Last night my wife and I were comming home from a Friends Of NRA meeting and stopped for gas in an area of town that you don't want to run out of gas in, if you know what I mean. I tend to open carry more often than not and last night was no exception. I was pumping my gas and noticed movement from the corner of my eye and turned my head to see a rather large, gang banger looking guy walking at a quick pace directly at me. He was about ten feet from me and I turned to face him and he stopped dead in his tracks. (till this point my gun had been blocked from his view) I said, "Hey, how's it going?" and he stammered something back that I couldn't understand and did a hard right and walked off at a brisk pace. Now I can't prove that he had criminal intentions but I just had that feeling. What are your thoughts? Any one else here have any experiences where you think open carry may have defused a situation before it became a statistic?