That's a good line of thinking.
I too researched it throughly before I started OCing and even then I was hesitant. Now I've been doing it for something along the lines of a year or so. Even though I now have my Tx. CHL I still OC here. It will be something I won't be able to enjoy outside of my own property when I move back home to Texas.
When I started OCing I noticed that almost no one noticed the 2lb hunk of steel and plastic hanging off my belt. Most folks walk around in condition white oblivious to the world around them.
Are you a Marine or Sailor?
Welcome to the site. Maybe we'll run into eachother some time. If you are ever interested in shooting some USPSA matchs shoot me a PM. Our next match at B&R Guns will be on the weekend of Dec. 8th. If you decide to go make sure you have extra mags.