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Open carry?

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by Jrahn0822, Mar 5, 2014.

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  1. Winker

    Winker Well-Known Member

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    Solid points, I'm just of the thought that if it's close combat it's quicker to pull a knife out. I didn't think about instances which were not close combat. I was thinking more so if someone is in your face trying to rob you.
     
  2. skidooman

    skidooman I'm your huckleberry

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    I bet I could draw and put one in you before you could draw and stick me.
    And if the perp already has gun/knife/bat out, you're going to be hosed. Distance is your friend.
     
  3. Winker

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    All solid points. I like to pretend that the world is friendlier than it is.
     
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    Noelie84 Semper Procrastinus

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  5. skidooman

    skidooman I'm your huckleberry

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    :quickdraw:
     
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    Bullets travel faster than ninja stars, right? Now you got me wanting to carry a gun all the time.
     
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    skidooman I'm your huckleberry

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    Just remember the best gun fight, is the one you can avoid. But if there were no other avenues left... pew pew.
     
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    I'm not a real fan of open carry. I think open carry is part of a way to drive anti-gun activists. Scares people who don't know much about guns. I carry concealed everywhere I go. Open carry when I'm fishing down the mountains tho for easy access if bears come out of the laurel... I feel safer.

    To each his own!
     
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    I wouldn't even consider open carry.

    OC introduces all sorts of issues and cops in most areas don't appreciate it. The last thing I want is some kid yelling "mommy, that man has a gun!"
     
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    I think it depends on the part of the country. Guns are thought of as being more of a tool than a weapon in some rural areas. In some places, not most, people may be more likely to ask about the specs of their gun and compare it to something they have than to be nervous. In some of the towns I live around, I can't imagine a kid ever yelling "mommy, that man has a gun!" unless they aren't from around here and are passing through.
     
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    I turn 21 next month and I'm considering getting my concealed weapon permit. The only reason I want to get one is so I don't have to do the waiting period to get handguns:D. The other day I was in Verizon Wireless and there was a guy in there with a 1911 in a shoulder holster and a Glock in a hip holster. I don't think i'm that scared yet:).
     
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    I strictly only carry concealed. I don't see the purpose of open carrying, but I guess it depends on the area too. It'd would probably cause me more trouble than any benefit I could think of.
     
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    as my old DI illustrated to me several times, anything you are carrying can be taken from you and used against you. Know how to handle yourself first before depending on anything else.
     
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    Absolutely....there are definitely places where it is acceptable. It is the responsibility of the gun owner to know when/where it is appropriate and be judicious...same goes for CC as well.
     
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    I open carry in small town/rural areas although it's not illegal anywhere in Washington state. I've never had a problem.
     
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    TheGrayRider MARANATHA !!!

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    I carry concealed for various reasons. Don't like to open carry. For me I don't want to advertise that I have a gun and make myself a target. For me IMHO there's no need to open carry where I'm at. but to each their own I guess. Most people I see around here who open carry unless hiking or hunting just want to show off the fact they have a gun and it's their "right,"

    to sum it up I like to carry concealed and that is all.
     
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    I mostly do it to endorse 2nd amendment .

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    +1
    Well said.
     
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    +2^^^^

    totally agree

    also the FBI has done studies on drawing and shooting someone who charges at you with a knife. and they determined that if someone is 21 feet or closer and they charge at you with a knife. by the time you draw your gun and squeeze the trigger they'll be right on top of you.

    So practice drawing and shooting from the hip. might save your life one day.

    It's called the 21 feet rule I believe.
     
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