Open Carry Firearms

Open Carry Firearms

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:40 am

Just wondering if there any forum members that "Open Carry" a firearm?
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Re: Open Carry Firearms

PostBy: tsb On: Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:16 pm

Only when there is a squirrel in the bird feeder. I open carry , then open fire.

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Re: Open Carry Firearms

PostBy: vtec350 On: Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:23 pm

I've been researching compacts all week to replace my full size Taurus 9mm, to big and bulky to carry but a great gun for shooting. I'm going to get a Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm compact this week, checked it out yesterday at a local store and it's a great size and weight has 3 changable grips. You really have to have a jacket on to conceal the Taurus, the S&W with a IWB holder fits nice and can conceal with a t shirt. I'd like to try first but from all the reviews I've read everyone loves them.

Dave
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Re: Open Carry Firearms

PostBy: rockwood On: Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:24 pm

tsb, were you the one that had all the flying squirrels? Have you got it under control? (off topic sorry)
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Re: Open Carry Firearms

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:38 pm

I carry concealed often . I agree it should be legal to open carry . But I just think society would have a hard time being comfortable with the practice . I have a S&W .40, carry's well although rarely do I carry it with all 14rounds in the Mag ,Gets a little heavy . It is very light when empty but that won't do very much if its ever needed . If I see someone carrying open without a uniform ,I have to admit I wonder why he would want to do that . It would be to easy if someone wanted to hurt you to surprise you by going after the gun first. Best to get a carry permit and keep it hidden . Dave
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Re: Open Carry Firearms

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:13 pm

Flyer5 wrote:I carry concealed often . I agree it should be legal to open carry .


Actually, is it legal in Pennsylvania to open carry a firearm. You need a LTCF to carry the firearm concealed. If you don't have a LTCF you can open carry except in Philaelphia. (You can however open carry in Philadelphia if you have a LTFC).
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Re: Open Carry Firearms

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:14 pm

During the riots in st.Pete several years ago I open carried series 80 colt comander 45 in a nice galco rig as well as 380 ladymustang in ankle but my fave was the back belt sig p226. needless to say no one robbed my gas station.. 8-)
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Re: Open Carry Firearms

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:30 pm

SuperBeetle wrote:
Flyer5 wrote:I carry concealed often . I agree it should be legal to open carry .


Actually, is it legal in Pennsylvania to open carry a firearm. You need a LTCF to carry the firearm concealed. If you don't have a LTCF you can open carry except in Philaelphia. (You can however open carry in Philadelphia if you have a LTFC).



OOOps , I realize that . I guess I should have said ,"It should continue to be legal" . Dave
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Re: Open Carry Firearms

PostBy: tsb On: Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:38 pm

Taurus Model 45-410 "The Judge" .45 LC and .410 2 1/2"

Carry one of these if you think you have the wrist for it.

TSB
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Re: Open Carry Firearms

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:39 pm

Yes, it should continue to be legal. I personally carry both open & concealed. It depends where I am and what I am doing.
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Re: Open Carry Firearms

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Sun Dec 21, 2008 2:01 pm

The Taurus comes in .45./410 3" too. :)
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Re: Open Carry Firearms

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Dec 21, 2008 2:25 pm

It is legal to open carry in CT, just don't do it or you will have problems, big ones. The permit is for concealed carry and that is what they want, no bulge or show and your OK.
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Re: Open Carry Firearms

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Sun Dec 21, 2008 2:30 pm

coaledsweat wrote:It is legal to open carry in CT, just don't do it or you will have problems, big ones.


What type of problems? There can be problems here in PA as well but it seems that the LAW prevails in these matters. Not what the Police seem to think (or not to think).
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Re: Open Carry Firearms

PostBy: gambler On: Sun Dec 21, 2008 2:47 pm

tsb wrote:Taurus Model 45-410 "The Judge" .45 LC


I use a 45 LC for deer hunting. Single action Ruger. 300grain bullet at a little over 1300fps. Great cartridge! Just make sure you have a good grip on the gun.

coaledsweat wrote:no bulge or show

Is that a handgun in you pocket or are you just happy to see me?
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Re: Open Carry Firearms

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Sun Dec 21, 2008 3:55 pm

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.
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