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    Do you think the 22 LR revolver in the belt bucket would count as open carry or not?

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    In North Carolina where I live, the size of the gun, or the mode of carry isn't really define when it comes to what constitutes "concealed". Concealed is defined here as "in plain view, or readily recognizable as a firearm".

    However, in the "NC Firearms Laws" booklet that the State Attorney General puts out, they DO use the specific example of a "beltbuckle derringer", which would be similar to the NAA revolvers you are talking about. The NC AG clearly states that such a firearm WOULD be considered "concealed" by the courts, because it's not "readily recognizable as a firearm". To an untrained eye, it could be just an ornamental buckle, or even just a fancy carving on the buckle.

    But this varies from state to state, depending on your specific laws and the rulings and opinions of your courts and Attorney General.

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    thank you for the reply I am in California, the most anti gun state in the union

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    I would think that in CA, a revolver in a buckle righ would DEFINITELY be considered "concealed", so unless you have one of those super-rare CA permits, it's a no-go...

    Plus, you can't OC a firearm LOADED in CA anyway. What would be the point of carrying a tiny little 22 revolver in a buckle, if you have to carry the tiny little 22 shells in your pocket, and then load the thing? What is the point?

    Not a very practical option, in my opinion...

    A revolver is not quick or easy to load under stress, and loading a tiny little 22 belt buckle revolver would be like trying to thread a needle while riding a horse...

    Get a Glock, or an SD or a 1911 or something with a magazine. CA is a "UOC" (Unloadd Open Carry) state--if you'r egoing to legally OC, you want something that can be loaded quickly if you need to use it.
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    Dreamer wrote:
    I would think that in CA, a revolver in a buckle righ would DEFINITELY be considered "concealed", so unless you have one of those super-rare CA permits, it's a no-go...

    Plus, you can't OC a firearm LOADED in CA anyway. What would be the point of carrying a tiny little 22 revolver in a buckle, if you have to carry the tiny little 22 shells in your pocket, and then load the thing? What is the point?

    Not a very practical option, in my opinion...

    A revolver is not quick or easy to load under stress, and loading a tiny little 22 belt buckle revolver would be like trying to thread a needle while riding a horse...

    Get a Glock, or an SD or a 1911 or something with a magazine. CA is a "UOC" (Unloadd Open Carry) state--if you'r egoing to legally OC, you want something that can be loaded quickly if you need to use it.
    CA is not a UOC state. That's just the rule in those metro areas. You can open carry loaded elsewhere like rural un-incorporated areas.



    And yes, if you had to carry unloaded, the NAA .22LR would be a bad choice. The cylinder completely detaches to be loaded/unloaded. Even keeping spare mags loaded and ready to go is a bit much. This gun should be a surprise gun not one for main defense. Of course, sometimes, something like it would be an only choice.

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