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    Whats the average age of Open Carriers?

    So I have googled it and searched on here as well to see what the average ages are of people currently legally OCing. I dont want to step on toes as I know some are leery about giving out personal info on the internet, so you can post your age or say 21-30, 30-40, 40-50 and so on.

    I will start off!!!

    I am 26 years old and am very very new if not green to open carrying.

    btw you dont have to say if your new or not, Im just throwing that out there, although I have been using firearms SAFELY since age 14 or so and handguns since 21!



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    I'm 25, been carrying since the day I turned 21. Been shooting since I was 10.
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    I am in the 60-70 bracket and have been OC since I became a US citizen in 1970. My dad gave me my first firearm (a ss .22) when I was 12.

    I do have a CPL, but only conceal in Winter, and then only because I have a coat on.
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    56. Started OCing at 54.

    You swiped someone's EVO?? I hope you weren't OC at the time. That'd be armed robbery!

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    41. began OC about 2 years ago. Bought my first hand gun when I turned 21
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    Soon to be 55. Been OC since moving to Virginia in 2003. Been around guns as long as I can remember.

    At one time (may have been before the forum software changed) there was a poll-type question about ages, with 5- or 10-year intervals, but I haven't noted it in a while.

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    45, OC for about a year.

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    Early 40s, OC for about 2 years now. CC for 21 years....
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    I'm 28...new to firearms until 7 months ago, still working myself up to open carry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoffD View Post
    I'm 28...new to firearms until 7 months ago, still working myself up to open carry.

    Cool! Welcome as well to the forum, the addiction unfortunately only grows stronger for new firearms

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    34, had guns for years, but didn't OC until moving to WA state. Couldn't get a CPL where I cam from (Iowa), even though I tried and had a valid reason. Ah well. I love the gun laws and treatment in WA state. CPL was easy as pie (here's my form and $$$, arrived a week later). Sold off all my guns before moving to WA state, so just recently picked up the ones I have.

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    41 OC for a 3 years now I think...

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    oc for three years now.

    bb and pellet guns starting about 8, shotguns and .22's at 13 or so.

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    OWDWAG - 72 years young!

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    56 1/2 here. Being from Illinois , I've never carried in town but have carried openly out in the fields and woods in the country since I was old enough to buy my first handgun.

    I do openly carry on my property and around the house though .
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    27, started off and on open carry maybe a year ago.

    Was raised around guns, hunting etc... so I've had a firearm of some sort for as long as I can remember. Trying to do the same for my 2 sons. The oldest, 6, is interested so I just started him on a bb gun. Thinking it's time to break out my old JC Higgins .22 and drag him to the range or out in the woods.

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    25 and been oc just under a year now

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