I have my CCW and open carry is fine with me but my concern with open carry is that some scumbag is gonna watch you like a hawk and study your movements. he will wait his turn and move in for the assault. He will study your holster and determine how to relieve you of your pistol. He will wait till your guard is down and when you are alone. If he has the upper hand he will move quickly. Being on 100% alert, 100% of the time is exhausting and takes its toll. I think the best way to get an upper hand on a bad guy is to not let them know your armed.