I never open carry. But never thought about people bothering you if one choses to open carry.I do it on my property, but CC everywhere else.
It's not that I give a rats ass what some liberal thinks. I just don't want to give any of them an excuse to share their opinions with me.
And also what Cowpokey said.
Comfort is a big deal to me. I just put my snub in my hoody pocket or cargo pants, no holster, no lint hassle. If the world goes to hell, then maybe will have to carry the G19 or G17, but prefer to be comfortable if at all possible.pros - don't need to dress around your gun or have anything shoved down your pants and the accompanying hassle and discomfort. also should be a much quicker draw.
cons - perhaps give away any tactical advantage/element of surprise. i don't really buy this as i don't think potential bank robbers or store robbers etc go around scanning everyone's waists before announcing their intent. same concept re any potential gun grabber, if they happen to see it maybe they will make a grab at it.
living in VA with both open and concealed carry, i generally conceal but don't worry too much if i might print or my jacket or shirt gets dislodged.