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    How many times have you saw an O.C.

    Seeing how its still a very rare sight to see I think I have seen maybe 3 outside of Open Carry events? How many times have you saw an open carrier outside of events?
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    I have seen exactly 4 open carriers. Being that I open carry from time to time, I took note of where I saw it and what type of firearm was carried.

    Sports Academy...............Revolver

    QT.................................Semi-Auto

    Outdoor flea market.........Semi-Auto

    City park.........................Revolver

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    Quote Originally Posted by JHART View Post
    I have seen exactly 4 open carriers. Being that I open carry from time to time, I took note of where I saw it and what type of firearm was carried.

    Sports Academy...............Revolver

    QT.................................Semi-Auto

    Outdoor flea market.........Semi-Auto

    City park.........................Revolver
    Oddly I went to special ops in Tulsa and I saw a kid wearing a thigh holster with a semi auto. Then at Academy on I-240 OKC I saw a gentleman wearing a semi auto.

    I went to Academy in Tulsa and saw a guy standing in line with a semi auto and the one on 81st had a guy walking in with a semi auto. Come to think of it I saw one guy in walmart on 71st in Broken arrow wearing one. Thats the extent of my witnessing.
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    Well,,,

    Outside of events...
    I have only seen One OCer,,, at the tobaco store!

    OTOH,,, I have had Many CCers lift a shirt to show they had a gun too!!!
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    I haven't been to OK in years but while watching Rea Drummond's "The Pioneer Woman" on the Cooking channel, they filmed one man OCing. I couldn't tell what kind of gun, but it appeared to be a semi automatic in a belt holster on his right hip. Took a while for my wife to see it. This show is filmed at their home/ranch in northeast OK. The Drummond family is one of the largest landowners in the US.

    Found it: Rancher's Dinner (1 Oct. 2011)

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    Quote Originally Posted by FTG-05 View Post
    I haven't been to OK in years but while watching Rea Drummond's "The Pioneer Woman" on the Cooking channel, they filmed one man OCing. I couldn't tell what kind of gun, but it appeared to be a semi automatic in a belt holster on his right hip. Took a while for my wife to see it. This show is filmed at their home/ranch in northeast OK. The Drummond family is one of the largest landowners in the US.

    Found it: Rancher's Dinner (1 Oct. 2011)
    No link that others might see too?
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    I've only seen 1. For the VA folks he was at the gas station on the corner of Broad and Belvidere at about 3am. Seemed like his gf was the cashier. He was a dark skinned fella.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Truth View Post
    I've only seen 1. For the VA folks he was at the gas station on the corner of Broad and Belvidere at about 3am. Seemed like his gf was the cashier. He was a dark skinned fella.
    I've seen nearly dozen over the last few years - but I get out during the day more than most of you fellers.

    Also have lots and lots of CCers that want me to know that they are carrying too - yep give them the OC sales pitch and invite them here if there is the opportunity.

    Maybe it's just my animal magnetism at work
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    In the just over two years during which open carry has been legal in Oklahoma, I have seen 2, yes, two, individuals openly carrying: One at the Home Depot and the firearm was small and easily missed. The other was the proprietor of his own store, in his store, which IMHO, doesn't really count.

    On the other hand, I have stopped patronizing five businesses where I was a regular customer because they just could't sleep at night until they put up "No Open Carry" signs.:bang head:

    In the interest of full disclosure: I do not open carry. It's simply my preference. I do support all forms of legal carry and stand with those who do carry openly by avoiding businesses that prohibit the practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodyrr View Post
    In the just over two years during which open carry has been legal in Oklahoma, I have seen 2, yes, two, individuals openly carrying: One at the Home Depot and the firearm was small and easily missed. The other was the proprietor of his own store, in his store, which IMHO, doesn't really count.

    On the other hand, I have stopped patronizing five businesses where I was a regular customer because they just could't sleep at night until they put up "No Open Carry" signs.:bang head:

    In the interest of full disclosure: I do not open carry. It's simply my preference. I do support all forms of legal carry and stand with those who do carry openly by avoiding businesses that prohibit the practice.
    That's confusing.

