Thread: I tried it
Today I carried my pistol concealed it didn't feel right, I felt like I was trying to deceive someone oh sure it was legal for me to do so but I just didn't feel comfortable. All my concealed friends? told me it was more comfortable and gave me a tactical advantage, why if I was to draw it would take five minutes to untangle my gun from my clothes what tactical advantage are they talking about? They call me a barbarian for my open carry ways but at least I can access my pistol.
He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent which will reach to himself. -- Thomas Paine (1737--1809), Dissertation on First Principles of Government, 1795
The Alabama Supreme Court called CC "the evil practice of carrying weapons secretly" in a decision where they said that the AL code may NOT outlaw both OC and CC and that they tended toward OC.
Last edited by eye95; 09-14-2010 at 10:09 PM. Reason: Forgot that all-important NOT.
It's the same issue for CCW folks going to OC. They just aren't comfortable with it.
As for your tangle of clothing, you just have to learn what kinds of clothing to wear and how to get to your firearm properly from a CCW stance. Just like anything else it takes practice.
Last edited by heresyourdipstickjimmy; 09-14-2010 at 10:06 PM.
I think my son would, too.
What about them and theirs?
Who are they ambushing that they need an element of surprise? Surprise, you can't draw quickly from concealed! How 'bout them apples? Hope your KIDS aren't the ones buying those apples... Reality is more important than an ego trip.
I carry concealed sometimes, and like both modes, but I have noticed the CCers are not as accepting of OC as OCers are CCing.
I am on a CC forum and many CCers seem to think they are part of a secret society or something LOL.
I say let the word see those awesome guns!
I have to carry concealed. Personally, I would much rather carry open as I would rather not be accosted by a BG just because he doesn't think I will resist. I would rather the BG see I'm packing and go bother someone else.
As for CC vs OC, well, I found my father's pro-CC attitude to be quite typical ... "It's no one's business whether you are carrying or not." I cannot dispute this on the one hand, but on the other hand, I feel that if I OC, no one should be surprised or concerned.
IMHO, CC and OC have common cause and that should be the freedom to choose which manner of carry without incuring censure from others. As I have seen mentioned on this forum many times, there would probably be more OC in the summer and more CC in the winter/inclement weather Maybe it's just me, but this seems fairly reasonable.
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Exercising my 2A Rights does NOT make me a CRIMINAL! Infringing on the exercise of those rights makes YOU one!
I prefer OC on my hip, as that's a one-second retrieval and fire.
I would ignore the debates as to which constitutes the best tactical advantage over the other. Most of the ones I've heard from both sides tend to be spurious adages, and not well-reasoned debate.
I think "It's no one's business whether I carry or not" is actually the best pro-CC reason I have ever heard. I wonder how many people out there CC just to be left alone by regular folks at the risk of being targeted by criminals.
Guy's, I read this tactical advantage crap all the time. I disapprove of any gun regualtions and I make sure I let people know I hate carrying handguns. My pants wont stay up!
This tactical advantage BS come from LE. Im not a cop, and I make more if not all the arrest in my neighborhood. Funny when you think about because I dont carry hanguns.
My argument for anyone who claims the stupidity of tactical advantage in the only tactical advantage you could possibly have is BE AWARE OF WTF IS GOING ON AROUND YOU!!!
I cc'd while visiting my mother over Thanksgiving, 'cause she just wouldn't understand, but I still wanted to protect myself & her while we were out-n-about.
There are times I'd like to cc here in WI, or at least have the option of closing my effin coat in the winter!!! I want some WAVE ghoul or Brady Bunch member to seriously explain to me how my being able to stay warm endangers public safety.
Last edited by MKEgal; 12-08-2010 at 06:03 PM.
Originally Posted by MLK, JrOriginally Posted by MSG LaigaieOriginally Posted by Proverbs 27:12Originally Posted by Proverbs 31:17
The two states where I operate mostly are NOT OC states. CC is the current law.
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