E90Post
 


TireRack
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > Off-Topic Discussions Board > Open Carry or Concealed Carry



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      11-27-2012, 08:27 PM   #1
Ehwnnc
Second Lieutenant
37

 
Ehwnnc's Avatar
 
Drives: 135i
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: North Carolina


Posts: 237
iTrader: (0)

Open Carry or Concealed Carry

Just wondering what the majority of the people on this forum do. I personally open carry. I also live in NC so its a bit different
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2012, 09:02 PM   #2
JMX328
Insert Something Witty.
United_States
9

 
Drives: 2009 328i
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: California


Posts: 32
iTrader: (0)

Concealed carry.
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2012, 09:06 PM   #3
ybbiz34
Moderator
244

 
ybbiz34's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 C63 AMG Sedan
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: USA


Posts: 4,678
iTrader: (1)

A poll would've been nice.

That said, I carry concealed despite the fact that I'm allowed to OC in my state.

I really don't see the point of open carrying.

Here are a few of the reasons why I choose not to OC: 1) You lose the element of surprise; 2) You draw unnecessary attention to yourself (i.e., you scare the "sheeple" who know nothing about gun laws); 3) You expose yourself to potential weapon retention problems (e.g., a threat sees your pistol prominently displayed on the hip and disarms you from behind).

I suppose a few advantages of OC are: 1) Comfort; 2) Quicker draw stroke.

Why do you OC, OP?
__________________
'13 Iridium Silver C63 AMG Sedan (540 hp; 500 lb-ft)
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2012, 09:24 PM   #4
Snaggletooth
General Nuisance
United_States
9

 
Snaggletooth's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 E92 335i
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Orange County, CA


Posts: 277
iTrader: (0)

Neither, Commiefornia frowns upon both.
__________________
'07 E92 335i 6MT
Full Bolt On's, Vargas Stage 2's, Carbon Fiber, and Methanol.
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2012, 10:17 PM   #5
Ehwnnc
Second Lieutenant
37

 
Ehwnnc's Avatar
 
Drives: 135i
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: North Carolina


Posts: 237
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ybbiz34 View Post
A poll would've been nice.

That said, I carry concealed despite the fact that I'm allowed to OC in my state.

I really don't see the point of open carrying.

Here are a few of the reasons why I choose not to OC: 1) You lose the element of surprise; 2) You draw unnecessary attention to yourself (i.e., you scare the "sheeple" who know nothing about gun laws); 3) You expose yourself to potential weapon retention problems (e.g., a threat sees your pistol prominently displayed on the hip and disarms you from behind).

I suppose a few advantages of OC are: 1) Comfort; 2) Quicker draw stroke.

Why do you OC, OP?

I only OC when i am dressed nice. There is no way i would dress like a slob and OC.

Im a small guy and CC is a bit difficult unless of course i had a LCP or something like that.
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2012, 10:52 PM   #6
ybbiz34
Moderator
244

 
ybbiz34's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 C63 AMG Sedan
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: USA


Posts: 4,678
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ehwnnc View Post
I only OC when i am dressed nice. There is no way i would dress like a slob and OC.

Im a small guy and CC is a bit difficult unless of course i had a LCP or something like that.
Keep in mind that a proper belt and holster go a very long way in concealing the largest of pistol frames on the smallest of human beings. You're only as good as your gear!
__________________
'13 Iridium Silver C63 AMG Sedan (540 hp; 500 lb-ft)
Appreciate 0
      11-28-2012, 12:29 AM   #7
Cptn Mo 703
Lieutenant Colonel
United_States
61

 
Cptn Mo 703's Avatar
 
Drives: my feet
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NoVa


Posts: 1,605
iTrader: (15)

Garage List
Concealed everywhere I go.
__________________
2008 Alpine White e93 335i- Sold
2009 Black Sap. Met. e93 335i- Sold
2010 Melbourne Red e92 M3- Sold
Appreciate 0
      11-28-2012, 01:44 AM   #8
miiipilot
Captain
United_States
14

 
miiipilot's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 TiAg 135i 6mt M-Sport
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Cleveland, OH


