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#6100134 - 12/24/15 02:07 PM Open Carry Poll
Texas Dan Online   content
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If I'm not mistaken, the new Open Carry law goes into effect on January 1st.

Which of the following best describes how often you plan to carry your firearm in open sight of others?
Open Carry
Only one choice allowed (207 total votes)
Often - 5 (02%)
Sometimes - 59 (29%)
Never - 143 (69%)
Voting on this poll ends: 01/04/16 02:03 PM
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#6100137 - 12/24/15 02:09 PM Re: Open Carry Poll [Re: Texas Dan]
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I cannot think of one single good reason to open carry my sidearm. It's my opinion that it would be a very foolish endeavor.

Doesn't bother me if others do.

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#6100140 - 12/24/15 02:10 PM Re: Open Carry Poll [Re: Texas Dan]
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Sometimes. I am however, exclusively switching to OWB holsters. It's just so much more comfortable. And I think I'll get a shoulder holster rig for days like today where I'm in sweat pants and a T-shirt. It's tough to carry with no belt.
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#6100144 - 12/24/15 02:12 PM Re: Open Carry Poll [Re: Texas Dan]
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Never. Why would you open carry if you are already CHL. Makes no sense to me.
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#6100149 - 12/24/15 02:13 PM Re: Open Carry Poll [Re: Elpatoloco]
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Originally Posted By: Elpatoloco
I cannot think of one single good reason to open carry my sidearm. It's my opinion that it would be a very foolish endeavor.

Doesn't bother me if others do.


I can think of places where the sight of a very respectful looking person carrying a sidearm might be comforting to some people.
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#6100151 - 12/24/15 02:15 PM Re: Open Carry Poll [Re: Elpatoloco]
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Originally Posted By: Elpatoloco
I cannot think of one single good reason to open carry my sidearm. It's my opinion that it would be a very foolish endeavor.

Doesn't bother me if others do.


I hear this, and I think it's a little silly. Criminals like unarmed victims. And how often do open carriers in other states get their holsters ripped off, or become target #1? Rarely, if ever. It will act as more of a deterrent for crime IMO.

Now, that being said, I don't think I want constant extra attention from everybody I see. If somebody is open carrying to say "Look at me! I'm a gun owner!" That rubs me the wrong way a little bit,
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#6100154 - 12/24/15 02:17 PM Re: Open Carry Poll [Re: Texas Dan]
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Originally Posted By: Texas Dan
Originally Posted By: Elpatoloco
I cannot think of one single good reason to open carry my sidearm. It's my opinion that it would be a very foolish endeavor.

Doesn't bother me if others do.


I can think of places where the sight of a very respectful looking person carrying a sidearm might be comforting to some people.


Said people should arm themselves if they feel uncomfortable or avoid the area that makes them feel this way. Only a fool would walk around showing his cards. The world is full of fools. I enjoy not making myself a target. If you choose to do so, then more power to ya.

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#6100155 - 12/24/15 02:18 PM Re: Open Carry Poll [Re: Texas Dan]
Tff caribou Offline
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Originally Posted By: Texas Dan
Originally Posted By: Elpatoloco
I cannot think of one single good reason to open carry my sidearm. It's my opinion that it would be a very foolish endeavor.

Doesn't bother me if others do.


I can think of places where the sight of a very respectful looking person carrying a sidearm might be comforting to some people.


I agree. I think it's pretty situational. And I like the option for convenience like I said. Dress pants, dress shirt tucked in, I'd rather open carry than wear a tuckable. Like I said, pants without a belt, and a T-shirt? Shoulder holster would be nice. But if my atire allows me to easily conceal an OWB holster, I still will. I have no intention of tucking my shirts in all of a sudden just to show off my gun.


Edited by Tff caribou (12/24/15 02:19 PM)
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#6100158 - 12/24/15 02:19 PM Re: Open Carry Poll [Re: Texas Dan]
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I wear an OWB with jeans and T-shirt un tucked all the time. Never a problem.


Edited by Elpatoloco (12/24/15 02:20 PM)

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#6100159 - 12/24/15 02:21 PM Re: Open Carry Poll [Re: Elpatoloco]
Tff caribou Offline
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Originally Posted By: Elpatoloco
I wear an OWB with jeans and T-shirt all the time


And I will too. But some of my shirts are just short enough that the muzzle end of the holster hangs below the hem of the shirt.
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#6100162 - 12/24/15 02:22 PM Re: Open Carry Poll [Re: Tff caribou]
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Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
Now, that being said, I don't think I want constant extra attention from everybody I see. If somebody is open carrying to say "Look at me! I'm a gun owner!" That rubs me the wrong way a little bit,


Agreed.

Still, it cannot be overlooked that the sight of a respectful looking person carrying a sidearm in a parking lot at night, might very comforting to a woman walking alone to her vehicle.

We also have som very remote walking trails in our subdivision where women walking alone might feel the same way.
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#6100166 - 12/24/15 02:27 PM Re: Open Carry Poll [Re: Texas Dan]
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I'll open carry to Chad and Jason's BBQ's
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#6100168 - 12/24/15 02:28 PM Re: Open Carry Poll [Re: Texas Dan]
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Originally Posted By: Texas Dan
Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
Now, that being said, I don't think I want constant extra attention from everybody I see. If somebody is open carrying to say "Look at me! I'm a gun owner!" That rubs me the wrong way a little bit,


Agreed.

Still, it cannot be overlooked that the sight of a respectful looking person carrying a sidearm in a parking lot at night, might very comforting to a woman walking alone to her vehicle.

We also have som very remote walking trails in our subdivision where women walking alone might feel the same way.


Yeah, you just became THAT person she is worrying about. If she's a stranger to you, I don't think you will make her feel comfortable. If it's my wife, then she already knows I'm carrying. So, what's the point again of open carry? It makes NO FREAKIN' sense, period! I'll be the first to criticize the moron that does.
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#6100169 - 12/24/15 02:30 PM Re: Open Carry Poll [Re: Texas Dan]
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As for not wanting to appear like Rambo, IMO, the attire a person is wearing says much when they open carry.

Open and yet discrete seems most appropriate.
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#6100183 - 12/24/15 02:42 PM Re: Open Carry Poll [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
So, what's the point again of open carry? It makes NO FREAKIN' sense, period! I'll be the first to criticize the moron that does.


I'm sure some view Open Carry as an alternative to those who conceal with hopes they will one day get the chance to shoot a bad guy.

No question, it was the idiots going after innocent people in public places that became the key driver behind Open Carry laws. IMO, people are looking for something that will make everyone appear less like sitting ducks.
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