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Posted: 3/13/2011 7:17:53 AM EST
Just like to see what you all have to say on this! Also if you could please state why you CC or open carry. I worked with an officer in Texas who open carried shirt tucked in and had an old style cowboy belt and holster as his off duty rig. Just for fun what is the holster you use?
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 7:39:01 AM EST
I am off duty, so no need to advertise I am a cop.

Pocket or crossbreed is what I use to carry.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 7:41:20 AM EST
Off duty?

CC every time.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 7:41:21 AM EST
Both
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 7:47:00 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/13/2011 3:42:19 PM EST by Bklyn_Irish]
Originally Posted By BiteDog:
Off duty?

CC every time.


Indeed. Policy dictates it as well.

My general rule: no open carry unless I'm wearing a vest.

Link Posted: 3/13/2011 7:54:24 AM EST
Originally Posted By BiteDog:
Off duty?

CC every time.


This, unless I am going to training/class/meeting and I have my badge displayed.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 8:42:14 AM EST
Open carry is needlessly drawing attention and painting a target on you. If I need to use a weapon off duty it will be my opponent's last surprise. My department requires CC but I wouldn't do it any other way.

For these same reasons I discourage open carry by civilians as well despite it being legal. It has nothing to do with politics, it is a tactical error.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 9:51:02 AM EST
CC. General orders require it.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 9:56:17 AM EST
Concealed. On another note, does anyone carry with a weapon light attached?
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 10:09:43 AM EST
Originally Posted By tusk212:
Concealed. On another note, does anyone carry with a weapon light attached?


I don't.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 10:10:26 AM EST
Off duuty, I CC. No need to advertise, ya know.

Usually use either Blackhawk Serpa CQC, or a Galco Pancake.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 12:05:09 PM EST
State law says CC only while off duty.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 2:08:47 PM EST
I CC when I am not working. However, when I go to court, I partially open carry, IWB holster, with a shirt tucked in and no jacket, so its a partial CC/OC I suppose.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 2:42:21 PM EST
Every officer I know CC off duty, don't know if that is law or not.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 2:58:13 PM EST
CC, it's in our Dept's policy manual.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 2:58:20 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2011 3:05:33 AM EST by tc556guy]
Almost always concealed, unless we are at a training event and going out for lunch

Originally Posted By tusk212:
Concealed. On another note, does anyone carry with a weapon light attached?

If I'm carrying my 22, yes.
If I have my 27, no.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 3:01:20 PM EST
Originally Posted By tc556guy:
Almost always concealed, unless we are at a training event and going out for lunch


This.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 3:16:51 PM EST
Originally Posted By Recon_by_Fire:
Every officer I know CC off duty, don't know if that is law or not.


Not in Texas that's where I had the officer who wore the pistol rig.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 3:18:49 PM EST
Originally Posted By Castillo:
CC. General orders require it.


this, wouldnt Open carry even if we where "allowed."

J-

Link Posted: 3/13/2011 3:22:15 PM EST
Originally Posted By Supracerxtreme:
CC, it's in our Dept's policy manual.


Yup.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 3:31:03 PM EST
Originally Posted By tusk212:
Concealed. On another note, does anyone carry with a weapon light attached?


Now that I have a RCS Phantom.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 3:46:01 PM EST
Concealed by choice and by policy and/ or state law.

I use Raven concealment holsters. One is molded for a light, but I don't normally carry it.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 7:05:30 PM EST
every one else has already said it but cc, no reason to advertise.

I carry it in the backhawk serpa
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 7:20:32 PM EST
CC State law allows OC, but policy requires CC (requires CC on duty unless in uniform, as well, though no one seems to pay attention to that rule except me and a few others.)
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 7:28:18 PM EST
Originally Posted By Altair:
Open carry is needlessly drawing attention and painting a target on you. If I need to use a weapon off duty it will be my opponent's last surprise. My department requires CC but I wouldn't do it any other way.

For these same reasons I discourage open carry by civilians as well despite it being legal. It has nothing to do with politics, it is a tactical error.


