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« Reply #50 on: November 23, 2016, 09:44:40 PM »
Nope.  Local shop. Screw sbucks.  :coffee
In reality, I've been lugging the rifle and extra pistol mag (I usually only carry one spare) since the election. There's been some minor encounters. I'll stop a few weeks after the inauguration, when everyone gets bored and goes back to lazing around doing nothing.

You actually open carry? I thought you were messing around. Congrats if you are able to  :thumbup1.

I support the right to do so, but would never myself. Americans aren't comfortable enough with it yet. Not even in Texas, sadly.
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Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    « Reply #51 on: November 24, 2016, 10:37:27 AM »
    You actually open carry? I thought you were messing around. Congrats if you are able to  :thumbup1.

    I support the right to do so, but would never myself. Americans aren't comfortable enough with it yet. Not even in Texas, sadly.

    no, I keep the rifle in the truck typically. it just so happened that I had it slung when I opened this thread (I bring it in at night. and hadn't locked it up.) so gear check included the carbine. as well as the three mags on my desk. well- three loaded mags. (I need to clean my desk and load magazines...)

    the encounters have been nonviolent, mostly morons who see the 6'4 white guy in the "remember 9/11" shirt and decide to scream at me. it's happened twice, both times while i was wearing the shirt. but in other places there's been some mob violence, a bomb threat at my best friends college, and one of my friends had rocks thrown at them because they were wearing a MAGA hat on a college campus. stuff like that.

    this election cycle has made me realize- maybe body armor is't a frivolous purchase....
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    « Reply #52 on: November 28, 2016, 12:36:31 PM »
    Bianchi SpeedStrips, the .38/.357 six round version dual pack http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bianchi-38-357-Speed-Strips-Revolver-Speed-Loader-Strips-20054-/181733691406?hash=item2a502c100e:g:ypEAAOSwGYVXDEMQ

    The Tuff version of the above is the QuickStrips #6357 http://www.tuffproducts.com/7002-quickstrips-black-2-set/ - be aware there are other options for other calibers, and with those other options you have to buy a pouch for the appropriate size Speed/Quick Strip if you want one

    I use a Tuff pouch, Size 2 medium http://www.tuffproducts.com/7907-quickstrips-tactical-pouch/ with my 6 round .38/.357 Bianchi SpeedStrips...personally, if I were going to use a 7 round version of those Strips I'd probably buy a Size 3 large pouch...it's a good fit with the 6 rounders in that medium but I can't see room for 1 more round per**

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    5 rounds of .357, .38, .40 S&W, .6.8mm,..7mm Mag,.375 H&H 300 Win Mag,.45 Auto Rim
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    410 Shotgun,.44,.45,.458 Lott,.458 Win Mag,.460, .50AE,.7mm Mag,.375 H&H 300 Win Mag,.45 Auto Rim,

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    8 rounds of .223,.32,.327,9mm Luger/Parabellum .357, .38, .40 S&W, .6.8mm QuickStrips™


    How to use a Tuff pouch with Bianchi SpeedStrips or Tuff QuickStrips


    Many thanks for the resources.  Looking to add to my Christmas shopping now. :)

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    « Reply #53 on: November 28, 2016, 01:29:11 PM »
    Many thanks for the resources.  Looking to add to my Christmas shopping now. :)

    My pleasure, always ready to help a friend spend their money  :rotfl
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    « Reply #54 on: January 23, 2017, 06:41:29 AM »
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    « Reply #55 on: January 23, 2017, 08:51:06 AM »
    Since im in Canada now and no longer living in VT. My daily carry consists of my Kershaw Speedsafe blackout knife, Surefire Peacekeeper 600 lumens Tac light, keys, Phone and a good set of running shoes and the best weapon of all My brain and situational awareness. I have to omit my SIG P229 plus 2 spare mags from the equation.
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    « Reply #56 on: January 23, 2017, 02:13:13 PM »


    The S&W 360PD "AirLite" is backed up today with my S&W 3914DAO. It is thin and light enough for ISWB weak side.



