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If you think you'll ever use your gun for self-defense...

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by jjlaughner, Jan 9, 2005.

  1. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

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    interesting thing I found... I check mine all the time:cool1:

    (edit I just retreived both from their hiding places and both are unchambered but have full mags :whistle: )
     
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    what kind of person that carries a gun doesn't check it more often than every 6 months?
     
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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    I consider all of my firearms loaded at all times and believe me I check....

    Super glue...What a bitch....:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :shame:
     
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    Probably the kind of cop that would shoot 20 rounds at a criminal 10 feet away and hit him once in the foot.:whistle:
     
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    couldent the wife get in a whole lot of crap for that?


    so wate a min, this guy dident check, pull the mag, cock or slide the gun for six months???? what a moron
     
  6. Z3PR

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    I've lived in small towns with 1 or 2 cops. Most of those guys have never had too pull thier guns, so I'm not suprised by that at all.
     
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    Not every Officer is a gun enthusiast. Some view them as necessary evil tools of their profession. When was the last time you checked the bag in your vacuum cleaner?
     
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    My vacume is bagless. I personally don't expect them to love guns but something as important and potentially dangerous when handled improperly, requires some attention.:shame: I would expect the same of any gun owner that carries a gun or keeps it at home for self defense. Just my opinion.
     
  9. jjlaughner

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    Let's put together a list of serious questions and have people answer them.


    1. Do you own a gun? yes/no

    2. A: Do you carry a gun for self defense? yes/no
    ....B: Do you carry regularly (daily/everywhere)? yes/no
    ....C: Do you carry for occupation? yes/no

    3. Do you view your weapon as damgerous?

    4. How often do you practice or put rounds down range on average?
    a. daily
    b. weekly
    c. bi-weekly
    d. monthly
    e. bi-monthly
    f. every three to four months
    g. every 6 months
    h. once or twice a year
    i. less than once a year
    j. only when needed to qualify
    k. never

    5. Do you clean you weapon...
    a. after each use
    b. every so often only after multipul uses
    c. never
    d. regularly even if not used since previous cleaning

    6. Do you check your weapon, ammo and/or equipment...
    a. before each use
    b. after each use
    c. before and after each use
    d. each time you pick it up

    7. When do you check for a hot (loaded) weapon?
    a. each time you pick it up or handed a weapon
    b. when you reholster a weapon
    c. when leaving the house
    d. daily or frequintly even when not in use or carried
    e. all of the above

    does anything above need edited? what other questions could be asked?
     
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    actualy i check my vacumes canister every time i use it.

    what did the guy do? put he piece in his locker every day with out even pulling his mag?
     
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    Hard to tell if this is true or not but certianly would not surprise me if it was...
    Probly like most of the officers of this kind, probley never removed the weapon from the holster even at night... :dunno:
     
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    I think there is supposed some some sort of naked response in there.:D The list looks good to me.
     
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    ... vacuum cleaner? :confused: What's that? :dunno:
     
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    I have a hedgehog for that job


    As of now I own no pistols(19) but I own shotguns and rifles. I clean before and after each use. I basically only use them for hunting season, so I clean them when I pull them out of storage and I clean them before I put them back in storage. I ALWAYS treat a gun as loaded even if it is blatantly obvious it isn't. I never point it at anything I don't intend to shoot(save for the ground or sky when its shouldered). These are just things my dad drilled into my head for as long as I can remember. No not the passed few years, seriouslly one of my earliest memories was my dad teaching me gun safety with my bb-gun.

    To me checking and cleaning your gun is part of gun safety and the idea that an officer of the law or anyone who carries a firearm doesn't follow all the safety procedures like they are the 10 comandments is just not right.
     
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    That's pathetic. I think wife and cop should be severely punished

    I unload my Ruger when I get home, but keep all the mags full. I just switch to my 870 at the house.

    I just finished cleaning the Ruger. It was all linty.

    On a side note, after I chamber the same round multiple times, it pushes back into the brass. How long is this acceptable. I've single shot pushed in rounds and they all functioned....

    I need more guns
     
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    Was the small town Mayberry?

    What a Barney Fife!:D
     
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    I never really thought of a vacuum cleaner as something that may save my life. Also never thought that when I put it up, I should remove the ag so that no one else hurts themselves.
     
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    I carry a Kimber Stainless 1911 .45 Ultra Carry II Cocked and Locked, and every time I put it on (practically daily) I empty it, reload it, and check for proper slide operation and magazine operation, safety function, etc. EVERY TIME I put it on my belt!!! Not only does this insure proper operation of the gun, but creates muscle memory for me to be good at handling the gun so that if/when I ever need to use it for self defense, I'm not fumbling around with it trying to remember how to use it! I don't even think about how it works anymore, it's all second nature. 6 MONTHS??? :shame:
     
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    I learned that technique at Swat School, but they call it pressure check. On a glock for instance, you grab the slide on top an slide it backwards just enough to see brass chambered. I do it ever nite before lI leave for work, and every morning when I get home.


    They were tellin us horror stories at the police academy, and some of them blew my mind. One was a beretta i think, and when they went to qualify at thier dept, the Range master had them field strip their weapons just to show they could. This one officer couldn't field strip it, he DIDN"T KNOW HOW. When they did finally get it apart, they were amazed at the condition of the inside. I reckon the feller just slid the slide back, and dropped some 3 in 1 oil down in the weapon. Needless to say, it wouldnt have fired if needed.

    I'm not a gun enthuisast persay, but I do realize that this tool is the most important tool on my belt when it comes to getting my rear end home at the end of the night, so yes, I DO take very much care of my weapon.

    Its a Glock though, Aint like it takes awhole lot of lovin anyways. lol.
     
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    1. yes
    2.A. yes
    B.yes daily
    c.yes
    3.yes
    4. try to do it monthly
    5.ah (running to clean it real quick) yea B
    6.D
    7.E


     

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