Nothing wrong with a Hi-Point. I carry "obsolte" (which I guess means they aren't lethal anymore) milsurp guns usually, and some people don't approve of those, either. That's okay...
But do be aware, however, that OC-ing DOES present a few "challenges" that CC-ers do not face, so be prepared for them.
For example, OC-ing is not for the more "timid" people/carriers out there (like most CC-ers are) so on the negative side of OC-ing, be prepared for dealing with any "disapproving" looks or comments from the general public (if any, or, on occasion) -- and even the same from any fellow gun-owners or CC-ers you know or meet out there. Hopefully, the cops in your area will already be up-to-speed on OC-ing and won't be any problem.
At the same time (on the positive side of OC-ing) also be prepared to help educate people who ask you about OC-ing, so we can get more people out there on the streets doing the very same. So think about a "list" of reasons for OC-ing, or, even print them out on a small (business) card to hand out to people who inquire, as sooner or later, you will have people ask you about it (and they CAN'T ask CC-ers because they can't see THEM carrying, so no such conversations ever take place). Or, get one of those "tri-fold" pamphlets some people have made up that they hand-out to interested people...it gives them something to check out later on rather than trying to remember all you said in your conversation.
Right now though, just get used to OC-ing yourself...but do come up with some "prepared responses" you can offer for any comments (good or bad) you may get.
Since you mention you've been lurking here for a while, I'm sure you've read up on & are aware of what I am talking about above.
P.S. Don't forget, we need to EDUCATE CC-ers also, so that they better understand OC. Presently, too many of them are anti-OC (even though most of us ALSO have CC permits) and that has to change. Since it's probably due to simple ignorance re: OC, education should fix that (but stupid you can't fix).
Whatever, CARRIERS -- OC and CC -- can't afford to be divided like that!