Originally Posted by silverado113
Unless you're a Marine then it's 24/7 regardless to include leave (at least that's what we were told
I carried in uniform as a recruiter regardless because my boss put the one white guy (me) with a office full of black recruiters in an all black part of town. After a few months they moved me, but I did have a confrontation with 5 individuals while in uniform, in my gov, and looking for an applicant. Needless to say a quick click on the safety provided a reasonable enough excuse to the 5 guys on why this "white boy" was in their neighborhood.
I've also found myself the cream filling in a near OREO beatdown and discovered the same thing.
Simply brushing back and grabing the grip on my 1911 was enough for these 3 punks to shout... "**** YO, hommie don't play dat"... and go about there business.
Good thing too, at the time I was on convelecent leave, wearing a brace, 3 weeks out of having my lower back fused in three locations with 11 pieces of Govt hardware for good measure.
Recoil alone probably would have put me on my knees in pain.