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    I am new to open carry and was wondering if there are members in Hillsdale county and people who open carry here. Also, what is the reaction from local law enforcement here? Thanks

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    I don't OC much in Hillsdale County but have went for a few bike rides out in the sticks while OC'ing and no problems. The full-size XDM is more than obvious, too.

    I often semi-CC, though. Usually only when my shirt's tucked in and I throw my gun on after the fact or in the winter when my jacket didn't cover the whole thing. I've never had problems doing that, either, but I'm not even sure anyone noticed.

    Not much help, I know, but I don't care for my name to be on the friendly WCSR...

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    Bear with me craigm as I am new to the oc issue. I see you mentioned you didnt want to be on wcsr. Will the local leo in this area give a person a hard time for open carry?

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    stainless1911 wrote:
    Welcome

    Thanks for the welcome..

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    Howdy Rallyonthesteps....

    Please take plenty of time to wade through everything that is posted on this forum... yeah, it'll take a bit of time but it is well worth it... and you will discover a wealth of information to arm yourself with while you are out and about openly armed.

    Please take the time to follow links provided too...

    And never be afraid to ask questions no matter how dumb they may seem... because... everyone of us started out dumber than dog droppings about OC and we learned as we went...
    Gun control isn't about the gun at all.... for those who want gun control it is all about their own fragile egos, their own lack of self esteem, their own inner fears, and most importantly... their own desire to dominate others. And an openly carried gun is a slap in the face to all of those things.

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    I am in Hillsdale Co. and CC once in a while here not so much OC. Most of my OC has been in Battle Creek and some in Coldwater when going to/returning from the shooting range at Southside. I don't carry a lot and it never seems handy when I'm just running to the store near home. I have some reservations about OC anyway but when I have OCd in BC no one has run away screaming or placed the dreaded MWAG call. My OC holster (Galco Paddle Lite) for my PM9 has an issue with the mag release so untill I fix it the only OC I will be able to do is with my Glock 26 or my 19. There was a thread about an OC event in Hillsdale at one time but I don't know what happened to it.

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    Print out this "carry chart", its the handiest thing ever.

    http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum30/36728.html

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    gasgasmi wrote:
    I am in Hillsdale Co. and CC once in a while here not so much OC. Most of my OC has been in Battle Creek and some in Coldwater when going to/returning from the shooting range at Southside. I don't carry a lot and it never seems handy when I'm just running to the store near home. I have some reservations about OC anyway but when I have OCd in BC no one has run away screaming or placed the dreaded MWAG call. My OC holster (Galco Paddle Lite) for my PM9 has an issue with the mag release so untill I fix it the only OC I will be able to do is with my Glock 26 or my 19. There was a thread about an OC event in Hillsdale at one time but I don't know what happened to it.
    That would be nice if they would hold something in Hillsdale county. Still not quite ready to open carry just yet but I am very interested in it. I think its great we have people out there doing it. Thanks for all the help from everyone who posted so far. I need all the info on this I can get..

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    Print out this "carry chart", its the handiest thing ever.

    http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum30/36728.html
    Thank you.

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    I did OC to get gas today. I was trying out a new holster with my Glock 19 and had to run to the station so it was no biggy. The station is across from the State Police post so I have an idea they are used to seeing guns there but no one seemed to care or notice. This has been what I've found with all of my OC so far. If you go looking for problems you'll find em and there is always a chance someone will have a problem with the sight of a firearm but so far I haven't had the first issue. Baby steps for me, give it a try, just be sure you know the rules. I screwed up in Ohio recently and went into a tent at the walleye fest in Port Clinton, never thought about the beer they were serving I was just there to eat. In Ohio that's a no no at this time best I know. Food for thought.

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    If you guys would like to set up a picnic for everyone in the Hillsdale area we could set it up with flyers and see how many people are around the area that oc or support ocing

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    rallyonthesteps wrote:
    Bear with me craigm as I am new to the oc issue. I see you mentioned you didnt want to be on wcsr. Will the local leo in this area give a person a hard time for open carry?
    I'm not sure if any of the local LEOs would give OC'ers a hard time, but I don't want to be the one to find out. I can say that all of my experiences with Jonesville Police and Hillsdale County Sheriff have been very pleasant. The only bad experience I've had with a cop locally was a trooper from the MSP.

    Pretty nice to know someone OC'ed at the Citgo across from the MSP post. I stopped at that gas station earlier and there wasn't a single MSP car at the post. They're all too busy with the MIS weekend.

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    OC'd in Somerset last fall during hunting season. Made stops in the Artesian Well, gas stations, while hunting, etc.... Never had any issues. That's about the only time I'm out in that area.
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    cabman1 wrote:
    If you guys would like to set up a picnic for everyone in the Hillsdale area we could set it up with flyers and see how many people are around the area that oc or support ocing
    That would be nice if your group would hold a Sunday picnic or get together in this area. Us newbies need all the info we can get on this subject.Thanks for all the help from everyone that has posted. Keep the posts coming in.

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    ok got with the regional coordinator he said that July 17th from 1pm till? sounded like a great day for a picnic. It is a Saturday now all we need is a place would love to have it in a park!!! Easy to find!

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    ok got with the regional coordinator he said that July 17th from 1pm till? sounded like a great day for a picnic. It is a Saturday now all we need is a place would love to have it in a park!!! Easy to find!
    Sounds good to me. There are lots of parks in Hillsdale county. One in jonesville right on u.s.12. Baw Beese park with a big lake and Mrs.Stocks park on Bacon Street to name a few. Just throwing a few at you.

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    ok got with the regional coordinator he said that July 17th from 1pm till? sounded like a great day for a picnic. It is a Saturday now all we need is a place would love to have it in a park!!! Easy to find!
    Sounds good to me. There are lots of parks in Hillsdale county. One in jonesville right on u.s.12. Baw Beese park with a big lake and Mrs.Stocks park on Bacon Street to name a few. Just throwing a few at you.* *
    the one on us 12 is right across from the police station??that one is highly visible http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum30/46026.html

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    rallyonthesteps wrote:
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    ok got with the regional coordinator he said that July 17th from 1pm till? sounded like a great day for a picnic. It is a Saturday now all we need is a place would love to have it in a park!!! Easy to find!
    Sounds good to me. There are lots of parks in Hillsdale county. One in jonesville right on u.s.12. Baw Beese park with a big lake and Mrs.Stocks park on Bacon Street to name a few. Just throwing a few at you.* *
    As none of us are from there we are going to need your help with this.

    Can you look into the different parks and see which one or ones have or has a pavilion? Then find out if it must be reserved and what that entails.

    I would prefer in the city if possible.

    Oh and post any replies in the picnic thread please.
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    I carried around town on my motorcycle to see the storm damage (Golck 26 in Bianchi Accumold paddle) then to Wal Mart im Jonesville. No problems, no one seemed to notice really. Also the gun shop in Quincey and Walli's in Coldwater. A side note, Coldwater Wil Mart has Federal FMJ for @9.47/50, still lots on the shelf.

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    Is "Walli's" the gun shop that moved from Jonesville to Coldwater? By Mr Tunes?

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    Walli's = Wal Mart. Not sure why but they have different ammo in Coldwater then Jonesville.

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    Did you ever stop in the "Jonesville Exchange" when it was in Jonesville. Great prices there on everything. Moved to Coldwater for a bigger building. Fromwhat I understand, he now shares a building with Mr Tunes.

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