Rick, I think you're looking at the glass half empty in reguard to my "hybrid" mode of carry. I actually think I'm getting the benefits of both concealed and open carry. It would take someone actually looking for a weapon on me to notice that I'm carrying. So I am essentially concealing it. But I can also carry a bigger gun, in a more comfortable manner with (in my opinion) a faster draw. I think the only time the term "concealed" is a black or white/you either are or you're not issue is if it's illegal not to.
There are many things in life that are out of my control. Recoil isn't one of them.