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Old 08-12-2006, 18:55   #1
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Indiana Open Carry Sightings.

Just so folks can get an idea of how much or little people open carry in Indiana, I thought I'd start a thread.

Tonight at Wal-Mart in Beech Grove (SE Indy) I saw a man open carrying a glock with two mag holder, on a tactical style belt. While wearing camo shorts, and some type of t-shirt. He was with what appeared to be his elderly mother shopping. My bet was he was not a cop-just did not look the type.

So, that aisle had TWO carry persons - one open, one concealed.
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Old 08-12-2006, 20:17   #2
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I saw an open carry Glock (G22 or G23)at the east side Meijer. The gentleman did have a badge on his belt. don't think he was IPD/MCSD/ISP though. Looked like a private security type.
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Old 08-12-2006, 21:20   #3
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Discounting the range and gun shop, I have seen one person open carry. A 1911 style with wood grips at Turkey Run State Park, in the nature center. This was back in April or so.
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Old 08-12-2006, 23:06   #4
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I saw me carrying openly on the far south side of Crawfordsville on Tuesday evening!
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Old 08-13-2006, 08:22   #5
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Rhino, you saw yourself, and you were open carrying?? I can only imagine seeign TWO ballet masters walking the streets at one time

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Old 08-13-2006, 09:12   #6
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I open carry occasionally on the bike in hot weather.The past couple of weeks I have been leaving my cover shirt unbuttoned due to the heat.When we lived in Indy we used to stop at Dairy Queen or at convenience store at SR 37 and Southport Rd on the way home fro the range and open carry.I`ve seen open carry at Walmart in Greenwood and at Cycle Recycle.
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Old 08-13-2006, 09:14   #7
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I saw me carrying openly on the far south side of Crawfordsville on Tuesday evening!
Beware of officer Jeff Largent in C`ville.
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Old 08-13-2006, 17:46   #8
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Rhino, you saw yourself, and you were open carrying?? I can only imagine seeign TWO ballet masters walking the streets at one time

Yeah! When I see my own reflection, I don't know whether to fall in love or draw!

I refrained from the pirouettes, though. Open carry may be legal, but that kind of thing just "ain't right" around here.
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Beware of officer Jeff Largent in C`ville.
Why?

I know the name, but I don't think I've ever met him. What does he look like?

I was carrying openly on my way home from Lebanon again today. I stopped at the Marathon on the east side of C'ville and there was a guy who was very obviously a cop parked at the pump opposite me (he was dressed neatly, had a shaved head, and had lots of attennas on his dark colored sedan). I could tell he "looked" at me while I was walking around my truck pumpin' gas and cleaning a bunch of trash out of the cab, but he didn't say anything to me.

Which is exactly what should have happened. I noticed him and he noticed me, and since we were strangers, there was no interaction. If he'd made eye contact, I would have said, "Howdy!" though, 'cause I'm friendly.
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Why?

I know the name, but I don't think I've ever met him. What does he look like?

I was carrying openly on my way home from Lebanon again today. I stopped at the Marathon on the east side of C'ville and there was a guy who was very obviously a cop parked at the pump opposite me (he was dressed neatly, had a shaved head, and had lots of attennas on his dark colored sedan). I could tell he "looked" at me while I was walking around my truck pumpin' gas and cleaning a bunch of trash out of the cab, but he didn't say anything to me.

Which is exactly what should have happened. I noticed him and he noticed me, and since we were strangers, there was no interaction. If he'd made eye contact, I would have said, "Howdy!" though, 'cause I'm friendly. :supergrin:
I went to school with Jeff Largent he is an officer with Crawforsville PD. He has a real problem with open carry.He has hassled several of my friends.Of course he has had an attitude problem since elementary school.
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Old 08-13-2006, 19:14   #11
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I hate those types.
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I saw an open carry Glock (G22 or G23)at the east side Meijer. The gentleman did have a badge on his belt. don't think he was IPD/MCSD/ISP though. Looked like a private security type.
At first I thought you were talking about me, that is until you got to the badge part. Although I do get mistaken for a cop quite a bit. I guess it's the short hair, clean cut, young guy in BDU's with a Glock and dual mag pouch thing... Anybody else who OC's get asked this a lot?

I usually open carry in summer and conceal (if I'm wearing a jacket) in winter. However I have not seen many others around town who OC, with exception of the gun shops...
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Old 08-13-2006, 20:00   #13
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I went to school with Jeff Largent he is an officer with Crawforsville PD. He has a real problem with open carry.He has hassled several of my friends.Of course he has had an attitude problem since elementary school.
That's unfortunate. It sounds like he's exactly the kind of person who is attracted to "law enforcment" for the power trip and should absolutely not be allowed to be a police officer.

Perhaps if I have a problem with him, I'll talk to his superiors.
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Old 08-13-2006, 21:07   #14
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I saw one person open carrying last summer here in La Porte county. Looked like he was carrying a .357 magnum. Other than in gun shops he's the only person I have seen carrying openly.

He got alot of shocked looks while pumping his gas from the sheeple.
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Old 08-14-2006, 01:40   #15
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I can remember three occasions in the last few years where I saw someone open carrying in the Seymour/Columbus area; with one being just this past Friday.

One was in a restaurant on a well dressed 50 something gentleman with gray hair and a nice .45 in what looked like a quality leather belt holster.

Another was in Walmart where I got in the checkout line behind some schmuch with a Highpoint tucked into the small of his back with no holster.

Then just last Friday I was in the Verizon store in Columbus getting a new phone and my girlfriend pointed out that another man at the counter had a small pistol tucked into his pants at about 5 o’clock. It looked to be about .380 caliber and again was not in a holster. This guy didn’t appear very smart either as he was leaning with both arms up on the counter and his ass sticking out with his pistol displayed for everyone and offering anyone who dared the opportunity to just reach over and grab it. He would have been able to do nothing to prevent it being taken from him. I almost wanted to do it just to teach him a lesson.

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Old 08-14-2006, 12:26   #16
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Discounting the range and gun shop, I have seen one person open carry. A 1911 style with wood grips at Turkey Run State Park, in the nature center. This was back in April or so.

I thought State Park carry was a "No-No" here in Indiana. (Not that it has ever stopped me) Correct me if I am wrong.
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Old 08-14-2006, 12:32   #17
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My position as a Youth Pastor makes it so that I have to always be aware of the image that I am portraying. I think everyone in my church knows that I like guns, and that I have been known to carry occasionally (by occasionally, I mean 99.9%), but they may not like me open carrying too much. So I usually go concealed around town. However, I do open carry every once in a while.


The other day, I was at the gas station and a guy in front of me was open carrying a 1911. Two other guys next to me were arguing about the legality of carrying a gun. Little did they know that he was not the only one carrying.
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I thought State Park carry was a "No-No" here in Indiana. (Not that it has ever stopped me) Correct me if I am wrong.
According to Indiana Criminal Code state parks are perfectly fine to carry in. The DNR has an administrative policy against it, and I am unsure exactly what weight that carries. In order to be 100% you would have to consult legal advice. Since it is not listed in the criminal code I believe it to be okay, I simply make sure to conceal very well when I am in a state park as I wouldn't want to get kicked out...
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*** snip *** I simply make sure to conceal very well when I am in a state park as I wouldn't want to get kicked out...
More like having your weapon taken away and kicked out.
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I open carry every blue moon, usually when in transit to the range. However I do carry IWB with khaki pants and nice causal shirts. People rarely notice the pistol.
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