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Old 09-26-2020, 09:40 PM
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I was in a restaurant in NC today and notice a gentlemen that was open carrying.

1. Could not believe he was using an open top leather holster with no retention device carrying a cocked and locked . 380

2. Forgot NC allowed that... Concealed Carry seems to be much more effective at deterring crime..

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09-26-2020, 09:43 PM
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Yup. I see it pretty often. Honestly, to me it kind of defeats the whole purpose of carrying. I don't want the attention.
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Yup. I see it pretty often. Honestly, to me it kind of defeats the whole purpose of carrying. I don't want the attention.
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Originally Posted by NCSUboater View Post
Yup. I see it pretty often. Honestly, to me it kind of defeats the whole purpose of carrying. I don't want the attention.
Agree but Iím glad he has the freedom to do that if he wants. Just not for me.
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See it on the beach sometimes. Normally a big revolver and a smoke in their mouth. My theory is people can plan when you open carry. If your going to carry, why not CC and go through the classes. Did the restaurant serve alcohol? Thatís a no no for CC so I wonder if it affects open carry in bars and any place that serves alcohol. Recipe for disaster in my book
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Originally Posted by Flats_Addict View Post
Agree but Iím glad he has the freedom to do that if he wants. Just not for me.
Absolutely - I've got no problem with it and glad it's the law.
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You can carry in a bar, just can't partake. Although I'm not sure if open carry would be different?
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Much rather play cards against people who lay theirs on the table face up myself. Naturally I think they should have the right to do so, but I can't imagine why anyone would.
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Originally Posted by cracked_ribs View Post
Much rather play cards against people who lay theirs on the table face up myself. Naturally I think they should have the right to do so, but I can't imagine why anyone would.


They want attention .
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Originally Posted by NCSUboater View Post
Yup. I see it pretty often. Honestly, to me it kind of defeats the whole purpose of carrying. I don't want the attention.
Originally Posted by Flats_Addict View Post
Agree but Iím glad he has the freedom to do that if he wants. Just not for me.
Agree. Carry concealed, "I'm just one of the sheep... Baaaaa".
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I see it allot around the coast and outside of Raleigh. Mostly people trying to make a statement. Iím not a huge fan, you just look like an idiot to me who should probably not own guns. Get the CCW it costs like $200 and is an 8 hour class. Itís not that hard.
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Originally Posted by Wickedfisha View Post
Did the restaurant serve alcohol? Thatís a no no for CC so I wonder if it affects open carry in bars and any place that serves alcohol. Recipe for disaster in my book

No, that changed a long time ago...you can carry in bars and restaurants in NC unless they have it posted at the door... however you can not consume alcohol or have any in your system......that's a necessity at Waffle Houses after midnight...lol
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I like the ability to open carry being legal, but have no desire to do so myself. Seems like it would make you the first target. On the other hand, it does open up some holster options that may slightly show while seated/etc. without being a big attention draw like knocking around with one on your hip would do.

I honestly think around here you could wear a pair of jeans or slacks and tucked in polo with a Glock in a polymer retention holster and not raise any red flags at all. That's pretty standard uniform for lots of sheriffs department/coroners department/etc. folks.

Re: cocked and locked with no retention....hell no....not for me.
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Old 09-27-2020, 07:24 AM
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See it all the time up here in "the county". Many times it's off duty sherrifs or guards from the nearby prison. No one bats an eye but it 8s a very low population density area and everyone pretty much knows each other, if not personally, at least on sight. Somehow I imagine any thugs with ill intent aren't openly carrying when they walk into an establishment to rob it.
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Originally Posted by RickC137 View Post
Agree. Carry concealed, "I'm just one of the sheep... Baaaaa".

Yup. My brother and I were mixed martial arts way before it existed. (60's and 70's). Old now. Anyways, one of our schools had an instructor who used to preach the "Act like a sheep until the wolf is needed." approach. His favorite saying was "To arm yourself openly only arms your opponent." Baaaaaa.
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I don't know where cops are carrying open off duty, doesn't make sense.

Two agencies I worked for specifically had policy that said you WILL carry off-duty, and concealed, unless the nature of your activities prohibited it.
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Originally Posted by RickC137 View Post
I don't know where cops are carrying open off duty, doesn't make sense.

Two agencies I worked for specifically had policy that said you WILL carry off-duty, and concealed, unless the nature of your activities prohibited it.
donít know if any that do so, but a lot of investigations types daily uniform is fairly plain clothes in nature. Clothing itself has no department ID at all. Typically donít have a full gear belt, typically just a gun, badge, and maybe a spare mag or two. My hunch is if their gun gets drawn the poop has been well dispersed by the fan.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
donít know if any that do so, but a lot of investigations types daily uniform is fairly plain clothes in nature. Clothing itself has no department ID at all. Typically donít have a full gear belt, typically just a gun, badge, and maybe a spare mag or two. My hunch is if their gun gets drawn the poop has been well dispersed by the fan.
yeah if you are a high profile police whatís the point of cc. Might as well have the tool readily available on the tool belt.
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I've had ccw for many years. I've never understood why it's legal for a man that hasn't paid the $100.00 for the class to carry a gun on his hip outside his pants, but if he pays $100.00 and takes the class he can now move the gun from outside the pants to inside the pants???????

Can someone splaine that?

Just another stupid law that the government came up with. Kinda like making people wear a mask.

I believe every American has the right to carry any which way he wants !!!!!!!! Any weapon he wants. Using common sense, which is what brings us full circle back to laws. Lots of Americans have NO common sense.
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I open carry when I'm out at my farm either hunting or doing chores. I'll be damned if I'm going to change my mode of carry to CC when I have to stop by the hardware store, auto parts store, or even the bank when I'm headed to or from the farm....just so I won't appear to be "craving attention".
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Old 09-27-2020, 11:55 AM
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Most civilians are not trained in weapons retention.
Open carry isn't a good idea for the majority of people.

I DO like that it is legal here, particularly to have a weapon in plain sight (on the seat, etc.) in your vehicle and it is not required to be in a compartment or require a two-step process to access it.

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