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    Hello all, my names is Tyler, im new to this forum. i used to work in corrections so this is why i choose to carry. im also wanting to finsih college to go into LE. I was raised by a retired patrol seargent from here in western KY. ok heres some questions.

    1. Is a Inside waistband holster considered concealed if the gun is between hip and small of back, but shirt is tucked in behind holster where you can visibly see the hammer, slide and grip?

    2. Is Open carry allowed in general retail stores? (IE Wal Mart, malls etc)

    3. I carry a full size 1911 govt model. any holster suggestions for comfortable carry?

    Thanks for all your answers ahead of time!



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    Check out my question on OC holster, I carry the 1911 also. These guys have given me some excellent info.

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    #2, yes it's legal provided they don't have it posted 'no guns'. Even then it's a trespassing charge only if you refuse to leave.

    I would highly recommend you get something a little more prominent for OC though, also with some sort of retention.

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    Tyler,

    My understanding is that an IWB holster is concealed carry -- even if your shirt does not cover the upper part of the holster. The reason for this? Your pants are covering the bottom portion of the weapon/holster.

    Welcome to the forum!

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    Tyler,

    My two cents, worth what you paid for it.

    Concealed can be interpreted differently by others, that may or may not have an agenda (i.e. anti-OC). I speculate that some officers who are anti-OC, and believe you should have permission from the King to carry a gun (i.e. license), would consider an accidental shirt fold over top of the hammer of a 1911 "concealed" and would try to charge you with carrying without a license.

    While many people don't have this problem in these forums, and rightfully so, just be aware of the possibility this could happen, and make sure that NOTHING is concealing ANY part of the gun. I believe I have heard of at least one case of this happening in KY by someone on this forum.

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    Thus, go ahead and obtain your CDWL (if you are able to). That way, you can open carry here in Kentucky, and . . . if unintentionally found to be concealing, you will be covered.

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    What really irked me when I went downtown (Fayette) to obtain my permission to conceal carry license from the King's administrators. The lady at the Sherrif's office window asked me if I was there for a "gun permit". I responded, "No, I need an application for concealed carry." She said nothing and handed me the form.



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