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    Question Belt Buckle carry

    I have a belt buckle holster that holds a 22 sa revolver, do you think the revolver in the belt buckle would be considered open carry since it is visible in front and from both sides?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tk6151 View Post
    I have a belt buckle holster that holds a 22 sa revolver, do you think the revolver in the belt buckle would be considered open carry since it is visible in front and from both sides?
    I'm 99% sure there is a statute against this in CA...

    Hmmm, looks like I am possibly mistaken - PC 12020 prohibits belt buckle knives and thats the section I was thinking of.

    Also keep in mind that CA, unlike some states, does not have any form of 'visible from three sides' rule to determine open vs concealed. At best, that fact provides evidence that it's not concealed. At worst, it might be easy to argue that its concealed because its designed to look like its a decorative belt buckle.

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    I personally would not wear it. However, I can find no law that says no. Might be case law, but then I do not know how to access the decades of case law files.

    If you do decide to wear it, please have 10k in the bank, and a great lawyer on your speed dial. I believe you will need them both.

    You might win in the end, but it will cost a lot in money and time to do it.

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    From my understanding of the PCs, there is nothing that says the holstered firearm has to be visible from three sides. I believe this approach was strongly suggested to protect one from zealous prosecutors. And truth being told I never understood the concept due to the fact that regardless of where on your waist the sidearm is holstered it is visible from three sides.

    Side carry --> visible from front, back, and respective side
    Front carry --> visible from front, left side, and right side
    Back carry --> visible from back, left and right

    So other than making sure your gun is holstered and not concealed behind a belt buckle you should be good to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolusername2007 View Post
    So other than making sure your gun is holstered and not concealed behind a belt buckle you should be good to go.
    Don't forget being concealed by a big gut! Man I need to start working out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chewy352 View Post
    Don't forget being concealed by a big gut! Man I need to start working out.
    Burn more calories...carry a bigger and heavier gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolusername2007 View Post
    Burn more calories...carry a bigger and heavier gun.
    I want to buy a S&W 500 for open carry but thats a lot of $$$$$$$

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    Quote Originally Posted by chewy352 View Post
    I want to buy a S&W 500 for open carry but thats a lot of $$$$$$$
    The ammo is so expensive yoiu can only afford to kill one bad guy per week.
    A citizen may not be required to offer a ―good and substantial reason-- why he should be permitted to exercise his rights. The right‘s existence is all the reason he needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gundude View Post
    The ammo is so expensive yoiu can only afford to kill one bad guy per week.
    Thats ok I don't ever want to kill anyone. However, I will use the tactic that the bad guys family use and sue them for the cost of the bullet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chewy352 View Post
    i want to buy a s&w 500 for open carry but thats a lot of $$$$$$$
    theif!!!!! Thats my idea

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