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Posted: 9/6/2010 9:19:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2010 9:43:04 AM EDT by Couch-Commando]
I do all the time. If I am in the middle of nowhere, and I'm hunting, hiking, offroading or just spending time in the wilderness, I open carry either a shotgun or AR15. If the worry is snakes, I take the shotgun. If the worry is drug traffickers, I take the rifle.

If I'm hunting, I'm typically with my dad, who lends me a handgun to carry. Since I normally hunt with black powder rifles, it makes a lot of sense to carry something semi-auto for 2 legged pests.

So, who all has open carried their AR15? I figure everyone, since people here hate hbars and carry M4style/lightweight carbines.

FWIW, in the past, I almost exclusively open carried a Colt 20'' hbar. My new colt 6551 (government profile) will probably be better suited for this.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 9:28:52 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 9:31:44 AM EDT
There is no law against open carrying a long gun in Texas but my guess is that you wouldn't get far if an LEO spots you. They don't have to know the law or be right they can still take you in.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 9:31:57 AM EDT
Just while shooting. For the most part if I'm doing something else (like hiking) I'm in a place where that would probably draw wayyy too much attention (like Sabino Canyon). If I were hiking more out in the desert I would take my AR for sure.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 9:32:59 AM EDT
I open carried a K31 while snowshoeing once.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 9:33:32 AM EDT
My neighbors see it all the time.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 9:33:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 9:34:00 AM EDT
Its legal here IIRC, but if you do it anywhere besides private property (Read: BFE woods) you're asking for a visit from the State Police SWAT team.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 9:34:51 AM EDT
While hunting yes.

To the local grocery store no.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 9:37:30 AM EDT
Yes, but only way off the beaten path.

Most of the areas I go you can classify as legal coyote hunting area, so you even have a reason if asked.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 9:42:23 AM EDT
Yep, If any of you recall seeing Sheriff Babeu of Pinal County in the news talking about violence (that thread got 10 pages), and the pinal county deputy who was recently shot, all of my outdoor activity is conducted within 20 miles of that. There is "sign" of traffickers everywhere. So yeah, in the outdoors, my AR15 comes with me.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 9:44:37 AM EDT
Originally Posted By retgarr:
I open carried a K31 while snowshoeing once.


very appropriate
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 9:50:09 AM EDT
Originally Posted By retgarr:
I open carried a K31 while snowshoeing once.


That's pretty cool!

Yup, dragged my 10.5" AR through the woods more than once...
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 9:51:43 AM EDT
I open carried my my M-16 through the Anchorage airport.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 9:52:27 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 9:59:24 AM EDT
Of course. What a silly question. Did you ever try sticking AR-15 with a 20" barrel down your pants? It doesn't fit very well and hard as all get out to walk with. Thats just for starters. The 30 round mag poking out would certainly draw a lot of attention from the women though.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 10:04:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2010 10:08:30 AM EDT by Echo2]
Originally Posted By Paul:
Why not? Damn hard to conceal unless you're a really really big man.





are you calling me fat?..........and yes....wreck in my front field and 2 very drunk a$$holes saying there would be trouble if the cops were called.....went home.....got vest....got AR.....called cops.....waited at distance of 50 yrds.

Cops came.....threats were made.....idiots arrested.....cops waved.....all is well.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 10:09:33 AM EDT
You mean how uses their AR? me
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 10:10:36 AM EDT
i carried mine out to the mailbox a few times...
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 10:11:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 10:12:13 AM EDT
only on friends' properties during bbq/shooting get togethers.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 10:13:17 AM EDT
I OCed my AR while walking past some houses in the desert once, didn't take any crap for it.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 10:19:47 AM EDT
Yes, but only becuase I was going to the range and combined that with a MC ride, so I rode to the range with it accross the back. ammo in saddle bags. shot 300 rounds after sighting in , drove home. as I was leaving teh range a father son pair looked at me like I was strange and made the comment " well I wont cut you off in traffic" (WTF, you WOULD if i wasnt carrying???" ), reinforcing my claim(made originaly by a far smarter man that I) an armed socity is a polite sociity
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 10:21:47 AM EDT
Nah. One time my car wouldn't make it up range road in the winter ice, so I open carried my k98 about two miles through the park.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 10:28:35 AM EDT
Yeah. Carried my HBARed middy around in the woods a few times. Eventually figured out "fuck it, HBARS are too damn heavy for "real world" use", and set about to lighten my AR a bit.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 10:31:00 AM EDT
My AR-10 has been in the woods quite a bit. Still waiting for the DNR guy to show up when I have it out.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:00:16 AM EDT
Many times while at work.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:28:21 AM EDT
Inside the State Capitol Dome in Lansing this year, following the 2nd Amendment March rally:



Meeting of the House of Representatives was in session:

Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:29:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheOtherDave:
Inside the State Capitol Dome in Lansing this year, following the 2nd Amendment March rally:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c282/sfdave/P1010079.jpg

Meeting of the House of Representatives was in session:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c282/sfdave/P1010081-1.jpg

wow good for you! i am surprise they let you have a loaded clip!
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:31:56 AM EDT
Originally Posted By armoredsaint:

Originally Posted By TheOtherDave:
Inside the State Capitol Dome in Lansing this year, following the 2nd Amendment March rally:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c282/sfdave/P1010079.jpg

Meeting of the House of Representatives was in session:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c282/sfdave/P1010081-1.jpg

wow good for you! i am surprise they let you have a loaded clip!


that's pretty neat. was the clip really loaded though?

Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:33:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By flyfishnepa:
Originally Posted By armoredsaint:

Originally Posted By TheOtherDave:
Inside the State Capitol Dome in Lansing this year, following the 2nd Amendment March rally:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c282/sfdave/P1010079.jpg

Meeting of the House of Representatives was in session:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c282/sfdave/P1010081-1.jpg

wow good for you! i am surprise they let you have a loaded clip!


that's pretty neat. was the clip really loaded though?


that looks like a Lancer C5 clip that holds 30 bullets in that clip.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:34:50 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TheOtherDave:
Inside the State Capitol Dome in Lansing this year, following the 2nd Amendment March rally:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c282/sfdave/P1010079.jpg

Meeting of the House of Representatives was in session:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c282/sfdave/P1010081-1.jpg


So what were the LEO/guard interactions like? Polite? Or were they to scared to even talk to you?
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:35:37 AM EDT
clip? seriously? CLIP?
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:36:11 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Chisum:
Of course. What a silly question. Did you ever try sticking AR-15 with a 20" barrel down your pants? It doesn't fit very well and hard as all get out to walk with. Thats just for starters. The 30 round mag poking out would certainly draw a lot of attention from the women though.


If it had the shoulder thing that goes up it might be worth a try
It is however the reason why the shoulder thing that goes up is banned in my country as they fear that people who have jumped though a insane amount of hoops to own a AR 15 will start CCW ing them under their raincoat or something

Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:39:00 AM EDT
If you fellas are saying "clip" just to annoy the hell out of me, mission accomplished
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:40:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2010 9:48:43 AM EDT by TheOtherDave]
Originally Posted By SaintMichaelArms:
Originally Posted By TheOtherDave:
Inside the State Capitol Dome in Lansing this year, following the 2nd Amendment March rally:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c282/sfdave/P1010079.jpg

Meeting of the House of Representatives was in session:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c282/sfdave/P1010081-1.jpg


So what were the LEO/guard interactions like? Polite? Or were they to scared to even talk to you?


Well, as you can see in the pic, the guard had her hand on a cross-draw, and so did the guy behind the camera. There were 4 AR's and 6 handguns in that picture.

ETA: The capitol police were the ones that told the event organizer that the capitol was open for tours. They told us that OC'd handguns were welcome in the building but that they preferred that long guns stayed outside because there were school children inside-but they understood they couldn't stop us if we chose to. I thought about it for 30 seconds after the announcement was made and came to the conclusion that I needed to go inside with my rifle. The last time I went to Lansing for a gun rally, there was no CCW, no OC, no ownership of MG's, no castle doctrine etc. in Michigan. If those kids were there to see Government in Action, they needed to see me in the capitol building interacting with my representatives and legislators while they are at work.

As for being in the building, hardly anyone paid much attention. It could be because we were among the first to go inside and people thought we were LEO's.. Nobody made the announcement that we were coming in to the people working in the building, so there were some pregnant pauses as we passed the receptionist desk at the ground floor level. The most we got from people inside was a longer than normal glance from staffers and lawyers as they jetted in and out of the offices. Now, for the Capitol Police in the House, they stopped us at the door and told us that they hadn't had a problem with people coming in with guns in the past but they told us that we were not to touch them under any circumstances and just sling them behind our backs. Obviously they had no idea what our intentions were and the speaker was a very clean 40-50 yard shot if one of us were to want to use our guns, so it was probably a pretty tense day at work for them-I actually felt sorry. We went to the Senate and Supreme Court but they weren't working that day.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:40:54 AM EDT
Originally Posted By armoredsaint:

Originally Posted By flyfishnepa:
Originally Posted By armoredsaint:

Originally Posted By TheOtherDave:
Inside the State Capitol Dome in Lansing this year, following the 2nd Amendment March rally:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c282/sfdave/P1010079.jpg

Meeting of the House of Representatives was in session:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c282/sfdave/P1010081-1.jpg

wow good for you! i am surprise they let you have a loaded clip!


that's pretty neat. was the clip really loaded though?


