I'll kick it off...
I carry openly everywhere I go, unless it's unlawful to. If I'm in SC, I only carry concealed if I know I will be going out where carrying concealed is my only option... like Walmart, a gas station, the godforsaken mall, a restaurant, or someones private property I don't know. Some might say the way I carry here in SC, in my vehicle is open carrying (there's no case law to clarify the statue, that I have found).
I live in pretty big subdivision where the houses are spaced about 10 yards apart. There is only one way in and out of the subdivision, and there are a few hundred houses. I live on the main road that leads in and out, so there's a car passing by every few seconds. Anyway, I think all of my neighbors know I carry openly when I'm at home, whether outside or not. If I'm out in my yard, I usually converse with my neighbors. None of them seem to even notice the different handguns my wife and I open carry while we are conversing, much less do they mention them.
1.) A few months ago I was mowing my yard (had a damn push mower back then) with a Springfield 1911 that had a 10 round extended magazine protruding out its mag well, holstered in a leather thumb break type holster. As I'm mowing the grass right next to the road, a car passes by heading deeper into the neighborhood. The female driver's mouth drops to the floorboard and her head turns like an owl's to look at me, all while she is still driving down the road. I chuckled out loud and just kept mowing. I expected to have her to do in a MWAG call due to the expression on her face. The cops never showed. She must of thought I was a cop, knew it was lawful, was told it was legal by the dispatcher, or didn't care enough to call in the first place.
2.) Yesterday I had to call USAA to replace my windshield on my Tracker due to a huge crack. They sent someone from Safelite out to my house 2 hours after I called. Talk about quick!
So, the Safelite guys calls my while he's in my driveway to let me know he's here. I let him know I'd come out through the garage and meet him. I step out the door and see him inspecting my windshield. He hears me and turns around, and his eyes immediately lock on to my double stack (14 rounds of .45 ACP), composite frame, Kimber "1911" that is holstered in a Blackhawk Serpa (had to dremel the crap out if the holster to get this particular 1911 to fit it).
He does his introduction on why hes here and asks how I am, you know, typical BSing... all while his eyes glance, repeatedly, from my head and back to my 1911. His voice is shaky along with the rest of his body. Eventually he stops the small talk and tells me "Nice piece. What is that, a 9mm?"
I give him the specifics about it and he is surprised it's a 1911. I let him know why I carry openly, as well. He calms down and he no longer focuses on my gun. We then start a 10 minutes conversation about guns, as it turns out he has a few and he has his SC Concealed Weapons Permit, but he only carries when he's out at night. From talking with him, he didn't seem to have the proper knowledge of the restrictions on carrying a handgun SC, nor too much about firearms, themselves. He didn't have anything negative about carrying a firearm, although I got the feeling he was of the notion that "minorities" aren't suppose to carry, because the Brady Bunch told him so. He's was the "minority" in this situation, BTW.
That's all I have that is remotely interesting. All the good stories I have are from when I am in a state that doesn't prohibit open carrying while out in public.
Anyone else have any SC open carry stories to tell?