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I saw an open carry

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Post by tommyg » Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:01 pm

I saw an open carry at a shopping center in Austin on sept 15 :tiphat:
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Post by Flightmare » Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:09 pm

I STILL have yet to see an open carry. I don't really count my buddy who open carried on some farm land he was maintaining.
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Post by oljames3 » Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:30 pm

Flightmare wrote:I STILL have yet to see an open carry. I don't really count my buddy who open carried on some farm land he was maintaining.
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Post by The Annoyed Man » Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:39 pm

oljames3 wrote:
Flightmare wrote:I STILL have yet to see an open carry. I don't really count my buddy who open carried on some farm land he was maintaining.
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Re: I saw an open carry

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Post by CoffeeNut » Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:53 pm

I have seen a few more recently including an encounter at Whataburger where I was in the process of pulling my shirt over my OWB rig only to notice a man leaving while openly carrying his.

Also spotted a man at Walmart rocking a very nice 1911. If he wasn't lurking in the parking lot I would have complimented it.
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Post by TxRVer » Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:30 pm

I saw a man OC at that huge furniture store in The Colony. I watched the crowd for a while and no one else seemed to notice. That was the second OC I've seen.
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Post by stash » Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:24 am

I saw a guy a couple weeks ago who appeared to be a supervisor of a work crew repairing a water line on the side of a street in Woodcreek. I motioned him over to my truck and we talked for about 5 minutes. I had actually seen him around before but did not know he was one of us. Anyway he was carrying a Sig 380 in a leather holster.
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Post by imkopaka » Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:22 am

I saw my first 3 or 4 days ago in a Burlington Coat factory. I was also OC at the time. I just caught a glimpse of it while I was headed out the door, but he had a badge next to his gun. People were initially giving my weird looks and not-so-surreptitiously darting into aisles to avoid walking past me, but my son wanted a shoulder ride and I started bouncing him and doing a silly voice sing-song "duh dum, duh dum, duh dum, duh dum, duh dum dadadada dum dadum!" and then everybody was more focused on how freaking cute my son is. :biggrinjester:
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Re: I saw an open carry

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Post by Russell » Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:30 am

I typically open carry if the mood strikes me. Not because I am attempting to make a statement, it's just plain more comfortable!

When I am planning on open carrying, I also make an effort to dress a bit nicer than usual, such as wearing a polo shirt instead of my faded tshirts I like to wear on the weekends. You get a much more accepting reaction from "the crowd" when you don't look like a thug. I dare say most assume you "belong" with a gun when you are wearing a polo shirt and carry yourself with a slight bit of "I belong here just like I am".
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Re: I saw an open carry

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Post by Jusme » Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:35 am

Russell wrote:I typically open carry if the mood strikes me. Not because I am attempting to make a statement, it's just plain more comfortable!

When I am planning on open carrying, I also make an effort to dress a bit nicer than usual, such as wearing a polo shirt instead of my faded tshirts I like to wear on the weekends. You get a much more accepting reaction from "the crowd" when you don't look like a thug. I dare say most assume you "belong" with a gun when you are wearing a polo shirt and carry yourself with a slight bit of "I belong here just like I am".
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I also make a concerted effort to be polite and friendly to those I interact with while OC. Never had a bad, or negative experience. :tiphat:
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Re: I saw an open carry

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Post by gtolbert09 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:42 am

I saw an OC in the Fort Worth Cabela's a couple of weeks ago. He was with his daughter who had just received her LTC and they were trying to find the right holster for her. Being that it was Cabela's no one batted an eye.
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Re: I saw an open carry

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Post by mr1337 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:13 pm

I've seen a grand total of 1 non-LEO open carry. That was a week or so ago, a guy riding his motorcycle on my evening commute, Austin area. I was to his right and he was a lefty with it at about 7-8 o'clock. Since I was on his right, I couldn't see what it was other than it was a semi-automatic. I'm not sure if it was intentional OC because I believe it was in a IWB holster and his shirt was riding up.
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Re: I saw an open carry

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Post by casp625 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:25 pm

I have always CC with a t-shirt and jeans/shorts. OC hasn't changed that stance so I dress with what feels most comfortable.


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Re: I saw an open carry

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Post by vjallen75 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:02 pm

I saw my first one months ago back in February at Rosas' Café in Bedford/Grapevine.

I was at Walmart with my wife and two younger boys when I noticed a man CC, but might as well have been OC. You could see everything except for the serial number. I believe he was an off duty LEO. I did not get a chance to speak with him as we were both busy looking for school supplies last month.
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Re: I saw an open carry

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Post by surprise_i'm_armed » Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:28 pm

In the 8.67 months that OC has been legal, I have only seen 2 OC's.

1. Chinese buffet restaurant in Lewisville: all black Springfield XD, fullsize, .40.
OWB, right hip.
I chatted with him and found he was active in the OC movement, so he jumped
on OC as soon as it was legal. No one was paying him any attention.

2. Pizza Hut, Plano. All black Beretta PX4 Storm, in .45 ACP. OWB, right hip.
One of the employees thought he looked scary, even though she knew him.
I told her she needed to be scared of unlicensed people, not LTC's who are OC'ing.

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