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      11-27-2012, 09:27 PM   #1
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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
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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?
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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.
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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!
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both.. depends on situation.

my county has OC laws, but i only take advantage of them when the threat of wild animals is greater.
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CC, in my liberal county, drawing any more attention to myself isn't worth it.
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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...
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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.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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