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    Open carry holsters

    Hi everyone, my name is Joe 32 year old father of two.
    I have recently made the choice to start open carrying.
    My question is how to properly holster a gun on my body in ohio.
    Do I need a paddle holster or could I use a IWB holster with my shirt tucked behind the weapon?

    Would appreciate anyone with experience or knowledge on this?

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    Your preference - so long as the handgun is identifiable as a gun.

    Caution - OC in a vehicle requires a permit in Ohio.
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    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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    Grapeshot is correct. And yes, you cannot carry a loaded gun in your car without a license. I suggest you get one.

    You having children puts a burden on you to teach your kids gun safety. Also proper storage.

    The Ohio section has a lot of good info. And if your not sure of something that takes more than a simple explanation PM one of us in the Ohio forum and we will help you out.

    Good luck.....

    Also, what part of Ohio do you live in?
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    Thanks for the info. I'm aware of the transportation of firearms laws. I appreciate the concern though.

    I live in the Medina County area just outside of Medina City

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    OP guess since you are just starting OC'g yet familiar with the state's firearm transportation statutes you might wish to visit this forum thread

    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/fo...nd-Accessories

    which should lend considerable knowledge to discern a proper holster.

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    If you aren't in a car, you can tape it to your face if you want to.

    This guy did...

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    What does a caring, sensitive person feel when they are forced to use a handgun to stop a threat?

    Recoil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyWifeSaidYes View Post
    If you aren't in a car, you can tape it to your face if you want to.

    This guy did...

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    I don't care who you are - that is FUNNY !

    Have to wonder though, it that his BUG or his primary?
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    Well,,,

    tin foil hat,,, extra duct tape,,, Star Modelo Super!

    EMNofSeattle wrote: Your idea of freedom terrifies me. So you are actually right. I am perfectly happy with what you call tyranny.....

    “If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”

    Stand up for your Rights,, They have no authority on their own...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1245A Defender View Post
    tin foil hat,,, extra duct tape,,, Star Modelo Super!
    Israeli carry? Condition 3?

    Red (duct tape), White (beard), & Blue (eyes) - very patriotic.
    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training.” Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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    Well,,,

    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Israeli carry? Condition 3?

    Red (duct tape), White (beard), & Blue (eyes) - very patriotic.
    If it had been cocked, you could guess condition 0, or probably locked for condition 1, but
    with an Inertial firing pin condition 2 is my go to choice!
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    EMNofSeattle wrote: Your idea of freedom terrifies me. So you are actually right. I am perfectly happy with what you call tyranny.....

    “If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”

    Stand up for your Rights,, They have no authority on their own...

    All power is inherent in the people,
    it is their right and duty to be at all times ARMED!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1245A Defender View Post
    If it had been cocked, you could guess condition 0, or probably locked for condition 1, but
    with an Inertial firing pin condition 2 is my go to choice!
    "Never ever carry the Star with a round in the chamber the firing pin is not of the inertia type. In other words the firing pin actually rests right on top of the primer if the hammer is down and if you drop the gun it will go off if it hits on the hammer when it falls."
    https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=32126

    Now to be honest, I own several Stars and carry them cocked, locked & loaded. Very reliable, combat accurate, handguns from an era when drop proofing wasn't considered mandatory.

    Star parts may still be available - no date on link.
    http://www.gun-parts.com/star/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
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    [/URL]Now to be honest, I own several Stars and carry them cocked, locked & loaded. Very reliable, combat accurate, handguns from an era when drop proofing wasn't considered mandatory.

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    I think I had five of them one time gave some away sold another kept the best shooting one. It is very accurate it appears it was worked over the rails have been machined and slide fitted it has a very tight bushing.

    At 15 yards she well put them into one ragged hole.

    Maybe I should dig out of the safe again and shoot it farther. Just haven't done so another of the projects I should get to.
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    Cool Well,,,

    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    "Never ever carry the Star with a round in the chamber the firing pin is not of the inertia type. In other words the firing pin actually rests right on top of the primer if the hammer is down and if you drop the gun it will go off if it hits on the hammer when it falls."
    https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=32126

    Now to be honest, I own several Stars and carry them cocked, locked & loaded. Very reliable, combat accurate, handguns from an era when drop proofing wasn't considered mandatory.

