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FreakShow

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Printing, does it matter to you.
« on: November 26, 2019, 06:05:41 PM »
I use to worry about it the first year i had my CCW. Always trying to find the best holster, trying to figure out which shirt fist the best over my firearm and if i'm printing. Now after 2 1'2 years of carrying i could care less who see's it. Most of the time in the summer i open carry. I only buy my holsters from one guy who hand makes them and the only time they're hidden is if it's fall and winter when i have a jacket on. I know people say, if you have conceal carry, why not, and sometimes i do, But now it's just a matter of preference. Anymore i feel naked if i don't have my firearm with me.This is what i look like in the summer
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Re: Printing, does it matter to you.
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2019, 07:21:58 PM »
I prefer not to advertise, I usually wear loose, untucked flannel shirts in winter, and my pocket holster(S&W 642) in summer.  Cargo shorts work well.
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Re: Printing, does it matter to you.
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2019, 07:50:27 AM »
Sad to say, I'm sure half of the public would miss it (face planted in phones/clueless).
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Re: Printing, does it matter to you.
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2019, 08:59:10 AM »
Just use caution when out of state. Some states have laws against printing if you are a permit holder.
Good looking holster btw.

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Re: Printing, does it matter to you.
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2019, 05:01:05 PM »
I am much more concerned that I have quick access than if I am “printing”.  I dress to carry.  Extra long Carhartt vest is good this time of year. 

I OWB 3:30.   Always have a holster that covers the muzzle.  If somebody sees the bottom of the holster, 99.9% have no idea what they’re seeing. 
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Re: Printing, does it matter to you.
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2019, 09:44:09 AM »
Like Freakshow I frequently open carry during the warmer months but when I choose to conceal I do my best to completely conceal. I don't like to print.

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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2019, 11:04:18 AM »
I am much more concerned that I have quick access than if I am “printing”.  I dress to carry.  Extra long Carhartt vest is good this time of year. 

I OWB 3:30.   Always have a holster that covers the muzzle.  If somebody sees the bottom of the holster, 99.9% have no idea what they’re seeing.

Exactly, more concerned with a quick draw. I've always been a people watcher, they're more concerned with themselves than they are with anything going on around them. When i conceal, they more than likely think it's a phone carrier.
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Re: Printing, does it matter to you.
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2019, 12:47:53 PM »
Correct. Printing is not always a gun. I have a buddy that has a large phone case on his belt that prints, and another that wears a insulin pump for his diabetes. I wear a V3 holster and it makes no more of a print than their item. I have never been questioned by anyone on this.
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Re: Printing, does it matter to you.
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2019, 02:39:04 PM »
Correct. Printing is not always a gun. I have a buddy that has a large phone case on his belt that prints, and another that wears a insulin pump for his diabetes. I wear a V3 holster and it makes no more of a print than their item. I have never been questioned by anyone on this.

I've had a few people talk to me and my wife about firearms when i open carry. But i have yet to come across anyone try to OUT me in front of people. No one has come up to me with a negative attitude and point out my firearm to a crowd of people or to anyone else. I did recently have a young girl in a grocery store ask me if i were a sheriff. Because her mom told her, if you want to know just ask. So i told them why i carry so they could understand. The world and the news wants people to think that every person who owns a firearm is going to be outed by every person who doesn't believe in it. That's just BS. They want to be heard while on a soap box. But the average joe out there is not walking around checking you out to see if you may have a weapon, they're to concerned with themselves and taking selfies.
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Re: Printing, does it matter to you.
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2019, 01:45:28 PM »
one concern about printing and open carry is weapon retention. I think it is generally better not to advertise.

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Re: Printing, does it matter to you.
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2019, 10:22:21 PM »
all of my firearms holsters that i carry have a strap. Their all custom made by a guy i found on ETSY, JANRICLeather
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