I got a buddy who carries ever since he did unprotected CPR, (brought a guy back after a fall on a construction site). The resulting period of AIDS/Hep. testing and "lack of consortium" made him decide it was worth it to carry a shield. He also carries a surefire and a leatherman. All the garbage on his belt is kind of unsightly. I do a little leather work so for christmas I wanted to make him a holder for all that stuff but I need a shield to know how to design it into the package.