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Thread: Another question about OCing. This this time it's shoulder rig legality!

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    Can I OC with a shoulder rig? I prefer shoulder rigs because they're just more comfortable, especially in the summer. Is there a percentage of the weapon that has to be showing, or not? I just wanted to clear this up. Sorry about all the dumb sounding common sense questions. I'm a newbie to Open Carry and I want to find things out before I go on my first OC day.

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    You may carry openly in any manner that you choose. You cannot carry concealed unless you have a Concealed Handgun Permit.

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    Yes, you can OC in a shoulder rig. There doesn't necessarily have to be any particular % of gun showing. The way SC and AG has ruled in the past, if you can tell it's a gun by looking at it then it's not concealed.

    From the LOCAL website in the FAQ forum (http://www.laopencarry.org/how-do-i-...siana-t73.html )-

    State v. Fluker 311 So. 2d 863 - A 1975 State Supreme Court case regarding the determination of concealment of a firearm in LA

    http://www.ag.state.la.us Attorney General Opinion No. 78-1288 - The AG, citing State vs. Fluker, says "that a weapon is not concealed, even if not in full, open view, if it is sufficiently exposed to reveal its identity."


    Hope this helps.

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    Thank you both for your help. You especially, Steve. Also, I know about the laws regarding CC, but I'm 19. Too young to get a concealed permit anyway. I was thinking a tucked in shirt with my shoulder rig over it. And I know people will rag on me about being young and OCing, but I'm damn tired of losing my rights and having to walk around defenseless because I cant carry a shotgun around. But you can bet that I'll be open carrying my XD45 from now on. Don't knock my choice of weapon, I like it. Haha

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    I'm gonna tack on a bit of kinda on, kinda off topic thing here. Can anybody tell me where I can find a good quality rig that isn't too bad on my wallet?

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    From what I can tell, most shoulder rigs that aren't expensive ($80-100+) are either not as comfortable or of poor design. I personally can't seem to find any shoulder rigs that aren't Galco that seem awesome.

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    Nikki_Black wrote:
    Thank you both for your help. You especially, Steve. Also, I know about the laws regarding CC, but I'm 19. Too young to get a concealed permit anyway. I was thinking a tucked in shirt with my shoulder rig over it. And I know people will rag on me about being young and OCing, but I'm damn tired of losing my rights and having to walk around defenseless because I cant carry a shotgun around. But you can bet that I'll be open carrying my XD45 from now on. Don't knock my choice of weapon, I like it. Haha
    If you browse http://louisianacarry.org you will find answers to most of your questions about concealment vs. OC and links to holster makers and so on.

    Welcome.

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