I am Anti Open Carry!


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Rxxdoc
August 27, 2008, 07:37 PM
All my carry guns are ugly!:rolleyes:

Glock 21C, Taurus 850UL, and my NAA guardian .32ACP is small.

If I were to open carry, I would have to buy a Dan Wesson, and I can't afford one!:mad:

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McKnife
August 27, 2008, 07:38 PM
Wrap some ribbon in a bow around the Glock.

It'll do just fine.

Art Eatman
August 27, 2008, 07:40 PM
Ain't our fault if you ain't got no taste.

:D:D:D

Officers'Wife
August 27, 2008, 07:41 PM
Find a Colt, any Colt but preferably a 1911 in basic black. Always light and breezy and appropriate for any situation. Not to mention easy to accessorize. Just avoid flap holsters.

Selena

Duke Junior
August 27, 2008, 07:41 PM
Glock 21C, Taurus 850UL, and my NAA guardian .32ACP is small.

I disagree.I consider my Glock 27 quite lovely.
A more loyal ,reliable companion would be hard to find.

Rmac58
August 27, 2008, 07:41 PM
Functionality first.

Seancass
August 27, 2008, 07:41 PM
seems like an awful good excuse for a new carry gun.

skinewmexico
August 27, 2008, 07:47 PM
I don't like open carry, because I don't want to know who's carrying. Probably a lot of people that I don't think are smart enough to use a rake.

wjustinen
August 27, 2008, 07:47 PM
So, don't carry openly. As for the rest of us, well, the 2nd was meant to protect the right to keep and bear arms. How we do it is up to us.

bensdad
August 27, 2008, 08:00 PM
That's cool. Some folks just aren't ready for OC yet. Some never will be. ;)





I'm just playin'. I only OC in places with few people. In a crowd or at the mall? It's CC for me.

JesseL
August 27, 2008, 08:02 PM
I don't like open carry, because I don't want to know who's carrying. Probably a lot of people that I don't think are smart enough to use a rake.

Ignorance is bliss, eh?

Evidently you're not giving them enough credit, because I still don't hear too many horror stories about folks who legally carry (concealed or open) causing trouble.

gunseller2
August 27, 2008, 08:12 PM
I'm not a big fan of open carry although as a life NRA member I will defend anyone who choses to do so. I am a lousy poker player but prefer never show my hand. I would rather carry concealed and not allow a potential thug/adversary to do any advance planning.

bensdad
August 27, 2008, 08:24 PM
I would rather carry concealed and not allow a potential thug/adversary to do any advance planning.

So here's another way of looking at the same thing. I would rather carry open as a deterent. By my thinking, CC increases your chances of being targeted, as you appear to be an unarmed person.

Cohibra45
August 27, 2008, 08:30 PM
Honestly, I like the idea of open and concealed carry. If I were given the chance (Florida has no open carry, hope to get the law changed here), I would consider open carry most of the time.

You are going to get the nay sayers about the open carry, but it is a responsibility just like anything else and I like to think I am responsible. Back in North Carolina when growing up, you could carry open (and I think you still can), but most people didn't.

Check out opencarry.org. http://www.opencarry.com/

Funny, they call themselves org, but have the .com !!!:D

You can check out your states laws concerning open carry.

Take care,

Kelly

sm
August 27, 2008, 08:31 PM
Art wrote:
Ain't our fault if you ain't got no taste.

To which I gotta add...

Let me guess, they make your butt look big as well.


*grin* *grin* *grin*

Prepster
August 27, 2008, 08:31 PM
Don't worry about how the gun looks. Worry about your outfit! ;)

But seriously, no gun is ugly if it works. I've open carried with a Cobray M12 (a slightly smaller/weaker MAC 10 variant) in a cheapie nylon holster, but if you look presentable it doesn't matter.

