Back to the Navy again for another great photo (hear that Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps? Where are your women service members?!).
I never used a handgun when I was in the service. They were only for officers. All the enlisted soldiers were issued an M16A1 rifle. That thing was hard to carry around. It was about three feet long, which made it super easy to get into everything.
I’d hang the strap (called a sling) over my shoulder, and then as I walked the strap would slide down to my elbow, so now I had this stilt like thing banging into my leg. Pull the strap back up, and then it was back down on my elbow again a few minutes later.