    OC is your "preference", but you do not OC? Please elaborate.
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    Just a quick list
    Walmart in Durant
    Walmart in Coweta
    Walmart at 71st and the Creek Turnpike,
    Walmart at 71st and 145th
    Walgreens at 71st and Lynn Lane
    Porter Peach Festival
    Academy on 81st
    Academy on 41st
    Bass Pro in BA
    Pizza Hut at 71st and 193rd
    Steak N Shake in BA
    There may be more, but that is what comes to mind right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    No link that others might see too?
    I don't have a link. My wife and I saw it via DVR and our DirecTV Cooking show channel. Maybe it's on youtube? I can't get my PC to run youtube right now, so can't help there.

    Here's the IMDB link to the episode itself. Note that the "guns" they talk about are shotguns for the purposes of skeet shooting (there's a little competition between the Ree and her husband that she wins). The OCer was viewed just before the skeet competition between Ree and her husband and was only visible for a couple seconds. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2156341/...nm_flmg_slf_01



    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    That's confusing.

    OC is your "preference", but you do not OC? Please elaborate.
    I think he's saying it's his preference to not OC. That's the way I read it. I could be wrong.
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    must be the neighborhood.....

    It could be the State that I live in (Washington), but I see OC people all the time. Saw one just yesterday when I was out and about on my daily parade. It just is not uncommon here.
    Now do not think everyone you see in Washington is armed, but we are creeping up on a half million CPLs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSG Laigaie View Post
    It could be the State that I live in (Washington), but I see OC people all the time. Saw one just yesterday when I was out and about on my daily parade. It just is not uncommon here.
    Now do not think everyone you see in Washington is armed, but we are creeping up on a half million CPLs.
    Do you know I still have my WA CCW/CPL/whatever it's called? I think it expired around 1994 or so (I moved to AL 8/90). Of course, I never OC'd back then, I never heard of it before and the internet was.... I don't know: where was the internet in 1990 or thereabouts??????


    Somebody bragged about the UT CCW here a couple weeks/months ago: What a joke! WA CCW is and was light years (literally) ahead of almost all other states (except perhaps for the obvious ones e.g. VT).

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    In the last 2 years, I have been all over the state and have seen 6, besides myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by glock22oc View Post
    In the last 2 years, I have been all over the state and have seen 6, besides myself
    You know what I truly find amazing is when Open Carry was up for passage there was a big push even pop up groups that supported it. Not to say that people dont support it now but fast forward 2 years and the groups are dead. There are a few still struggling to make it but for the most part its dead. I truly thought that Open Carry would have become bigger faster then it did but oddly it did not. Now you see the occasional O.C. but very rarely and all those groups are all but gone. I did see where a few people tried to even get open carry dinners together and it would spark huge interest on here and other websites but unfortunately the numbers were not there in person.

    I wish there was more interest in it but its still early on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glock 1st fan View Post
    You know what I truly find amazing is when Open Carry was up for passage there was a big push even pop up groups that supported it. Not to say that people dont support it now but fast forward 2 years and the groups are dead. There are a few still struggling to make it but for the most part its dead. I truly thought that Open Carry would have become bigger faster then it did but oddly it did not. Now you see the occasional O.C. but very rarely and all those groups are all but gone. I did see where a few people tried to even get open carry dinners together and it would spark huge interest on here and other websites but unfortunately the numbers were not there in person.

    I wish there was more interest in it but its still early on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Truth View Post
    I've only seen 1. For the VA folks he was at the gas station on the corner of Broad and Belvidere at about 3am. Seemed like his gf was the cashier. He was a dark skinned fella.
    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    I've seen nearly dozen over the last few years - but I get out during the day more than most of you fellers.

    Also have lots and lots of CCers that want me to know that they are carrying too - yep give them the OC sales pitch and invite them here if there is the opportunity.

    Maybe it's just my animal magnetism at work
    Heck, I've lost count, but I've seen at least a couple dozen since I started paying attention. I see people in gas stations, Walmart, wherever. And that's not counting gun shops (customers too!) and shooting ranges.

    But then, I also look to see what weapons, if any, I can spot on anybody I have the chance to look at, so I'm sure SA comes into it. ()

    Quote Originally Posted by okiephlyer View Post
    Just a quick list
    Walmart in Durant
    Walmart in Coweta
    Walmart at 71st and the Creek Turnpike,
    Walmart at 71st and 145th
    Walgreens at 71st and Lynn Lane
    Porter Peach Festival
    Academy on 81st
    Academy on 41st
    Bass Pro in BA
    Pizza Hut at 71st and 193rd
    Steak N Shake in BA
    There may be more, but that is what comes to mind right now.
    Sounds more like it.

