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Rustin
06-24-2012, 18:02
I know, this is a rip off a similar thread on here right now. However, the question was if open carry was an option, would you change your gun. I want to flip it a little bit to get a better answer out of people, so here it goes.

If open carry were as normal as say walking a dog, as in every 1 out of 10 to 15 or so people you saw on the street open carried, and it was something that the general public came to accept, would you carry a different gun/holster setup? I know this is a stretch but imagine a world where open carry is the flat out norm (how it should be IMHO). No one batted an eye and cops were not called. There would be a gun around every corner and the bad guys know it. Snatch and grab would be unimaginable as there would be another gun toting good doer around the bend to aid in this situation and your "tactical advantage" of staying concealed became a moot point.

In this type of climate, would you opt for a larger gun and a nice open carry holster? I myself would carry a G17/19 all the time in a Serpa holster. Like I said previously-this is a bit of a stretch, but what do you say?

An armed society is a polite society is what I say.:cool:

concretefuzzynuts
06-24-2012, 18:45
I would still conceal if I had the option. And, no I would not change weapons if I were to open carry.

Kevin108
06-24-2012, 18:53
Come to the Tidewater area of Virginia. It's not quite at the 1:15 ratio you describe but unless you are dressed like a total thug, nobody seems to notice or care about OC.

I mostly CC because I'm not really a tucked-in-shirt kinda guy but I have both holsters sitting out, ready to use.

concretefuzzynuts
06-24-2012, 18:55
Come to the Tidewater area of Virginia. It's not quite at the 1:15 ratio you describe but unless you are dressed like a total thug, nobody seems to notice or care about OC.

You're right. I see a lot of open carry around here too.

IndyGunFreak
06-24-2012, 19:02
I would probably open carry in the scenario you describe. I wouldn't change my primary carry gun (G23) or holster (High Noon Slide Guard)

vafish
06-24-2012, 19:09
Daily carry is a g23, it works fine for open or concealed carry.

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NDCent
06-24-2012, 19:20
No, I see no benefit in letting others know I carry. I do rotate between carry weapons, and would continue.

Walk Soft
06-24-2012, 19:30
I'd still carry concealed too.

JerryVO
06-24-2012, 19:32
I would absolutely oc so I am not stuck dressing aground my gun... I think I would also swap my g27 out for my g22. A few more rounds can't hurt.

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ViennaGambit
06-24-2012, 19:45
I think I would still probably carry concealed if that was an option. But if concealed carry was outlawed and open carry was mandatory: NO - I would keep my same carry guns.

I carry a G17 concealed 75% of the time with no problems. It is already a proven combat handgun that is open carried around the world, so I would have no need to upgrade.

I also CCW a G30 that I would not change (the G21 just doesnt fit me as well).

Not sure what I would do with my G26 though - would probably live in my glove box.

Keoking
06-24-2012, 19:59
I would get a couple of pistols like Josey Wales. I'd carry one on the left side and the other right hand cross draw tucked in the belt. And I'd get the hat. And at some point I would practice shooting two guns at the same time.

Lior
06-24-2012, 20:20
Nope. Open carry is legal where I live, but I still conceal full size guns on a daily basis.

took
06-24-2012, 20:25
Nope would still carry my G29. I open carry when fishing, hiking and hunting, switch out the clips and it becomes a perfect cc.

steveksux
06-24-2012, 21:38
I almost never OC. I do this not because it may freak people out, I feel its more likely to make me a target rather than being a deterrent. I don't know if I'm correct about that. But having been in a robbery, I'd rather be the only one that can tell I'm armed until I decide to use it. I want the element of surprise on my side, I want the option of blending into the herd rather than standing out as a primary target.

So whether its common enough to no longer be considered out of the ordinary does not factor into my decision.

I recently open carried for the first time. Went to a theater to see a comedy show, seating was 2700, anything over 2500 seats is a no concealed carry zone. Nobody noticed, as far as I noticed. Basically it was the only legal option open to me.

Randy

ReyFufuRulesAll
06-24-2012, 21:42
I'd switch to my k-frame from my PPK as a primary. I currently cc my G17 occasionally as well, so I guess that gun wouldn't change.

mingaa
06-24-2012, 21:45
I have no interest in open carry beyond remote locations like walking the woods. IMHO open. Carry is too much like showing a poker hand and I have no interest in being in that position.

RedNine
06-24-2012, 21:46
No and no. I'd rather it be a surprise, and I like my P2000 too much to change.

smokeross
06-24-2012, 22:22
I would get a couple of pistols like Josey Wales. I'd carry one on the left side and the other right hand cross draw tucked in the belt. And I'd get the hat. And at some point I would practice shooting two guns at the same time.
:rofl:For the win right here^^^. Made me laugh right out loud.:rofl:I have shot 2 guns, a lot. It's a blast, literally. 2 big revolvers. I practice weak hand shooting too, but neither of my hands are weak, Pilgrim.:rofl:

smokeross
06-24-2012, 22:27
I think I would still probably carry concealed if that was an option. But if concealed carry was outlawed and open carry was mandatory: NO - I would keep my same carry guns.

