In PA it is a very pleasant experience to get or renew your LTCF in PA that is what it called. LTCF=license to carry firearm
It enables you to carry either concealed or open carry if you like. Open carry is legal everywhere in PA except a city of the first class (the only one is Philadelphia.) In Phily to carry openly you must have a LTCF but anywhere else one is not needed.
The problem arrises if you decide to drive anywhere while you are open carrying. Once you enter the vehicle then gun is then considered "concealed" hence the need to have a LTCF if you want to do anything other than walk everywhere.
I'm coming up on my 37th yr of carrying concealed, and thank heaven I've never had to use my handgun.
The last time I renewed my licence it took me longer to find a parking space than it did to get my renewal in the sheriffs dept.
Good luck and always stay safe.
GT (Member of Bull Dawgs Club/Big Dawgs Club)
AMERICAN GUN OWNERS