I am 18, I love 1911's and I want to open carry. I'm not going to treat this like it isn't a big deal because I know and understand it is. I will take classes before any kind of firearm leaves strapped to my side. I wanted to get some opinions on "Yes open carry" or "No open carry" and why or why not. This isn't so I can "look cooler" this is strictly for self defense. If you feel there is a better way for self defense I'll be more then happy to hear any ideas. Thank you!