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    New to OC

    Well I've been living in Idaho for almost a year now and have recently taken to carrying in the open. I am not 21 so I cannot get a CCW permit, and figured since open carry is legal in Idaho I would just do that to avoid any legal troubles. I have never been a self conscious person, but I have to admit it is a little awkward at times dealing with some of the looks I get, but I assume that is just something you get used to t and feel little more comfortable. So far I haven't had any negative remarks from anybody (except for family, most of which are hunters go figure. I would assume they would be more aware of gun laws) and have had no problems in any businesses. There is one question I had regarding preemption in the Idaho Constituion, however. My grandfather told me that I need to really be careful because some cities/counties in the state do not allow open carry, but I understood the law to prevent and city/county/incorporated township from passing any laws that would make OC illegal. I think I am correct on this, but can you guys either confirm this or correct me.

    Now to go off topic a little bit here, if any of you guys live in the Post Falls/CdA area do you have any recommendations as to some good places to make firearms purchases at a reasonable price? I am carrying a '80s model H&R model 999 .22LR revolver which is great for plinking an would still be effective in a self defense situation with a well placed shot, but I would like to upgrade to a Ruger SR9C or a Glock 17 for a little more stopping power if the need ever arises.
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    It is awkward at first. But it really depends on how you carry yourself. Sometimes when I get prolonged "almost gonna call 911" stares I engage in a friendly conversation.

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    See, I had kind of wondered if that may have something to do with it. The way I grew up, I had to be tough. I have kind of developed a face that when a person first meets me and before they get to know me, they think I look mean. I have had a lot of people that I end up getting to know fairly well tell me that when they first met me I scared them or I will have people that think I am mad all the time until they have spent a good amount of time with me. It is something I have been trying to change, but a lot of it is jut who I am. This wouldn't constitute displaying a gun in a intimidatig orthreatening manner would it?

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    New to OC

    Welcome to The forum! Not sure on Idaho's preemption laws as I am not a resident. Some advise especially being new to OC:
    Buy a digital recorder with a lanyard and wear it. Always record police encounters. And lastly watch this video as it has lots of good info about talking or not talking to police:
    http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=6wXkI...%3D6wXkI4t7nuc

    Cheers!

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    Re: New to OC

    Welcome to Idaho and the forum. Idaho statutes can be found at http://legislature.idaho.gov/statutesrules.htm.

    Idaho constitution Article I Section 11 http://legislature.idaho.gov/idstat/IC/ArtISect11.htm and Idaho Statute 18-3302j http://legislature.idaho.gov/idstat/...CT18-3302J.htm will help in understanding Idaho laws and preemption.
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    impact guns in boise always has the best deals and a killer website. they also have a section on small carry guns. ive bought 5 or 6 guns from em. i love my ruger lcp i picked up a year ago. i forget im carrying it. i own an sr9 and wish i would have spent a little more and gotten a 9mm sig 2022 with night sights or glock. you will kick yourself later if you buy an sr9

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    Quote Originally Posted by jugglzo View Post
    impact guns in boise always has the best deals and a killer website. they also have a section on small carry guns. ive bought 5 or 6 guns from em. i love my ruger lcp i picked up a year ago. i forget im carrying it. i own an sr9 and wish i would have spent a little more and gotten a 9mm sig 2022 with night sights or glock. you will kick yourself later if you buy an sr9
    Thanks for the input there. I'll definitely keep that in mind.

    I have found myself having a few more questions about Idaho law. First, the way I understand Idaho law, asheriff can issue a

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    A CCW at their discretion when the person is under 2 1years of age. I was just curious how hard it was to get that done or if it is even worth looking into. Also, I was curious what would constitute a weapon being visible. We are coming up on the winter months and I was wondering if I am legal with the holster sticking out past the bottom of my jacket or if I need to tuck the jacket behind the gun so that the grip is visible.

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    i dont know about the under age thing but covering your firearm with a jacket is a concealed weapon. as much as i don't like em you might try a drop leg holster.

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    Get a holster with a jacket slot. I have a level 3 duty holster from bianchi that could fit a winter jacket between my belt and the gun.

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    Thumbs up

    I'll definitely look into that. Thanks.

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