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    « Reply #57 on: January 23, 2017, 07:00:20 PM »
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    « Reply #58 on: January 23, 2017, 08:18:05 PM »
    Well, since I'm in my jammies, I'm not carrying anything, but I've got a .45 Colt Vaquero in reach, and if I have to go downstairs, there's a M-92 clone on the landing.  Along the way, there's a cartridge belt with 12 extra rounds in it.  Figure if I can't handle it with 29 rounds of hot .45 Colt, I probably can't handle it with an M4.
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    « Reply #59 on: January 24, 2017, 12:03:21 AM »
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    « Reply #60 on: January 24, 2017, 03:03:59 PM »


    G41 with 1 spare mag, small Boker in my right boot, Browning knife on my left belt and a CRKY Crawford-Kasper folder in my right rear pocket. Tourniquet in my right cargo pocket and my PBA membership (in case I need the PBA attorney post shooting) card in my wallet. Not shown is my Streamlight Strion LED in my left cargo pocket and a penlight in my right breast pocket.
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    « Reply #61 on: January 24, 2017, 04:11:07 PM »
    I really hate Oklahoma knife laws. Since we cannot carry double edged blades. It leaves out lots of cool knives I could carry.  :(
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    « Reply #62 on: January 24, 2017, 04:20:15 PM »
    I really hate Oklahoma knife laws. Since we cannot carry double edged blades. It leaves out lots of cool knives I could carry.  :(

    Add Texas knife laws to that as well.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    « Reply #63 on: January 24, 2017, 04:21:01 PM »
    I really hate Oklahoma knife laws. Since we cannot carry double edged blades. It leaves out lots of cool knives I could carry.  :(
    Yes, Pennsylvania is like that too.  'Daggers' (double edged knives) are not allowed to be carried.
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    « Reply #64 on: January 24, 2017, 06:09:49 PM »
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    « Reply #65 on: January 24, 2017, 07:30:34 PM »
    Texas
    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    « Reply #66 on: January 24, 2017, 07:35:05 PM »
    Yes, Pennsylvania is like that too.  'Daggers' (double edged knives) are not allowed to be carried.

    No sword canes or automatic knives either.
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    « Reply #67 on: January 24, 2017, 08:00:35 PM »
    No sword canes or automatic knives either.
    I don't know about the sword canes, but automatic knives are illegal for civilians to possess at all. :(
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    « Reply #68 on: January 24, 2017, 08:07:15 PM »
    Vintage carry, very nice  :thumbup1.
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    « Reply #69 on: January 25, 2017, 10:04:54 PM »
    I really hate Oklahoma knife laws. Since we cannot carry double edged blades. It leaves out lots of cool knives I could carry.  :(

    Add Oregon to the list.  Anything is legal to own, so long as one is not a convicted felon.  Carrying is a bit more restricted. 
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        166.240 Carrying of concealed weapons.

        (1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, any person who carries concealed upon the person any knife having a blade that projects or swings into position by force of a spring or by centrifugal force, any dirk, dagger, ice pick, slungshot, metal knuckles, or any similar instrument by the use of which injury could be inflicted upon the person or property of any other person, commits a Class B misdemeanor.

    From "http://www.knifeup.com/oregon-knife-laws/", which is not actually Oregon law, but a summary:
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    Restrictions on Carry

        It is illegal to conceal carry a dirk, dagger, or any stabbing knife
        It is illegal to conceal carry a Balisong, or butterfly knife
        It is illegal to conceal carry a gravity knife
        It is illegal to conceal carry any knife with a blade that projects or swings into position by force of a spring or by centrifugal force (swinging the knife around)
        It is legal to conceal carry a pocketknife
        It is legal to conceal carry a switchblade
        It is legal to open carry any type of knife

    It may appear that a switchblade has a blade that “projects by force of a spring” and therefore is a knife which one cannot legally conceal carry. However, the Court in State v. Ramer found that because a switchblade is type of pocketknife, and it is not illegal to carry a concealed pocketknife, it could not be illegal to conceal carry a switchblade.

    In 1987, The Appellate Court ruled, in State v. Boswell, that one must be carrying one of the weapons listed as illegal to conceal carry or a weapon similar to one of those listed which was designed or intended for use a weapon to be convicted of carrying a concealed weapon. It then reversed Mr. Boswell’s conviction for carrying a concealed weapon because the weapon he was found carrying was not similar to any of those listed by the statute as illegal to conceal carry.

    Definitions of Various Types of Knives

    Oregon statutes fail to define any type of knife. The case law in Oregon, however, has offered definitions of dirk and dagger, and guidelines to follow when determining if a knife is a pocketknife or not.

    Pocketknife

    In 1978, in the case of State v. Pruett, the Supreme Court of Oregon found that a “Sportman’s” knife with a 3 ½-inch blade, which folded manually into the handle of the knife, but locked when fully open, was an “ordinary pocketknife”. One year after the Pruett decision, in State v. Strong, the court found that a knife with a 4 ¾ inch folding blade fit the definition of a pocketknife. However, in 1986, in State v. Witherbee, Mr. Witherbee was indicted and convicted for carrying concealed a six inch Survival Knife, and the Court upheld his conviction finding that the knife he was carrying was not an ordinary pocketknife.

