2 conceal carry questions.

Discussion in 'Concealed Carry' started by ding2134, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. ding2134

    ding2134 Member

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    I have heard of, but never saw anything in writing about a couple "laws" friends advised me of recently. If carrying concealed in your pants pocket, does your gun have to be in a holster inside your pocket?



    The next question is for carrying in general and not just conceal. Is it illegal to have a round chambered when not in use and just being concealed, carried, or in my vehicle perhaps? This doesn't make sense to me because if you have a loaded revolver, a round is essentially chambered I seem to think. Thank you for everybody's time and input Im advance, I hope to get some input.
     
  2. JustBen

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    Question #1 - YES. Always use a holster for legal and safety reasons.

    Question #2 - YES. Always keep a round loaded in the chamber if you are carrying. In the event of an attack, you will never have enough time to chamber a round. If you cannot deploy and fire your gun acurrately in less than 2 seconds, you will most likely never be able to actually use it to defend yourself.
     

  3. ulgydog56

    ulgydog56 Well-Known Member

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    it is not illegal to carry a gun unholsterd,but very stupid...as for Q-2 i agree with justben,but some guns like dao with no saftys and the 1911,some people don,t feel comfortable with one in the pipe,I like carring 1 in the pipe with a decocker,best of both worlds,and yes ready to go......
     
  4. eisen

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    pocket holsters protect the gun and can minimze gun print through clothing, it should make it easier to deploy,dry test your carry ideas, get it under 2 sec deploy to fire, this takes lots of dry runs, before u go live fire, and second Q ,i always carry with one in the pipe so do my 3 girls, our safetys off,we are using ruger lcp and lc9 pistols, double action triggers, your finger is the best safety,,,,,
     
  5. JustBen

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    Please check the laws of your state for how to have a loaded gun in your car. There are some significant differences between the states. Ohio up until September 30th of this year had some very restrictive conditions like in a case, in a holster, locked in a glove box etc... Luckily they repealed all these laws and we are more like Texas where anything goes.

    Check your Attorney Generals website for details, or georgiapacking.org is pretty good also.
     
  6. Gloc9mm

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    Ben, Your answer to "Question # 2" below was right on the mark!! It seems there are many people that carry "ineffectively" to put it nicely.

    *Good answer bro!

    Bob
     
  7. Gloc9mm

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    If you have a CCW in any honoring State, do Car Carry rules vary??
     
  8. JustBen

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    Thanks for the positive feedback Bob. Of course I did not invent any of this stuff, just have been lucky enough to get some extensive training from great people.
     
  9. JustBen

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    Yes Car Carry rules can vary dramatically. Luckily if you are in Ohio or Texas there are no rules. In Texas you can carry in your car without a CHL and do not have to tell the officer if you are pulled over. Of course if you have a CHL you have to tell the officer. Pretty backwards, but better than most states.
     
  10. JustBen

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    www.handgunlaw.us/



    This is probably one of the best sites for handgun laws if you are travelling.



    IMHO the best place for your gun when you are in a car is on your body in a secure holster that allows you to draw when seated.
     
  11. Gloc9mm

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    I never carry seperately like in a car etc, so I just figured as long as you have the gun on you, your ok with a CCW in honoring States??

    I know it can be different if you have no permit.
     
  12. eisen

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    the ccw instructors we had told us to call them if we had questions any time , they are full time LEOs , that seems to me like the wise thing to do,,,when in doubt,,,,,,, justben thanks for the web site

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  13. ding2134

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    Thanks for all the input everybody. I have my weapons license here in Georgia. I will continue to keep em chambered and try out some of the pocket holsters. I dont have any formal carry training and since pocketing the gun without a holster is the "stupid" thing to do, i think i can cope with the extra thickness of a holster in pocket. The only reason i didnt in the past is I just simply don't like stuff in my pockets and try to keep the size of stuff small. Keys, knives, whatever. But thanks again everybody. I stumbled on this site a couple weeks ago and the information and member base are incredible. Within hours I have multiple replies on my posts. i have never used a forum so its an awesome first experience. Im gonna be on this site for a long time.
     
  14. ulgydog56

    ulgydog56 Well-Known Member

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    ding try istwb holster you mite like it or a unclemikes pocket protector......
     
  15. tigwelder56

    tigwelder56 Well-Known Member

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    Hey Ding, I want you to check this holster out http://remoraholsters.com/ The Remora holster is a dual purpose holster depending on your gun size. They can be used well for both pocket and IWB carry. I own two of them and they are fantastic. There are several You Tube videos that review it and recommend it. It sounds like the perfect holster for you! Good luck!!
     
  16. ding2134

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    Nice suggestions guys, the Remora looks to be right up my alley. So pardon my ignorance please, but I suppose the benefit here is the trigger is not exposed to possibly being pulled? I carried my small pistol many times, but knew not to put anything else in the pocket and surely didnt keep anything in the chamber when I did. Having one of these holsters would make it completely safe I suppose?
     
  17. tigwelder56

    tigwelder56 Well-Known Member

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    Perfect is a difficult word to promise anyone because there is always the human factor involved when handling a firearm. A gun is as safe as you make them! You're right though, the most important reason for holstering a pocket weapon or an IWB in addition to securing the weapon is to protect the trigger.
     
  18. ding2134

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    Good to know... I watched a few video reviews of the remora. It looks good. Thanks again for the great feedback everybody!!