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    Cross draw vests?

    So are cross draw vests for open carry a no go?

    http://www.lapolicegear.com/tactical...FROTfgodKp4EGA

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    I guess I don't understand the question. Why would it be a "no go"? I wouldn't wear one, but that's just me. Whatever blows your skirt up.

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    Seems a lot like "wanabee" to me - not that there is anything wrong with wanabee.

    Might work for free publicity too - but then it is free.

    Could work to promote swatting and there is money to be made in being swatted.

    Nope - can't really find anything no go about it.

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    Great if you want to be tacticool.
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    Does not look like it would be my flavor, the reviews on it tell me that I would end up hating it.

    BUT for the price, IF it worked correctly it looks great.

    Down side it that it only seems to fit compact models.

    I think I will spend the money on a better made shoulder rig for my full sized GLOCK.

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    Love this..

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    Quote Originally Posted by golddigger14s View Post
    Great if you want to be tacticool.
    Love this too...

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    I just remember some court ruling that said we couldn't wear camo clothes while open carrying. So I thought this might fall into that category.

    I also like this rig....

    https://uspalm.com/product/defender-handgun/

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsanchez View Post
    I just remember some court ruling that said we couldn't wear camo clothes while open carrying. So I thought this might fall into that category.

    I also like this rig....

    https://uspalm.com/product/defender-handgun/
    What are you talking about? Even if there were a ruling it wouldn't be legal.
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    If you really want to wear something like that go ahead. I think you're going to draw more attention with that than you realize. People will notice you.
    That being said I wouldn't get that. It looks like junk. When it comes to load bearing equipment it's better to go with something MOLLE compatible. The problem with those fixed vests is one size does not fit all. You will want to be able to move your pouches and customize it to your needs.
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    The vest would look ridiculous for day to day carry, and the holster is wrong. The retention strap should be over the rear of the slide- NOT where it is in the photo which would interfere with establishing a grip prior to drawing. Of course, fumbling the gun and throwing it at the foot of an attacker seems perfectly appropriate for something that looks like that.


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    If you're talking about for every day, then ugh. No. Those things absolutely are not worth it. Uncomfortable and a PITA to get sitting right even when you've got it fully loaded. Now, if you want to wear it for protests or rallies to make a statement, sure, why not.
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    I had a same vest that was Woodland that I used for airsofting and my 1911 kept falling out because that strap that holds the pistol in would fall off but then again, I doubt you would be running everywhere.

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    Not what I would wear to church, but the next time I am in Ramadi...............
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    Sure that will enhance the open carry message. Sure it is legal to do but just like a man walking into a mall wearing a mini speedo with a "Get IT Here!" chest tattoo will attract all the attention he can stand and the attention will be unwelcome.

    I hope you plan on standing around for long periods explaining yourself to the police every time you walk out your front door.

    This will iritate some, but I took a poll of all my friends and aquaintenaces ( all are "gun nuts" and NRA members) and their first response to a exhibisionist with a gun is to call the cops or shoot first and then call the cops.

    This rig is fine for the hunting camp or hiking the woods PLEASE do not show up in a Safeway dressed like Rambo- some real Rambo will be called and the scene will not be pretty.

    I believe the goal of OPEN CARRY is to normalize firearms in public. If you open carry in such a manner as to rub the publics nose (who are at best ambivilent to guns) in it we will get a unwanted reaction. Remember, this is a deep blue state, not Idaho or Alaska. Unfortunatly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsanchez View Post
    I just remember some court ruling that said we couldn't wear camo clothes while open carrying. So I thought this might fall into that category.

    I also like this rig....

    https://uspalm.com/product/defender-handgun/
    No ruling that I have read. I was wearing camouflage not to make any statement but rather because the material was comfortable and durable. All while OC and I have had the police harrass me for walking like that. It was the same attire I was wearing while going to the same destinations by automobile, I just had been living with a suspended license at the time.

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    Great for airsoft games, too much junk, and too tactikewl for me. If you(general you) are going to buy one don't forget the CCW badge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSG Laigaie View Post
    Not what I would wear to church, but the next time I am in Ramadi...............
    I like your sense of humor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill45 View Post
    Sure that will enhance the open carry message. Sure it is legal to do but just like a man walking into a mall wearing a mini speedo with a "Get IT Here!" chest tattoo will attract all the attention he can stand and the attention will be unwelcome.

    I hope you plan on standing around for long periods explaining yourself to the police every time you walk out your front door.

    This will iritate some, but I took a poll of all my friends and aquaintenaces ( all are "gun nuts" and NRA members) and their first response to a exhibisionist with a gun is to call the cops or shoot first and then call the cops.

    This rig is fine for the hunting camp or hiking the woods PLEASE do not show up in a Safeway dressed like Rambo- some real Rambo will be called and the scene will not be pretty.

    I believe the goal of OPEN CARRY is to normalize firearms in public. If you open carry in such a manner as to rub the publics nose (who are at best ambivilent to guns) in it we will get a unwanted reaction. Remember, this is a deep blue state, not Idaho or Alaska. Unfortunatly.
    I agree with you 100% I was thinking of it for hiking or primarily for when I go shooting up in the mountains I like the little ridge to keep the butt of the rifle from sliding off your shoulder part of the vest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill45 View Post

    I believe the goal of OPEN CARRY is to normalize firearms in public......
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsanchez View Post
    I agree with you 100% I was thinking of it for hiking or primarily for when I go shooting up in the mountains I like the little ridge to keep the butt of the rifle from sliding off your shoulder part of the vest.
    My my, If you had stated your intention at first post, you may have had a better reception.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsanchez View Post
    I was thinking of it for hiking or primarily for when I go shooting up in the mountains I like the little ridge to keep the butt of the rifle from sliding off your shoulder part of the vest.
    Uh, do you do much hiking? That thing would be way too hot for the terrain on the hiking trails here.

    Have you considered joining the military? They let you play soldier all the time, and they give you the vests, packs, and guns for free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainsail View Post
    Uh, do you do much hiking? That thing would be way too hot for the terrain on the hiking trails here.

    Have you considered joining the military? They let you play soldier all the time, and they give you the vests, packs, and guns for free.
    naw, some if not most soldiers spend their own hard earned money to get better vests, packs as well in some cases, guns...

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    Quote Originally Posted by solus View Post
    naw, some if not most soldiers spend their own hard earned money to get better vests, packs as well in some cases, guns...

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    Been in the military didn't like it the only thing worse than the equipment is the people fubar

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsanchez View Post
    So are cross draw vests for open carry a no go?

    http://www.lapolicegear.com/tactical...FROTfgodKp4EGA
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsanchez View Post
    Been in the military didn't like it the only thing worse than the equipment is the people fubar
    !!! That's your problem, enlisted with wrong expectations.
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