accessory: weapons, openly carried
Posted on 06/10/2008 3:29:13 PM PDT by XR7
While Seattle worries about concealed weapons,
a new fad in the West is to pack and carry you pistol for all to see...
(Excerpt) Read more at crosscut.com ...
On occasion I open carry, most often in the warmer months when concealed is just uncomfortable.
At times. Depends on what I am wearing and where I am going. usually I find it less hassle to stay CCW - less stares and glares. Not that I care, but why generate drama when I don’t need to?
I’d love to but I live ultra liberal Maryland. So it sits in my closet under lock and key. I do have two 12 capacity clips ready to roll.
More info here:
I’ve open carried on occasion while visiting Arizona, more for the experience than anything else. However, I normally prefer to carry concealed there. Living in San Diego, I can’t legally do either in my home state.
I used to open carry when I lived in Yuma, Az. I carried a Ruger 9mm revolver. Although I much pefer a .45 long colt, but could not afford such a beautiful sidearm..
The reason for that is that there was NO gussing that I had a sidearm, and would use it if I had to! I had several years worth of classes on the use of lethal force, while in the MARINE CORPS [10 years,7 months,4 days] & working as armed security officer in St. Louis Mo. [over 12 years] then I carried a Tarus .38 [modeled after the Smith model 10] and all of that time, I had to pull out my sidearm only 3 times & NEVER had to pull the trigger, except on the range 3-4 times a month......
Concealed only so far - except for back-country or around the ranch.
A 9mm *REVOLVER*????
Nichols claims to have the same rights as other property owners, but he doesn’t own the property under his ban, the public does.
I asked about that in No Dak, and the answer from the Game Warden was that if you are out of the city limits, a side arm in a holster was considered a hunting implement. You can carry it around on your belt while looking for a varmint anywhere!
Yup, Ruger used to make one, I think called a Speed Six. You have to use half-moon clips to hold the cartridges. I always thought that was squirrely but apparently it was popular at one time.
I’d like to open-carry but the laws in Texas are very specific, if it ain’t concealed it ain’t legal.
I have in the past, and will again on occasion. The main drawback is the loss of the element of surprise.
Ever hear of half moon clips?
Smith and Wesson547 and 940. Taurus makes or made one also.
I know as silly as it sounds, but yes. It was all that I could afford at the time. I also perfer revolvers, they don’t fail nearly as much as a semiauto, and I really like the way they look and feel in my hands.
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It's about a couple in LA who open carry.
From what I understand, it is legal, your unalienable constitutional right, to openly carry a sidearm anywhere in the United States of America. Just not enough FReepers doing it, so it seems unusual. But it is completely legal, and you don't need any special permit to do so, as you would with a concealed weapon. So, let's strap one on!
My idea at the office for a “wear your gun to work day” didn’t really get much support. :-)
When I carry I prefer to carry concealed. Partly for the tactical advantage, and partly because I don’t wish to make people uncomfortable around me. It’s better if they just never know.
So perps will mess with a more vulnerable looking target instead of you.
The message you send is: "Mess with me and SURPRISE - you will be blasted full of lead.
Let 'em know up front.
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