    Star parts may still be available - no date on link.
    http://www.gun-parts.com/star/
    Thank you for your concern, and for the link, I read it, all.
    Never believe anything you read, unless you verify it for yourself!
    In this case, someone we dont know, from 13 yeas ago spewed some misinformation.
    I have owned 3 Star super As for many years, they are circa 1975.
    One thing I always check in a new to me gun is for inertia firing pin or not!
    I have already known how these Stars worked, but just for peace/piece of mind,
    I just stripped down my favorite 1, and verified that,
    When the hammer is down and pressing the firing pin into the frame as far as it physically can,
    The tip of the firing pin is 3 thousands of an inch Below the Breech Face!!
    It is NOT Resting against the primer!

    I mostly carry in condition 2 as getting ready to fire is still just one hand
    and as fast to cock a hammer as it is to flick off a safety.

    And nobody ever asks me "did you know your hammer is back?"
    EMNofSeattle wrote: Your idea of freedom terrifies me. So you are actually right. I am perfectly happy with what you call tyranny.....

    “If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”

    Stand up for your Rights,, They have no authority on their own...

    All power is inherent in the people,
    it is their right and duty to be at all times ARMED!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1245A Defender View Post
    --snipped--
    And nobody ever asks me "did you know your hammer is back?"
    So you're saying I was caught with my hammer back?
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    Smile Well,,,

    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    So you're saying I was caught with my hammer back?
    I have Always known you to be a "hammer back, cocked and locked kind of guy"
    I gotz much respk fo dat!
    EMNofSeattle wrote: Your idea of freedom terrifies me. So you are actually right. I am perfectly happy with what you call tyranny.....

    “If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”

    Stand up for your Rights,, They have no authority on their own...

    All power is inherent in the people,
    it is their right and duty to be at all times ARMED!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    "Never ever carry the Star with a round in the chamber the firing pin is not of the inertia type. In other words the firing pin actually rests right on top of the primer if the hammer is down and if you drop the gun it will go off if it hits on the hammer when it falls."
    https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=32126

    Now to be honest, I own several Stars and carry them cocked, locked & loaded. Very reliable, combat accurate, handguns from an era when drop proofing wasn't considered mandatory.

    Star parts may still be available - no date on link.
    http://www.gun-parts.com/star/
    And not only does Grapeshot own several Stars, Grapeshot has six Star by his name......And he has been known to throw those stars, duck.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by color of law View Post
    And not only does Grapeshot own several Stars, Grapeshot has six Star by his name......And he has been known to throw those stars, duck.....
    Only one star is needed if you put it in the right place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Now to be honest, I own several Stars and carry them cocked, locked & loaded. Very reliable, combat accurate, handguns from an era when drop proofing wasn't considered mandatory.
    I like the Star, I have a couple of 9mmBMs.
    "Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the people's liberty teeth (and) keystone... the rifle and the pistol are equally indispensable... more than 99% of them by their silence indicate that they are in safe and sane hands. The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference .When firearms go, all goes, we need them every hour." -- George Washington

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSG Laigaie View Post
    I like the Star, I have a couple of 9mmBMs.
    Used to buy them and donate them to first time gun owners.

    My all time favorite Star, M40:

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyWifeSaidYes View Post
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    This guy did...

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    Is that Eye95???



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    Quote Originally Posted by FTG-05 View Post
    Is that Eye95???


    Sssssh
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    Quote Originally Posted by FTG-05 View Post
    Is that Eye95???


    Nope. I've met both eye95 and the gentleman in the photo and they are most certainly *not* the same person!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustaShooter View Post
    Nope. I've met both eye95 and the gentleman in the photo and they are most certainly *not* the same person!
    I saw a pic of Eye several years ago over on the old ALOC (AL OC site), thought it looked sorta like him; but it's several years and I didn't look all that closely then.

    Oh well, just thought I'd bring up an old name.

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