Well, I think I am ready for Open Carry come this October

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  1. nitesit(+ an e)

    nitesit(+ an e) Farmer, House Sitter and Cook

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    My boss will maybe SHP for a few scant seconds but he'll approve. It'll be fun! The wife thinks I am delirious and a public menace. Can hardly wait.
     
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    Nice looking pistol, but pink handles??? "To each his own."
     

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    So you are going to start open carrying just to get a rise out of people?
     
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    That's typically why people OC in the first place...

    It's lame if you ask me.
     
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    Agreed
     
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    I haven't found a OC holster for my EXTAR pistol yet. May have to have one custom made.

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    It's a .223 but it's most useful at close range where the blast blows away the top half of the bad guy.

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  7. nitesit(+ an e)

    nitesit(+ an e) Farmer, House Sitter and Cook

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    Yes.

    If it's for Breast Cancer Awareness Month couldn't that possibly make my open carry less offensive to people who feel threatened by OC? Maybe I can help people relax around legal Open Carry if I am doing it for a cause.

    I think it is worth trying, anyway.

    Should I re-think this idea????
     
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    Are you going to OC at a breast cancer rally or just explain it to everyone that gasps at your gun in your daily life?
     
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    Interest.

    Hell, why not.
     
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    Well, you could always opt for a pink ribbon instead...
     
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    nitesit(+ an e) Farmer, House Sitter and Cook

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    If I am OC'ing this during October "Breast Cancer Awareness Month" are people really going to openly gasp and be freaked out? I really didn't foresee that possibility. Should I be re-thinking this whole idea of a openly carried sidearm when I am out in public? I thought that this would help start a conversation with some people who were not comfortable about seeing me and a gun.
     
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    I'm not an advocate of open carry in public at all for any reason, but to each their own.
     
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    I'm all for supporting breast cancer awareness, but I don't think pink grips will remove the fear that some people have when seeing a gun. If anything it will probably draw more attention to the gun from people who may not have noticed it otherwise. Most people won't understand the grips unless you explain them anyway.

    Like BAC, I'm not a fan of open carry. I like my gun hidden until I need it.
     
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    My thoughts exactly I would not OC, even it were legal here.
     
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    If work is ok with carrying openly I like the pink for the awareness month.
     
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    You open carrying with the right attitude and personality is certainly more acceptable than cancer. I like the grips for this event but would tone it down for day to day life.
     
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    It is here in PA dont even need a permit/license to do so but id never do it. And that old "i may get people to look at oc/guns differently" is crap thats not how it works. You dont get through to,epople or change their minds by OC you just irritate people that if you were CC wouldnt have a clue..it makes it worse not better. But to each their own good luck.
     
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    Don't know about the pink grips. If it's legal, and he wants to do it......fine with me.

    For myself, I don't plan to OC anytime soon.......

    .......but, If it became common place to OC, I mean you see it being done everywhere you look, and dozens of times per day.......well, I might do it. I just would never do it, if I were the only one doing it.

    Do I think it's a good thing? Well, yes, I believe so......only because it's educational for the ********, and unaware people.....not that it doesn't irritate, or P the liberals off.....it does, but so be it.

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    bustedknee The Snowflakes have invaded GT

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