I’ll offer this to the discussion—
Currently open carry is illegal in CA outside of hunting season.
Our Sheriff prefers CCW holders to everyday carry, however concealed means concealed
Deputies I know tell me if they see someone with a handgun or even see evidence of a handgun(like ammo) during a traffic stop it throws a whole different light (and not a good light) on the situation.
I don’t know how it is in other states or jurisdictions, but around here if you carry, carry concealed and you’ll likely be OK. The thing is to have confidence in your efforts to conceal.