Mortech
August 27, 2008, 08:33 PM
I suggest poor man's nickle plating ...wrap'em in aluminum foil ..shiney side out of course

jonmerritt
August 27, 2008, 08:36 PM
ooooh a sparkly

XD Fan
August 27, 2008, 08:38 PM
Thanks for the snicker sm and Mortech.

Russ
August 27, 2008, 08:43 PM
So what's the point? Fasion or open carry? From you post it appears that fasion is.

IMHO, if you carry open in most places, people will call the cops on you and that is no fun even if open carry is legal. That is the conditioning of our society in most places. Why not get a CCW, or as they call it in KY, a CCDWL

We don't live in a vaccuum. Concealed carry makes alot more sense to me. If you can open carry, which I assume is fine with your state, then what do you care what it looks like? If not, who cares?

If I missed the point, please enlighten me. I am not your enemy. I just want to know why you are postulating the question. Thanks

Russ

Galen
August 27, 2008, 08:47 PM
Glock 21C, Taurus 850UL, and my NAA guardian .32ACP is small.

It could be worse, you could have a Hi Point :evil: (runs for cover).

Mortech
August 27, 2008, 08:53 PM
Hey the aluminum foil gag I used myself at a S&W collectors meeting last year . I got a few 'WHAT THE HELL' looks myself until I unwrapped the aluminum foil from my genuine nickled plated 19-3 .

http://www.delsol.net/~madmoe1/SW/SW19-3.jpg

arthurcw
August 27, 2008, 11:05 PM
Duracoat your Glock hot pink. Go big or go home baby!

JesseL
August 27, 2008, 11:43 PM
So what's the point? Fasion or open carry? From you post it appears that fasion is.

IMHO, if you carry open in most places, people will call the cops on you and that is no fun even if open carry is legal. That is the conditioning of our society in most places. Why not get a CCW, or as they call it in KY, a CCDWL

We don't live in a vaccuum. Concealed carry makes alot more sense to me. If you can open carry, which I assume is fine with your state, then what do you care what it looks like? If not, who cares?

If I missed the point, please enlighten me. I am not your enemy. I just want to know why you are postulating the question. Thanks

Russ

Well Russ,

You wear shoes primarily to protect your feet right? Is there any reason they shouldn't be more than purely utilitarian items of clothing? Is there some sin in wanting them to have a little aesthetic appeal too?

Some places open carry is perfectly acceptable, and in those places if all else is equal - why not carry a good looking gun in a good looking holster?

Standing Wolf
August 27, 2008, 11:48 PM
I could probably put up with a plain wife if she were bright enough; an ugly gun would be entirely out of the question.

Scorpian
August 27, 2008, 11:54 PM
Every time I hunt deer, I open(ly) carry. Other than that, CCW. Keep the bad guys guessing.

ArizonaTRex
August 28, 2008, 12:07 AM
I think my Springfield Armory OD Green Armory Kote™ 1911 is pretty enough when I OC :D But that is just my opinion......

ReadyontheRight
August 28, 2008, 12:15 AM
Get a Garand, a nice leather sling and an ammo belt!

http://www.lesjones.com/www/images/posts/m1poster.gif

www.odcmp.com

Open carry for all Riflemen (and Riflewomen!)

:)

chris in va
August 28, 2008, 01:09 AM
I OC my Sig 220. Nothing fancy about it. Heck, carry the most oddball gun you have so everyone asks about it.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
August 28, 2008, 01:12 AM
So THAT'S why Glocks and other plastic guns were invented! It's all starting to make sense now, with the advent of popular CCW laws. If they're concealed, doesn't matter if they're ugly.

Tom Servo
August 28, 2008, 01:20 AM
I once got a good piece of advice from two..."festive" gentlemen in Atlanta: "sweetie, the holster has to match the shoes. Otherwise, it's total Faux Pas!"

