What's Your Favorite Open Carry Gun?


What's Your Favorite Open Carry Gun?

  • Beretta 92 FS Inox

    Votes: 4 3.4%
  • Colt Combat Commander 1911

    Votes: 8 6.7%
  • Colt Defender .40 S&W

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • Colt Government 1911 45ACP

    Votes: 14 11.8%
  • Colt Officer 45ACP

    Votes: 2 1.7%
  • Glock 19 Gen2

    Votes: 4 3.4%
  • Glock 19 Gen4

    Votes: 9 7.6%
  • Glock 21sf

    Votes: 5 4.2%
  • Glock 22 Gen 4

    Votes: 5 4.2%
  • Glock 23

    Votes: 7 5.9%
  • Glock 27

    Votes: 6 5.0%
  • Govt 1911

    Votes: 15 12.6%
  • HK USP 40

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • IWI Baby Desert Eagle .40

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • Kahr CM9

    Votes: 4 3.4%
  • Kimber 1911 5" Tactical Custom HD II

    Votes: 8 6.7%
  • Ruger LC9

    Votes: 5 4.2%
  • Ruger SR9C

    Votes: 11 9.2%
  • S&W M&P 40

    Votes: 13 10.9%
  • S&W SD40 VE .40

    Votes: 7 5.9%
  • Sig Sauer 1911

    Votes: 9 7.6%
  • Sig Sauer P239 9MM

    Votes: 2 1.7%
  • Sig Sauer P250

    Votes: 6 5.0%
  • STI .45 ACP

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • STI 9MM

    Votes: 2 1.7%
  • Taurus Model 85

    Votes: 6 5.0%
  • Taurus PT 1911 AR

    Votes: 2 1.7%

  • Total voters
    119
Whenever I’m out in the woods hiking or just being outdoors, I open carry my Sig P220 Elite 10mm.


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I do not open carry in the Public. Just dumb IMO. I do not want the anti's in my face and I do not want to get into theirs. And even people that are not Anti- 2nd amendment get a uneasy feeling with some guy walking around with a big gun on that is not a LE. Besides it is tacky as heck. Makes you look weird. Especially some of these guys that look like they were raised in a barn. If someone had a huge cellphone or tablet strapped to his belt he would be called a Nerd. A gun on is worse than looking like a nerd. And no one knows a thing about you, for all they know, you are a grade A nutcase with a short fuse temper that might explode anytime. God forbid you get some bad service.
And why loose the art of concealment and surprise? Just makes no sense.
 
I do not open carry in the Public. Just dumb IMO. I do not want the anti's in my face and I do not want to get into theirs. And even people that are not Anti- 2nd amendment get a uneasy feeling with some guy walking around with a big gun on that is not a LE. Besides it is tacky as heck. Makes you look weird. Especially some of these guys that look like they were raised in a barn. If someone had a huge cellphone or tablet strapped to his belt he would be called a Nerd. A gun on is worse than looking like a nerd. And no one knows a thing about you, for all they know, you are a grade A nutcase with a short fuse temper that might explode anytime. God forbid you get some bad service.
And why loose the art of concealment and surprise? Just makes no sense.

Well said, and exactly my sentiments. I know open carry has its pros, but it also has its cons as well. Quite frankly I think that open carry really ought to be reserved for those that live in states that allow open carry without a permit but if you live somewhere that requires a permit for both, or somewhere that doesn’t require a permit at all for open or concealed carry, I think concealed carry is the way to go.


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My favorite is Glock 23 Handgun.
This is the “Commander” size handgun from Glock. It's smaller than full-size firearms, making it easier to carry without sacrificing power. Although the Model G19 in 9mm is likely to be more popular, many gun enthusiasts still believe in defensive cartridges that begin with a four.

The G23 in.40 S&W is a tiny pistol with a 14-round capacity that is pleasant to carry all day. Many intelligent gun owners choose it as their regular carry weapon.
 
Uberti black powder Navy Colt. Shoots like a dream, I carry it on the job as an armored car guard.
 
Does that use percussion caps? It's not often I hear about someone using a black powder weapon for self defense.
Yep, it does. I love it. And for those who are going to say I’ve only got six, well I carry a Mauser C96 as a back-up.
 
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My bright yellow water pistol! In today's world only a uniformed patrol officer, a badge carrying law-enforcement official, or a civilian nincompoop should, or would open carry. Just because someone can do something does NOT mean that it's a good idea.
 
I love my Girsan Regard MC /Beretta M9A3 clone , I carry it in a Safariland 7377 7TS™ ALS® CONCEALMENT BELT LOOP HOLSTER . It fits great and is a level two retention so it is not easy to be taken away if someone becomes a Jacka** fool .
 
Don't believe in open carry. I believe one showing a weapon will be the first taken out. I believe the element of surprise is more important than a gun show. IMO
Only when out in the woods does the family open carry because a bear or a gator is never out gun shopping with a Louisville slugger.
When I /we do it's usually a .45 1911 or a .357 revolver.
 

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