Yesterday I had some visitors out on my sailboat for the afternoon.
It’s a 36ft sloop and there were 7 adults and a 2 year old.
We were boarded by the US Coast Guard for a “safety inspection”.
A couple of guys came aboard and wanted to see all the various things that I have to have on the boat.
Amazingly I passed the inspection.
So I was sitting in the cockpit across from one of the young Coastguardsmen while he filled out a paper saying that we had been inspected and passed.
I noticed that he had his pistol in some kind of plastic leg holster, a very tactical looking thing.
What made me notice it was that sitting the way he was, his pistol was pointed right at me as I was sitting across from him. From the look of the hole in the end, I’d say it was a .40…. But perhaps it just seemed that big as I was looking down the end.
I figured I was safe enough and the guys were nice and so I didn’t bring up his poor firearms handling.
So is it ok to have a holster that points the pistol at whoever is sitting across from you?