:)

scrat
August 28, 2008, 01:33 AM
id open carry these but i live in komi**********

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neviander
August 28, 2008, 02:31 AM
I've heard, in Texas, that you can carry around a shotgun, as long it's pointed up, or in some other non-threatening direction....Is this true? If so, I'd walk around with an 830, or 870 or something. I really don't think ANYONE would mess with you in that case :D

machinisttx
August 28, 2008, 02:38 AM
So here's another way of looking at the same thing. I would rather carry open as a deterent. By my thinking, CC increases your chances of being targeted, as you appear to be an unarmed person.

Interviews with convicts show that they find easier targets when they suspect someone might be armed.

Basic fact is, criminals chose those who appear to be the easiest target. If that ends up being you, you were doing everything else wrong to begin with.

machinisttx
August 28, 2008, 02:39 AM
I've heard, in Texas, that you can carry around a shotgun, as long it's pointed up, or in some other non-threatening direction....Is this true? If so, I'd walk around with an 830, or 870 or something. I really don't think ANYONE would mess with you in that case

In TX, you can carry a long gun pretty much anywhere. Not the best idea, but generally legal.

911Boss
August 28, 2008, 04:56 AM
Russ wrote:
IMHO, if you carry open in most places, people will call the cops on you and that is no fun even if open carry is legal. That is the conditioning of our society in most places. Why not get a CCW, or as they call it in KY, a CCDWL

For some, that is exactly the point of open carry. To try and show people that guns aren't inherantly bad or evil and that normal everyday folks own them and carry them.

While what you say about how most have been conditioned is true, it certainly WONT change by concealed carry.

If the Gays can campaign for tolerance and acceptance with the "We're here and we're queer" tactic of being open and honest, than it should be no different for guns and those who choose to carry them.

Mr White
August 28, 2008, 10:22 AM
So let me get this straight.... All your guns are ugly so you're against open carry, even for those of us who have pretty guns. Its not my fault you don't have a classic beauty like a Hi-Power with custom-made silver-inlaid rosewood grips. Sux being you. :p

http://thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=83784&stc=1&d=1219934506

Drgong
August 28, 2008, 10:30 AM
I think it a good excuse to save up for something that is open carryable.

If your a autoloader fan, I recommend a BHP.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y269/drgong/004.jpg

And also Big Love is a great show...

md7
August 28, 2008, 10:45 AM
do the last 2 posts leave anyone craving a BHP? man those are some nice lookin pistols!
sorry for the drift.

it doesn't matter what your carry piece looks like as long as goes bang when you want it to imho. it doesn't hurt if goes bang reliably and looks good doing it though.

Mr White
August 28, 2008, 11:46 AM
Drgong, you, my friend, have excellent taste in pistols.

Drgong
August 28, 2008, 01:34 PM
Drgong, you, my friend, have excellent taste in pistols.

Thanks :)

AntiqueCollector
August 28, 2008, 01:50 PM
Hey, I've open carried some pretty ugly guns. A beater topbreak from the 1880's, for example. Ugly guns are fine with me. All guns that work (had to do something to exclude the Jennings/etc. garbage ;)) are welcome! :D

I'm really looking forward to getting my Colt Walker and open carrying that though...

DPStx
August 28, 2008, 01:51 PM
Get a single action six-gun, in a low-slung, tied-down gun-slinger holster and a bandolero full of ammo. Open carry with an attitude!!!;);););)

JesseL
August 28, 2008, 02:21 PM
Get a single action six-gun, in a low-slung, tied-down gun-slinger holster and a bandolero full of ammo. Open carry with an attitude!!!

Hey! I resemble that remark. (http://s100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/J_M_Lambert/Guns/?action=view&current=OCatcarshow.jpg)

tinygnat219
August 28, 2008, 02:35 PM
I don't care for Open Carry either. Because if something happens, odds are the guys carrying the guns are going to be the first target. My purpose for Concealed Carry is to keep the bad guys guessing. I am still trying to wrap my head around what the purpose of Open Carry is. Yeah, I hear "education", and "it's legal", and it supposedly serves as a visible deterrent, but for the fence sitter, or part-time hunter it appears "In your face" and it can send a message of "look at me, I am special".

