"When the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem becomes a nail."
You might well be ready for some real situational training. You have many options available before the conversation begins but you have to learn when to act, and how to control the situation before it gets to within arms reach.
I would strive to carry everywhere when you are not physically at work. I understand not being able to carry at work, but that leaves plenty of times you should be carrying, and not just when you'll be out after dark or when there will be a lot of people you don't know.
Originally Posted by RugerMike
People who are "part time" carriers, often "get got" at one of those times they were not carrying because they didn't think they'd need it.
Ive worked in a large jail for a long time. It pretty much guarantees that I will meet people out in public that Ive had contact with in jail. An old guard told me how he dealt with them early on. And its stuck with me all this time as good advise. I look at them directly, smile and always initiate the conversation. This does a couple of things, It tells them that you are not intimidated, that you recognize that they are still people, and that you are fully aware of whats going on around you. That's really what the interview is about. Him deciding, If he can take you, If he wants to take you, and do you have anything worth while to take. Even if he just wanted some change it was still an interview. DR