Author Topic: Texas Open Carry  (Read 4140 times)

cherock

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Texas Open Carry
« on: June 24, 2015, 05:55:57 PM »
I have a tornado rig that attaches to a belt and holding straps for the legs to hold the rig in place, according to what I have seen, the way the law is written,  if it attaches to a belt, then the tornado rig I would be able to use when the Open Carry comes into play in January, 2016.  Is this accurate?
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CongoHarry

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Re: Texas Open Carry
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2015, 08:30:01 AM »
I am not an attorney.  I assume you're referring to the use of the tactical leg holster marketed as the "Tornado." Perhaps I missed that bit of fine detail in the pending law, but I'm not aware of anything that differentiates between tactical, high-ride, cross-draw, shoulder, or any specific holster type.  If the weapon is carried in plain view, it meets the legal definition of open carry.  Its mode of carry should be irrelevant.  Please advise if I'm materially incorrect in that regard.
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Re: Texas Open Carry
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2015, 09:49:48 PM »
As I understand from other posts on this forum, it must either be in a belt holster or shoulder holster. Somewhere on the Ask the Lawyer portion this same question was asked a couple weeks ago I believe. Might check.
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Re: Texas Open Carry
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2015, 06:49:42 PM »
Now that the Open Carry bill has passed and it states that we must use either shoulder or hip holster is there any specific item stating the restraint system required?  As example is pure friction lock okay or must there be a physical lock such as a strap or push to release device on the holster.
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Re: Texas Open Carry
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2015, 03:38:59 PM »
There is no retention required under the law, just has to be a belt or shoulder holster.
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