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    We we're in El Paso couple weeks ago & watched a gathering of about 6 LEO's each one had a different weapon. From a Glock, an M&P a 357 mag revolver with wooden grips & perl inlays. All in uniform. & a couple others but those we're the guys standing outside the restaurant window. We could really see well. The revolver was a show piece long barrel. Looked like a .357 but might have been a 44 mag. So saying in some places they might not always use a "cop gun" oh & it was stainless steel 2

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    I don't know if anyone still reads this thread, BUT...I think open carry is a bad idea. Picture this: You go to a gas station late at night. You are inside when two guys come in to rob the place. One of them sees your gun. What do you think he's going to do? Who is he going to shoot first (especially if he thinks you're a cop)?
    Here's another issue;
    If you go to Wal-Mart, Target, or ANY store, do you think that might attract unwanted attention? Will they call 911 and how are you going to get out of this one? More to the point, how many anti-gun people are going to call 911? In some cities, whether OC is legal or not, Law Enforcement will hassle you endlessly... I can't speak for anywhere else, but in Colorado, OC is perfectly legal, however, not in Denver, especially if you own magazines over 10 round capacity. Your Glock 17 with 17+1 capacity is considered an 'assault weapon' in Denver.... Denver seems to trump state law due to a 'home rule' program. Make sure you think this over very carefully...
    Also, post people don't know the first thing about which guns are LE and which guns are for hunting. They don't know a shotgun from an 'assault rifle'. If it's long and black in colour, it's an assault rifle. Re-paint your snow shovel Also, they can't distinguish a Glock, a Springfield XD/XDM, an Kel-Tec, or a 1911. Most people are very ignorant. Keep that in mind. Never underestimate the power of uneducated people in large numbers....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdc2co View Post
    I don't know if anyone still reads this thread, BUT...I think open carry is a bad idea. Picture this: You go to a gas station late at night. You are inside when two guys come in to rob the place. One of them sees your gun. What do you think he's going to do? Who is he going to shoot first (especially if he thinks you're a cop)?
    Here's another issue;
    If you go to Wal-Mart, Target, or ANY store, do you think that might attract unwanted attention? Will they call 911 and how are you going to get out of this one? More to the point, how many anti-gun people are going to call 911? In some cities, whether OC is legal or not, Law Enforcement will hassle you endlessly... I can't speak for anywhere else, but in Colorado, OC is perfectly legal, however, not in Denver, especially if you own magazines over 10 round capacity. Your Glock 17 with 17+1 capacity is considered an 'assault weapon' in Denver.... Denver seems to trump state law due to a 'home rule' program. Make sure you think this over very carefully...
    Also, post people don't know the first thing about which guns are LE and which guns are for hunting. They don't know a shotgun from an 'assault rifle'. If it's long and black in colour, it's an assault rifle. Re-paint your snow shovel Also, they can't distinguish a Glock, a Springfield XD/XDM, an Kel-Tec, or a 1911. Most people are very ignorant. Keep that in mind. Never underestimate the power of uneducated people in large numbers....
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    Understood. Thanks for the heads-up.

  6. perception is based upon an observer's experience and your appearance

    Individuals seeing a weapon quickly categorize you as a threat or friendly. If friendly to them is undercover LEO that is probably the pigeon hole they place you into. As mentioned in other threads, your appearance greatly affects another's' perception of you. However, their own experiences do to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mappow View Post
    Nice one Ed!

    Back to the OP. Another persons assumption is just that. What they may see or not, what they may understand or not is not my concern. I CC and OC legally. At times I will wear a sports jacket. I carry a 1911 MIL-SPEC in a factory OWB and really don't care if it shows or not. I'm covered either way. (no pun intended). I'm middle aged, clean cut with short hair. Although a bit girthy in the mid section, I do not carry myself as a LEO nor do I try to present myself as one. IF Joe/Jane citizen assumes anything about me that's their assumption.
    This +1

    Many times because of my manner of dress I have been asked which department or which agency I work for.

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