I open carry as well
I served in the USMC and now am going to E.K.U. for a degree in Police Studies. I have been open carrying for a few months now, and have had no negative encounters, except for some staring from some soccer moms. I carry a Glock 35 Gen 3 tactical tupperware, in a Blackhawk CQB holster, with it topped off at 16 rounds and two loaded spare mags on my weak side in a double mag open mouthed mag pouch. I live in KY. so one can conceal or open carry here. To conceal you have the Concealed Carry Deadly Weapons License, which I got due to getting reciprocity with 33 other states to carry by having one. My wife and I go to Tennessee a lot to Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg and Dallas TX to visit friends, so it is a must.
Open carry is being on the tip of the spear of supporting gun rights. When people see normal law abiding citizens carrying it sends a good message to everyone who might have stereotyped us the wrong way.
I applaud everyone who joins me in this practice.