I concur with Andy of MyOldRV who says openly carrying a gun merely warns any possible attackers ahead of time to come up with a stronger strategy and tactics .
Ah, but swords. A rapier, I think, would be a nice everyday accouterment to hang on the hip. A saber would be even better but being longer (and curved) it might be harder to deal with.
Open carry of swords, that’s the ticket. And Bowie knives.