Re: "What do you tell people..."
My dad was small in stature and he spent most of his teen years on a ranch in Montana.
His favorite expression was "the Good Lord made large people and the Good Lord made small people but Sam Colt made them all the same size".
When I am carrying, I fear no man!
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb deciding what to have
for dinner. Liberty is a well-armed lamb." - Benjamin Franklin