Closed Flap Holster


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Chester32141
January 26, 2010, 09:39 AM
Does carrying a gun in a closed flap holster qualify as concealed :what:

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gwnorth
January 26, 2010, 10:24 AM
Short answer - it will vary state to state. My understanding here in VA is that it is lawful open carry as long as the shape of the covered holster is not designed to disguise the fact it is a handgun (so using a basic fanny pack without a CHP is unlawful here, while carrying a 1911 in a classic GI leather flap belt holster is lawful open carry). You'll need to find out the specifics of the law in your home state though.

Check over at http://www.opencarry.org/ for state specific information (for example, I see that while open carry in a car is legal here in VA, it is NOT legal in FL).

Chester32141
January 26, 2010, 10:37 AM
I'm in Florida and open carry is only legal while fishing, camping or hunting ... I'm wondering if a holster than looks like a holster but does not reveal the gun is considered concealed or open carry ...

texas bulldog
January 26, 2010, 10:54 AM
i'm in the same position as you in TX. it would be nice to get away with what you're suggesting, but i think you'd be setting yourself up for trouble if you try it. still...i'm interested in other opinions. certainly the answer in each of the open carry-prohibited states might be different, depending on the wording of the statutes.

kanook
January 26, 2010, 12:25 PM
I'm wondering if a holster than looks like a holster but does not reveal the gun is considered concealed or open carry Think "fanny pac"

Oyeboten
January 26, 2010, 03:09 PM
I am told that in Nevada, an obvious unobstructed Flap Holster can be considered 'concealed' Carry, even though it is worn openly and obviously.

'Can' be...meaning, the Authorities have the option of making it a crime, if the wearer is not a CCW holder...if they want to bust someone's chops about it.

Open Carry, where enough of the Handgun 'handle
' is visible sticking ut of an open-top Holster, and not covered by a Flap Holster's Flap top, is simply Open Carry, legal for anyone possessibng intact Civil Rights, but liable to vagueries of location/context.

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