When I first began to open carry, I carried a black P14-45 (A Para-Ordinance .45, ahen I inherited several guns, buta Glock 17 got my attention; Not because I wanted a 9mm (I didn't) but rather its weight, or lack of, impressed me. I bought some Glocks and moved on to black Serpa holsters and a black belt. I carried extra magazines out of sight.
Everything changed! It was as if my gun was invisible. I don't know if it is because all black doesn't stand out or if it was because my "rig" looked copish. Don't get me wrong, I do NOT want to appear to be LE, but I prefer less attention andif they are going to think "Bad guy" or "Good guy," I prefer the latter.
Which carry mode do you prefer?