Excuse this Old Man, but I'm not sure what kind of experience you are asking about. If you are asking about experience with Open Carry, why yes, I have had that experience many times, both in uniform and in civvies.
I am curious to know what kind of weapon and holster you will be carrying. Will your holster have retention and if so, to what level?
Will you be in uniform or street clothing? Open carry in street clothing seems like it can sometimes invite confrontations.
If your weapon is not in a secure retention holster it is a real invitation to have someone take it from you. Have you practiced weapon retention drills?
Why do you wish to carry open instead of concealed? For non-uniformed persons I personally believe it is far safer to carry concealed. I would make an exception to merchants and business owners within their place of business.
Back in the old days, we would carry open in the country, but never in town. We didn't think it was civilized to carry open in town.