We may never know how many crimes have been deterred by good guys carrying their holstered pistols in plain view, since criminals don’t normally report aborted crimes. The practice of open carry, sometimes abbreviated as OC’ing, is done by only a small percentage of weapons carriers, as most good guys prefer to conceal their weapons.
Store robbery deterred by an open carrier of a holstered pistol:http://forum.pafoa.org/showthread.php?t=147404
Open carrier able to draw quickly to shoot robber that had shot the store owner:
Kennesaw, GA – Waffle House robbery deterred by two open carriers of 1911 .45 pistols:http://forum.pafoa.org/showthread.php?t=91303
South Carolina and Florida will put citizens in jail for carrying a visibly holstered pistol, even those who are licensed to carry. So much for liberty in those states. I suppose when their citizens get tired of the infringement of their Second Amendment Rights, they’ll put a stop to it by throwing their lip-service to freedom politicians out of office and electing those that truly honor the U.S. Constitution.