I carry open always. I carry a Glock 27 in a level 2 Blackhawk at exactly 3 oclock strong side.I choose a small gun because I stand a whopping 5'7". I think the smaller gun looks more proportionate to my size. Also, the Blackhawk does a great job keeping the gun snugged up to my body and with it being such a small package, I don't think it gets noticed as much and it is less intimidating, afterall, open carry is very new here and is a rare sight to see. I like to keep the negative comments I get to a minimum. And I do get them! And glares and stares! Mostly though, it goes unnoticed.