When I OC I am really only comfortable doing so with a 'secure holster.' By that I mean one with a snap/strap over the hammer or around the back of the gun. So for me, thats a 686+ in a cheap synthetic Uncle Mikes holster. I have an XD40 and really like to carry that but am uncomfortable with the factory holster in public because not only does it lack the strap, but it displays the front end of the gun (though I think that easy access is great for CC). I think that seeing the front sights/barrel of a gun is what can cause intimidation (at least to a greater degree then not). I relate it to seeing a bare blade versus one in a sheath, or its clip on a pocket. I feel it makes people less likely to jump to the conclusion that you're just looking for an excuse to draw. What do you guys think, will you open carry in a 'quick draw' holster? Do you think that they can be too 'showy' and in-your-face to non gun owners? Or maybe you can persuade me to think that open holsters are no biggie, and I'm being a baby about this. Looking forward to hear what you've got! TGIF!