Got Attacked By Pitbull

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Got Attacked By Pitbull

Postby usamarshal » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:34 pm

Was on my morning run a couple weeks ago....got attacked by a pit who broke her chain that was tied to a tree. I was able to fight off the dog until guy in car stopped and I jumped in Dukes of Hazard style. After this event I plan on OCing on my runs from now on.

I found a nice tactical holster - http://gunfightersinc.com/products/kenai-chest-holster/

Going to order the holster this week and carry my HK USP Compact in 40 cal.

Just want everyones 2 cents on whether this holster would cause me any issues in regards to open carry? Also, there is a school I sometimes run by. I run in the street or sidewalk. Are there any laws saying I can't OC when running/walking by school? I wouldn't be stepping foot on school grounds, just running past on the road or sidewalk.

Thanks for any info.
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Re: Got Attacked By Pitbull

Postby Brian D. » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:54 pm

Assuming you have an Ohio carry license. If so, no legal problems with the federal 1,000 ft. restriction.
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Re: Got Attacked By Pitbull

Postby pirateguy191 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:11 am

I see no issues with the holster as far as open carry. Better than a fanny pack. :wink:
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Re: Got Attacked By Pitbull

Postby usamarshal » Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:10 am

Brian D. wrote:Assuming you have an Ohio carry license. If so, no legal problems with the federal 1,000 ft. restriction.


Thanks...another guy said something similar except if you don't have the ccw license then you can be within 1000 ft as long as you are committing a crime. Do you agree?
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Re: Got Attacked By Pitbull

Postby Cruiser » Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:15 am

usamarshal wrote:
Brian D. wrote:Assuming you have an Ohio carry license. If so, no legal problems with the federal 1,000 ft. restriction.


Thanks...another guy said something similar except if you don't have the ccw license then you can be within 1000 ft as long as you are not committing a crime. Do you agree?

As long as the gun is legally carried/transported.
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Re: Got Attacked By Pitbull

Postby Brian D. » Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:30 am

The federal gun free school zone thing is mostly all show and no go anyway. It's something one could be charged with as a stand alone item, but that's not how federal prosecutors and the court operates. I'm friends with a recently retired assistant U.S. prosecutor, he will speak freely about how that part of our legal system operates, so my take on this isn't conjecture.
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Re: Got Attacked By Pitbull

Postby usamarshal » Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:30 am

Cruiser wrote:
usamarshal wrote:
Brian D. wrote:Assuming you have an Ohio carry license. If so, no legal problems with the federal 1,000 ft. restriction.


Thanks...another guy said something similar except if you don't have the ccw license then you can be within 1000 ft as long as you are not committing a crime. Do you agree?

As long as the gun is legally carried/transported.


Good deal...thanks for info.
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Re: Got Attacked By Pitbull

Postby schmieg » Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:57 pm

usamarshal wrote:
Cruiser wrote:
usamarshal wrote:
Thanks...another guy said something similar except if you don't have the ccw license then you can be within 1000 ft as long as you are not committing a crime. Do you agree?

As long as the gun is legally carried/transported.


Good deal...thanks for info.

Technically, it's a federal offense, but your chances of being busted on it are very slim. Generally, the feds use this as an add-on to serious offenses in a school zone. Ohio licensees violate this almost every time they travel out of state unless they have a license for the state they are traveling in and there is no way to avoid it other than not carrying.
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Re: Got Attacked By Pitbull

Postby AV8TOR » Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:32 pm

I walk alot and carry when I do with a Belly Band because I am un shorts or sweats.
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Re: Got Attacked By Pitbull

Postby TSiWRX » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:08 pm

If you don't want to open-carry the gun but want to go with chest-carry, Hill People Gear's chest rigs are very well spoken of:

https://hillpeoplegear.com/Products

With any of the proposed chest-borne holsters, access with the non-dominant hand is going to be tricky, particularly without sweeping oneself. If you don't see/hear the incoming fur-missile, this may be an issue...
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