Just my personal opinion based on my experience. if you can get your concealed permit then it is a good idea to have it on you even if you plan on open carrying all the time. The most important reason for this is that gun free school zones are all over in every town and they do not have to be appropriately marked. La. recently passed a law making it legal to conceal carry in a gun free school zone. There are some other good reasons to have a concealed permit as there are places and times when you just might not want trouble and having your permit will allow you to quickly cover up without breaking the law...if that is a concern for you. As long as your weapon is legally considered to be a hand gun and you have your permit it does not matter how well your gun can be concealed, as long as you have a permit.