Open Carry Firearms

Re: Open Carry Firearms

PostBy: mozz On: Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:19 pm

Used to load 260 grain hollow points for the 45lc Ruger blackhawk 7 1/2" barrel. It was more powder than the 44 mag held, 23 grains or 26 grains of 2400 or 296, been a while since i was reloading. Loosened all the screws in the gun, had to locktite them all. Think i shot those 300 grainers also. There was a incident here about open carry at the Country Buffet few months back. Pennsylvania firearm owners association web site has a lot of good reading. http://forum.pafoa.org/
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Re: Open Carry Firearms

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:45 pm

Yeah there was a problem at OCB and some other places as well. It seems that sometimes the laws are not know by some LEO's and it does cause problems for law abiding citizens. Another good site is:


http://paopencarry.org/
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
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Re: Open Carry Firearms

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:43 pm

SuperBeetle wrote:What type of problems?


If you are in the woods hunting with a rifle they won't bother you. Walk around town with a weapon on your hip like Hoot Gibson, there will be "questions" and "et ceteras".
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Re: Open Carry Firearms

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:47 pm

I'm not sure I can think of a reason why I would ever want to open carry a handgun????
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Re: Open Carry Firearms

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:06 pm

Devil505 wrote:I'm not sure I can think of a reason why I would ever want to open carry a handgun????


Cause you can.
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Re: Open Carry Firearms

PostBy: Bulldogr6 On: Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:11 pm

SuperBeetle wrote:The Taurus comes in .45./410 3" too. :)


To bad its not for sale in the republic of Massachusetts! :x

I wanted a Taurus Judge the first time a saw the write up in one of my NRA magazines. But checking with the local shop confirmed my assumption was correct, Non MASS compliant.
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Re: Open Carry Firearms

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:34 pm

cArNaGe wrote:
Devil505 wrote:I'm not sure I can think of a reason why I would ever want to open carry a handgun????


Cause you can.


It is also legal to wear your underwear on the OUTSIDE of your pants.....but I can't think of a reason to do it either??? ;)
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Re: Open Carry Firearms

PostBy: stoker-man On: Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:40 pm

I have in the past, when on hikes in the mountain. But, on the extremely rare instances that I carry, it's concealed.
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Re: Open Carry Firearms

PostBy: ceccil On: Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:04 pm

Flyer, what model S&W do you have? I have the sigma series SW40V. Just wonering how you like it. I take it hunting occasionally and target shoot once in a while. I would like to use it more often but time is the issue. To much OT when it's warmer and I spend as much time as I can with my 5 yr. old when I'm not working.

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Re: Open Carry Firearms

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:31 pm

ceccil wrote:Flyer, what model S&W do you have? I have the sigma series SW40V. Just wonering how you like it. I take it hunting occasionally and target shoot once in a while. I would like to use it more often but time is the issue. To much OT when it's warmer and I spend as much time as I can with my 5 yr. old when I'm not working.

Jeff



Same model ,I like it so far . I did have to send it back once to S&W I had a problem when it was hot out ,The composite frame would not support the transfer bar enough after sitting on the bench in the hot sun.You could pull the trigger as hard as you can it would not fire but if you squeezed the frame on the right side it would . They replaced the transfer bar and some other adjustments . So far it has worked well ,I guess I will find out next summer .I usually only carry 8 rounds in the clip that is in the gun keeps it light enough to comfortably carry .
I usually have the same time problem as well except ours is just under 2yrs old . You will just have to start taking the 5yr old out target shooting . Just bring good ear protection along . And a very close eye .
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Re: Open Carry Firearms

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:32 pm

Found this on another site

Why I Carry a Gun
My old grandpa said to me, "Son, there comes a time in every man's life when he stops busting knuckles and starts bustin' caps and usually it's when he becomes too old to take a butt whoopin'."

I don't carry a gun to kill people. I carry a gun to keep from being killed.

I don't carry a gun to scare people. I carry a gun because sometimes this world can be a scary place.

I don't carry a gun because I'm paranoid. I carry a gun because there are real threats in the world.

I don't carry a gun because I'm evil. I carry a gun because I have lived long enough to see the evil in the world.

I don't carry a gun because I hate the government. I carry a gun because I understand the limitations of government.

I don't carry a gun because I'm angry. I carry a gun so that I don't have to spend the rest of my life hating myself for failing to be prepared.

I don't carry a gun because I want to shoot someone. I carry a gun because I want to die at a ripe old age in my bed, and not on a sidewalk somewhere tomorrow afternoon.

I don't carry a gun because I'm a cowboy. I carry a gun because, when I die and go to Heaven, I want to be a cowboy.

I don't carry a gun to make me feel like a man. I carry a gun because men know how to take care of themselves and the ones they love.

I don't carry a gun because I feel inadequate. I carry a gun because unarmed and facing three armed thugs, I am inadequate.

I don't carry a gun because I love it. I carry a gun because I love life and the people who make it meaningful to me.

"Police Protection" is an oxymoron. Free citizens must protect themselves. Police do not protect you from crime; they usually just investigate the crime after it happens and then call someone in to clean up the mess.

Personally, I carry a gun because I'm too young to die and too old to take a butt whoopin'.



...author unknown (but obviously brilliant)
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PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:11 pm

Flyer5 wrote:Why I Carry a Gun


While I can agree with all the reasons for carrying, I can't see how "Open Carrying" enhances any of them???
(seems to me, open carrying defeats most of the reasons for carrying by taking away the element of surprise & giving the bad guys a reason/target to attack you in the first place, & gives THEM the element of surprise)
After carrying on the job for most of my life, I now find I am unwilling to make the commitment to carry all the time due to laziness. While I see no benefit to "Open Carry" for us "City Slickers", concealed carry requires real WORK to: always wear the right clothing....(firearms have a nasty habit of tearing your shirts!), remove the weapon & safely secure it when entering a place it can't be carried in, etc.

If I'm going into an area that causes me some concern, I will still occasionally carry a gun....always knowing that chances are good that I won't have it with me on that ONE occasion when I really need it... (shopping in a mall, at the supermarket, etc) UNLESS I commit to always carry.
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Re: Open Carry Firearms

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:32 pm

Definitly need to dress with proper fitting clothes... :D
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Re: Open Carry Firearms

PostBy: gambler On: Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:48 pm

SuperBeetle wrote:That's a very hot load for a 45 Colt. Good thing you own a strong gun. I use a Ruger Blackhawk in .41 Mag. I usually don't carry that for personal protection though. Too big and heavy.


Yes it will get your attention when you pull the trigger and that load is for a Ruger Blackhawk only. Not to be used in a colt or double action S&W or any of the cowboy action guns with the thin top strap. It would also be ok for a Casull or a Contender. Do you hand load for your handguns? I hand load and I used to shoot a lot. I even have my own rifle and pistol range but I haven't shot much in the last couple of years. I once shot a deer with the 300 grain load from my deer blind with my buddy kneeling down in front of me so I could get the shot off. He said "Man you would not believe the concussion from that thing" I did get the deer at about 80 yard.
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Re: Open Carry Firearms

PostBy: av8r On: Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:54 pm

I have a CCW and often exercise my right to carry.
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