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(Sun Journal (Maine))   Loaded gun abandoned at bathroom in L.L. Bean, is placed on store shelf with exorbitantly high price   (sunjournal.com) divider line 67
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2012-12-26 11:18:06 PM
When I worked for a bank, one of the brinks guys left their gun in a bathroom at another branch. State police had to be called, along with our physical security department. Guy got fired.
 
2012-12-26 11:24:29 PM
DoctorOfLove: As opposed to leaving a potentially loaded gun in a public bathroom?

silly binary thinking
 
2012-12-26 11:28:13 PM

ultraholland: DoctorOfLove: As opposed to leaving a potentially loaded gun in a public bathroom?

silly binary thinking


Personal rule is to assume all guns are loaded, and so unload them immediately. If I handle a gun, the first thing I do is unload it.

Then nobody in the LL Bean will get accidentally shot, during the 20-30 minutes it takes for the police to show up.
 
2012-12-26 11:28:32 PM
There was one bullet. Clearly, the other option for this headline was "person commits suicide in LL Bean bathroom."
 
2012-12-26 11:29:49 PM

DoctorOfLove: ultraholland: DoctorOfLove: As opposed to leaving a potentially loaded gun in a public bathroom?

silly binary thinking

Personal rule is to assume all guns are loaded, and so unload them immediately. If I handle a gun, the first thing I do is unload it.

Then nobody in the LL Bean will get accidentally shot, during the 20-30 minutes it takes for the police to show up.


So long as no non-police individuals handle the firearm prior to the arrival of the police, no one within the store is at risk of being unintentionally shot until after the police arrive and inevitably mishandle the firearm.
 
2012-12-26 11:31:45 PM
Maybe a nice ATF agent could show up and shoot himself in the leg with it?
 
2012-12-26 11:33:30 PM
DoctorOfLove: Personal rule is to assume all guns are loaded, and so unload them immediately. If I handle a gun, the first thing I do is unload it.

With a new year should come a new personal rule: Don't handle an unknown weapon you just happen to find. You, or someone who is responsible, secure the area and wait for police. Don't fondle potential evidence.
 
2012-12-27 12:29:15 AM

ultraholland: abandoned suicide


Maybe. The article says "loaded with one bullet in the chamber."

Does that mean it wa loaded, and there was a round in the chamber, or it was only loaded with one round?

Commas, people. It could mean the difference between an abandoned suicide (only one bullet) and a fully loaded weapon left behind by a careless doofus.
 
2012-12-27 12:33:32 AM

Trance354: John Buck 41: Trance354: Still have a coat from one of those sales. more than 10 years later and I still can't figure out why the original owners sent it back. Longest-lasting coat I've ever bought for a measly $5(puffy winter coat, warmest I've bought, too).

Have my eye on a H&K MP5 on sale at a place near where I work. Wanted to restart my collection with a handgun, but the nearest place is selling handguns for more than the MP5 due to the fervor over the shootings. You'd think it would be the ammunition going up, not the guns(and not guns which play no part in shootings where the offending weapon is an "assault type") but who am I to try and figure out policy? Current laws being proposed have been proposed before for the mentally ill, and have been passed, but not funded.
Politicians doing something: passing laws, but not funding the programs the laws require. Watch them reference their part in getting the laws passed come election time. Just watch.

/gah
//45 cal 1911 will be my first hand gun, should I find one at the right price
///or a sig, whichever

I love Colts and hear good things about Kimber, but Auto Ordnance is a great value if you don't need lotsa bells and whistles.

show me a Colt 1911 with bells and whistles, and I'll show you an enthusiast will too much time and money. Better to put that money towards another piece, not change the ones you have. Unless you are a gunsmith making something from scratch, of course. Local gun shop has a 1911 for way too much, but it would be more had the owner not modified the gun with new sights. Nickel plating didn't fare the "improvement" process too well.

/*cringe*
//it was aready nickel plated, how much more perfect do you need?


If you'd ever shot an expertly fitted and smithed 1911, you'd know that it's worlds different than anything else. I can usually get Sigs to that level of quality, but only usually. First off, the trigger alone will blow your mind. I can hand you my carry gun, with a trigger pull set at 6 lbs, and an off the shelf 1911 set at 4.5 lbs, and you would swear up and down that the 6 lb trigger is half as light as that off the shelf job. Not to mention, it breaks like glass. No slop, your finger is on the trigger and then BAM. You'd swear the trigger didn't move, at least some people have. At least with my trigger jobs anyway, there's a TON of hacks out there that like to refer to themselves as "Gunsmiths" after taking a 2 day armory course for Beretta. And then there's the looks. A well fitted gun doesn't have an shaking or give in the slide. It's fitted specifically to the frame, exact fit. Same goes for the barrel and the barrel bushing. The barrel lugs, the sear, the hammer, the disconnector, the thumb safety, all are fitted to the gun to have clean lines and good finish. The gun looks just as different as it shoots. And that's before you see my Box Elder Burl grips. Girlfriend is getting a Sig P380 with pink box elder burl grips for her 21st, and I know it will be a hit. Box elder burl is some really good looking stuff.

