This is an older post and I'm hoping you guys are still taking opinions on it. Here in NC there are guys open carrying heavily. It's nothing to see someone in Walmart with a 1911 one the right hip and three mags on the other. I conceal carry and like some of you don't open carry. There is nothing wrong with open carrying, however the criminal would probably shoot the guy with open carrying before he started his crime. I'm not a criminal therefore I can't really think their way. Just seems logical. ???