Posted 29 March 2016 - 07:16 AM
Idiots. I realistically torture test my gear every day just by using it. My duty pistol goes in and out of the holster constantly. The grip gets ground into pavement sometimes searching cars. It gets slid into jail lock boxes. My patrol rifle rides in a car rack 12 hours every day, jolted around constantly. Gets transferred in and out of vehicles at the start and end of every shift. Gets banged into my other duty gear as i throw it around my back to go hands on. They get fired in practice. A lot.
But lives depend on them functioning, and I keep them clean and never unnecessarily beat on them. I take care of them, so they take care of me.
And the safety rules, my drill instructors pounded that in my head so hard they'll never leave. If I ever get struck by lightning and get amnesia, I may forget my name and my family, but I'd still be able to recite those rules