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    Just curious if any of y'all ever break out the big guns for OC (e.g. Large frame/Long barrel revolvers etc.). I've got a 7.5" stainless Super Blackhawk Bisley Hunter in .44 that just begs me to OC it in a leather rig from time to time. Haven't gone for it yet, but may have to break it out soon.

    What about y'all?

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    Last year at an OC lunch in Gettysburg, I met a guy who was OCing just that same gun I believe. I thought it was pretty funny personally( I think I joked with him about those evil attack deer or something silly, since it is a gun generally used for hunting larger game such as deer), but certainly there is nothing wrong with it. OC is OC afterall.

    Also last year some time I recall a post at PAFOA by a guy who strapped on his Desert Eagle .50 and OC'd around his town. A cop car stops next to him and he thinks "uh oh, here we go with the tsk tsk OC talk", but the cop was just really interested in the gun itself, so they chatted about Desert Eagles and other gun talk stuff.

    Now I think if you say....OC 10 guns at once...well that may be a bit much! ( but if you need to lose weight, walking around with all that iron and lead on you would be good! Start burning that fat!)

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    One OCDO member comes to mind.

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    Midget and I carry "regular size" pistols: Mine is a H&K USP 45 and hers is a full size .45 cal Glock 21 SF. Italmost looks like a cartoon gunon her little waist, though.
    "If I know that I am headed for a fight, I want something larger with more power, preferably crew-served.
    However, like most of us, as I go through my daily life, I carry something a bit more compact, with a lot less power."
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    Hmmmmm...Sometimes!



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    Every once in a while, I'll switch from my usual G23 to my S&W .357 Magnum with a 4 inch barrel. Its a bit larger than the Glockbut going western is fun sometimes!
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    Carrying a 1911 is more tedious than I can tolerate. I can't imagine carrying anything larger or heavier. Although it would be pretty cool to do I think.

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    I occasionally carry my Redhawk in .44 Mag. It's been cut down to 4" but the frame and that huge cylinder filed with 300 grain Hornadys are enough to wake anyone up.

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    I thiunk the best choice for normal daily carry is a modern full size handgun with a proper holster. Carrying an extraordinarily large or unusual gun, especially one without a modern holster with at least some retention charachteristics does not put forward the image we want to the general public.

    Having said that, carrying unique firearms to special events, the range, etc. is probably fine as the "audience" is internal.

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    Mike wrote:
    I thiunk the best choice for normal daily carry is a modern full size handgun with a proper holster. Carrying an extraordinarily large or unusual gun, especially one without a modern holster with at least some retention charachteristics does not put forward the image we want to the general public.

    Having said that, carrying unique firearms to special events, the range, etc. is probably fine as the "audience" is internal.
    That's true to a point Mike. None of my larger handguns is an ideal combat weapon. But remember, not all of us go to an office every day or even see other humans. We also OC but the jobs the handgun will be called to do are far different than someone strolling around in NOVA.

    As far as the image....I'd much rather see Grapeshot, or Skidmark or myself, with our LARGE guns, than someone with a leg holster dressed in BDU's. I think I wore my L frame 44 special at the last dinner. Before that, my 24/7 .45...before that my Smith 59...I suspect the BFR will be next.

    Just my opinion!

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    peter nap wrote:
    not all of us go to an office every day or even see other humans.
    Now you are scaring me.

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    Carried my 6" S&W686 .357 to an OC dinner a while ago b/c the gf wanted to OC the 1911. Got some comments about being ready for bear hunting, etc.

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    Mike wrote:
    peter nap wrote:
    not all of us go to an office every day or even see other humans.
    Now you are scaring me.


    This is the nearest home to me. It's about a mile away



    This is my backyard:



    Coming back to the burbs for any reason, really makes me unhappy.

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    Oh, this is my commuter car...or was. I have a green one now



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    peter nap wrote:
    This is the nearest home to me. It's about a mile away




    I think that I have seen that house before...on West Broad, right?
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    About 100 miles south of it

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    HEY!

    I didn't give anyone permission to come in my yard and take pics of my house! I went inside for some sweettea (pronounced "tay")while I was changing the windows for the screens for warmer weather and y'all come strollin through the yard takin pics of the ol' homestead!

    Ain't there any privacy anymore?


    "If I know that I am headed for a fight, I want something larger with more power, preferably crew-served.
    However, like most of us, as I go through my daily life, I carry something a bit more compact, with a lot less power."
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    "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson
    (Borrowed from "The Perfect Day" by LTC Dave Grossman)

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    MSC 45ACP wrote:
    HEY!

    I didn't give anyone permission to come in my yard and take pics of my house! I went inside for some sweettea (pronounced "tay")while I was changing the windows for the screens for warmer weather and y'all come strollin through the yard takin pics of the ol' homestead!

