imperialism2024 wrote:There is no written law on the matter in PA and only one caselaw Commonwealth v. Hawkins, but in most states it must be recognizable as a pistol.So, at the moment, the only handgun I have is a Ruger Redhawk chambered in .44 Magnum, with a 7.5" barrel. It is large. I would like to OC, and it would motivate me more if I could OC in an IWB holster, at least in the summer months when I don't need a coat... At any rate, how much of the gun must be visible to qualify as "open"?
To be safe, make sure the entire grip and upper portion of the receiver that is sticking out of a holster is visible. Make sure that if anybody that looks at it, that they can distictively see that it IS a pistol. Make absolutely no attempt to cover it, make every attempt to make sure its visible.