I carry a G17 concealed 75% of the time with no problems. It is already a proven combat handgun that is open carried around the world, so I would have no need to upgrade.

I thought I was the only one packing a full size CC. I carry a 1st gen 17, or my favorite, the Walther P99 when I CC. Otherwise "I Rock Out With My Redhawk Out." But that is more for when I am heading AWAY from town. But I do stop into the gas station, convenience store, etc. while wearing that great big thing right out there in the open. You may be surprised how fast I can get it into action too.

Snapper2
06-24-2012, 22:33
:rofl:For the win right here^^^. Made me laugh right out loud.:rofl:I have shot 2 guns, a lot. It's a blast, literally. 2 big revolvers. I practice weak hand shooting too, but neither of my hands are weak, Pilgrim.:rofl:
made me:rofl:too,but he forgot about the chewing tobacco so not sure if it would have the same effect.

Wil Ufgood
06-24-2012, 22:37
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unit1069
06-24-2012, 23:04
:thumbsup::thumbsup:I would still conceal if I had the option. And, no I would not change weapons if I were to open carry.

My answer also.

unit1069
06-24-2012, 23:10
I would get a couple of pistols like Josey Wales. I'd carry one on the left side and the other right hand cross draw tucked in the belt. And I'd get the hat. And at some point I would practice shooting two guns at the same time.

Wouldn't that make you a lowdown, no good bushwhackin' scum outta Missouri?

Kevin108
06-24-2012, 23:56
Forgot to add - when I CC, I used the standard 10-round flush-fit G26 mag. When I OC, I use a 17-round G-17 mag with a ProMag sleeve.

http://kevin108.com/files/images/forums/glocktalk/sleeve.jpg

darkparadox
06-25-2012, 00:31
I would open carry when hiking

smokeross
06-25-2012, 02:02
I would open carry when hiking
You don't do that now??? Where do you hide the Redhawk?

darkparadox
06-25-2012, 12:29
I live in New York and am lucky to even have what I was told is a "privilege" of carrying a firearm

ZO6Vettever
06-25-2012, 14:03
I wouldn't replace my G30 but would O/C with the 13 round G21 mag.

silverado
06-25-2012, 20:22
Carry a G17 everyday so I would not change to OC. Sure wish we had OC here in Texas. Don't know if I would OC but would sure like to have the option.

RedHaze
06-25-2012, 22:21
Obviously I'd have to sell my truck and buy one of these...
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn81/bereahoward/IMG_2184.jpg

wjv
06-25-2012, 22:43
Larger gun such as one of my 1911s or my Browning HP. .

But I'd probably carry concealed anyway as that is the preferred method for me.

Concealed carry allows me to decide if/when I wish to deploy a gun. Open carry might not provide that choice as a BG might see the gun and choose to shoot me first.

countrygun
06-25-2012, 22:44
I OC up in the hills for convenience when hunting, which I frequently do with a handgun anyway.

IF I HAD to OC AND it were "no big deal" I would do it with a bit of style I think, Probably and engraved and nickled or stainless (I live on the coast) 1911 in a Ted Blocker "WB (wild bunch) rig with matching engraving or the same rig with a 10mm EAA Witness also engraved.

NEOH212
06-26-2012, 01:31
I would still conceal if I had the option. And, no I would not change weapons if I were to open carry.

I agree. I carry the full size HK 45 concealed in a Raven Concealment Phantom holster. I can comfortably conceal it with no trouble. I can't see myself wanting to open carry even if it was accepted in the fashion that the OP presented.

I like the advantages that CC gives me too much to give them up. I'm not saying that I don't OC from time to time out of convenience, but it's usually only on my own property and at night.

I don't have anything against OC or the people that do it regularly. However, my preference is concealed.

redbaron007
06-26-2012, 07:30
Based upon the theory you have presented; I would prolly OC more than I do now. As for changing firearms, prolly not; I'd still carry my G26 or G32. If and when I get my G20, I'd prolly carry it OC too.

:wavey:

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John Rambo
06-26-2012, 07:37
No, because I still wouldn't open carry.

BassBait
06-26-2012, 07:41
that Open Carry gun would be the H&K P30L :whistling:

Creatism
06-26-2012, 07:42
I might own and carry a full sized 1911!
Other then that prolly wouldn't change!


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magiaaron
06-26-2012, 07:46
If it were as common as your question specifies, I probably would OC pretty frequently.

-magiaaron

PlasticGuy
06-26-2012, 08:57
If I could still carry concealed, I would.

That said, it is an interesting question. I already carry a full sized 1911 most of the time, so I may not change. Then again I might. An STI hi-cap 1911 would be tempting if concealment is not a concern.

jb1911
06-26-2012, 09:26
I'd probably go from my G26 to my 1991A1.

BuckyP
06-26-2012, 09:36
If you want to learn more about the gun choice than the carry choice, maybe the title should be

"If ONLY open carry were allowed"

For me, wouldn't open carry by choice, but if I did I would most certainly carry a full size gun (G17, G22, G21).