Pretty bad when an Army veteran has to straighten out a Marine.
But to be honest, your mistake is nothing compared to a conversation the other day with another Marine. (And no, it wasn't Joel.)
This guy was showing three of us his new "firearm acquisition." It was a folding, pocket sized, .22 Magnum, single shot pistol. He claimed it to be a very good weapon, so long as one placed his shot correctly.
I was tempted, but didn't ask him if he would use it with multiple assailants or one that was hopped up on drugs. But, I did tell the story of the wife and mother in Georgia that shot an intruder in the face five times with her revolver. (He lived and is serving 10 years in prison.) I commented that I would imagine that the wife and mother now wants a semi-auto handgun with a lot more capacity.