My home State is going to be 'Open Carry' starting November 1st of this year.(Oklahoma). I was wondering what BASIC techniques work best for gun retention. I will most likely conceal, but carry open to and from hunting and fishing trips. I have a Ruger LCP, and a Taurus PT1911AL. I would prefer to carry my .45 sort of concealed on hip, but since open carry will be legal, accidental flash isn't an issue. What techniques work best to keep someone from surprising me and taking my gun from my hip. I have googled a few tips and watched a few videos, just wanted opinions on which techniques worked best.
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