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Old December 26, 2017, 18:46   #1
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The Drawbacks of Open Carry

equally subtitled "Tales from Fayette-nam".

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An incident involving a stolen gun caused a commotion at Walmart on Skibo Road on Thursday afternoon.
About 3 p.m., Fayetteville police spokeswoman Asia Cannon said, inaccurate information based on radio scanner traffic began circulating about a shooting at the Walmart. Officers arrived and discovered that a man had grabbed a gun off another man who was open-carrying the weapon. The man who grabbed the gun then ran off.
During the incident, someone yelled out in the business about a gun, and a commotion broke out. Cannon said one Walmart employee was treated by emergency personnel for an asthma attack. No one else was injured.
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Old December 26, 2017, 20:20   #2
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Unless you are meeting some hombre at high noon I see little upside to open carry!

You can run through many scenarios but simply buying groceries in a supermarket line you could easily become crowded, overwhelmed and disarmed in moments.

YMMV
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Unless you are meeting some hombre at high noon I see little upside to open carry!

You can run through many scenarios but simply buying groceries in a supermarket line you could easily become crowded, overwhelmed and disarmed in moments.

YMMV
I have to agree.

All the emotional open carry rights arguments aside....

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Old December 27, 2017, 10:00   #4
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Stealth is a valuable asset.

Why advertise and make yourself a target for attention or worse...
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Dual and triple retention duty-grade holsters come to mind. If the weapon is secure and the carrier has had any amount of weapons retention training I don't see a problem.

But of course, how many will go to those lengths?
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But of course, how many will go to those lengths?
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Dual and triple retention duty-grade holsters come to mind. If the weapon is secure and the carrier has had any amount of weapons retention training I don't see a problem.

But of course, how many will go to those lengths?
Even if you're retention is correct you still look like a jackass
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Old January 16, 2018, 18:38   #8
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Unless you are meeting some hombre at high noon I see little upside to open carry!

YMMV
what he said.
element of surprise over draw time. I never fancied myself any kind of pistol arrow and I would always rather be concealed. thinking about changing my user name to "pistol arrow". said the guy with a 38 revolver in his pocket.
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sometimes i carry an I frame S&W 1903 type32 long with bobbed hammer in my pocket. it makes me glad to see you, and i call it my "magnum".

open carry with shoulder holster is OK in my book. that, or a retention holster. either way concealed is an advantage.
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