that looks like a Lancer C5 clip that holds 30 bullets in that clip.


yup.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:42:35 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TheOtherDave:
Inside the State Capitol Dome in Lansing this year, following the 2nd Amendment March rally:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c282/sfdave/P1010079.jpg

Meeting of the House of Representatives was in session:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c282/sfdave/P1010081-1.jpg


Ballz.
You got em'!
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:44:52 AM EDT
OC my AR whenever I'm in the woods. (Nat'l Forest). I'm relatively discreet, however...cradle it like a normal rifle, or against my side...never "low-ready."
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:51:24 AM EDT
Originally Posted By armoredsaint:

Originally Posted By flyfishnepa:
Originally Posted By armoredsaint:

Originally Posted By TheOtherDave:
Inside the State Capitol Dome in Lansing this year, following the 2nd Amendment March rally:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c282/sfdave/P1010079.jpg

Meeting of the House of Representatives was in session:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c282/sfdave/P1010081-1.jpg

wow good for you! i am surprise they let you have a loaded clip!


that's pretty neat. was the clip really loaded though?


that looks like a Lancer C5 clip that holds 30 bullets in that clip.


CLIPS ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:52:00 AM EDT
Is it really considered open carry out in the middle of no where or is it just considered carrying the rifle normally?
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:54:53 AM EDT
Originally Posted By metalhed556:
Originally Posted By armoredsaint:

Originally Posted By flyfishnepa:
Originally Posted By armoredsaint:

Originally Posted By TheOtherDave:
Inside the State Capitol Dome in Lansing this year, following the 2nd Amendment March rally:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c282/sfdave/P1010079.jpg

Meeting of the House of Representatives was in session:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c282/sfdave/P1010081-1.jpg

wow good for you! i am surprise they let you have a loaded clip!


that's pretty neat. was the clip really loaded though?


that looks like a Lancer C5 clip that holds 30 bullets in that clip.


CLIPS ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


If you were in a firefight and you said I am out throw me a clip we'd both know what you meant.

I am positive that as always it will be a sarcasm thing but it isn't clip magazine who gives a shit. It doesn't make one a real gunslinger if they don't use clip.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:55:24 AM EDT
Originally Posted By armoredsaint:

Originally Posted By TheOtherDave:
Inside the State Capitol Dome in Lansing this year, following the 2nd Amendment March rally:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c282/sfdave/P1010079.jpg

Meeting of the House of Representatives was in session:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c282/sfdave/P1010081-1.jpg

wow good for you! i am surprise they let you have a loaded clip!



CLIP!? OMGWTFBBQ! BAN HIM!
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:55:43 AM EDT
Originally Posted By BadShovelhead:
Is it really considered open carry out in the middle of no where or is it just considered carrying the rifle normally?


Probably depends on where you live. In a populated area, I consider it OCing. Some states are so population dense that you can't help but OC, even in the 'woods'.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:57:22 AM EDT
In on this clip fail fest
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:57:52 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TheOtherDave:
Originally Posted By SaintMichaelArms:
Originally Posted By TheOtherDave:
Inside the State Capitol Dome in Lansing this year, following the 2nd Amendment March rally:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c282/sfdave/P1010079.jpg

Meeting of the House of Representatives was in session:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c282/sfdave/P1010081-1.jpg


So what were the LEO/guard interactions like? Polite? Or were they to scared to even talk to you?


Well, as you can see in the pic, the guard had her hand on a cross-draw, and so did the guy behind the camera. There were 4 AR's and 6 handguns in that picture.

ETA: The capitol police were the ones that told the event organizer that the capitol was open for tours. They told us that OC'd handguns were welcome in the building but that they preferred that long guns stayed outside because there were school children inside-but they understood they couldn't stop us if we chose to. I thought about it for 30 seconds after the announcement was made and came to the conclusion that I needed to go inside with my rifle. The last time I went to Lansing for a gun rally, there was no CCW, no OC, no ownership of MG's, no castle doctrine etc. in Michigan. If those kids were there to see Government in Action, they needed to see me in the capitol building interacting with my representatives and legislators while they are at work.

As for being in the building, hardly anyone paid much attention. It could be because we were among the first to go inside and people thought we were LEO's.. Nobody made the announcement that we were coming in to the people working in the building, so there were some pregnant pauses as we passed the receptionist desk at the ground floor level. The most we got from people inside was a longer than normal glance from staffers and lawyers as they jetted in and out of the offices. Now, for the Capitol Police in the House, they stopped us at the door and told us that they hadn't had a problem with people coming in with guns in the past but they told us that we were not to touch them under any circumstances and just sling them behind our backs. Obviously they had no idea what our intentions were and the speaker was a very clean 40-50 yard shot if one of us were to want to use our guns, so it was probably a pretty tense day at work for them-I actually felt sorry. We went to the Senate and Supreme Court but they weren't working that day.


