Archive | Open Carry

Here’s where we explore the other side of the coin. We’ll addressing the legality of open carry, other laws effective it, public reaction to the open carry of handguns, and the stories of those who choose to carry openly.  If you have questions about open carry, this is the place to start.

2nd Amendment Foundation Drops the 2nd

2nd Amendment Foundation Drops the 2nd

In a recent Washington Times interview following the events in Charlottesville, Alan Gottlieb, founder and executive vice president of the 2nd Amendment Foundation publicly stated, “Firearms serve a purpose, and the purpose is not a mouthpiece. It’s to defend yourself. If you are carrying it to make a political point, we are not going to…

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Open Carry Revisited

Open Carry Revisited

The worlds of firearms, concealed carry, and self defense are all constantly evolving. For me, that’s part of the fun of this job—I’m constantly learning new things and engaging with new ideas. 2017 has been especially interesting—a lot’s changed. The political situation in the US has shifted dramatically, the nature of the threats we face…

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Holster Drawer

Why It’s Okay To Have A “Holster Drawer”

Ask most experienced concealed carriers, and most will tell you they have a “holster drawer.” In other words, a collection of holsters that gather dust and don't get used often, if at all. You might think that the perfect holster is out there, and it may be. You might think you'll be searching and adding…

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My Experiment in Open Carry, Part Two: Maiden Voyage

My Experiment in Open Carry, Part Two: Maiden Voyage

As the title would suggest, this is the second article in a series about my experiences open carrying a handgun. If you're just finding this, I'd suggest starting at the beginning.  When all the plans had been made and the preparations double-checked, I found myself thinking of something my father was fond of saying: “It's…

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Why I’ve Abandoned Open Carry

Why I’ve Abandoned Open Carry

If there is one single issue that divides the pro-gun crowd, it’s open carry. Those that advocate open carry argue a right not used is a right lost, and that guns shown openly in public normalize and desensitize guns to those that would otherwise not even know that they have that right.  Concealed carriers argue…

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Open Carry Advocate Becomes Wanted Man

Open Carry Advocate Becomes Wanted Man

Shortly after shots rang out in Dallas at a Black Lives Matter protest, Mark Hughes found himself in a precarious situation. Hughes was openly carrying a rifle at the protest, an act which is perfectly legal in Texas. But as the confusion and pandemonium of the situation spread, photos of Hughes began showing up on…

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Gun Belt Myths -- What You Need And What You Don't

Gun Belt Myths — What You Need And What You Don’t

Every gun needs a holster -- truth. Does every holster need a belt? If you grew up on cowboy movies, chances are grand you saw a cowboy with a gun belt. It's the quintessential accessory that's survived even unto the 21st century. Thick, skinny, reinforced, two-layer... There's a number of styles that get tossed around.…

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The Pros and Cons of Open Carry Demonstrations

The Pros and Cons of Open Carry Demonstrations

While USA Carry's primary mission is to support and promote the concealed carry community across the United States, we've also talked a great deal about open carry and the challenges around it. We've covered the changing laws around open carry state-by-state, as a quick search of the site will confirm. Today we're going to take…

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Does A Gun Belt Really Improve Concealed Carry?

Does A Gun Belt Really Improve Concealed Carry?

If you're new to concealed carry and hitting up the internet to find out more about equipment and training, you've likely run across quite a few discussions about gun belts. It's true, there are definitely some advantages to wearing a gun belt versus a regular belt of thinner material. A gun and holster can put…

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My Experiment in Open Carry: Part One

My Experiment in Open Carry: Part One

This is the first of a series of articles, and a bit of a departure from my normal contributions. Here I'll recount my experiences open-carrying a handgun, with a focus on the reaction from the rest of the public. Nothing in here should be construed as legal advice; it's just an account of one person's…

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