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    Which one do you prefer conceal or open? I know some states require one or the other or both. But if you had a choice which one would it be and
    why?. I prefer conceal carry the reason why, is because no one else needs to know what you're carrying unless you want them to know. I don't
    disagree with open carry but conceal carry is just my preference.

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    Indiana allows both forms of carry simply because the Indiana code does not address the issue. I'm retired, and I carry from the time I get out of bed, until I climb back into it.... and I carry concealed. I carry concealed because :

    it avoids the understandable "man with a gun" call to police
    it does not draw attention to me
    I've carried concealed since the mid 1970's, and I'm too far across the river to change now
    if I can't avoid a self-defense confrontation, I want the fact that I'm carrying a gun to be a complete surprise to everyone but me.
    it's my choice
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    Pretty much was usmcj said. I prefer the advantage provided by keeping my weapon concealed, and it keeps the fuss of the Brady bunch to a minimum.

    That said, I take issue with those who attempt to regulate open carry. It flies directly in the face of the 2nd Amendment to be restricting the ability to carry any weapon in plain sight, IMO.

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    i open carry 99.9% of the time here in oregon. our Concealed Handgun License trumps all local handgun ordinances so it broadens your ability to open carry in public buildings etc etc.

    in the 3 years that i have been open carrying here i have been the subject of one MWAG call to the police. i was sitting on a bench, drinking a diet coke when the cops showed up.... they apologized as soon as they realized that it was just a busybody call and not a threat.

    i am fairly active on the opencarry.org oregon thread under this name and if you have questions about ccw or open carry in your state feel free to ask, i am pretty good at the research.

    and that other .1% of the time, i am still carrying.....

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    Without meaning to cause The Ire of Ted, I must observe that concealed carry obviates any danger of a snatch.

    I believe that the only proper venues for open carry are in the field and on the practice range.

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    concealed: I just don't care to let others know i'm carrying.

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    I won't vote on the poll, since I've never open carried, thus can't state a preference. I will say that I THINK I would prefer to carry open, but only for reasons of comfort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holly View Post
    I won't vote on the poll, since I've never open carried, thus can't state a preference. I will say that I THINK I would prefer to carry open, but only for reasons of comfort.
    Ladies have several carry options that guys don't have. Flashbang bra holster demo, sexy, fast, and practical. - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by usmcj View Post
    Ladies have several carry options that guys don't have. Flashbang bra holster demo, sexy, fast, and practical. - YouTube
    Which sounds terribly uncomfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holly View Post
    Which sounds terribly uncomfortable.
    Now you're in an field of knowledge that exceeds my experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M1911A1 View Post
    Without meaning to cause The Ire of Ted, I must observe that concealed carry obviates any danger of a snatch.

    I believe that the only proper venues for open carry are in the field and on the practice range.
    no ire here, i have carried concealed for years but here, i do not have to. and if i am so lost in my world that i get the pistol snatched from me, i deserve it. my situational awareness does not change just because i am open carrying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M1911A1 View Post
    Without meaning to cause The Ire of Ted, I must observe that concealed carry obviates any danger of a snatch.

    I believe that the only proper venues for open carry are in the field and on the practice range.
    I'm with you, Steve. I eat breakfast in a local Dairy Queen about 4 mornings a week. I often carry concealed in there. With open carry, I'd feel uncomfortable and I think they would too. It's only been in recent months that I've picked up the habit of carrying. I've got the permit and I'm certainly not ashamed of it, but I just feel like the situation is better managed if I keep quiet about it.

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    The most important reason to carry concealed is because you have the element of suprise in any gunfight or life-threatening situation. If gun-toting criminals see your gun, they will come after you first, if not try to take you out without you even knowing. Remember that criminals normally have a plan and use the element of suprise to scare people into submission or know you may be carrying based on their own surveillance or publicly known information. You have a significant tactical advantage by carrying concealed.

    The only reason open-carry should be legal IMHO is so that if you inadvaertenly reveal the handgun, or it can be seen under your jacket by someone, you are not going to be violating the law.

    There are also many good social and political reasons why it is better not to carry in the open. Handgun hunting of course should be done in the open...no reason for concealment there.

    This comes under the category of: "Just because you CAN do something doesn't mean you SHOULD do it."
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    My motto has always been
    Always
    Carry
    Never
    Tell

    I don't mind others carrying open for those who choose to legally do it. I would not even if I were allowed by law to do so. I would not presume to tell anyone else how they should carry their weapon. I am just not smart enough.

    RCG

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    I carry both ways, depending on where I am at, in public, per=say, I conceal, when on the farm or kickin around the house, I may open carry....but regardless, I am always in the carry mode.

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    Concealed for me, why would you want to advertise that you are armed. It takes away all tactical advantage.

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    i keep reading about a tactical advantage..... i wonder how one gives it away ?

    lets say we are entering a modern convenience store (probably the greatest chance of being in the middle of a bad situation comes in this one location) ..... you are carrying concealed, i openly... the first thing we do is check the parking lot for the obviously hinky individual who is planning a stop and rob.... none there, we proceed INTO the store where we size up the customers..... guy in a suit, very little threat (no suit wearing guy is gonna rob a mini mart for $67..... guy wearing a winter coat in august, nervous and sweaty (probably a junky stick up dude) ..... so we focus on the coat dude and then check 6, eye on the door for anyone else coming in..... coat dude sees me, i see him, he sees my gun, i see him , he sees my gun and pisses himself..... i still have urine free pants and the tactical advantage BECAUSE i didnt stop being aware just because i open carry...... most people dont even look much less register what it is that they are seeing.

    if the bad guy enters the store after i am already there , how will he know that i am carrying? he can magically see down every aisle?

    yes, most criminals have a plan but its usually a crappy plan because they are criminals and not rocket surgeons...... my survival plan is better than their robbery plan UNLESS they are those european mercenaries who are ripping off a multinational bank thats celebrating the grand opening of their skyscraper and taking possession of $300 million in bearer bonds. those guys have a better plan, but we dont have any of them banks here in southern oregon.

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    Thank you, Mr. Bear!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Holly View Post
    Thank you, Mr. Bear!
    youre welcome holly, not sure what for but.....yeah.


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