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SpitFyRRe
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Jul 20, 1986 (Age: 30)
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Selling Honda's

SpitFyRRe

Bang Bang, 30, from Field of Riches, MN

SpitFyRRe was last seen:
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    1. lawman800
      lawman800
      So, I'm packing to go home from my weekend vacation... pretty relaxing... sort of. How was yours?
    2. lawman800
      lawman800
      Haha, better late than never. Where you going on vacation? I really need one. Been a very busy year so far and doesn't look to be letting up here.
    3. lawman800
      lawman800
      What's new in your neck of the woods?
    4. lawman800
      lawman800
      Good to have you back. Stick around for a while. It'll be fun. Promise.
    5. lawman800
      lawman800
      Where have you been? Wouldn't you know it too, was just wondering about how your life's been lately.
    6. lawman800
      lawman800
      I saw that you are selling Hondas on your profile... there's a few things new with me. I'll email ya!
    7. lawman800
      lawman800
      OMG! You are alive! I've been good, very busy, but good. Tired all the time though. How about you?
    8. lawman800
      lawman800
      I've been crazy busy... but just finished a few assignments and got a few big projects to finish. Got at least 3 personnel actions going forward for termination... ugh... those are the worst because of all the time and work involved.

      How's life there? Enjoying the job still? How about the job search? Keep me posted, you young'un.
    9. lawman800
      lawman800
      It's way too big and blocky to conceal for backup. How do you want to carry a backup? Vest carrier? Ankle? Forget pocket carry, it's too big. I can't conceal it in uniform and I have my pants tailored to be fitted so it's not going to work in an ankle holster either. Just imagine your G22 in all dimensions and measure out 4" on the slide and about 1" off the butt of the gun. Then see if you think that will fit into any of the areas you want to conceal it in uniform.

      Off-duty is different because you can wear it under concealing garments that are baggier.
    10. lawman800
      lawman800
      The g26 is 9mm and the g27 is 40cal. You need the g27 to match the g22 as the g27 can take the g22 mags so you don't have to worry about carrying extra mags. That's why I am switching from my G21 45acp to the G34 9mm for duty and matching it to my g26.

      I'll send you some pics of the g26 and the LCP so you can get an idea of the sizes.
    11. lawman800
      lawman800
      I can't fall out of a chair, I am sleeping on the sofa, haha!

      Have you ever handled a G27? It's way too big for a pocket and heavy for ankle carry, unless you wear bell bottoms on duty, it won't be easy to get to either. Check out the thread "Help me Pick a Pocket Pistol", I posted pics of my G26 and my LCP which I carry in my pocket for backup.

      I like the LCP because it's cheap ($270) but some don't like the .380ACP cartridge. I also have a J-frame Smith loaded with .38 Special +P+ Winchesters. Good guns but the Smith costs at least 2x as much. Don't rush into it, check your department policy to see what they allow for backup. They might not allow certain brands or calibers so that will narrow your search a bit.

      Also check out the various backup weapon threads in Coptalk. There's a lot of good info there. After all, you are getting decades, if not centuries of collective LE experience there. (Dragoon alone has a few hundred years)
    12. lawman800
      lawman800
      That sounds about right... I have the G26 for off-duty, it's too big to be a backup, especially on your 24" waist and frame. Maybe that can be your gift to yourself with that first paycheck. I know I bought myself a J-frame revolver for a backup my first month on the job. Yep, we used revolvers in police work, believe it or not.

      If you were eight when I started... forget it... I don't want to talk to you anymore... dang whupper-snappers! All y'all kids are nuthin but hippies no how! Man, you are barely legal to drink. Your mommy know you out here playing cop?
    13. lawman800
      lawman800
      You only have ONE pistol?!?!?!? Do not come home tomorrow until you buy another one! That's an ORDER! Always have more than one ready to go. You will need an off-duty and backup anyway for work so get to it already. What do you have as your main weapon?

      As for how to deal with the FTO? Hard to say. Some FTOs want to see how you act under pressure so you can't get flustered and show him you can't take stress. Some want to actually see you mess up so they can start their lesson there using you as the prime example. The best thing to do is study hard. You will have a field training manual outlining the different phases and what each phase and even what each day entails. Study the lessons ahead of time. Talk to your FTO about the lessons. Study hard on your own time to be ready for the lesson. The worst is having someone who is not prepared and not open to training.

      Your first few days should be light so take in his philosophy and ask him how does he see the training process. Don't be afraid to ask questions, ask all day, ask again and again until you are sure. Better to mess up in training than in real contacts. Make no mistake about it, you will mess up, the point is to not keep making the same mistake. Take copious notes of the training. If there's something you're iffy about, ask, then practice until you are comfortable.

