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IWB or OWB

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by TTex, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. TTex

    TTex Cannon Fodder

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    I'm looking for a holster but I need it for open carry at the moment. Would an IWB holster be considered open carry if you dont cover it with a shirt or jacket? What about an OWB and then if I get my permit I could wear a long shirt over it? I'd like to carry my G26 probably somewhere over my right flank or in the center of my back, but again I need open carry for now and then maybe something concealable later.
     
  2. up1911fan

    up1911fan

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    Check your state law's, but I believe if any part of the gun is concealed ( IWB) than it doesn't constitute open carry.
     


  3. TTex

    TTex Cannon Fodder

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    I suspected as much. Looks like I will get an OWB, and then if I get my permit I may get an IWB later.
     
  4. Warp

    Warp ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    If you are legally required to carry openly and not concealed I think an OWB holster would be best.

    Besides, I don't like the idea of carrying openly without any active retention devices and there aren't very many IWB holsters that have these.
     
  5. Lord

    Lord Senior Member

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    I could be wrong, but I have to beg to differ on this. Simply putting the gun IN a holster means partially concealing it.