    Ain't there any privacy anymore?

    Well Google earth does it.

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    peter nap wrote:
    Hmmmmm...Sometimes!

    Very nice, but this crosses the line from being "Small Arms" to the "Anti-Aircraft Artillery" department. Midget and I had a chance to shoot a friend's S&W 500 a couple years ago. I was amazed how much the weight and ported barrel kept down the recoil. It seemed to have less felt recoil than my .45!
    "If I know that I am headed for a fight, I want something larger with more power, preferably crew-served.
    However, like most of us, as I go through my daily life, I carry something a bit more compact, with a lot less power."
    (unknown 'gun~writer')

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    "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson
    (Borrowed from "The Perfect Day" by LTC Dave Grossman)

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    essayons wrote:
    Carried my 6" S&W686 .357 to an OC dinner a while ago b/c the gf wanted to OC the 1911. Got some comments about being ready for bear hunting, etc.
    My 617 looks like a .357 LOL, heck its big and heavy enough, and has a 6" barrel, but it's really just a squirrel,bunny, and raccoon sort of gun. I see it as my "looks big and scary" gun, though nobody wants 10 .22's in them either...

    I should get a cowgirl outfit and OC the 617 LOL. Think I will get noticed up there in PA? Should I get one of those snazy beaver felt cowboy hats? Cananyone recommend a brand of spurs?

    BTW one day I was at my fav lil eatery in PA and 3 "cowboys" were in there. Yeah they actually looked like the real deal and one guy had spurs that made a nice sound when he walked. Down the road is this ranch place with horses that does cowboy stuff and whatnot. I had to about tie myself to the seat and duct tape my mouth, asI REALLY wanted to ask them where their shootin irons were at. Maybe cowboys in PA wear em concealed? LOL- these guys needed some educatin' about the Wild East, but they looked kinda like they can kick butt with looks alone (I felt it was impolite for a lady to interrupt 3 tough cowboys eatin' grub). Of course they might have been from southernNJ where there's that rodeo, and didn't know what guns are being from NJ and all LMAO.

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    I carried my Taurus JUDGE .45/410 for a bit... I even bought a CQC Blackhawk holster for it!

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    I forget what model or caliber it was, but the first time I met pourshot he was OC'ing a hogleg that came down to damn near his knee.

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    XD40coyote wrote:
    Of course they might have been from southernNJ where there's that rodeo, and didn't know what guns are being from NJ and all LMAO.
    Would that be the Cowtown Rodeo on Rt 40 or was it 49? I remember driving to Cape May from MD and passed it. I thought I was seeing things and had taken a wrong turn and was in Texas somewhere! I never stopped to see it, so my first rodeo was in the Astrodome in Houston. It was pretty awesome.
    "If I know that I am headed for a fight, I want something larger with more power, preferably crew-served.
    However, like most of us, as I go through my daily life, I carry something a bit more compact, with a lot less power."
    (unknown 'gun~writer')

    Remington 1911 R1 (Back to Basics)
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    "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson
    (Borrowed from "The Perfect Day" by LTC Dave Grossman)

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    I have carried my Dan Wesson .357 a few times. I know if you go in DMV with it to do a COA they become the nicest people in the world! LOL

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    XD40coyote wrote:
    essayons wrote:
    Carried my 6" S&W686 .357 to an OC dinner a while ago b/c the gf wanted to OC the 1911. Got some comments about being ready for bear hunting, etc.
    My 617 looks like a .357 LOL, heck its big and heavy enough, and has a 6" barrel, but it's really just a squirrel,bunny, and raccoon sort of gun. I see it as my "looks big and scary" gun, though nobody wants 10 .22's in them either...

    I should get a cowgirl outfit and OC the 617 LOL. Think I will get noticed up there in PA? Should I get one of those snazy beaver felt cowboy hats? Cananyone recommend a brand of spurs?

    BTW one day I was at my fav lil eatery in PA and 3 "cowboys" were in there. Yeah they actually looked like the real deal and one guy had spurs that made a nice sound when he walked. Down the road is this ranch place with horses that does cowboy stuff and whatnot. I had to about tie myself to the seat and duct tape my mouth, asI REALLY wanted to ask them where their shootin irons were at. Maybe cowboys in PA wear em concealed? LOL- these guys needed some educatin' about the Wild East, but they looked kinda like they can kick butt with looks alone (I felt it was impolite for a lady to interrupt 3 tough cowboys eatin' grub). Of course they might have been from southernNJ where there's that rodeo, and didn't know what guns are being from NJ and all LMAO.
    You must mean that rodeo on route 40, with the state police (storm trooper) barracks across the street?

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