I open carry on my way to the range on occasion. The guy at the gas station I stop at doesn't mind, I get some weird looks. My main problem for not doing it more often is harassment by police. A LOT of people I know get harassed for OC'ing. My shooting buddy was stopped and had his ID and the serial # on his 1911 ran and the cop treated him like a felon the whole time. While open carry is legal in my state, I stick to concealed 9 times out of ten. I have a permit, it's just easier not to be hassled over obeying the law.
I live in a suburb type area. My friends all know I carry and don't mind.
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