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    "Open" carry question

    Background info for my question.

    So, my son went out and bought a Rock Island 1911 Compact Tactical chambered in .45ACP. Next day issue with slide. Back to seller (FFL). Problem fixed.

    He was talking with the owner. Discussing CCW and open carry. He told my son that they are now making pistols with a clip built on the grip, like on a pocket knife, to "clip" in on your pocket, waist band, etc.

    By clipping the gun in your pocket, the clip is showing, thus it it not "concealed". To be concealed, it has to be completely covered, thus the clip showing makes it non-concealed, i.e. open carry.

    Can't find anything to say yah or nay on the subject.

    Anyone??
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    Each state's laws are different.

    I'd strongly suggest you call the nearest State's attorney office with you question and get the correct legal answer from the horse's mouth.
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    I would be checking my state laws. Some would say if any part of the holster or weapon are not in plain sight it is an attempt to conceal.
    Some would say if any part of the holster or weapon are not concealed is an attempt to brandish.

    Check your laws and follow them to the letter.
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    The only way you will know for sure is to check with LEO.

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    There are too many definitions of concealed to answer your question. In most states a firearm that is out of plain sight but accessible is considered concealed. Then you have to know what is your states definition of in plain sight and that can vary greatly. Take Moondawgs advice and check with your states attorney. Sadly most LEO's are not up on these laws and definitions so get it from the horses mouth.
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    Most LEO's do not know the OC/CC very well and will cite you first and let the court sort it out. Your AG should have the laws posted on their web site where you can read them and I suggest down loading them and saving for future referance....
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    Missouri is open carry state. But some countys and thier own rules. I would check with the local sherrifs office a d ask them


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    I don't know about whether or not it is legal to carry this way in your state but it certainly doesn't sound like a smart way to carry! No holster... just a clip on the gun and you're gonna stick it in your pants!!!! I'd never buy that pistol.
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    Like others have said it all varies by state. I believe, and I am no lawyer that it would work in Texas. I believe that as long as the average person can't tell its a firearm with just the clip showing you would be fine. But again I am no lawyer thats just my personal reading of the statutes.
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