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  1. #161
    Quote Originally Posted by SlapNuts View Post
    I never knew how hard it was to debate with a closed mind.
    Kinda like getting bHo to let go of his socialist health care dreams, despite ever increasing public opposition to the idea.

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  3. #162
    After converting to OC I find things are more, well, "open" nowadays.

    No warm jacket or vest in this hot weather the last month or so, no worries about printing and my righside elbow is now used to maintaining contact with my gun while I stroll around.

    No confrontations (police, business or civilian), several positive conversations concerning legality and make/model, all combined with the increasing feeling that people in places I regularly go are growing more comfortable in the presence of other citizens who are armed.

    Sure, every now and then there is occasionally a somewhat startled look in a store clerk's eyes, the retention holster isn't my favorite one and with the gun around in the 3 o'clock position I've bumped some shelving and the occasional door jamb as I walk, but all-in-all it's been pretty smooth sailing.

    I'd say my percentage is about 85% OC/15% CC these days.
    Reality, DEAL with IT!

  4. #163
    I never even considered open carry until recently reading, I think it was Mainsails, arguments for it in the open carry forum. Now, I'm intrigued. I've carried concealed for quite a long time, but am having a hard time envisioning myself strolling around with my 1911 for all the world to see (I don't like people looking at my 1911, you see). Anyway...the political and tactical arguments seemed very persuasive.

  5. #164
    Quote Originally Posted by JJFlash View Post
    I never even considered open carry until recently reading, I think it was Mainsails, arguments for it in the open carry forum. Now, I'm intrigued. I've carried concealed for quite a long time, but am having a hard time envisioning myself strolling around with my 1911 for all the world to see (I don't like people looking at my 1911, you see). Anyway...the political and tactical arguments seemed very persuasive.
    Although I bought it primarily for hiking, I've been OCing my Glock G20SF lately.

    No drama.

  6. I open carry nearly everyday.

  7. #166
    Pike's Place Market in downtown Seattle.


  8. #167
    This you, Mainsail? You da man.

    Seriously, I guess I'm gonna have to try open carry pretty soon. I find I like the arguments for it, especially the political ones. It's gonna take some balls on my part, tho, as I KNOW it's gonna draw lots of looks, questions, etc. I'm not worried so much about LEO as they pretty much know me but all the everday folks I run into are gonna comment. For the record, NOBODY open carries in the small city I live in (about 50,000), so I'm betting it would make the local paper. Because I'm attuned to "running under the radar", it's gonna take a different mindset on my part. I'm working on it....

  9. #168
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJFlash View Post
    This you, Mainsail? You da man.

    Seriously, I guess I'm gonna have to try open carry pretty soon. I find I like the arguments for it, especially the political ones. It's gonna take some balls on my part, tho, as I KNOW it's gonna draw lots of looks, questions, etc. I'm not worried so much about LEO as they pretty much know me but all the everday folks I run into are gonna comment. For the record, NOBODY open carries in the small city I live in (about 50,000), so I'm betting it would make the local paper. Because I'm attuned to "running under the radar", it's gonna take a different mindset on my part. I'm working on it....

    Be sure to check your local laws before deciding to OC. In some places it may not be legal.



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  10. #169
    I believe the state says you can open carry or conceal carry as long as you have a concealed carry permit. I will recheck that, for sure, before I OC. I haven't thought to check the city law as I just assumed that state law superceded. I'll have to check that also.

    More and more I'm liking the idea of OC. Guess you can teach an old dog new tricks.

  11. #170
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    Hello All

    I've been OC'ing for 20+ years, Pennsylvania is an OC state and on the most part OC friendly.

    Here is a picture from a Tea Party at Bushy Run Battlefield 4 July 2009.
    I'm the old fat guy in the Gadsden flag shirt


    And the OC crew Bushy Run Battlefield Tea Party 12 September 2009


    We even had some of the crew ride their bikes


    We hold most of our OC discussions at Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association

    An OC Activist and 1 of the 3%
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    "Trust No Man Living with Power to Endanger the Public Liberty." - John Adams
    A man WITH a gun is a CITIZEN, A man WITHOUT gun is a SUBJECT

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