After being behind a desk since 2004, I am back in patrol. I love it. Not really sure why I waited so long. I am having a ball. Recently when I started back, I tried what everyone else is doind. Nylon equipment with Serpa holsters, Taser, lightweight gun. Been working in the Housing Area lately. It is amazing on the number of people who run. Years ago, if a thug said something to you from the side of the street, they would have the courtesy to wait until you stopped the car and got out before they ran. After thinking about it, I got into the "box" in the closet. You know about the "box". Holsters and stuff are inside it that are forgotten about or not used anymore. Equipment first. Black Basketweave belt and support items. Taser gone, but PR-24 added. Safariland SSIII 070 holster. Next, I opened the old blue box. I think I hear angels in the background (just kidding). The Smith & Wesson 4506 .45ACP comes out and into the holster. My wife is a cop and has been for the last 3 years. She doesn't remember how things were in 1995 when I started. Anyone else going "old school" or "retro". When I started there were revolvers, Berettas, Smiths and a few Sigs. Who is carrying an old school pistol? Using Retro equipment. On a side note, I remember that Officer, when I started, who was set in his ways. Carried a certain gun, had his own style. Now I realize I am that guy.............. and I love it. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!