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Open Carrying at 21

XDMgunner7

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Joined
Oct 15, 2012
Messages
3
Location
North Carolina
I am a new member and a new gun owner who would prefer to open carry however I have heard some negative feedback about younger people open carrying. I would just like to know if their are some others here in the charlotte area who are my age and open carry and how they have been treated. Also if you have any tips on it you could share with me.

Thanks
 

Steveboos

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Joined
Oct 10, 2012
Messages
50
Location
Charlotte, NC
I am a new member and a new gun owner who would prefer to open carry however I have heard some negative feedback about younger people open carrying. I would just like to know if their are some others here in the charlotte area who are my age and open carry and how they have been treated. Also if you have any tips on it you could share with me.

Thanks

I am 22, Live in Charlotte, And have been Open Carrying for a little over 2 months. I have owned my Beretta PX4 FS. 45 since i turned 21 as it was the first thing i bought. I carry to Walmart, Target, Harris Teeter, Guitar Center, Garden Center, Home Depot, Lowes, Bi-Lo, Autozone, Advance Auto, Petsmart, Best Buy, and i'm sure i'm missing a few others. No issues so far, no one says anything, no one even notices it seems. I've lived in Charlotte my whole life, so i know it very well, but you have to consider that it does vary from area to area how much people notice. In South Charlotte, no problems so far.
 

Steveboos

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Oct 10, 2012
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Location
Charlotte, NC
Looks as if they don't want anyone to see that fine print.
I can see why it gets overlooked.

Yeah i OCed in there a couple weeks back in and out, didn't even go to the register(their prices are terrible). So i walked out. Read about that fine print sign on here just a few days after. That is a really snide way of saying no Weapons, they wont receive my business any longer.
 

XDMgunner7

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Oct 15, 2012
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Location
North Carolina
Thanks for the info I decided to give it a go and went to tire kingdom and a few places a few looks but no big problem hope it continues.
 

spinks8824

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Joined
Mar 27, 2012
Messages
15
Location
Hillsborough, NC
I'll be moving down there after christmas, across the street from UNCC, and you bet anytime I'm not on campus I'll be open carrying
where i'm legally allowed to of course
 

Steveboos

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Oct 10, 2012
Messages
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Location
Charlotte, NC
I'll be moving down there after christmas, across the street from UNCC, and you bet anytime I'm not on campus I'll be open carrying
where i'm legally allowed to of course

Please do. I really want people in Charlotte to get more used to LAC open carrying. This way it's not such a shock to them when they see someone with a gun on their side. I have no had any problems and it seems others in Charlotte haven't either. But only getting more people out there OCing will really make the difference!
 

papa bear

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Jul 25, 2010
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2,224
Location
mayberry, nc
knowing that legal OC age in NC is 18. there should be no problems with OC at 21

but know that there are people who will give you a hard time from 18 to 80. you might be harassed by civilians and LEOs alike,

but know your laws. know your surroundings. learn how to handle both. if you are some kind hot head you shouldn't be carrying. keep a good attitude and be friendly, fair, but firm in what you do and believe
 

Steveboos

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Oct 10, 2012
Messages
50
Location
Charlotte, NC
I say, If your open carrying, EXPECT to be stopped by citizens and LEO's for questions or just plain curiosity. If you don't know how to handle conversations with strangers or are very shy, OC might not be for you. But if you are well versed, know the laws in your area, and can have a mature conversation with the other party, then you are golden.

Always good to play scenarios over in your head and try and practice what you would say if you are confronted by law enforcement, or a very angry and/or Anti-Gun citizen.

Age makes no difference when Carrying, it's the mentality. I've met some 30 and 40 year old who are so immature i can't stand to be around them. Then I've also met some like-minded people around my age that are very mature and experienced for their age. So play yours cards right, BE VERY AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS, and you should have no real problems at all!
 

spinks8824

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Joined
Mar 27, 2012
Messages
15
Location
Hillsborough, NC
Please do. I really want people in Charlotte to get more used to LAC open carrying. This way it's not such a shock to them when they see someone with a gun on their side. I have no had any problems and it seems others in Charlotte haven't either. But only getting more people out there OCing will really make the difference!

I sure am, as well as my 2 roomates who OC's daily
 

lannie

Regular Member
Joined
Jul 9, 2010
Messages
52
Location
Clayton, nc
knowing that legal OC age in NC is 18. there should be no problems with OC at 21

but know that there are people who will give you a hard time from 18 to 80. you might be harassed by civilians and LEOs alike,

but know your laws. know your surroundings. learn how to handle both. if you are some kind hot head you shouldn't be carrying. keep a good attitude and be friendly, fair, but firm in what you do and believe

Well said!

Lannie
 
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