I saw my (adult) son at a family function the other day. I carry my 1911 like 1911's are designed to be carried, cocked and locked. He happened by in the kitchen and said wow, you got the hammer back and I bet you have one in the pipe. I replied yes I do. My son is a gun nut like me. I was surprised at his alarm. Here is my point. If you carry a glock ( I like glocks) or any other auto that is ready to go somewhere in or on that gun is a hammer or what ever you call it under spring tension waiting for the mechanical permission ( trigger pull) to strike the primer. His perception that the hammer was back would not have been an issue had I been carrying a glock or similar type weapon because you cant see the hammer/striker. Always remember that perception is more important than reality.
People open carrying a chrome .44 mag are more shocking than grandma and her .22 derringer. Why is that?
PS. I make exception for DAO pistols.