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"Friendly Looking" Long Gun?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by DoomGoober, Dec 30, 2011.

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  1. DoomGoober

    DoomGoober Well-Known Member

    So, California just essentially banned carrying any type of handgun (open or concealed.) The only option left is to open carry Long Guns. However, open carrying an all back AR15 with rails is not exactly the best image to portray.

    Can you guys think of "friendly" looking long gun that could be open carried, and get people to say, "Wow, that's nice looking." Rather than, "Holy shoot, call the cops!"

    (Random aside: Women have it easier! When a woman open carries, everyone's like, "That's hot!" Especially if the gun is pink -- then it just looks like an accessory. And no, I'm not looking for a pink gun, but any non-black color would be good.)
  2. Skribs

    Skribs Well-Known Member

    It's not a handgun, or an autoloader, but I think a nice, shiny, wood-stalked lever action (with whatever they use for the more silvery barrel) would look fine and dandy.
  3. toivo

    toivo Well-Known Member

    +1 on the "cowboy rifle."
  4. JustSomeDude

    JustSomeDude Well-Known Member

    I dunno, my bet is that anything that goes bang is gonna freak out the libtards over there on the LEFT coast. Sorry, but I think you're fighting an uphill battle wearing roller skates out there, my friend.
  5. All rifles that are slung seem friendly to me; at port arms, not so friendly. When the muzzle is even slightly directed towards me, I consider it impolite, riding very fast into hostile.................
  6. LibShooter

    LibShooter Well-Known Member

    How about a Winchester in a scabbard?
  7. bergmen

    bergmen Member.

    This is flatly incorrect. The recent law does not effect licensed concealed carry only unloaded open carry in specific locations. Unloaded open carry is now (actually as of 1-1-2012) only legal where loaded open carry is (and has been) legal.

  8. PoserHoser

    PoserHoser Well-Known Member

    How about a white AR 15:D
  9. sig220mw

    sig220mw Well-Known Member

    I am surprised you can carry in any way at all out there.
  10. Romeo 33 Delta

    Romeo 33 Delta Well-Known Member

    Fold up the bipod and sling this over your sholder. I don't think you'll find many Kaliforniks who would know what it is!:D (and NO ... that is NOT a Japanese, non-firing replica)

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  11. ^^^^Didn't the Wookie carry one of those in the Star Wars movies?
  12. Romeo 33 Delta

    Romeo 33 Delta Well-Known Member

    I do believe you're right. Maybe it's a Plasma Laser in the40 watt range (or whatever the heck Arnold said):D
  13. whetrock

    whetrock Well-Known Member

    I'd go with a pistol caliber lever action carbine of some sort with about a 20 inch barrel ( for the sake of ammo capacity ) with some sort of peep sight or red dot mounted on top. A handpicked or slicked up Rossi R92 or an older pre Remington Marlin 1894 would be ideal IMO.
  14. talldragon

    talldragon Well-Known Member

    Get a CCW. Most counties here are "may issue" or "shall issue".
    Then you can carry your choice of handgun (within reason, of course).

    I think a Win. 94 or Marlin 336 looks friendly (if you wear the appropiate western attire ;) ).

    Politics here are generally rural thinking and urban thinking.

    Out here in the sticks, no one would care what you carried or how you carried it.
    We would be more interested in seeing the firearm and talking about it.

    I'm just speaking for my area. YMMV :) .
  15. ms6852

    ms6852 Well-Known Member

    Plus one with what he said, but if you really want it to be non threatening you could camouflage it in pink and have a flowery scene to it. I'm sure people would die laughing.
  16. VT Deer Hunter

    VT Deer Hunter Well-Known Member

    There yah go, old west look.
  17. rcmodel

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  18. ECVMatt

    ECVMatt Well-Known Member

    Open Carry of long guns....no comment....
  19. taliv

    taliv Moderator

    get something like a tubb2000

    or an anschutz
  20. Z-Michigan

    Z-Michigan Well-Known Member

    If it's possible in your county, a CPL is by far your best option.

    I think a walnut-stock levergun with iron sights only is the only rifle that has a chance of being deemed nonthreatening. And even that is pushing it. My state is relatively gun friendly and open carry of pistols is often a non-issue, but someone wandering around with a rifle outside of a hunting field or range would be meeting cops very quickly.

    Finally, I hate to give this suggestion because I know it usually isn't practical, but the situation in CA is far past the tipping point and long-term, if you value your Second Amendment freedoms, you need to move elsewhere.
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