Monday, April 21, 2014

A moment of enlightment

10 years ago this coming September, my house was broken into, and 13 guns were stolen,  in early November of 2004 my Sig Sauer 226 was recovered, from a felon in Dayton Ohio. Recently I was able to recover the gun from the DPD. When I picked it up I left it in the evidence envelope till I got home, when I opened it I was not surprised it was dirty and dusty from lying around for 10 years, but surprised it had different grips on it than when stolen.
Then once I had wiped off the outside I took it down to clean it, and there was the second surprise, the gun was immaculate on the inside, now when it went missing it had been fired but not cleaned, and I'm sure the PD didn't clean it.
While most think criminals just get guns and shove them in the waistband, this one had taken the time to clean it and I want to say customize it  with new grips for perhaps a better fit,, I do understand when picked up it was fully loaded, so this professional criminal had a high end work tool, and had it fully prepared for use. So in a nutshell, do not under estimate the bad guys.

Of the 13 stolen, I have only heard of one other recovered after a shooting in Detroit, an HS2000 the forerunner of the XD line 

Well at least one

Positive article in the Indy Star

Friday, April 18, 2014

Make a stand

As it seems the current administration has thrown open the gates, and disarmed our warriors, Minute Men and Women, must be ready and prepared to man the ramparts in these dark and desperate times.
"In my own native state of Massachusetts, the battle for American freedom was begun by the thousands of farmers and tradesmen who made up the Minute Men -- citizens who were ready to defend their liberty at a moment's notice. Today we need a nation of minute men; citizens who are not only prepared to take up arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as a basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom. The cause of liberty, the cause of American, cannot succeed with any lesser effort." John F. Kennedy, January 29, 1961