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Things I learned on the internet Part 3

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by Dragoon44, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. Well, my 10MM pencil................
  2. Also, let us not forget what an important part an oversized belt buckle can play in such an encounter, espcially if it displays the official WWF logo. :upeyes:

  3. steveksux

    steveksux Massive Member

    Jul 12, 2007
    I'm more of a pencil placement kind of guy. You can fill a guy full of lead, but if you don't hit anything vital, its all for nothing.

  4. lawman800

    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

    I empty my pockets and dump all my duty pencils just in case I have to go hands on but I have my backup pencil on my ankle so I can surprise the attacker.
  5. Ship A'Hoy

    Ship A'Hoy Trigger Control

    Feb 11, 2006
    There's nothing like Open Carrying my evil black assault pencil with the sharp pointy tip. :wow:
  6. steveksux

    steveksux Massive Member

    Jul 12, 2007
    It's not really safe carrying that way. You need to practice drawing and sharpening it in one motion. Operators call that "the Israeli Method".


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  7. RussP

    RussP Moderator

    Jan 23, 2003
    Central Virginia
  8. FiremanMike

    FiremanMike Way too busy

    Jul 26, 2007
    The interwebs
    You guys are too new school.. I carry a paper clip and a piece of string, MacGyver style..
  9. series1811

    series1811 Enforcerator. CLM

    And, one thing you learn quick with the U.S. Government issued tactical black ball point assault pen, is to carry lots of backups.

    Most of them don't have high enough ink capacity to fill out a standard government form. :supergrin:
  10. series1811

    series1811 Enforcerator. CLM

    That's it.

    Bad guys should see OC, and immediately see a steely eyed killer, ready to draw down and deal lead, and have urine run down their leg, thinking how close they came to termination, by just even contemplating about committing a robbery.

    Good guys, should see OC, and see a benevolent display of personal rights, a gentle man who would only act if prodded past the limits of human tolerance for bad behavior, if only the butterflies and bluebirds flying around him would just get out of the way enough to actually see OC.

    Last edited: Oct 6, 2012
  11. Kingarthurhk

    Kingarthurhk Isaiah 53:4-9

    Sep 5, 2010
    I've found that most people can care less about the pencil. But, when you are packing that big black pen full of ink, most people have a different perspective. It is an odd thing. I have been chasing people through the brush with only a pencil and they don't feel the need to stop running away until I trip and accidentally fall on top of them. But, when I have chased them throught he brush with the big black pen they, stop, panic, and sometimes cry. I never understood the difference between the pencil and the pen. They both do the same job.
  12. lawman800

    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

    Without a piece of Wrigley's gum, the paper clip and string would be almost useless.:whistling:

    You, sir, are just a beginner.:upeyes:
  13. I have been known to ruin a few inmates' days with just a simple pen, and a certain blank form.....
  14. razdog76

    razdog76 Heavy Mettle

    Sep 26, 2007
    <----Uses FN mechanical pencil... extra pointy, and lots of ammo! Plus easy to unload when its time to go hands on like Lawman said.
  15. steveksux

    steveksux Massive Member

    Jul 12, 2007
    Is it true those plastic mechanical pencils don't have enough wood to set off a pencil detector????

  16. rockapede


    Sep 3, 2009
    Actually, a punk pulled a Papermate 7 on me, you know what that is? It's a porcelain pencil made in Germany. It doesn't show up on your airport pencil detectors and probably costs more than what you make in a month.
  17. steveksux

    steveksux Massive Member

    Jul 12, 2007
    Man, those things are ugly. There's something elegant about the smoothly sculpted edges of a #2 pencil... They're way more reliable.

    I remember in the academy, they used to say you line up 25 recruits taking a test with automatic pencils, and one of them is going to jam up on them sometime during the test.

    That was back around 1980 though. I think some of the new mechanicals have finally proven to be reliable enough. They're still ugly though.

    Last edited: Oct 6, 2012
  18. FiremanMike

    FiremanMike Way too busy

    Jul 26, 2007
    The interwebs

    In all seriousness, this thread reminded me that we had a trooper instructor doing our ADAP who told us that those little silver zebra pens were ideal for HGN because they could be used as a weapon if necessary.
  19. It is obvious that you are not an operator, since you are not using an H&K pencil. :supergrin:
  20. Dragoon44

    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

    Apr 30, 2005
    Damn whippersnappers!

    When I started we had to use a big rock and a chisel to do our reports!