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Thread: how much of the handgun must be exposed to be considered "open carry"

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    how much of the handgun must be exposed to be considered "open carry"

    I would like to know how much of the handgun must be exposed to be considered open carry and not brandishing...ex.. I like my inner waist holster because it doesnt make me feel a mile wide,now if i tuck my shirt exposing half of the handgun will i get gigged? when i ride my motorcyle i tuck my shirt in so it doesnt fly up my back...and i hate outer holsters..thus my question..hope this sounds somewhat clear lol thanks!

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    In CT it does not really matter since with a permit you may carry openly or concealed. Partial exposure is not a crime and CT has no "brandishing" law.
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    There is no definition of concealment or 'brandishing'. Also, 'brandishing' is not open carry.
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    bran·dish   [bran-dish]
    verb (used with object)
    to shake or wave, as a weapon; flourish: Brandishing his sword, he rode into battle.

    Carrying a properly holstered weapon (open or concealed) is not brandishing.

    One of my favorite things about open carry is the comfort factor.

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