It was only the second time for me. The great state of Texas doesn’t allow it so my open carry experience to date has been the Middle Of Nowhere, CO and Pittsburgh. I even bought a new holster for the occasion. (A Comp-Tac paddle holster just in case I had to disarm at some point.)
I was a little worried before going because I’ve been in Philadelphia, PA before and it is a very unfriendly open carry city. I had visions of getting proned by the cops and having to call Alan Gura to rescue me. Fortunately Pittsburgh isn’t Philadelphia, and other than a couple of glances from cops there was no “official” interest in the gun on my belt at all. One vendor at the show assumed I was a cop which seems to be the case just about everywhere. (That needs to change. Open carry shouldn’t equal cop in anyone’s mind)
Now I want Texas to have open carry even more. It’s just too damn convenient to be able to conceal or not as you like.