Open Carry at Home

Open Carry is carrying a firearm unconcealed in Ohio. OC does not require a concealed handgun license, but the practice requires intimate knowledge of the law since there are places and situations where OC is prohibited but carrying concealed would be permitted. OC is also likely to attract attention. This forum is for discussion of OC, not for debating the pro's and con's or coordinating any type of protest events.

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Re: Open Carry at Home

Postby pirateguy191 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:36 am

Cloudwraith wrote:I carry at home simply because I'm used to carrying all day everywhere I go. I'm lucky enough to be able to carry at work and usually only visit carry friendly establishments. When I get home, I just leave it in place until I go to bed. Then it goes on my nightstand. As mentioned above, a side benefit is that it is always under my control and I don't have to worry about my children (although they are trained well) or their friends (who may not be so trained) getting their hands on it. The downside (upside?) to this, is that I usually am not walking around in the house (or yard) in shorts or beltless attire.

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Re: Open Carry at Home

Postby glocksmith » Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:47 pm

This may seem backwards, but I carry at home because that is where I am most vulnerable...or at least where I feel most vulnerable. Walking down a dark alley, or an empty parking lot at night I am hyper alert and on the lookout for trouble. At home OTOH you're completely vulnerable...laying on the couch all relaxed, remote in hand...not expecting the door to fly open or a window to shatter. BUT once it happens to you, then you'll know where I'm coming from.
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Re: Open Carry at Home

Postby M-Quigley » Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:01 pm

Just one example of how quickly things can happen, even at home. From the time she heard the noise to the time she saw him was less than three seconds. Even if everything is locked up, it only might buy you a few extra seconds.
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Re: Open Carry at Home

Postby someguy » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:41 am

This thread reminds me of my favorite statistic that I made up for people that say they only carry "if they are going to a bad area" but not at home. 100% of home invasions happen at home!
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Re: Open Carry at Home

Postby Aesinsp » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:17 pm

I aspire to carry on my person 100% of the time(where allowed by law, circumstances, etc), since we don't get to pick when/where a situation could occur and someone may need shot.
Whether or not it's open/concealed depends on what I'm wearing at the time and what holster I'm employing.
On my own property(rural), especially within the house I don't give much thought to what anyone thinks. I may or may not open the door at an angle that doesn't reveal if I was open carrying.
As already stated, a recording device can help shed light on a he said/she said situation.
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