OC'd FN 5.7 to a cheesesteak reastaurant (no alcohol served... damn that law by the way) in central/midtown tucson. noticed several police cars on the way in, turned recorder on just in case (never had a negative with PD, but you never know).
Girl taking orders notices but clearly does not care. As I sit down I see 4 Tucson PD officers seated strait ahead of me. Youngest of them notices and points... other three look. I ready myself for a negative (doesnt one of them just have to show off?). Sargent waves his had dismissively in towards me and makes and "eh" sound. Either mocking me or dismissing me as a threat/concern for the seated group. I think the latter as the rookie slowly looks away from me and they all go back to talking/eating (institutionalizing level headedness... is it too much to hope for?).
I get my food...eat and read the rag/alternitive newspaper Tucson weekly... including and anti-campus carry column. PD starts to file out... Sargent hangs back (oh no?)...
says 'what are you carrying? is that the new FN pistol?'.
I respond... 'yea its an FN 5.7'
He says 'a lot of cops are scared sh*tless by that gun and dont like it very much... some want it banned, do you find that the round penetrates really well?
I respond "maybe with the right ammo, or ammo you load yourself, but why go to that trouble when you can just by an AR-15 pistol or cabine and have a better round, longer barrel and much more ammo selection and penetration?"
He says "no kidding. but most crimminals dont think that hard and are going for concealability. Isn't that (points at FN) like an AR-15 in your pocket?
I respond "it really is. The loads i use do 2300-2400 feet per second, but I use hollowpoints (elite ammo)."
He says "well lets hope the round doesnt catch on with the wrong people. you have a good one".
he leaves... I leave...
** I was impressed that he was willing to discuss for a couple minutes... it was nice of him after it was obvious that the police were eyeballing me earlier****