Originally Posted by Kitts
Though I agree with you that it wasn't a life threatening situation, wearing a firearm on your hip is not displaying in a threatening manner.
Now, if he made verbal threats, pulled the gun out of the holster, or even started pointing at the firearm, I think you would have a case for brandishing. Simply having it on your hip, hoping the situation will defuse itself, is not.
I didn't read correctly what he said before, having uncovered it when the guy couldn't see it. Having it showing is not, no.
If someone was to uncover, in a way to intimidate someone, it could be considered brandishing. You don't have to be touching it.