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If concealed carry was outlawed in all states, but...

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by PlayboyPenguin, May 2, 2010.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    ...anyone that legally owned a gun could open carry what would you carry and why?

    Since concealment is no longer an issue would you stick with what you have or move to something more task oriented. :)

    I personally would no longer have any need for plastic pistols and start carrying my Sig P229 Elite Stainless. Since I did not have to worry about hiding it I would want a powerful gun with good capacity and great accuracy that could handle recoil well. I doubt I could do much better than 13 rounds of .40S&W in a gun that is bullseye accurate.

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    PS: This thread is not about whether or not open carry is tactically sound. It is just for fun.

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  2. tallshipsgo

    tallshipsgo Springfield OR Well-Known Member

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    For fun? OK, I'd carry either my SGL20 or my PTR91 (depending on what I'm wearing) and either my FN FNP45 or my Sig P220. I'm not nuts about plastic guns but I've really taken a shine to my FNP45. :D
     
  3. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    I'd be happy as ****. I'd go back to my full size S&W 1911 in an OWB Holster or even wear my JackAss holster without a concealment garment...

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  4. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    My Kimber Custom Raptor 2.

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  5. tallshipsgo

    tallshipsgo Springfield OR Well-Known Member

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    Just thought about it: I'd also carry my wife's TRR8 when she wasn't using it. Also, I forgot the "and why" portion of the question. Why carry either a .45 or a .357 magnum? Because they stop things when you need them stopped. That's not to say a 9 or .40 won't do the job but I like .45's. Why a .30 cal semi-auto rifle? Why not! :D
     
  6. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Here is a better Picture. PlayboyPenguin will still call it my very expensive paper weight. :cool:

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  7. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    My Sig P220 was almost my first choice. The P229 just barely beat it out based on capacity. :)
     
  8. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I like those Raptors. They are scary looking. :)

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  9. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    My Walther PP-Super or my Safari Arms in .451 Detonics Magnum
     
  10. Tactical SS

    Tactical SS Washington Member

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    You're all thinking small, why not grab an AK/AR pistol and roll with that, can't complain about 30 rounds of 7.62 or 5.56.
     
  11. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    LEO's open carry and they're still packing Glocks. Weight is still a factor with anything I have to carry 24/7. My "accuracy" needs are center of mass, and Glocks are much more accurate than some give them credit for.

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  12. servingu

    servingu Vancouver (not BC) WA (not DC) Member

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    How about twin glock 19s w/crimison trace laser grips. one for the left and one for the right in owb holsters like blackhawk level 2s. Or i would do a jackass rig with a 19 under the left and two 33rd mags under the right.
     
  13. tallshipsgo

    tallshipsgo Springfield OR Well-Known Member

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    I’ve been enamored with the P229 Equinox of late. One of these days maybe I’ll have enough money! :D
     
  14. gogoDawgs

    gogoDawgs Federal Way, WA Active Member

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    Since I live in an OC state and have a CHL for my neighboring state (OR), I already OC daily. You can more effectively carry a larger caliber and capacity when you open carry. I carry my sig P229R (.40 S&W). I used to carry a Bersa .380 and KelTec P32 .32auto. I still have my KelTec and carry it as a BUG. I see alot of you guys with very beautiful larger guns that you WOULD carry if you were forced to OC. Personally I carry my black Sig in a black holster and dress fairly conservatively. It usually blends in and very few people notice.

    Carrying openly every day is liberating. I say try it, start with somewhere where you are comfortable, where you shop daily or weekly. You will find not much happens, not many notice. If you conduct yourself in a polite, courteous, professional manner others around you trust your BEHAVIOR implicitly. Go about your business as you normally would and do not draw attention to yourself. If asked, be prepared, be patient, be kind. It's time to come out of the closet.

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  15. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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  16. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    In my other hand I'll carry my Polytech .223 just encase I need suppression fire against them dang zombies! HeHe Maybe I'd have the wife carry it. :bluelaugh:

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  17. phathom

    phathom Vancouver, WA Member

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    I already open carry my Glock 19 everywhere, so I'd just keep on doing that. :D
     
  18. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I am surprised there have not been more people choosing a magnum caliber revolver. I think the main reason I did not is strictly capacity. When your aim is like mine you need as many chances to hit the target as possible. Plus, the thought of shooting a magnum caliber revolver with no hearing protection is not a pleasant one. I might just take a beating instead if given the option. :)
     
  19. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    That's the end of the story for revolvers, for me. To each his own though.

    OK, now, everyone in unison. "If you can hit what you aim at you don't need..." :D
     
  20. MuddyWatters

    MuddyWatters West Seattle Member

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    High cap and plastic. G17.