yeah open carry is not so bad. the only thing that ever makes me nervous is not having a holster with a thumb strap or a full flap holster. Other than that I really don't pay attention to anything around me. Now keep in mind their are some lunies out there so if you see someone acting weird around you I recommend to just move away from the weirdos. I had an incident at 7-11 where a guy while I was in line starting putting his head close to my holster while I was turned around. I mean within 2 feet while I was on the phone. Needless to say I turned around and asked him what the hell he was doing so close to me and I just left. Again just pay attention to your surrounding and you're fine with a good retention holster.