I enjoy open carry myself. I only do it in the summer for temperature reasons, but I'd much rather OC than CC. I don't live in a place with huge crowds and overzealous police officers, so it isn't an issue. My one police encounter lasted about 5 minutes, and I wasn't disarmed or arrested or anything like that. The officer didn't really seem to care, but was just responding to a complaint. It's good to have a choice in your mode of carry. I like the freedom to wear a low-slung hip holster on a hot day, but at the same time if I'm going to a busy place and I don't want to worry about retention as much, I'll CC. Contrary to what some may think, I don't "demand acceptance." I just want to be left alone to do what I'd like. No one has to OC, I don't look down upon anyone who doesn't want to, just don't tell me that I can't and/or shouldn't.