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Thread: story of open carry (one of my first trials of OC)

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    So, i've recently been toying with the idea of OC'ing, i've been CC for awhile now and although i don't mind it one bit, i think i have the right to OC if I want. So, 1st trip out was to my local Mcdonalds before work, wearing my Glock 27 w/Uncle Mike's Kydex Paddle Holster. No one even took a second gander at my weapon. I thought ok, this was a trial run, nothing out of the ordinary here. I then go to lunch, leave work, put on my weapon and go to a Subway for lunch. I walk in and the place is CRAWLING with guys/gals in fatigues w/guns,ammo,cuffs hanging all over. I gotta tell ya, my heartrate went up about 20 points instantly. Now at work I dress in a tie,button down shirt, slacks and look fairly professional. I just calmly waited in line and ordered my sandwich and ate my lunch, again no one even blinked!!!!!! :shock:No one said a word!!!

    I don't guess it will always be that easy, but it sure did help my self esteem about OC.

    Do you think that the way your dressed and perceived makes a difference when you OC?

    Let me hear your thoughts

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    Where in KY did you OC?

    Any idea who the guys in fatigues were (probably LEO considering they had cuffs)?


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    Owensboro KY

    I'm assuming that all of them were cops, it was pretty wild them not even looking twice.

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    Boy, talk about trial by fire! Good job.

    Dress definitely makes or breaks an OC experience. People have in their minds the BG will be dressed with pants down to their knees and wearing a baggy shirt. Stereotyping, but true.

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    I've been open carrying for about a year now. I wear my 9mm in a dropleg holster. I don't dress like a profesional. I dress like the average Joe. And I get no flak at all. People come up to me and ask where they can get a license to carry like I am. They are amazed that you don't need one. (that is why I carry dropleg by the way, to entice conversation) I'm in Bowling Green, and there are more cops here than you can throw a stick at and they have never bothered me. Just don't look shady and everything will be allright. But don't go into BurgerKings with your gun. They will call the cops. The ones here have it posted on one door but not the other, so always look closely.

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    Since i've started open carrying, ihave started being a little more aware of the postings on the door, usually if i was concealed, i wouldn't think twice. I've been testing several places with OC and so far i've not had any flack what so ever. Kindof surprising really





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    Congratulations on exercising your rights! I mostly OC when I am in KY with no significant reaction from anyone.
    Bob Owens @ Bearing Arms (paraphrased): "These people aren't against violence; they're very much in favor of violence. They're against armed resistance."

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    intellavore wrote:
    I've been open carrying for about a year now. I wear my 9mm in a dropleg holster. I don't dress like a profesional. I dress like the average Joe. And I get no flak at all. People come up to me and ask where they can get a license to carry like I am. They are amazed that you don't need one. (that is why I carry dropleg by the way, to entice conversation) I'm in Bowling Green, and there are more cops here than you can throw a stick at and they have never bothered me. Just don't look shady and everything will be allright. But don't go into BurgerKings with your gun. They will call the cops. The ones here have it posted on one door but not the other, so always look closely.
    Didn't know that about the Burger Kings and have never seen the signs. I worked at one of them for about 2 months before something better came along. Might just be me not looking for signs as I don't care unless they ask me to leave.

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