Index  •  FAQ  •  Search  

It is currently Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:33 am

This is a static archive the Twin Cities Carry forum, maintained as a public service by the current forum of record, The Minnesota Carry Forum.

All times are UTC - 6 hours




Forum locked This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 11 posts ] 
 Carry etiqutte discussion 
Author Message
 Post subject: Carry etiqutte discussion
PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 9:39 am 
Member

Joined: Sat May 07, 2011 12:45 pm
Posts: 17
Hi, I'm new and so apologies if this has been discussed ad nauseum already, but I was wondering how this board's members deal with public reaction to carrying. I have a carry permit but I've never routinely carried. I might if my handgun was more easily concealable but it's a Beretta 90-two, a fairly full-sized sidearm. I open carried this when I worked once for about eight weeks as a security guard, and I was astonished by how many people absolutely freak at the sight of holstered gun (and this while I was in uniform!). I'd known of course that lots of people are anti-gun on general principles, but I hadn't appreciated just how many genuine "hoplophobes" there were- people with a paranoid neurotic phobia about guns.

So given this widespread reaction, what carry practices do you use? Concealed only? Only open carry in certain times or places? Or do you say "I'm a licensed carrier, deal with it"?


Offline
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Carry etiqutte discussion
PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 10:27 pm 
Longtime Regular

Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2005 10:53 pm
Posts: 1725
I open carry only at certain times, in my yard/home, when walking in the neighborhood (north minneapolis), and when in our truck (getting threw seat belts and clothes is unfun). I am sure others would disagree, as police tend to react poorly to open carry, but the drug dealers at the corner (that the police ignore) kind of make me a tad nervious...

I have never seen anyone react poorly to open carry when the person carrying is in uniform, from what I have seen, they tend to be ignored. I tend to pay attention to then for two reasons, I am hyper-vigilant, and anone one can buy a uniform.


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Carry etiqutte discussion
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 12:20 pm 
Senior Member

Joined: Wed Nov 29, 2006 1:27 pm
Posts: 359
Location: Shakopee
I've seen a security guard with an empty holster before. That made me wonder more than if he had a weapon in his holster.


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Carry etiqutte discussion
PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 1:51 am 
Longtime Regular

Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2005 10:53 pm
Posts: 1725
pezhead wrote:
I've seen a security guard with an empty holster before. That made me wonder more than if he had a weapon in his holster.

That does seem strange! :shock:


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Carry etiqutte discussion
PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 12:36 pm 
Senior Member

Joined: Wed Nov 29, 2006 1:27 pm
Posts: 359
Location: Shakopee
Cub on Lake Street.


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Carry etiqutte discussion
PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 2:01 pm 
Longtime Regular

Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2005 10:53 pm
Posts: 1725
pezhead wrote:
Cub on Lake Street.

Not, my favorite place to shop... Tho if I were a security guard there I would want to be as well armed as MPD is in N.MPLS! (H&K MP5 or similar)!

I will say, livinging in N.MPLS, I feel less safe with MPD so armed...


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Carry etiqutte discussion
PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 7:22 pm 
Member

Joined: Sat May 07, 2011 12:45 pm
Posts: 17
grayskys wrote:
pezhead wrote:
Cub on Lake Street.

Not, my favorite place to shop... Tho if I were a security guard there I would want to be as well armed as MPD is in N.MPLS! (H&K MP5 or similar)!

I will say, livinging in N.MPLS, I feel less safe with MPD so armed...
Mpls police carry MP5s?! That's news to me.


Offline
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Carry etiqutte discussion
PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 4:40 am 
Longtime Regular

Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2005 10:53 pm
Posts: 1725
I think these are M16s, but close enough for me.
Image

Image

Recent Star Trib Story

If I remember an asian MPD officer amost died when another MDP officer shot him multiple time with a MP5.
I think this will link to some of the story


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Carry etiqutte discussion
PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 6:06 am 
Senior Member

Joined: Wed Nov 29, 2006 1:27 pm
Posts: 359
Location: Shakopee
We only go to that Cub with my Mother in Law if we don't come into SLP.


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Carry etiqutte discussion
PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 4:38 pm 
Member

Joined: Sat May 07, 2011 12:45 pm
Posts: 17
I'm sure the police have full-automatics available for special situations (like the post-storm curfew). I thought you meant they had full-autos with them routinely. As far as I know, handguns plus a shotgun in the squad car is the standard.


Offline
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Carry etiqutte discussion
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 8:41 am 
Longtime Regular

Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2005 10:53 pm
Posts: 1725
Lumpy wrote:
I'm sure the police have full-automatics available for special situations (like the post-storm curfew). I thought you meant they had full-autos with them routinely. As far as I know, handguns plus a shotgun in the squad car is the standard.

I have heard they have dropped the shotgun in favor of a m4, mp5, or m16.


Offline
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Forum locked This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 11 posts ] 

This is a static archive the Twin Cities Carry forum, maintained as a public service by the current forum of record, The Minnesota Carry Forum.

All times are UTC - 6 hours


 Who is online 

Users browsing this forum: Majestic-12 [Bot] and 20 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  


 
Index  |  FAQ  |  Search

phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group