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    Estes Park Highlands Festival

    Anyone carried at the Highlands Festival up there? OC? CC? Bueller?

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    That's tomorrow???

    Darn, I was going to go this year. Rats!
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    Yeah, it started on Thursday and ends tomorrow. We are going up today and I'd hate to get all the way to the get only to find they have a metal detector or something. Site doesn't mention firearms at all.

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    We haven't been to it for a couple years, but there was never a metal detector or security check when we went.

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    There's another thread bemoaning how my current holster clashes with my kilt and my gun won't fit in my sporran. Will report back when I have some custom work done.

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    I ended up CCing the entire time as I was there with the wife, kids, and my mother and really didn't want to have a huge event that might result in simply being ejected from the event. I didn't see any firearm signs of any kind at all and there were certainly plenty of people bearing arms, just not firearms (lots of swords, dirks, daggers, etc.) although a few did have some black powder pistols tucked in their belts.

    There were quite a few different Arrow Security guards around and I did see a few PDs walking around. If anyone else knows more, I'd love to hear it as I'd love to OC next year.

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    I've OC'd in EP in general and the Scotsfest in particular numerous times without incident.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyMtnScotsman View Post
    I've OC'd in EP in general and the Scotsfest in particular numerous times without incident.
    Nice to know. I'll be OC kilting next year. Would anyone like to carpool?
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    Quote Originally Posted by since9 View Post
    I'll be OC kilting next year.
    How do you OC in your kilt? I didn't see you post in this thread or the General Forum one.

    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...by-in-Longmont
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    Quote Originally Posted by mahkagari View Post
    How do you OC in your kilt?
    Blackhawk Serpa paddle holster + Glock 23

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    My holster has a leg strap, but I wrap it around the holster while CCing. It works just fine as a holster without it. It's not as stable, but that's ok.

    I like the idea of the shoulder holster. With a nice shirt, a slick shoulder holster would complement the outfit.

    Truebloods will kill me for saying this, but I'm a fan of Utilikilts. They have belts.
    The First protects the Second, and the Second protects the First. Together, they protect the rest of our Bill of Rights and our United States Constitution, and help We the People protect ourselves in the spirit of our Declaration of Independence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyMtnScotsman View Post
    I've OC'd in EP in general and the Scotsfest in particular numerous times without incident.
    So no problems at the EP Highlands festival? Great to know. Looks like I'll be OCing next year.

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    CC'd Saturday, no problems obviously.

    Side note, Don't think I'll attend next year. Not overly impressed with the festival.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mahkagari View Post
    How do you OC in your kilt?
    Howdy Amigo!
    Depends on whether the kilt is worn 'regimentally".

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    Quote Originally Posted by zach View Post
    Don't think I'll attend next year. Not overly impressed with the festival.
    It does seem to have dropped off significantly the past few years. We used to make a point of going every year, but not so much any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by since9 View Post
    Truebloods will kill me for saying this, but I'm a fan of Utilikilts. They have belts.
    Nothing wrong with Ultilikilts. I have one on my wish list. Sport Kilt will add belt loops (mine has them.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by M-Taliesin View Post
    Depends on whether the kilt is worn 'regimentally".
    How else would one wear one? Although, I live in Georgia and the summers here are...Well, you can imagine.

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