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    In northern Wisconsin out side a few close friends I can't think of one other person I have seen. Rural area low population very low crime rate. A lot of the year one needs a coat or jacket even in summer some times it is warranted.

    Now where I winter in AZ lots a bit better law very warm less reason to have a jacket on.
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    When I said "I've seen nearly dozen over the last few years," that is not counting, going to the range, VCDL meetings and picnics, OC breakfasts and dinners, etc - in short it is not counting where groups of us gather.

    I am only consider happen chance (unicorn) sightings of people I do not know or unscheduled sightings of those known to me. I find those sightings increasing dramatically.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    When I said "I've seen nearly dozen over the last few years," that is not counting, going to the range, VCDL meetings and picnics, OC breakfasts and dinners, etc - in short it is not counting where groups of us gather.

    I am only consider happen chance (unicorn) sightings of people I do not know or unscheduled sightings of those known to me. I find those sightings increasing dramatically.
    I know in oklahoma we used to have get togethers but for the most part the groups putting them together fizzled out. Some groups actually began trying to give interpretations of the sda and it caused alot of issues too.

    Id live to go where its not a ego fest but instead a good quality fun get together where people enjoy their self. I really think if we had get togethers here for good quality fun it would turn out better.

    Ive even Noticed some groups charge memberships and only have dinners. Ive nevrr understood that but the restraunts are public and therefore no real advantage to paying a yearly fee to sit at a restraunt open to the public
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    Quote Originally Posted by FTG-05 View Post
    I don't have a link. My wife and I saw it via DVR and our DirecTV Cooking show channel. Maybe it's on youtube? I can't get my PC to run youtube right now, so can't help there.

    Here's the IMDB link to the episode itself. Note that the "guns" they talk about are shotguns for the purposes of skeet shooting (there's a little competition between the Ree and her husband that she wins). The OCer was viewed just before the skeet competition between Ree and her husband and was only visible for a couple seconds. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2156341/...nm_flmg_slf_01





    I think he's saying it's his preference to not OC. That's the way I read it. I could be wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glock 1st fan View Post
    I know in oklahoma we used to have get togethers but for the most part the groups putting them together fizzled out. Some groups actually began trying to give interpretations of the sda and it caused alot of issues too.

    Id live to go where its not a ego fest but instead a good quality fun get together where people enjoy their self. I really think if we had get togethers here for good quality fun it would turn out better.

    Ive even Noticed some groups charge memberships and only have dinners. Ive nevrr understood that but the restraunts are public and therefore no real advantage to paying a yearly fee to sit at a restraunt open to the public
    Our OC breakfasts and dinners require no membership, you may OC/CC/noC, there is no agenda other than just plain folks (all walks of life) getting together to break bread and exchange conversation on topics of common interest + we spend the word that good people can and do carry w/o risk to other good people.

    Check out the Virginia Events sub forum and you will see how successful this simple formula has been - has been running constantly for years.
    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/fo...irginia-Events
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Our OC breakfasts and dinners require no membership, you may OC/CC/noC, there is no agenda other than just plain folks (all walks of life) getting together to break bread and exchange conversation on topics of common interest + we spend the word that good people can and do carry w/o risk to other good people.

    Check out the Virginia Events sub forum and you will see how successful this simple formula has been - has been running constantly for years.
    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/fo...irginia-Events
    Awesome. I am in hopes we can get that here in Oklahoma. It would be great to have a great get together once in a while. I will definately check out the forum!
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    I have seen a handful just this year. I OC wherever I go. With the exception of the office. My work will not allow any weapons at all. At Wal-Mart I have seen at lest two times a semi-auto (Kimber, and a Colt). And one time a person carrying a S&W revolver. At KFC on 61st & Garnett saw a man carrying a semi-auto. But like we are all saying, it's just not that prevalent yet. The winter months I OC just as well, I really prefer that method over all. If there is a place I need to go to that I know has a sign, I usually CC just because I have something to get, but I know it should be that I not buy from those places, it's hard when you need something from the mall. I know they would freak out about an OC. So I CC knowing the sign would have me kicked off the property. That's my way around worrying if I am armed or not. The sign only let's the owners have the authority to tell me to leave. And I always get to carry my gun.
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