I want to clarify the fact that I am not "con" on open carry (in general) though I've never seen the sense or logic in it personally.
My general attitude nowadays is "whatever floats your boat and do what you want to do" but, this thread is about Open Carry in the City Of Pittsburgh where there exists a real and present dichotomy between PGH city proper and the state being silent on OC.
I have lived in Pittsburgh long enough to know that it is one of the easiest & most hassle free places in the United States to carry concealed but, I have not ever seen one Pittsburgh resident ever carry open in Pittsburgh.
Though I did do it myself once in Down Town Pittsburgh but I was wearing a white dress shirt and black slacks with a sport coat over my shoulder and folks just assumed I was a City Dick on lunch break.
I would state honestly and without exaggeration that the average "Joe" carrying open in Pittsburgh would be somewhat akin to attending a Kindergarten school play wearing an "I Am A Child Molester" T-Shirt.
While that would not be against the law either it certainly would call radical undue attention to yourself.
I live outside burbs North of PGH and my borough has (I'm guessing) a population of around 8,000 residents and if I carried open I would be the only one here that ever did. On the flip side of the coin I carry concealed here every single day.
Why would I want to call that sort of "open firearm carry" attention for myself? Answer: I wouldn't.
Regarding Pittsburgh which has a very high population of citizens that carry concealed...there are just not hundreds or thousands of people who want to open carry but, feel deprived of their Constitutional rights because they can't. It's just an issue that doesn't exist in Pittsburgh.
It's just something that nobody ever does and you would have to actually live there to understand the mindset.
So my only intention in this thread is to make the OP aware of the reality and potential pitfalls of Open Carry in the City of Pittsburgh and to be honest about the subject to the best of my ability.
But, the bottom line is that if the OP wants to be the three headed dog walking down the street then that is his business but, he should be aware of the fact that (right or wrong) the potential to be hassled would be much greater there than in many other places in the U.S.
That is just the truth WITHOUT any bias or personal opinion on my part.