Over the years I have been caught up in several situations with crowds where things could have gone very bad, very quickly.
I am regularly asked about whether I favor armored cars or not, as with everything they have their pros and cons.
During my long career I have been in such situations numerous times and the threat of being set-up, ambushed etc. is always present but that goes with the turf. I am sure it was clear to the teenage gangbanger who was sitting next to me that if things went bad he would be the first to be gut shot; if I was going to suffer, so was he!
I am always being asked about which guns are best for close protection details and personal defense etc… My answer is whatever you have access to and what hopefully goes bang when you pull the trigger!!
I have seen many clients over the years being driven around protected by guys who just happen to have a firearms permits or are moonlighting local police, who for all these clients know are working for the criminals also.
Providing close protection / bodyguard services to a client is a lot different that providing regular security services, it’s a lot more of a personal service. I have seen companies in London piss off clients because they treated them, their families and homes the same as if they were providing security for an office block.
Gun addiction is something I have seen numerous time over the years and from a tactical and security point of view can be a serious problem.