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    New guy thinking about OC in Seattle

    I live a ferry ride away from Seattle, I think it's great what you guys are doing. I am a long time 2nd amendment supporter. I have a CWP and have carried for many years but never OC in public other than hunting or at the range. I see some of you are OCing in Seattle, are you being harassed by law enforcement? I see some posts where people are being ticketed even convicted like the guy in Vancover. I would like to join the group next time they take a walk around the city I am just apprehensive to do it alone.

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    I'm one that has not been harassed in Seattle. Just other places.
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    I'm in kitsap county I've been open carrying for a few years now I've been very fortunate I have never been harassed by police just a few liberal civilians but its never turned into anything. As long as you act confident in what your doing I find the majority of people leave you alone
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    Nope...

    Quote Originally Posted by divedog View Post
    I live a ferry ride away from Seattle, I think it's great what you guys are doing. I am a long time 2nd amendment supporter. I have a CWP and have carried for many years but never OC in public other than hunting or at the range. I see some of you are OCing in Seattle, are you being harassed by law enforcement? I see some posts where people are being ticketed even convicted like the guy in Vancover. I would like to join the group next time they take a walk around the city I am just apprehensive to do it alone.
    As someone who OC's in downtown Seattle on a regular basis, I have never been harassed. I have OC'd at the Torchlight parade, the Pride parade, Pike's Place Market, The Bon, Westlake, Nordstroms, Capitol Hill, the waterfront and piers and many numerous other places...


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    Sounds promising, my holster does not have a thumb break, is that a problem? I noticed most of the photos I see everyone seems to have one. Mine is a Mitch Rosen paddle holster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by divedog View Post
    Sounds promising, my holster does not have a thumb break, is that a problem? I noticed most of the photos I see everyone seems to have one. Mine is a Mitch Rosen paddle holster.
    No type of special holster is required. Just as long as your gun doesn't jump out and go full auto. I use a Serpa QCB Level II.
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    Quote Originally Posted by divedog View Post
    Sounds promising, my holster does not have a thumb break, is that a problem? I noticed most of the photos I see everyone seems to have one. Mine is a Mitch Rosen paddle holster.
    Most people prefer some sort of retention while OC, myself included. I carry my XD on occasion in a paddle holster with no retention but mostly I carry my CZ-P07 with thumb break retention.

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    I've never had a problem in Seattle.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainsail View Post
    I've never had a problem in Seattle.

    Now that takes some Kahoonies to wear a skirt and a pistol. I couldnt pull that off. My knees werent meant to show off, I would have to wear a dress not a skirt. At least your color coordinated, not like the guy in the door way. That ensamble just doesnt work.
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    @mainsail nice kilt I've walked by that store a few times window shopping. I was born and raised in the Seattle are but am half Scottish by nationality. Always enjoy seeing people sporting the kilt.
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    Over 700 days open carry with NO problems...Beat that...
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    If you voted for Obama to prove you are not a racist...
    what will you do now to prove you are not stupid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainsail View Post
    I've never had a problem in Seattle.

    I dunno, maybe people just give any guy wearing a kilt a wide berth and don't even notice the gun
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    Quote Originally Posted by fire suppressor View Post
    I was born and raised in the Seattle are but am half Scottish by nationality.
    Does that mean you only have to eat half your haggis?

    "If I shoot all the ammo I am carrying I either won't need anymore or more won't help"

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    Ferry Rides

    Quote Originally Posted by divedog View Post
    I live a ferry ride away from Seattle, I think it's great what you guys are doing. I am a long time 2nd amendment supporter. I have a CWP and have carried for many years but never OC in public other than hunting or at the range. I see some of you are OCing in Seattle, are you being harassed by law enforcement? I see some posts where people are being ticketed even convicted like the guy in Vancover. I would like to join the group next time they take a walk around the city I am just apprehensive to do it alone.
    I have had only positive encounters OC. I probably receive the fewest questions or looks in Seattle. I met a Trooper once on the boat ramp on Hood Canal Bridge. He was trying to recover a mini van parked on the ramp and overcome by the tide. I talked to a family out crabbing like me. We were waiting for the coast guards submarine escort to pass by. We talked for about thirty minutes before I was able to get my boat underway. The most remote place I was ever questioned was on Long Island and it was more to the effect of, so what do you carry?. Just for clarification that is Long Island in Willapa Bay Washington.

    I did get some "looks" on the Seattle ferry but no questions or negative encounters; the Keystone ferry is a good ride and enjoyable because of "like minded" employees.

    Stopped by Starbucks in the Walmart Shopping Center in Poulsbo to pick up coffee grounds for my garden, then waited in line behind one of Poulsbo's finest for a sandwich and coffee. He left and went to his car and I left and went on to my car.

    Most folks don't even notice, just carry on like you normally would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitney View Post
    Just for clarification that is Long Island in Willapa Bay Washington.

    Yes, I would be amazed if you were able to OC on the "Other Long Island" without hassle.
    Last edited by amlevin; 10-25-2011 at 09:42 AM.
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