I don't want to start a fight here but The reason why most folks open carry has always puzzled me. Is it 'look at me, I have a gun'. I carry concealed in the winter and open carry in the summer when we don't wear a jacket and, yes I do have a CCW. If some guy decides to bust you in the chops and has only his fists, you had better get ready for an ass whippin because, if you pull your weapon, concealed or otherwise, you're in big trouble.
Open carry is a great thing but it hurts our image when someone walks about with a full western style rig, tied down yet. That sort of conduct really hurts the open carry movement. We have to display common sense and do it right.