Welcome, Mike. You are off to a good start. You say you are aware of the laws, but have you read Wash, Rinse and Repeat and also Info on Michigan Open Carry? How about the threads on members carrying? You are getting your feet wet doing the private property carry, and getting used to the "feel" of carrying a holstered gun and that is great. Just read and re-read the above mentioned threads and ask questions here. There are several members here that are well versed on OC. Good luck, carry on. A good place to start carrying in public is with other members at an OC event, find one near you. By the way use the drop-down to edit your account to give Michigan "credit" for your membership.springerdave.