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Old 05-30-2012, 20:37   #1
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Need a good desk pistol...

Needless to say the company I work for is merging (taking over) another smaller company and while most of it should be nice and easy, there could be some tensions running hot with some of the soon to be former staff. The new company is currently run by a pair of meth heads who do not yet know of the takeover and most likely won't take it well...

Back on track, I am going to be handling the office duties as the general manager and will be located at the "new" company with only one other guy from my current company who will be in charge of the shop duties. While I am 99% sure this is unnecessary, I want to keep a pistol in my desk for the first month or two until I know everything is clear with those who are going to unexpectedly be let go when this all goes down.

This is a "small", private family run company and I've already discussed this with everyone who needs to be discussed.

What do you guys recommend? I can't decide from a simple J frame .38 or a G26? Or possibly a 1911....?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-30-2012, 20:40   #2
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Old 05-30-2012, 20:41   #3
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G26 in an ankle holster would work well while seated at your desk and it'll go with you when you get up to move around so you'll still have it. 10+1 rounds of 9x19mm beats 5 rounds of 38spl IMHO. Also, having owned a G26 I can tell you recoil is not bad at all, actually pretty mild and accuracy is pretty good to.
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Old 05-30-2012, 20:43   #4
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Me being an over worked fool let my cwi expire, so this is going to stay in my desk and or travel in my car until I can get my cwi again.

I do have a g19 as my main home gun as well, IOC that helps
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Old 05-30-2012, 20:45   #5
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Since you won't have to carry it then a G19 would be great. You can even use a G17 mag in it to get a couple extra rounds. Good luck and stay safe.
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Old 05-30-2012, 20:45   #6
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I'd go with something cheap with good capacity. Reason being, if they're meth heads they may break in and steal stuff when they know you're not there. How happy would they be if they found your gun, so cheap is how I'd go.

High capacity for obvious reasons--you said there are multiple people you're worried about.

So, my answer is the CZ82. You can get them for $220, they're built like tanks, and are 12+1.
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Old 05-30-2012, 20:49   #7
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I'd go with something cheap with good capacity. Reason being, if they're meth heads they may break in and steal stuff when they know you're not there. How happy would they be if they found your gun, so cheap is how I'd go.

High capacity for obvious reasons--you said there are multiple people you're worried about.

So, my answer is the CZ82. You can get them for $220, they're built like tanks, and are 12+1.
I like your thought process!

I most likely won't be leaving anything there overnight. I'll be getting a laptop so I can take it home and new locks / surveillance system is first on my list day one.
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Old 05-30-2012, 21:38   #8
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The CZ is a good bet. I was in a very similar situation a few years ago and my choice was a Browning Highpower. Though they get condemned by the tactical crowd, the magazine safety was nice because I could keep the mag on me when I was out of the office and even with a round in the chamber, unless someone had a mag the gun couldn't be used.
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Old 05-30-2012, 22:00   #9
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g26 and get one of the 32 round mags for it... if it's just sitting in the desk, anyways.
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Old 05-30-2012, 23:02   #10
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Maybe a G21.
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Old 05-30-2012, 23:36   #11
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Of those you mentioned I would definitely go with the Glock 26. Put a Pearce +2 on it and you have 13 rounds of serious hurtin a really small package. For sitting a lot you can't beat ankle carrying a 26. I love my gen 4 26! You can also slip it into your desk if not on ur ankle and with that Pearce or not that beats the hell out of a j frame or 1911 to me with ease!
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Old 05-31-2012, 04:25   #12
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G30 would be 10 rounds of good stopping power for this situation.
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Old 05-31-2012, 04:49   #13
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:53   #15
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G19, G26, G23, G30.
All good platforms and calibers.

IF the guys you are concerned about, are 'actually' meth heads, then go for a firearm that you are comfortable with, to carry.

On-the-job, check with the local authorities about your carrying options, since you don't have a concealed carry permit.
For example, here, in Maryland, you do NOT need a permit to carry (on the job) as long as the owner/management "OKs" it.

Then, the G19 in a Don Hume "JIT Slide" (OWB) holster is going to be held 'high' and you'll not know it's on your hip.
(I can put my G19/23 or the G26 in this holster, at 4 o'clock, and no-one knows it's there, especially if wearing a Polo or 'Camp' shirt!)
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:15   #16
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My first idea would be to work on some sort of access control to your office. Maybe move it or have a notification system such as a camera system with a DVR and maybe an intercom system. I would also contact the local PD to let them know about the situation.

After this, pick whatever gun cranks your tractor.
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:22   #17
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Since you already have a G19 (and assuming you're familiar with it's manual of arms), I'd suggest getting a second G19. (IIHO, the G19s are so versatile, owning two (maybe 3) is simply being prudent).

You also posted that you've already spoke with the appropriate people about a gun, and they said OK. For tax purposes, I'd suggest you get the OK in writing. Then the gun you purchase may (should) be tax deductable as an employee expense.
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:27   #18
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Quickest and cheapest solution that I can see is to get an extended mag for your G19, if that can still fit in your drawer. Then you have 30+ rounds in a weapon you are already familiar with.
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:58   #19
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Depending on state law, get the NFA stamp and keep a cut down 12g Rem 870 pump in the desk. Small enough to carry home in a duffle bag. Worth the $200 stamp. Meth heads are allergic to 12g shotguns.


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Old 05-31-2012, 07:01   #20
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Maybe whatever gun you shoot best would be the choice.
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