I was a trooper for 30 years. Things were still "old" at first, I carried a .357 revolver and 18 extra rounds, for my first 10 years. All that has changed, better or worse can be thought of more than one way, but it almost always must be handled by cops the way the bosses want. And sometimes THEY are good and righteous. Sometimes they aren't.
Bottom lid, they are directly at military/civilian police handguns, that is what they will talk to you about, ANYTHING talked to you about a civilian carried handgun is not exactly the direct way to do it right, etc., etc. At least, that is what I have been seeing lately. Perhaps they are getting better. Again, I have all my stuff figured out now, so I simply don't worry about these days. Coming up on ten years, been retired but back in working since leaving. I'm pretty beat back by the ever-changing medical crap these days... damn, a little past six months ago I HAD no problems. Oh, well. It's been a pretty good one, so I cannot really do any crying about it. :-)
BTW, hopefully I can keep all of these on case. Sometimes during the major inserts (ONE day left, thank goodness), I get... confused. Sigh.