I have posted and shared some of my experiences over the last year, but don't post much here anymore, because I no longer open carry. I got my handgun license over a year ago, and from day one I open carried. I have come to realize that it is not a common way to carry. Over the last year I have seen one person utilizing this method for carry. I have endured many snide comments, looks, stares, pointing, whispering, people moving abruptly away from me, or jumping out of my way. In one instance, I could of got hurt or maybe worse, because of the exposed firearm. I went to an open register to pay for my item, and the clerk yelled out " He's got a gun!" He simultaneously threw his hands in the air, as if I was robbing him! Luckily no one in the immediate vicinity that witnessed it took any action.
I didn't realize that carrying a firearm openly would cause such a stir. I am a person that would rather go about my business undisturbed and not have to deal with all the attention to myself it causes, therefore I wisely cover up now.