GUN Open Carry Question

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  1. GuiltySparc

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    I may be moving from maryland to pennsylvania and PA has open carry provisions (as well as being a shall issue CCW state :cool:). So i have a question as to what constitutes open carry. If i have a pistol holstered on my hip outside the waistband, i figured that would qualify as open carry. Now what if I put on a jacket, is that still open? Keep in mind, its not a huge trench coat or anything but like a normal length leather jacket.

    I meant to take pictures to make the scenario clearer but i didnt get around to it yesterday. Basically, i'd be carrying a full size Sig 220. My jacket would be unziped (zipper is broken :hs:) and the jacket's length doesn't quote cover the whole holster/gun. I would say it covers about 3/4s of the holster.

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    Cover it at all you are concealing/have intent to conceal. Open means open. Don't chance it if your going to OC do it in a serpa(ibhate)/other OWB retention holster .
     
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    Aye, i have a blackhawk serpa for my 220 and that is what i'd be using for any OC i'd be doing. So if putting a jacket would then negate the openness, how would one OC in the winter? I'm planning on getting a CCW if for no other reason than to avoid the attention garnered while OCing.
     
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    That would be my recommendation....just get the CCW, and you don't have to worry about it (assuming the laws concerning where you may OC and conceal are the same).
     
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    This is just my opinion, but as mentioned, just get the CCW permit. Its worth it.
    That way you can do whatever you want, when you want.

    Also, concealed all the time > *
    Open carry, IMO, is just not a good decision. This is just me though, I conceal ALL the time, period. I like it that way.
     
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    When I OC I do the "Virginia Tuck" with my IWB. I typically tuck my shirt behind the pistol. Usually only the grip and 1/2 the action are exposed.

    Never had an issue.
     
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    I do that too, with my white undershirt, but then I usually put another shirt over that.
     
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    thanks for the input dudes :bigthumb:
     
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    what open carry provisions are you talking about? Do you mean wearing blaze orange with a valid hunting license between the hours of sunup and sun down?
     
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    I recommend getting a CHP if your state allows it. It's the safest/best way to protect yourself.

    As for the coat issue, you'll hear both sides. I think most cops that are okay with carry won't hassle you... but that other percent would be what worries me. I would be extra-careful to ensure the jacket is behind the gun and the gun is completely visible until you are able to get your permit.
     
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    No, i mean openly carrying a firearm.

    The UFA places license requirements on carrying a concealed weapon only or if you carry in a "city of the first class" (over 1M people). Philadelphia is the only city of such distinction.
     
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    gotcha, i was thinking i could just put the coat behind the gun like that. To be honest though, i'll most likely just wait until i'm able to get the CCW. The place i'd be moving to is a middle class suburb, not exactly high crime central.

    But again, thanks for the help :)
     
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    ya dude, that came up in my googlings...great info there. :bigthumb:
     
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    and GET THE FUCK OUT OF MARYLAND
     
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    :rofl:

    Thats the plan. Income tax in PA is about 4% less than MD. :bowdown:
     
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    dude, PA seems like a sweet gig. The housing is affordable and the income tax is lower (though i believe the property taxes might be a little higher). Have you looked into moving somewhere just over the state line?
     
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    Speaknig of taxes, PA has no tax on groceries but 8% on restaurants.
     
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    yeah, PA property taxes are rape. my old man moved from MD to just over the PA line.

    but i mean, no income tax, can't complain about that
     
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    food and clothes are not taxed, unless the food is "prepared" for you...as you said, in a restaurant.
     
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    current situation doesnt allow it, but i plan on moving soon. probably heading south though
     

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