I have carried concealed for years. For kicks during short trips to the gas station, etc, I carried openly. I am a creature of habit so I OC'd in different locations that those that I frequent.
No odd stares, no police called. I still don't like it. Even instances where my concealment has been poor, such as while hiking and drenched with sweat, I feel 'better'.
Build a man a fire and he'll be warm the rest of the day. Set a man on fire, he'll be warm the rest of his life.