Originally Posted by CitaDeL
......... Would carrying exposed be a better deterrent to bad action in certain places? Would carrying exposed be more comfortable than concealed? Is it better to keep my handgun concealed in certain venues? Crowded areas?
Some might carry exposed to make a show of it, however the majority of those who advocate OC are pretty low key and make a habit of being discrete even while openly armed.
and its not just re open carry: i can legally shoot on our property; but i do not. why? well, its this same "conceal" ownership idea. do i really want the neighborhood and/or their guests knowing what i have or do not have? am i better off not advertising the fact that i have guns? am i avoiding a possible break in to get my guns? will i be better able to defend myself if the bad guy doesn't know what he's facing if there is a break in?
i would translate to this as if OC, am i now a target by someone who wants to prove themselves to others? or do i want the element of surprise on my side?
me? i want the element of surprise....but that is me.