We need more citizens like you.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 10:02:20 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SaintMichaelArms:
Originally Posted By TheOtherDave:
Originally Posted By SaintMichaelArms:
Originally Posted By TheOtherDave:
Inside the State Capitol Dome in Lansing this year, following the 2nd Amendment March rally:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c282/sfdave/P1010079.jpg

Meeting of the House of Representatives was in session:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c282/sfdave/P1010081-1.jpg


So what were the LEO/guard interactions like? Polite? Or were they to scared to even talk to you?


Well, as you can see in the pic, the guard had her hand on a cross-draw, and so did the guy behind the camera. There were 4 AR's and 6 handguns in that picture.

ETA: The capitol police were the ones that told the event organizer that the capitol was open for tours. They told us that OC'd handguns were welcome in the building but that they preferred that long guns stayed outside because there were school children inside-but they understood they couldn't stop us if we chose to. I thought about it for 30 seconds after the announcement was made and came to the conclusion that I needed to go inside with my rifle. The last time I went to Lansing for a gun rally, there was no CCW, no OC, no ownership of MG's, no castle doctrine etc. in Michigan. If those kids were there to see Government in Action, they needed to see me in the capitol building interacting with my representatives and legislators while they are at work.

As for being in the building, hardly anyone paid much attention. It could be because we were among the first to go inside and people thought we were LEO's.. Nobody made the announcement that we were coming in to the people working in the building, so there were some pregnant pauses as we passed the receptionist desk at the ground floor level. The most we got from people inside was a longer than normal glance from staffers and lawyers as they jetted in and out of the offices. Now, for the Capitol Police in the House, they stopped us at the door and told us that they hadn't had a problem with people coming in with guns in the past but they told us that we were not to touch them under any circumstances and just sling them behind our backs. Obviously they had no idea what our intentions were and the speaker was a very clean 40-50 yard shot if one of us were to want to use our guns, so it was probably a pretty tense day at work for them-I actually felt sorry. We went to the Senate and Supreme Court but they weren't working that day.


We need more citizens like you.


I think there is a time and place for it. Tea Parties are a good example. I never OC, this capitol trip and two tea parties are the only times I have ever OC'd. It was a little bit of a hassle to take an AR to a tea part in an affluent city with lots of police presence (they left me alone but made for damned sure that I knew they were there) but everyone there who saw me knows it's perfectly legal to carry a gun while demonstrating against things they don't like in Government.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 10:03:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2010 10:04:18 AM EDT by mhoffman]
Let's get this thread back on track, shall we?



_MaH

ETA: Oooohhhh, good use of 14,300!
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 10:05:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BadShovelhead:
Originally Posted By metalhed556:
Originally Posted By armoredsaint:

Originally Posted By flyfishnepa:
Originally Posted By armoredsaint:

Originally Posted By TheOtherDave:
Inside the State Capitol Dome in Lansing this year, following the 2nd Amendment March rally:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c282/sfdave/P1010079.jpg

Meeting of the House of Representatives was in session:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c282/sfdave/P1010081-1.jpg

wow good for you! i am surprise they let you have a loaded clip!


that's pretty neat. was the clip really loaded though?


that looks like a Lancer C5 clip that holds 30 bullets in that clip.


CLIPS ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


If you were in a firefight and you said I am out throw me a clip we'd both know what you meant.

I am positive that as always it will be a sarcasm thing but it isn't clip magazine who gives a shit. It doesn't make one a real gunslinger if they don't use clip.
Your post reminds me that I need to get some stripper clips to load an SKS clip.

Link Posted: 9/7/2010 10:05:26 AM EDT
Originally Posted By BadShovelhead:
Originally Posted By metalhed556:
Originally Posted By armoredsaint:

Originally Posted By flyfishnepa:
Originally Posted By armoredsaint:

Originally Posted By TheOtherDave:
Inside the State Capitol Dome in Lansing this year, following the 2nd Amendment March rally:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c282/sfdave/P1010079.jpg

Meeting of the House of Representatives was in session:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c282/sfdave/P1010081-1.jpg

wow good for you! i am surprise they let you have a loaded clip!


that's pretty neat. was the clip really loaded though?


that looks like a Lancer C5 clip that holds 30 bullets in that clip.


CLIPS ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


If you were in a firefight and you said I am out throw me a clip we'd both know what you meant.

I am positive that as always it will be a sarcasm thing but it isn't clip magazine who gives a shit. It doesn't make one a real gunslinger if they don't use clip.


I got nothing against saying clip I got torn a new asshole when i said it here once
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 10:05:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2010 10:12:15 AM EDT by Another-Bill]
No, but the women always think that I'm 'happy' to see them.





Bill
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