This, FTW. Better to blend in than to draw attention to oneself.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 7:39:57 PM EST
I CC if I am out of uniform. Even if I am going to a training I will still CC.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 8:12:08 PM EST
CC cause Im not retarded
Crossbreed
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 11:00:12 PM EST
CC a G23/X300 in a RC Phantom. No open carry here. Don't think I would even if we were allowed to anyway.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 11:25:20 PM EST
Originally Posted By ARJJ:
Originally Posted By BiteDog:
Off duty?

CC every time.


This, unless I am going to training/class/meeting and I have my badge displayed.


This. I use a crossbreed.

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Link Posted: 3/14/2011 1:57:20 AM EST
Originally Posted By Castillo:
CC. General orders require it.


This.

I use Milt Sparks VM2, Pitbull Tactical, Raven, Kholster and Crossbreed holsters depending on situation... The Milt Sparks get the "Favorite" nod though.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:36:18 AM EST
Always CC off duty. Don't want to advertise.

The rookies who OC at Wal-Mart while grocery shopping crack me up.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:55:50 AM EST
CC, bianchi OWB auto retention holster
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 4:28:45 AM EST
CC. Reasons have already been mentioned by others
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 5:19:17 AM EST
When off-duty I carry IWB in a Comp-tac Minotaur at all times. We had a similar discussion in the Iowa Hometown forum because of new legislation. I personally feel you lose the tactical edge the moment you open carry. If you find yourself in the wrong place at the wrong time and are carrying open you are going to be the first target. Just my personal thoughts on the topic.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:22:03 AM EST
CC by choice as well as by policy. IWB Don Hume holster for my XD. Pocket holster for my Kel Tec the one time every two or three years when I'm required to abide by dress code that won't let me conceal a full-size pistol.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:37:59 AM EST
There is no open carry in the state of FL.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 9:33:41 AM EST
It all depends on what I'm doing / where I'm going. I'd honestly say that 98% of the time, they're both hidden. If I'm going to something where I'm required to wear some kind of uniform (IE: 5.11 & Polo, other "soft" uniform, or BDU's), then yeah I'd open carry w/ badge, two mags, pair of nickel plated bracelets, and possibly a flashlight. However, even then, I'll still have on a North Face jacket or something to cover it up until I get to my destination.

To me:

Open Carry out of uniform = Unneccessary attention & "Shoot Me First"

-SS
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 9:55:19 AM EST
99.99992% of the time, I CC in whatever holster I may decide to use that day. I can think of twice that I've OC'd in 5 years and both times, I went to the range.

I usually wear a crossbreed supertuck, but if I'm carrying my Glock 27, I have one of those spring clips built into it.

Link Posted: 3/14/2011 1:26:31 PM EST
Department policy requires that firearms be concealed when off-duty. I never open carried before I was a cop, and I wouldn't now if policy allowed it. I carry concealed when going to training also. I have, in the past, open carried to training (with badge displayed), but that was when I worked for a department that had a mandatory training uniform that was not CC friendly. My department now just requires we dress neatly, and that gives me plenty of leeway to dress around a concealed handgun or two.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 6:03:10 PM EST
I cc most of the time. Our policy states that if you open carry then you must have your badge beside it. Training meetings or late night runs to walmart are the times i open carry.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 6:14:06 AM EST
My department's policy dictated CC. Having said that, surprise is your greatest advantage. Don't advertise if you don't have to.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 7:25:57 AM EST
CC any time I'm not in uniform.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 3:32:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/15/2011 3:34:19 PM EST by bg10]
CC. I figure I look enough like a cop without advertising.

Eta: blade tech iwb holster for my glock 22
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 4:05:52 PM EST
I am plain clothes so I open carry with a badge on my belt for work. It really does attract attention. People often stare esp. until they notice the badge. It can be a little annoying I guess. Def. don't want that type of attention off duty so I CC if I carry at all off duty.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 4:33:33 PM EST
Originally Posted By BiteDog:
Off duty?

CC every time.


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