...and I was in CC Level 1.
That's a Concealed Carry that is an OWB with one cover garment. I do this a lot in the winter now.
So we sit down and I take off my coat, in that order. I will OC, but I prefer to keep my cards close to the vest. We eat, chat, and get ready to go.
Well, I stand up and go to put on my coat, and notice the eyes of a kid at the next table start to get big as dinner plates. He was looking at my gun.
"Great, he's going to make a scene here," I think to myself. However, I just look him in the eye and smile. I have noticed that the best "cover garment" is your attitude and body language. If you walk around shying away from everyone and acting like your fly is down all day, everyone will pick up on that energy and confront you.
If you walk like it is supposed to be there, and you have every right to do so, and it IS your business to carry a loaded firearm, people will look (sometimes...), but they will rarely say anything at all. Most times people just don't notice what is right in front of them. I have been in a McDonald's with my G21sf OWB, one extra 15-rd mag, and a TOPS Knives "Scorpion's Tail" on my belt in plain view, and NO ONE NOTICED AT ALL.
So anyway, this kid, going against the grain of humanity (probably because he hasn't been told to mind his own business "enough"), noticed my gun.
He didn't say a word, but smiled back. I guess he just figured I was an LEO. I think that this is a frequent assumption, as even my Wife says I look "Imperious" all the time.
Of course, she knows the awful truth about that...