How would the firearm be carred: open or concealed.?
If carried concealed, how do you intend to carry it: belt hostler, IWB holster, shoulder, or ankle?
WIll you have other weapons available?
A firearm is a tool. Your selection is function oriented. Open carry allows you the ability to carry a full size handgun on a duty belt. But that may not work if you need to conceal the weapon. Also, do you intend to carry a back up (BUG) or not?
Will you be subject to military ROE or not? Some countries will not allow an individual to carry military calibers.
Not to take the thread further off topic I'll drop you a PM.
Hi everyone else,
This thread stared of as a hypothetical discussion that was intended to ignore British law. It was to be a technical/practical discussion on what those familiar with firearms would carry, how and why. I would have expected that anyone without experience of pistols would have stayed out of the discussion as they didn't have anything useful to contribute. OK, the phrase "off-duty firearm" is an American term that doesn't apply to the UK as (other than NI) officers aren't allowed off-duty firearms. Putting that aside, it was an honest attempt to stimulate a discussion.
On that basis it could have been interesting and useful to some of the members on here. Instead the usual comments cropped up and derailed the thread.
Do the members who did this realise that you are bringing this forum down? I've spoken to members who are reluctant to post on threads as they are afraid of having their contributions ridiculed. Some have even considered leaving the forum.
You are stifling discussion and slowly killing this forum.
If you have something useful to contribute then go ahead and post. If you don't just step away from the keyboard and let the grown-ups talk.
So for now I'm done on this thread and I'll think long and hard about posting on any other.