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    The more you OC the more comfortable you'll be with it. I do notice that my senses are heightened (if that's possible) concerning those in close proximity around me when I do OC. I carry a full size 1911. NOT much for people not to notice but over the years only had one kid spew a comment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mappow View Post
    The more you OC the more comfortable you'll be with it. I do notice that my senses are heightened (if that's possible) concerning those in close proximity around me when I do OC. I carry a full size 1911. NOT much for people not to notice but over the years only had one kid spew a comment.
    Just happened to take a look around me while I OC at a coffee shop/grocery store (and read this thread) and there are 3 people looking at me until I look at them. It seems to me by their facial expressions that they are curious but don't want to bring any attention to it. Thanks for that lol Like mappow said, when I OC, I notice almost every single motion around me.

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    I don't understand why anyone would lower their situational awareness if they were carrying concealed...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefighterchen View Post
    I don't understand why anyone would lower their situational awareness if they were carrying concealed...
    How do we know they do? I think OC requires a bit more awareness because of that .01% chance somebody might decide to try something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tricolordad View Post
    How do we know they do? I think OC requires a bit more awareness because of that .01% chance somebody might decide to try something.
    If oc requires more SA then the cc'ers have less SA.

    My SA is the same. OC, CC or even not carrying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tricolordad View Post
    How do we know they do? I think OC requires a bit more awareness because of that .01% chance somebody might decide to try something.
    I worded it wrong. Not necessarily lowering their S.A., but to have a lower S.A. compared to OC (or have a higher S.A. while OC). I feel, carrying in any form requires the same S.A., Same as not carrying at all in fact. S.A.will stop more criminals than a firearm ever will.

    I OC to minimize the chance somebody tries something, because I feel looking unarmed increases the chance of someone trying something. It would make more sense to me if concealing had a heightened sense...but even that would be irresponsible (to think their senses were any lower otherwise).
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    My statement was made due to the fact of IF I'm OC'ing my weapon is out there for all to see. I make specific reference to "especially when people are of close proximity of me". When I CC I'm not so worried about someone close due to my concealment of my weapon and their inability to recognize that I'm CC.
    Damm, some of ya'll are spliting a hair on the preverbal gnats backside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mappow View Post
    My statement was made due to the fact of IF I'm OC'ing my weapon is out there for all to see. I make specific reference to "especially when people are of close proximity of me". When I CC I'm not so worried about someone close due to my concealment of my weapon and their inability to recognize that I'm CC.
    Damm, some of ya'll are spliting a hair on the preverbal gnats backside.
    I apologize.

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    Not so much you TRI but others fail to understand that if you OC there are some screwballs out there that may want to disarm you. It's really the only thing that discourages me from OC'ing in some places. I have an open holster that came with my 1911 from Springfield. Not straps, locks or retention device. I am in a heighten state more so when I OC. It's just me, my opinion and the way I do things. Not speaking for anyone else or suggesting anyone do as I. I do have some pretty extensive hand to hand but I don't know it all nor can I cover all that may come my way. What I do know is that I do take my carry of a weapon to the extreme. Another reason why I'm a contributor and active poster on this site. I always want to learn more. Some people profess they DO KNOW IT ALL. Not dropping any names or inferring anyone specific. (I know, redundant)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mappow View Post
    Not so much you TRI but others fail to understand that if you OC there are some screwballs out there that may want to disarm you. It's really the only thing that discourages me from OC'ing in some places. I have an open holster that came with my 1911 from Springfield. Not straps, locks or retention device. I am in a heighten state more so when I OC. It's just me, my opinion and the way I do things. Not speaking for anyone else or suggesting anyone do as I. I do have some pretty extensive hand to hand but I don't know it all nor can I cover all that may come my way. What I do know is that I do take my carry of a weapon to the extreme. Another reason why I'm a contributor and active poster on this site. I always want to learn more. Some people profess they DO KNOW IT ALL. Not dropping any names or inferring anyone specific. (I know, redundant)
    Just want to clarify, my first response was stating I don't understand...Not that I know it all.

    I just don't get your mentality, not saying it's wrong, just doesn't make sense to me.
    “One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive one.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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