Posts: 792
iTrader: (0)

CC soon. Just had my weapons qualification Sunday.
__________________
miiipilot 2011 135i TiAg w/Black Boston 6mt M-Sport, Premium Pkg, Value Pkg
Appreciate 0
      11-28-2012, 01:47 AM   #9
NavidM3E92
Lieutenant Colonel
United_States
100

 
NavidM3E92's Avatar
 
Drives: F82 M4
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: San Diego


Posts: 1,933
iTrader: (1)

California is too liberal for guns
__________________
'15 /// M4 On order
'11 E92 ///M3 ZCP - Space Gray - Sold
'06 BMW 330CI ZHP- Sold
'11 E92 ///M3 ZCP AW- Sold
'06 E46 ///M3 ZCP JB- Sold
Appreciate 0
      11-28-2012, 07:11 AM   #10
passing
hey
Tanzania
15

 
passing's Avatar
 
Drives: caprice wagon
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: cruisin down the street in my '64


Posts: 404
iTrader: (4)

both.. depends on situation.

my county has OC laws, but i only take advantage of them when the threat of wild animals is greater.
Appreciate 0
      11-28-2012, 09:48 AM   #11
MidwestGolfBum
Knower of all Things Useless
North Korea
20

 
MidwestGolfBum's Avatar
 
Drives: Space Grey E92s
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: No Coast


Posts: 256
iTrader: (0)

CC, in my liberal county, drawing any more attention to myself isn't worth it.
Appreciate 0
      11-28-2012, 09:57 AM   #12
Hawkeye
Brigadier General
No_Country
63

 
Hawkeye's Avatar
 
Drives: '07 Z4 si Coupe, '08 R6
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Holland


Posts: 3,594
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by ybbiz34 View Post
Keep in mind that a proper belt and holster go a very long way in concealing the largest of pistol frames on the smallest of human beings. You're only as good as your gear!
+1. I had my full size 1911 CC last night. That is not an easy task compared to even my G19.

I always CC, I do not like the extra attention OC brings. Only time I would do that is if I was not going to drink for Halloween and dressed up as a cowboy...
__________________
2007 Z4 3.0si Coupe 6 MT Black Saphire Metallic PP SP Heated M Seats Clutch Stop Stubby
2008 R6 Raven Black GPR Steering Stabilizer Comp Werks FE Hotbodies Flush Mount Blinkers
2008 Nissan Titan XE King Cab Long Bed 4x4 Line-X
Appreciate 0
      11-28-2012, 10:01 AM   #13
upstatedoc
Drone Expert
63

 
upstatedoc's Avatar
 
Drives: '09 BMW 328ix
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: NY


Posts: 1,546
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ybbiz34 View Post
A poll would've been nice.

That said, I carry concealed despite the fact that I'm allowed to OC in my state.

I really don't see the point of open carrying.

Here are a few of the reasons why I choose not to OC: 1) You lose the element of surprise; 2) You draw unnecessary attention to yourself (i.e., you scare the "sheeple" who know nothing about gun laws); 3) You expose yourself to potential weapon retention problems (e.g., a threat sees your pistol prominently displayed on the hip and disarms you from behind).

I suppose a few advantages of OC are: 1) Comfort; 2) Quicker draw stroke.

