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People, without actually meaning it, say Im going to kill you!

Posted 02-07-2012 at 11:03 by RussP

Be careful what we say.
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With all due respect Bren, there are certain things that should never be said by a person that is armed; that includes an officer.

People, without actually meaning it, say Im going to kill you! Often, it just an expression. At times it is said laughing as a joke, others out of frustration. Once I started carrying I realized it was an expression I could/should no longer use. I realized that carrying a tool that could do just that took away my ability to
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Open Carry LE Encounter

Posted 02-02-2012 at 22:12 by RussP
Updated 02-02-2012 at 22:14 by RussP

This thread, Open Carry LE Encounter illustrates how an initial story may not provide enough information to form an intelligent opinion on the event, and how when all the facts are revealed, people find their original impressions are wrong.
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I was pulled over on the way to a service call (Roadside assistance), 4 seperate violations:

-Speeding (5 over)
-No seatbelt (Automatic shoulder-belt with seperate lap-belt)

-Improper exhaust (Not my car)
-Altered suspension
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I carry a Sig on duty - Do I want a Glock for off duty carry?

Posted 01-29-2012 at 06:50 by RussP

Good post about cross platform carry...
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Won't make a specific recommendation. I preferred to avoid doing so for folks at my own agency, at least until I could observe them using different guns on the firing line in some demanding drills.

Even then I wanted them to decide for themselves, after making a realistic assessment of their own skills and demonstrated abilities when they were subjected to demanding drills.

Some things I'[d consider, though ...
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Observing potential armed robber approach

Posted 01-20-2012 at 21:55 by RussP

Good "What If" thread...
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I asked this in The GATE. Mas and RussP thought it a better topic for CI. I'm interested more in the legal aspects of what the armed citizen can do, rather than the tactical considerations.

Okay, let's say an armed citizen is inside the doorway of a convenience store, pizza parlor, bank or similar robbery target when they observe a person approaching the door wearing some type of mask to conceal their face and carrying what clearly appears to be a
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Should you--------------Carry Ammo?

Posted 01-19-2012 at 07:22 by RussP

Funny...
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Carry ammo - no, because most civilian gun usages have no shots fired

Train - no, because most people in civilian gun fights haven't trained.

Carry a higher capacity semi- no, because most civilian gun fights only take 2 rounds

Learn to shoot at more that 3 to 5 feet - no, because most civilian guns fights take place at this distance

Carry an extra mag or speed load - again, it's only to three rounds

Carry a BUG -
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