I don't disagree with you Brian. Context does matter. Using militaristic sounding lingo in the wrong setting is inappropriate. We're all aware of the wannabe type who over does their tacticool persona.
However, if someone asks someone else, especially a non-gun oriented person, "What type of weapon do you CCW?" and they answer "I don't carry a weapon, I carry a Glock 19." That would be a ridiculous, non-sensical answer. I realize you would never do that, but some of the posts in this thread make me wonder if others might.
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms."- Thomas Jefferson