Why do you OC, OP?
You took the words right outta my mouf.

lol at sheeple.
__________________
2014 S.S. P938 Nightmare
2014 Dodge Durango R/T //Diablosports Tuning
2009 E90 N51 /Active Autowerke Stage 2 tune/BMW Performance Exhaust/
1993 Honda Nighthawk 750
Countermeasure enthusiast.
Appreciate 0
      11-28-2012, 10:43 AM   #14
ROB_S2K
Lieutenant Colonel
United_States
54

 
Drives: 2014 Grand Cherokee SRT8
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Los Angeles


Posts: 1,773
iTrader: (4)

See this is why I hate Cali laws.
__________________
2014 Grand Cherokee SRT-8

(2012 | Laguna Seca Blue | Rust Brown | Individual | 6MT) SOLD
Appreciate 0
      11-28-2012, 10:52 AM   #15
e92oholic
Banned
United_States
36

 
Drives: 2013 MINI JCW GP
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Buffalo NY


Posts: 854
iTrader: (6)

Just applied for my concealed carry. Actually just got back form getting my finger prints done. In 8-12 months I should have an answer
Appreciate 0
      11-28-2012, 11:46 AM   #16
gatorfast
Colonel
61

 
gatorfast's Avatar
 
Drives: MR E90 M3
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: SoFla


Posts: 2,628
iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by e60oholic View Post
Just applied for my concealed carry. Actually just got back form getting my finger prints done. In 8-12 months I should have an answer
It takes 8-12 months in NY??? wow
Appreciate 0
      11-28-2012, 11:49 AM   #17
e92oholic
Banned
United_States
36

 
Drives: 2013 MINI JCW GP
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Buffalo NY


Posts: 854
iTrader: (6)

Quote:
Originally Posted by gatorfast View Post
It takes 8-12 months in NY??? wow
In erie county where i live its a 8-12 month wait. One country over is only 4. Yeah i know it sucks
Appreciate 0
      11-28-2012, 01:18 PM   #18
MrRetep
First Lieutenant
14

 
MrRetep's Avatar
 
Drives: 435i M-Sport
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Irvine CA


Posts: 359
iTrader: (3)

Can't do either in CA, but if I had my choice I would CC. Instead, I must go out unarmed My home is well protected though
Appreciate 0
      11-28-2012, 01:19 PM   #19
Colt
Spoolin' & droolin'
United_States
32

 
Colt's Avatar
 
Drives: 08 135i 6MT
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Maryland


Posts: 1,215
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Snaggletooth View Post
Neither, Commiefornia frowns upon both.
yea my nazi state does too. It's slowly getting better though
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nate4641 View Post
looks like unicorn vomit.
For Sale: 08 135i SR 6MT, PTF Tuned
Appreciate 0
      11-28-2012, 01:29 PM   #20
GetSomeE92
Major
United_States
17

 
Drives: '09 Space Gray E92
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Miami, FL


Posts: 1,119
iTrader: (7)

FL doesn't allow open carry unless you are engaged in, or going directly to and from, lawful target shooting, hunting, fishing, and camping expeditions. Those would be the only times I would opt for open carry anyway, due to the reasons ybbiz34 cited.

I carry concealed, everywhere I go. You never know when or where a situation will arise where you'll wish you were armed; if you did, you wouldn't be there.
Appreciate 0
      11-28-2012, 02:14 PM   #21
upstatedoc
Drone Expert
63

 
upstatedoc's Avatar
 
Drives: '09 BMW 328ix
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: NY


Posts: 1,546
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by gatorfast View Post
It takes 8-12 months in NY??? wow
22 years ago it took 6 mos to get my CC in central NY so this sounds about right.
__________________
2014 S.S. P938 Nightmare
2014 Dodge Durango R/T //Diablosports Tuning
2009 E90 N51 /Active Autowerke Stage 2 tune/BMW Performance Exhaust/
1993 Honda Nighthawk 750
Countermeasure enthusiast.
Appreciate 0
      11-28-2012, 02:27 PM   #22
KingOfJericho
Major General
United_States
92

 
KingOfJericho's Avatar
 
Drives: Yes
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: CT


Posts: 5,161
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2010 135i Coupe  [2.63]
CT is a CC only state as well. My piece is too large to conceal unless it's the dead of winter so it stays tucked away in a safe.
__________________
The views and opinions expressed in this post are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Bimmerpost.

2010 S4 Current | 2010 BMW 135i Retired | 2006 Lotus Exige Retired
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:15 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST