We do not have open carry in Texas yet. Although we're working on it. If you're carrying openly in public, other than while hunting or at a shooting range, you're putting your CHL at jeopardy. You're going to get those looks whether you're carrying cond. 1 or 2.
I've been carrying cocked & locked for 35+ years and never had a safety come off in the holster. Neither have I heard of it happening with anyone that I know. When I first started carrying a 1911 as a duty weapon I was a little uncomfortable with cond.1, but all the old hands told me that was the only way to carry it as cond 2 (round chambered, hammer down) is not safe, should it be dropped on a hard surface. Should one have to use their gun in a defensive situation cond. 3 (hammer down, round unchambered) takes too long to put the gun into action and could cost them their life.