Mossberg Shockwave: legal to open carry?

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  1. wonbyone

    wonbyone New Member

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    Greetings fellow shooters. My first post and I have a question. In our state of Texas, would the Mossberg 590 Shockwave be legal to open carry?
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  2. Shady

    Shady Well-Known

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    Its not a shotgun and its not a pistol and I am not sure what the carry laws are on a firearm
     
  3. AustinN4

    AustinN4 TGT Addict

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    It isn't a pistol or a rifle, but I do believe it is a type of shotgun.
     
  4. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    Since the term "open carry" was used, would it then be required to be in a holster?
     
  5. easy rider

    easy rider Allotropic Transformer TGT Supporter

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    I believe a shotgun is considered a long arm or long gun, therefore yes.
     
  6. diesel1959

    diesel1959 por vida Lifetime Member

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    Negative. It is not a shotgun or type of shotgun. It is a firearm.
     
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  7. AustinN4

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    So we have pistols, rifles, shotguns and firearms as available flavors? It isn't a sub category of something else, but rather a category all its own?

    I believe in Texas only rifles & shotguns can be open carried without a LTC. Pistols can only be with a LTC. So I am guessing Firearms not at all.
     
  8. easy rider

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    :roflsmile:
     
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  9. txinvestigator

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    Under HB 1819 from this past legislative session, a shockwave is not illegal in Texas since it is not required to be registered under the NFA

    Texas does not generally regulate the carry of non-nfa items and non-handguns. Firearms other than handguns have no restriction on open or concealed carry. Unless a shockwave meets the definition of penal code 46.01 (5), the one can carry it however one wants.

    Is it designed, made or adapted to be fired by one hand? If yes, then it is a handgun and a LTC is required and all those laws apply. If not, then carry however.
     
  10. Charlie

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    Welcome to the forum!
     


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