I agree. Lose the element of surprise and put yourself at a distinct disadvantage.
How often do you look at the belt buckles of people (men in particular)
??? Do you really think Mr/Mrs. John Q. citizen is paying that close of attention?
The bad guys sure as hell ain't looking at buckles.
NRA Life Member, NRA Range Safety Officer, IDPA Safety Officer
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