We are lucky enough to be able to conceal and open carry here without any permit. Depending on the day, location and yes....outfit I will do either or. I have just a Crossfire Traverse holster that I use to carry my G26. But there are times I am just running out quickly and I will pocket my handgun. As for they why I carry? Because I want the control of protecting myself. I don't need to rely on anyone else for that. And being that we live in such a wide spread area calling 911 is like waiting for the cable guy. They will be there to help you between the hours of 9-12....lol really though it could be at least a 20 minute wait and that's on the quick side. When my house is being invaded I don't think the criminal is going to wait. I want to be able to defend myself and my children. A 5 second chambering of a round is a lot quicker then a 30 minute wait for the troopers.