I finally decided to give OC a try yesterday and it was a good experience overall. I needed to go birthday shopping so I hit a few stores up in Centerville; Wal-Mart, Koals, and Target. No negative experiences surprisingly. I even dealt with a lot of employees since I needed some help shopping (I'm not very good at shopping for women). It seemed that either they didn't notice or, when they did notice, it was after we already had a pleasant conversation about shopping and so I already gave the impression that I'm just a nice normal guy. Granted, I am young and slim and have a military haircut so I could have very well been mistaken for a rookie cop, but who knows, nobody asked. One incident did happen however that reminded me that I need to be better aware of my surroundings, especially the ones smaller than me... During the whole experience, I tried to be well aware of who was around me, especially my strong side where my gun was holstered. It was pretty easy to do since "adult sized" people are easy to notice in your peripherals. But little kids?...not so easy. I was in Target looking for scrubs and since I couldn't find any employees to ask where I could find them, I decided to ask a mother who was wearing scrubs and shopping with her little boy, who couldn't have been more than 2 or 3 years old and was barely taller than my knee. While we were talking, her little boy, unbeknownst to me, had wandered behind his mother, around some clothes racks, and came up from behind me to my right side. All of a sudden while we were talking, I felt a very slight tug on my holster...I looked down and found the boy curiously reaching for my holster. I immediately took an abrupt step back out of his reach and he just mischievously smiled and walked away. I'm pretty sure the mom I was talking to had no idea I had a gun on me (my right side was kind of away from her the whole time we were talking) and probably just assumed I don't like kids or something. She didn't seem bothered or anything and just continued explaining to me where I could go to find scrubs. That little incident scared me a little and I just realized that adults aren't the only people I need to be aware of...kids are sneakier. Has anybody else had a similar experience? Anyway, overall the experience was positive. I probably won't OC all the time, especially when I'm with my wife (she gives the impression that she doesn't like it even though she doesn't actually say anything). But as for now, when I do decide to OC again, I can do so with a little more confidence.