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    how much of the pistol has to be visible to be open carry?

    and is a tactical/drop leg legal for the open carry? i've looked everywhere and cant find anything on these two topics i dont know if i've overlooked something or just gone blind in reading so can someone please let me know? thanks.

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    ok my next question is, is there a limit to the size of firearm? because from what i understand is if you really want to you could go around with a rifle over your sholder if you really want to am i mistaken on that?

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    choppys_corner wrote:
    how much of the pistol has to be visible to be open carry?

    and is a tactical/drop leg legal for the open carry? i've looked everywhere and cant find anything on these two topics i dont know if i've overlooked something or just gone blind in reading so can someone please let me know? thanks.
    There is no definition on how much may or may NOT be "open" just as long as a person can reasonably Id it as a firearm.

    Tactial/Drop leg is ABSOLUTELY legal to use as OC. The same for shoulder holster. IWB holster.

    Some officers that I have talked to will have (to themselves) the clear definition OPEN 100%. Meaning NO obstruction to visability of ANY part of the firearm. That is just THEIR "interpretation" of the law. Open IS Open. Concealed is Concealed.

    Once again there is NO definition to what Open really is. But just as long as a person reasonably can Id it as a firearm.

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    choppys_corner wrote:
    ok my next question is, is there a limit to the size of firearm? because from what i understand is if you really want to you could go around with a rifle over your sholder if you really want to am i mistaken on that?
    Yes, from a legal stand point you could carry a rifle over your shoulder. If you were going to do this I would plan on having a lot of LEO encounters in the form of MWAG calls.

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    33itmefs wrote:
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    ok my next question is, is there a limit to the size of firearm? because from what i understand is if you really want to you could go around with a rifle over your sholder if you really want to am i mistaken on that?
    Um, bro? My last post was a joke. Utah does not do the whole midget discrimination thing.
    yeah i know that much is obvious bro!and rather funny at that

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    Just remember, the larger the gun, the scarier it is to sheep.

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    anyone besides me have an AR-pistol ..... never tested the CC on that .... would be a major bug-eye opener if u get stopped with that lol!

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    anyone besides me have an AR-pistol ..... never tested the CC on that .... would be a major bug-eye opener if u get stopped with that lol!
    I was also wondering about the Mac 10/11 or UZI's (semi-auto's of course). There pistols...

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    schwarzi88 wrote:
    anyone besides me have an AR-pistol ..... never tested the CC on that .... would be a major bug-eye opener if u get stopped with that lol!
    forget CCing with that thing, have you ever OCed with it???

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    usSiR wrote:
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    anyone besides me have an AR-pistol ..... never tested the CC on that .... would be a major bug-eye opener if u get stopped with that lol!
    I was also wondering about the Mac 10/11 or UZI's (semi-auto's of course). There pistols...
    Why limit it to semi-auto's? Full auto's are legal here in Utah.... just make sure you've done the appropriate Federal paperwork for the $200.00 stamp!

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    choppys_corner wrote:
    how much of the pistol has to be visible to be open carry?...

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    and is a tactical/drop leg legal for the open carry? i've looked everywhere and cant find anything on these two topics i dont know if i've overlooked something or just gone blind in reading so can someone please let me know? thanks.
    Tactial/Drop leg is ABSOLUTELY legal to use as OC. The same for shoulder holster. IWB holster.
    I prefer carrying with my holster on a drop belt.
    One: makes me faster on the draw.
    Two: makes it easier to see (even with an untucked shirt).
    Three: doesn't pull down my pants.

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    Do you position the drop-leg on top of your thigh or on the side? Furthermore, have you tried either in regards to weapon retention? I only ask b/c i was interested in OCing with a drop-leg, but worried it may create a situation where i might feel vulnerable.

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    I carry it on the side. I can draw quicker that way.
    I attached a piece of spandex/nylon stretchy web belt to the bottom of the holster that wraps around my thigh.
    It makes for great weapon retention. I ride my bicycle everywhere I go and my big heavy revolver is perfectly secure.
    Also, if I come across an individual that makes me nervous I can hang my right arm and it looks natural but is protecting my gun from being taken from me while at the same time makes me ready to draw very quickly.

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    SLC-Vegan wrote:
    ....if I come across an individual that makes me nervous I can hang my right arm and it looks natural but is protecting my gun...
    I really want to take a class on weapon retention. i told my buddy that he needs to try and take my gun when ever he has the chance. So far so good...freakin YouTube training.

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    If I'm worried more than usual, I rest my elbow on the back of my gun.

    That way my reaction is immediate.

    I usually do this while standing in line at a store, or if someone is a little too close to me.

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    thx997303 wrote:
    If I'm worried more than usual, I rest my elbow on the back of my gun.

    That way my reaction is immediate.
    I do about the same, but with my drop belt the handle of my gun is right at wrist level.
    I always do this when in lines as well, or when anybody is within an arm's reach. Better paranoid then dead.

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    Agreed, the only thing that I would worry about with the drop leg platform would be someone thinking you were going to draw.

    You sure as heck can't draw with your elbow

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    whenever I use to reach for my wallet, I always felt like i was freaking people out. Now i always hold it in my hand before i enter the store. Its not that cumbersome either. Kinda puts people "at ease". IMO

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    I figured this was a similar question so I don't feel like i should start a new thread for it.
    Do you need a CWP to carry a knife?

    I am thinking of purchasing and carrying a sgian dubh whenever I wear a kilt. Just need to know if I have to wait until I get my CWP.

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    SLC-Vegan wrote:
    I figured this was a similar question so I don't feel like i should start a new thread for it.
    Do you need a CWP to carry a knife?

    I am thinking of purchasing and carrying a sgian dubh whenever I wear a kilt. Just need to know if I have to wait until I get my CWP.

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    You're right.
    I guess I don't need a sgian dubh. In a self-defense scenario I would just use my gun. That's what it is for!

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    SLC-Vegan wrote:
    ...sgian dubh..


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