View Full Version : Open carry

03-19-2012, 09:00 PM
How many guys open carry? I just started and have not had a problem with anything yet. I can't justify paying almost $200 to get a carry concealed permit. I carry a Ruger SR40C in a Blackhawk hip holster.

03-19-2012, 09:21 PM
I conceal with a ruger lcr

03-19-2012, 10:20 PM
well I'm from PA, where legal open carry is allowed
BUt that said they have plenty of rules more or less about causing a scene
which many times if you have a side arm in plain view it can cause a scene
thus why so many here carryu concealed
just a ton of less hassle at times
all depends on where you go to be honest

and sadly, many times if a store or where ever has a sign stating no weapons allowed, open carry if you miss teh sign , can get you introuble, as a concealed, well?? if no one know's??

I used to tell people, its a small price to pay, as if some day the rightis gone there is a possiblity that a previous permit holder might be grandfathered in !!
thats been my view, I pay to have it and am OK with it, but our permits are cheaper(25 bucks for 5 yrs)

03-20-2012, 07:57 AM
Here in NH its about the same as PA for cost. 200$ in Ohio is alot, but what is your life or a faminly members life worth if you really need it in a bad situation? To bad we couldn't all be like Vermont, and Alaska. NO permit needed, just carry!!!

03-20-2012, 09:55 AM
I carry openly because it's my second amendment right and perfectly legal in Ohio per the revised code does NOT say anything against it. As for the stores with the no gun signs if they do not have one that is visibly posted Then they only thing you can have done to you is asked to leave and if you don't leave then and only then you can get in trouble. As for the inducing panic scare everyone talks about is just a scare tactic. This is from the ORC other states might be different.

2917.31 Inducing panic.

(A) No person shall cause the evacuation of any public place, or otherwise cause serious public inconvenience or alarm, by doing any of the following:
(1) Initiating or circulating a report or warning of an alleged or impending fire, explosion, crime, or other catastrophe, knowing that such report or warning is false;
(2) Threatening to commit any offense of violence;
(3) Committing any offense, with reckless disregard of the likelihood that its commission will cause serious public inconvenience or alarm.
Definitions, penalties, etc.

There are Three, and only Three acts that can be committed which are chargeable under "Inducing Panic"; 1) circulating a report, 2) threatening an offense of violence, or 3) committing an offense.

As an example...
If a building is evacuated because one day you decided to wear a Highland kilt and wearing a kilt Is Not an offense under the ORC, then you have committed no offense and you're not "inducing panic." You must first have committed an offense which leads to "inducing panic.

I'm also going to add you can not have a loaded gun anywhere in a motor vehicle unless you have the CCW permit.

03-20-2012, 09:58 AM
I said $200 because it's a $67 application fee and anywhere from $60-$125 for the 12 hours of training.

03-20-2012, 10:28 AM
yea I know you guys need to do all that

don't know if this interest you or not but many Cabela's stores and likes do CCW class's for out of state permits like AZ a,d other states so that then you can carry in like 15-25 states and not just OHIO
they cost about 150 bucks too, so cheaper, and more places it can be good at??
just something to maybe think about!!

03-20-2012, 10:42 AM
Thanks MRBB for the tip unfortunately the closest one for me is wheeling and as much as I'd enjoy the trip by the time I filled my tank it would be about the same. Now if gas ever comes back down.

03-20-2012, 03:48 PM
Just like my American Express, never leave home w/o it :)

03-20-2012, 06:08 PM
not just cabelas offer these ccp's
you can find then many times at other places and events too

so, ?? never know, might find one closer to you, or can plan about a trip to a show or the likes,

just letting folks know, as many don't know this option exist's

I hear you on gas, have a 36 gal tank and get like 10 mpg's so?? feel the pain all too well!

03-21-2012, 07:41 AM
Sounds like the bronco I had back when gas was cheap ($3.30) it cost $120 to fill up and only last about a week and a half.

03-21-2012, 07:41 AM
Just like my American Express, never leave home w/o it :)

A hand cannon =)

03-21-2012, 11:03 AM
here is a few links for what I am talking about, if anyopne wants to look to see if a class is closer to them
noty all teach in Oh or??
but many do hold class's a;; over ot ca direct you to one in a closer area to ??




03-21-2012, 11:30 AM
Gander mountain has classes and so does fin

04-23-2012, 01:22 AM
i wouldn't open carry in ohio for nothing ever agin some one called on me when i was mowing the yard once and i had a concealed carry permit but my gun was in the open but to make a long story short i had 10 county sheriffs at my house and they put to the ground while i still had the weed wacker in my hand the only thing that saved my ass was the permit just my 2 cents good luck with the open carry hope u don't have any problems with it

04-24-2012, 10:56 AM
I hope you filed a complaint for them violating your rights. If they said the only reason they didn't arrest you was because you had a permit they are wrong. Ohio is an open carry friendly state and the fact you were on your own land is more of a reason to file a complaint. There is absolutely nothing a police officer can do to you without RAS of a crime. As for not wanting to open carry anymore after something like that I don't blame you but if everyone gave up after something bad nobody would do anything. Remember open carry is a right and concealed carry is a privilege.

04-24-2012, 11:25 AM
It was more due to the fact that some called and said there was a guy with a gun and that was all that was said to them after we talked they said they had to respond the way they did. the sheriffs said I'm not In trouble and I didn't break the law. so I let it go at that I know a few of the sheriffs and one of them that was showed up was my ccw instructor so for me I'm going to keep it covered up because it's all what is said to the sheriff when they are called that makes the problem for the carrier of the gun

04-24-2012, 11:56 PM
It might be annoying to have to deal with the police if someone calls it in but it is illegal for them to do anything to you without RAS. You don't have to give them an ID if they ask for it or even give them and information.

05-16-2012, 09:05 PM
I have a CWP here in OHIO. Have traveled through other states it is just a pain to carry/not carry as the laws change in different states. I have never open carried. I have seen a couple of people that have done so. They do get a lot of eyes on them as no badge or any evidence of them being a law officer.