      I went to the academy in 94, started in 95. On and off in between for other stupid distractions and endeavors in life but never could get away from being a cop. It's in the blood.
    14. lawman800
      lawman800
      It happens to all of us... well, not me. I've never left my gun anywhere. I am too guncrazy to ever leave my gun out anywhere. I am very conscious of my weapon at all times, on or off-duty. I think it might be a disorder.

      As for the normal stance... check with the department, some don't like it when their officers have their hand on the gun. We were taught in the PC-west to rest our elbow on the gun instead. Looks more PC, I guess. That didn't last too long. I am like you, I keep my hand on the gun on duty when I am in the field.

      I also wear a thigh holster so the weight is more apparent when the gun is in there, unlike a traditional belt holster.

      Your blond moment was fine. I am saying use it all up now before working. Small blond moments on the job can have consequences. Here's another FTO tip (I am full of them)... always think 4 steps ahead. What do I want to do, how do I do it, what might be the reactions I have to anticipate, how do I counter that, etc. Don't let your FTO rush you, that's part of the game. He'll rush you to try to get you rushing and mess up. Think things through, be confident and know what you are doing. The speed will come after you get used to doing what you do. We all had to start somewhere. None of us were born supercops... except for me, that is.
    15. lawman800
      lawman800
      Hmmm... must be a midwest thing. We use the CA POST PHS form and that covers all of it. It was up to 24+ pages last I counted but thank God it's online in a Word document so you can just print out as many copies as you need after typing it in once.

      As for the blond momemnts... get them out and over with now. I had a blond shift partner who forgot her gun once and she walked in and didn't even know it. I pulled out my gun and said hey, I got your gun. She looked down at her holster and was freaked out that she had her gun taken away and didn't even know it. I had her going for a while and told her it's an old FTO trick. After some delicious torture, I finally told her the truth and she ran back into the locker to get her gun in time for briefing.
    16. lawman800
      lawman800
      Going back Tuesday after Memorial Day. The thing that sucks is I have to be off my motorcycle all 3 days while every one of my friends are riding. I am missing out on the first official riding weekend of summer. Old age sucks.

      What's the 330? Like a personality inventory or history statement?
    17. lawman800
      lawman800
      Haha... yeah, I need to get fixed. Too many women out there just looking for the money nowadays. A brother with a job and benefits like me just might be appealing enough in this economy for them to get over my looks.

      Nothing major, just a few issues that the doctor felt needed taking care of before it gets aggravated.

      How's the job search going? Any good leads? It's getting so hot out here now. We've been at 80s and above all the time and it sucks sweating all day.
    18. lawman800
      lawman800
      I need to seriously get a life and stop playing with avatars. I just had some minor surgery but I am laid out for 7 days minimum. It feels like it might be longer. I can't walk faster than a shuffle.

      Glad you got some more seat time and ride alongs are great but man, when you do it for the first time for real and the realization hits you... that's when the fun starts. I remember, the first time I had to do a traffic stop, I was fumbling all over the place and I couldn't say one thing right on the radio. It just seems like so much stuff to do at once. My advice? Keep practicing at home. Write down some standard calls and how you would put out radio broadcasts. Practice. It will give you a leg up on FTO when you get on. I have faith in you, young apprentice. If not, LAPD is always hiring and females are still in demand. Just a thought.

      Dopebama will get you the money for LE, he just hasn't finished with the budget transfer from taking it out of our death benefits, that's all.
    19. lawman800
      lawman800
      Be patient, it does take some time, even if departments are hiring all over. The process takes 6 months on average, although I have heard anywhere from 3 months to a year.

      My skin has gotten better over the last 2 days now that most of the stress parts are over. Where are you racing this weekend?

      I'll post the Wal-Mart badge up on the social thread or something so you can see the full sized pic and copy it.
    20. lawman800
      lawman800
      It's hard for me to find an avatar that captures the essence of "me" so I keep changing it. I may keep this Wal-Mart Receipt Checker badge for a while though. I think it's funny.

      Got through a busy period at work with all of our mass layoffs and now it's cleanup time with the fallout. I am breaking out all over my face like a teenager before prom night. Hopefully now that most of the stressful part is done, I can get my clean and clear Noxzema complexion back. I have been sleeping a lot too. Tired all the time. Getting old sucks.

      How's the job search going?
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    Birthday:
    Jul 20, 1986 (Age: 30)
    Location:
    Field of Riches, MN
    Occupation:
    Selling Honda's
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    Expecting a criminal to care that his gun is illegal is like expecting a terrorist to care that his car bomb is taking up two parking spaces.
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