I can and never do open carry there are way too many very nervous people out there and I personally much prefer to be viewed as a jovial kindly old gent than a threat!
I'm never not armed and much prefer that only I know that. Should the situation where deadly force is required I wold like to think I'm ready but I hope never to find out.
I work for a small municipality and it is imperative that I maintain a non threatening demeanor so stealth and diplomacy are my first defense and never to have to go beyond my goal!
So far so good.
The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.