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Old 07-26-2017, 10:31 AM   #1
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Open carry in the grocery store

Was checking out some groceries the other night, and noticed a rough looking black guy ahead of me with a SP101 on his left side. One corner of the factory grip had been worn away, and the formerly black holster was now half brown, really beat up. Just an open top with no apparent retention.

I had to think how brave (or dumb?) this guy was. Black, kinda scruffy, out in public with a very noticeable gun. The cashier knew him by name, which made things seem more "normal". I rarely see open carry in my area.
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Old 07-26-2017, 02:14 PM   #2
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It's allowed here but to tell the truth I've never seen anyone doing it. Don't know why they would want to.
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If it's that worn you want to be careful he just may know how to use it.

Open carry has been legal in NH for as long as I can remember. When I was in college there was an old guy in town that used to open carry all the time. One day his dog ran out in front of my car I hit it. It's head hit my bumper so the thing was done for but still shaking when the old guy came out into the road. I apologized to him and he said well only one thing to do and he whipped out his revolver and put it out of it's misery. I came the closest I had come in a boat load of years to needing a diaper. I think he had a colt detective special in 32 S&W Long or as Colt called it the 32 New Police. I help him carry the dog away and bury it.

You rarely see anyone open carrying up here. We have had someone that was open carrying as a protest outside a moonbats campaign rally. The police were pretty cool as they said it's his right. Nothing happened further.
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I really don't care who has what. I am more in tune to what I have and am prepared to do. Another person with a gun may be my best friend in a gun fight.
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When I see a open carry gun I normally follow around unseen at a safe distance around the store till I see or feel he not a threat to anyone .
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Open carry induces polite respectful conversation.
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Old 07-27-2017, 07:06 AM   #7
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A couple of years ago was the last time I saw open carry, in a pizza place. It was the opposite of the grocery guy. White, dress shirt and tie, etc.. Carried a compact 1911 on his right hip. Neither the gun or pancake holster looked more than ten minutes old. It helped show he was a new carry; he had that bad habit of fiddling with it and looking down toward it frequently.
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Open carry is legal in WA. but I rarely do and only in rural areas, yuppies tend to get nervous. I forgot once in a tourist town I lived in and got some really strange looks.
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Open carry is legal in Michigan ( you do not need a permit for OC ) and I see a couple a week here in the Detroit metro area. I prefer to keep my shootin' irons under wraps; don't like to draw attention or fire. The state legislature is considering CCW without a permit needed also. You would not have all the privileges of a CCW with a permit, however. Plus, you would have no reciprocity with other states should you want to travel with a firearm.
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I think open carry and no CCW permit needed is a super idea . I hate to see anything interfere or slow anyone in carrying a gun in a riot or march . That way everyone is legal to carry and the cop lose one of there tools to control riots or march if everyone can carry . Lets see 1 armed cop against 100 armed marchers or rioters .
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I think open carry and no CCW permit needed is a super idea . I hate to see anything interfere or slow anyone in carrying a gun in a riot or march . That way everyone is legal to carry and the cop lose one of there tools to control riots or march if everyone can carry . Lets see 1 armed cop against 100 armed marchers or rioters .
Hey only one riot only need one Texas Ranger.


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I think open carry and no CCW permit needed is a super idea . I hate to see anything interfere or slow anyone in carrying a gun in a riot or march . That way everyone is legal to carry and the cop lose one of there tools to control riots or march if everyone can carry . Lets see 1 armed cop against 100 armed marchers or rioters .
Open carry allowed here (only rarely seen) plus no ccw permit needed. The only reason I have kept my ccw is for traveling to other states that are reciprocal and require a permit. Kansas is pretty favorable to gun owners.
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One thing about CCW permits or lic only the good guys get lic issued to them . Anyone who owns a gun can carry open or concealed even if they are rioting or marching and the cop can't stop them . I've had a CCW lic since 1968 in 5 different states in my life and I see no reason to give a free pass to everyone .
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Plus unless you're a felon just about anybody can get a ccw. I went through the day long course and only a very minimal part of it involved shooting. No training or anything required. The problem is that I think a pretty good percentage of people with a ccw shouldn't really have one. They know very little about safety or their own state's gun laws. They have very little if any formal training and spend little time at the range. I grew up around guns and it doesn't take much to tell which people don't know much other than which end of the gun the round comes out of.
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Hey that little lever thingy is what makes it go bang right? I get so confused by that. Us up here in NH don't get trained much.
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Open carry is common here & I have no problem with people that choose to open carry. Each to their own.

However, I wouldn't open carry in public without a leather holster with retention.

Go to about 45 sec. in the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjoF8b5XVow
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I lived near Phoenix for over 5 yrs and that man was a fool . There is parts of Phoenix if you open carry a gun with a good holster a street gang if the see the see a gun they will try to take that gun off you . That is why conceal is the best way to carry . I lived and went to school in Philly my teen years and know about street gang and how they work . Any junk untraceable gun will bring a fast $200 with ammo .
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Yep, to me open carry makes you a target; it just tells the bad guy, "Hey dummy, shoot me first!".
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Yep, to me open carry makes you a target; it just tells the bad guy, "Hey dummy, shoot me first!".
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I'm in favor of OC but, I never do it. Conceal carry is my choice.
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