FWIW, I open and conceal carry everywhere but Missoula. I can't explain it but the city feels so NY/Calif to me. Missoula is not Montana. My observations are thru my dog, and the more openly your dog can be a free-spirit happy-go-lucky live-for-the-moment creature of god, the more relaxed people are about you exercising your 2nd Amendment rights. If one person complains about your dog, you can bet most are uptight about carry a pistol.