When I was a kid, I kinda remember “force fields” being a big thing in all sorts of sci-fi stories. And then they all just seemed to go away. With Hamron’s “body shells,” I wanted to introduce the tech of person-level force fields that wearers could use to protect them from weapon attacks. They can also be modulated for atmospheric containment to allow a wearer to withstand harsh environments or even the vaccuum of space for limited amounts of time.
And in keeping with different characters holstering their guns in different ways, I thought I’d have Hamron hang his gun in front of his body as opposed to on the side like everyone else does. Not sure why no one ever does this, as the gun would easily be within comfortable reach. Maybe because it would end up slapping your junk when you walked.