A fit and well smithed 1911 is a thing of beauty and quality you simply cannot get with any other handgun that offers you a magazine.
 
2012-12-27 01:24:51 AM
iq_in_binaryIf you'd ever shot an expertly fitted and smithed 1911, you'd know that it's worlds different than anything else. I can usually get Sigs to that level of quality, but only usually. First off, the trigger alone will blow your mind. I can hand you my carry gun, with a trigger pull set at 6 lbs, and an off the shelf 1911 set at 4.5 lbs, and you would swear up and down that the 6 lb trigger is half as light as that off the shelf job. Not to mention, it breaks like glass. No slop, your finger is on the trigger and then BAM. You'd swear the trigger didn't move, at least some people have. At least with my trigger jobs anyway, there's a TON of hacks out there that like to refer to themselves as "Gunsmiths" after taking a 2 day armory course for Beretta. And then there's the looks. A well fitted gun doesn't have an shaking or give in the slide. It's fitted specifically to the frame, exact fit. Same goes for the barrel and the barrel bushing. The barrel lugs, the sear, the hammer, the disconnector, the thumb safety, all are fitted to the gun to have clean lines and good finish. The gun looks just as different as it shoots. And that's before you see my Box Elder Burl grips. Girlfriend is getting a Sig P380 with pink box elder burl grips for her 21st, and I know it will be a hit. Box elder burl is some really good looking stuff.

A fit and well smithed 1911 is a thing of beauty and quality you simply cannot get with any other handgun that offers you a magazine.

The original was part of a custom set of nickel plated 1911s. Everything was beautiful. Then they had to touch the finish. Re-working the inside of the gun, getting the mechanics to mesh like a tell tooled, and finely oiled machine, would have been an improvement, without changing the outside of the piece of art. Personally, I think that particular gun(set) should not be(have been) touched, and not fired either. At that point, they are art, not function. After being an idiot and changing the sights, the owner cut his losses and sold the offending firearm. In an emergency, yes, you can take down the 1911 and load it and use it, but short of that, why the fark would you nickel plate a 1911 colt army issue?

/MP5 first, then the Colt.
//buying it to take apart and study anyway
///better mousetrap ...
 
2012-12-27 01:25:42 AM
must needs work on my end tags
 
2012-12-27 01:27:38 AM

Trance354: iq_in_binaryIf you'd ever shot an expertly fitted and smithed 1911, you'd know that it's worlds different than anything else. I can usually get Sigs to that level of quality, but only usually. First off, the trigger alone will blow your mind. I can hand you my carry gun, with a trigger pull set at 6 lbs, and an off the shelf 1911 set at 4.5 lbs, and you would swear up and down that the 6 lb trigger is half as light as that off the shelf job. Not to mention, it breaks like glass. No slop, your finger is on the trigger and then BAM. You'd swear the trigger didn't move, at least some people have. At least with my trigger jobs anyway, there's a TON of hacks out there that like to refer to themselves as "Gunsmiths" after taking a 2 day armory course for Beretta. And then there's the looks. A well fitted gun doesn't have an shaking or give in the slide. It's fitted specifically to the frame, exact fit. Same goes for the barrel and the barrel bushing. The barrel lugs, the sear, the hammer, the disconnector, the thumb safety, all are fitted to the gun to have clean lines and good finish. The gun looks just as different as it shoots. And that's before you see my Box Elder Burl grips. Girlfriend is getting a Sig P380 with pink box elder burl grips for her 21st, and I know it will be a hit. Box elder burl is some really good looking stuff.

A fit and well smithed 1911 is a thing of beauty and quality you simply cannot get with any other handgun that offers you a magazine.

The original was part of a custom set of nickel plated 1911s. Everything was beautiful. Then they had to touch the finish. Re-working the inside of the gun, getting the mechanics to mesh like a tell tooled, and finely oiled machine, would have been an improvement, without changing the outside of the piece of art. Personally, I think that particular gun(set) should not be(have been) touched, and not fired either. At that point, they are art, not function. After being an idiot and changing the sights, th ...


Just go get a CETME. Far cheaper and is basically the same mechanism. The MP5 is a scaled down version of the G3, essentially.
 
2012-12-27 02:12:52 AM

keithgabryelski: Quackenbush


AFLAC!
 
2012-12-27 05:29:53 AM
 
2012-12-27 03:32:54 PM

iq_in_binary: It was probably a cop that left it there in the first place. Every time I hear about a gun left in a bathroom it has always been a LEO that left it there, whether on duty or off. CCW holders are much more careful about that kind of thing.


www.joanofarse.com
 
2012-12-28 07:14:46 PM
Clear the chamber first.
 
2012-12-28 08:53:42 PM

Indubitably: Clear the chamber first.


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