I personally don't believe in open carry as a deterrent. I don't think any criminal around is going to be deterred by knowing a weapon is present. If somebody is mentally screwed up enough to make a target of a person without knowing if they're armed or not, announcing to them that you are only gives them an upper hand.
I hear Brinks is going to have their guards start CCWing for this reason... I mean really, are you going to stand behind that statement or are you going to rethink it?
Open carry has been an accepted deterrent since the carry item was a club.
In my previous post I said hip where it is actually more the ribs. IDK the anatomy, but you pull up on the bottom of the holster and angle it into your body.