My grandfather has a Colt Army revolver and I wanted to take the ol gal out and hit the town with er! She is a mod year 1917! I want to get a holster for it. (My grampa had it for hunting, so just stuffed it in a pocket and went) My question is, If i get a old ww1-2 style Flap holster for it, would that be considered as trying to hide it? Not much of it would be in the open, just the butt of the grip. Just a thought!
probably depends on your state , whether or not they have defined open carry , however the US revolver holster ( Atfront.com or google " what price glory militaria" both should carry a good repro ATF tending to be higher quality) doesnt cover that much of the gun so I'd think you'd be safe from an over zealous cop and prosecutor .
personally Im more fond of the old revolvers then the new
I carried my star BM in the um84 w/flap(OD of course) here in Bellingham Wa, the City of Subdued Excitement. The law does not specify holster style, that is your choice. That is why people get to dress that way in Wal-mart. No one in my area noticed my weapon anyway. Keep calm and carry on.
In most states, so long as it is obvious that you are carrying a handgun, it is not "concealed" even if most of it is covered by the holster. This does vary somewhat, however, so you should seek out advice from someone knowledgeable in your state's laws.