To me, discretion and an image of competent responsibility are the best weapons we have in keeping our rights where they are and shoving back further encroachment by the Anti-Gun propaganda. I just don't see how Open Carry can support that.

Having said that, Open Carry is legal in VA and I support the purposes of keeping it legal. I WILL fight to keep it legal. I feel that there are too many restrictions on the books already and that anything that further restricts our rights needs to be up and smashed.

So, for the folks that Open Carry, continue on. You will find a brother at your side when support is needed, just don't expect me to understand it.

TallPine
August 28, 2008, 02:35 PM
I don't like open carry, because I don't want to know who's carrying. Probably a lot of people that I don't think are smart enough to use a rake.

It would be pretty hard to conceal a rake, unless it has a sawed-off handle :rolleyes:

The rake ought to have a nice wooden handle if you're going to open carry it - not one of them ugly yellow fiberglass handles ;)

Euclidean
August 28, 2008, 02:47 PM
Clearly, the personal tools we carry, such as say a cellular telephone, do lend themselves to a bit of aesthetic fancy. Consider the aforementioned example of the cellphone, available in 100000000^(A bunch) different colors, or with aftermarket faceplates, or with custom LED lights, or with all sorts of holsters to carry it in.

Your phone may be hot pink with Iron Man stickers all over it and custom LEDs that flash in green, blue and red with a custom ringtone for each person who might call you.

My personal phone is a plain gray color in a plain black case. It usually just goes "buzzzzzzz" instead of actually ringing.

The point? Both are a tool and there's really nothing wrong with carrying either one of them. We can make all the jabs we want about being too gaudy or too boring, but it doesn't really matter.

Carry the nickle plated SAA in a custom tooled leather holster, or the Glock in kydex. There's nothing wrong with either. I wish I lived in a country where this poster's complaint was one that was taken as seriously as who's the best professional sports team or what show should we watch.

In fact the main reason I support open carry is we need to get people used to the idea that firearms are normal, everyday tools, and are as diverse as the people who use them.

DPStx
August 28, 2008, 03:25 PM
Honestly, there are alot of people that I personally wouldn't want to open/concealed carry, because alot of people don't use their heads, won't take responsibility for their actions and don't have any common sense about when it's a good idea and when it isn't. To a lot of them it would just be an attention getter and if they were ever inclined to use the weapon could they use it responsibly in the heat of the moment. Things are different when you are not on your own property and the general public is all around. I also don't want to make a law that says you can't carry, but I do wish people would use intelligent discretion and be responsible. Many of these people drive around in 4000lb projectiles with one hand on a phone and the other on a cold drink..... Who's driving??

Happy Shooting!!!!

Sistema1927
August 28, 2008, 03:37 PM
I don't care for Open Carry either. Because if something happens, odds are the guys carrying the guns are going to be the first target.

Yeah, because, as we all know, whenever something bad happens the bad guys shoot all of the police officers first.

Give me a break.

Don't you know that open carry could actually discourage criminal behavior? It is a wonderful thing to live in a state where I am free to choose how I carry. Open carry is downright liberating. I feel sorry for those folks who don't have the freedom to enjoy it.

Geronimo45
September 1, 2008, 03:28 AM
In TX, you can carry a long gun pretty much anywhere. Not the best idea, but generally legal.
Yup. It may be legal to open-carry a machine gun, since I don't know of any laws forbidding it. Pistols, however, must be concealed. Next legislative session may change that...

Glockman17366
September 1, 2008, 09:01 AM
Don't carry a pretty gun...don't carry a particularly expensive gun...don't carry a collectable.

Carry a reliable gun.

Odds are, if you ever have to use the firearm, you're going to lose it...at least during an investigation and possible trial.

So, why carry a fine piece, when a (relatively) inexpensive, reliable gun will do the job. And you won't be as upset should it be confiscated.

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