    Dirk and Dagger

    In the case of State v. Ruff, the Oregon Court of Appeals declared that since the terms “dirk” and “dagger” were not defined by statute, the legislature intended that the ordinary meanings of the words apply. When a Court uses the ordinary meaning of a word, it generally looks to Webster’s Dictionary for that meaning.

    Definition of Concealed Carry

    Oregon statute does not define concealed carry. Case law in Oregon, however, has offered some guidance on what exactly concealed carry is.

    In State v. Turner, the Supreme Court of Oregon declared that a weapon was concealed if it was not readily identifiable as a weapon or if the person carrying it attempted to obscure the fact that he or she was carrying a weapon.  The Court also said that a weapon was concealed within the meaning of the statute even if it was recognizable if there is also evidence of an imperfect attempt to prevent it from being discovered or recognized.

    In State v. Crumal, the Court found that the conceal carry statute referred to weapons that were on and moved along with the carrier’s body. It did not include weapons that were just in reasonable proximity to the person or in some place where the weapons would be deemed to be in the constructive possession of the person. Thus, the Court ruled that a defendant could not be convicted of carrying a concealed weapon, where the weapon was being carried under the floor mat on the passenger side of a vehicle.

    Conclusion on Oregon Knife Law

    Oregon may be one of the most lenient states when it comes to owning knives. Unless you have been convicted of a felony, you can own any knife you choose in Oregon. Those who have been convicted of a felony, may not own a knife with a blade that projects or swings into position by force of a spring or by centrifugal force.

    It is illegal in Oregon to conceal carry, on your person, a dirk, dagger, or stabbing knife, a butterfly knife, gravity knife, or any knife with a blade that projects or swings into position by force of a spring or by centrifugal force.

    So, you can carry a pocketknife as a tool, even a side-opening switchblade, concealed, but you can't carry a knife you might need to defend yourself, concealed.

    I kinda like those Becker Neckers that George wrote into his stories, but they'd just be an at home knife, and that's pretty useless.
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    « Reply #70 on: January 26, 2017, 11:46:50 AM »
    This is why AZ is cool; we even have the first statewide knife preemption law in the nation. I've carried a short sword in public, (just for grins, but it was a live blade, not a stage prop, and perfectly legal), BUT....don't carry two short sticks joined by a cord or chain. Someone in state government saw a bad kung fu movie back in the '70s and nunchucks got added to the "no bueno" list...haven't been able to get that removed yet. I can carry a lawfully owned submachinegun and ninja-to sword concealed with no permit or license required in public, but a pair of 'chucks will get me in deep doo doo. :)

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    « Reply #71 on: January 26, 2017, 12:29:25 PM »
    This is why AZ is cool; we even have the first statewide knife preemption law in the nation. I've carried a short sword in public, (just for grins, but it was a live blade, not a stage prop, and perfectly legal), BUT....don't carry two short sticks joined by a cord or chain. Someone in state government saw a bad kung fu movie back in the '70s and nunchucks got added to the "no bueno" list...haven't been able to get that removed yet. I can carry a lawfully owned submachinegun and ninja-to sword concealed with no permit or license required in public, but a pair of 'chucks will get me in deep doo doo. :)

    After school, I'm definitely moving to Arizona. Good gun laws and good ratios, what's not to love?  :cool
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    « Reply #72 on: January 26, 2017, 12:34:08 PM »
    After school, I'm definitely moving to Arizona. Good gun laws and good ratios, what's not to love?  :cool
    Good ratios?
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    « Reply #73 on: January 26, 2017, 01:43:21 PM »
    I like my vintage toys.  Some guns just click with their owners...

    Here is my 3914DAO that is pictured in my post above ISW:



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    « Reply #74 on: January 26, 2017, 01:48:41 PM »
    Good ratios?

    Yes. While in Texas they can work us to death by giving us 1:12 (nurse:patient) or something ridiculous, Arizona has in place laws that it is more like 1:3 or 1:5 and because of it, the nurses are happy, patients live longer (quality of care is greatly increased for the better), and med errors and other healthcare accidents are reduced. From everything I have heard, Arizona hospitals are a great place to work and a great place to be a patient, if you are in a bad spot medically.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

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