Wearing a visible, empty belt holster

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Re: Wearing a visible, empty belt holster


Post by Oldgringo » Sat Jan 16, 2016 9:04 am

I'll empty my holster whenever I have a Dr. appointment that requires partial or total disrobing. My PCP is Canadian by birth who may ask if I've lost my gun :mrgreen: or sometimes say nothing. Same with the other Docs. No biggie in any event. I've even handed the gun to my wife in front of the doctor/nurse and no one goes bananas. Of course, we live in rural east Texas and ain't real suave like city folk.

With all the stuff that is worn around many waists these days, yours is probably not noticed....unless it has a light, bell or other attention getting device on it. That is assuming that you don't act guilty or otherwise call attention to it.

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Re: Wearing a visible, empty belt holster


Post by The Annoyed Man » Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:13 pm

Distinguished Rick wrote:I don't walk around with an empty holster. I have walked around with an empty wallet though thanks to the wife. :nono:
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Re: Wearing a visible, empty belt holster


Post by DEB » Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:13 pm

My friends and I were weighing about wearing empty holsters here on Fort Hood. That away if there is another Active Shooting and we happen to get it, folks would walk up, shake their heads and comment, "I wonder what would have happened if they could of been allowed to carry?"
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Re: Wearing a visible, empty belt holster


Post by WildBill » Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:37 pm

Unocat wrote:Has anyone else left their empty holster on?
Since I have not open carried, I have not.
I use a paddle holster so I could remove it easily if need be.
I would have no issue with a visible empty holster. After all, it is just an empty leather holster.
Like Oldgringo, my OWB holster doesn't have any lights or bells and I don't act guilty so it most likely wouldn't be noticed.
I would not carry an empty holster just to make a statement or to attract attention. :tiphat:
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Re: Wearing a visible, empty belt holster


Post by Soccerdad1995 » Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:32 am

n5wd wrote:
Soccerdad1995 wrote:I did this yesterday. Had to pick my son up from school in between errands.

I parked off school property and walked into the school with my exposed, but empty OWB holster. Didn't feel like untucking my shirt. Got a couple looks, but no comments.

Why? Open carrying in your vehicle is perfectly legal in the parking lot or driveway. You only have a problem if you have to enter the school building to retrieve the offspring!
Two reasons. I didn't want the potential misunderstanding if an employee had started asking me questions in front of my son, and more importantly I parked across the street at a park where he likes to play. We had a few minutes to kill so I wanted to let him enjoy the slides and such.
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