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by jbirds1210
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: "How To" Tips
Topic: Alarm Drop Response
Replies: 10
Views: 4179

Re: Alarm Drop Response

We don't experience many false alarms, but when it has gone off at night...I reached up and turned the sirens off instead of using them to my advantage. I did this out of muscle memory and finally talked myself into letting the noise happen for two reasons: 1. If you turn it off too quickly it will ...
by jbirds1210
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: Don't need to show LTC to LEO when carrying.
Replies: 45
Views: 3993

Re: Don't need to show LTC to LEO when carrying.

Good luck getting officers to understand the law if you refuse to ID only when you are lawfully detained (i.e. non-consentual or "Terry" stop with reasonable, articulable suspicion that a crime has been or is about to be committed). Some of them have a pretty good idea what the law is. I am glad we...
by jbirds1210
Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: 10 Secrets Cops Know That Most People Don't
Replies: 40
Views: 9604

Re: 10 Secrets Cops Know That Most People Don't

MOST Cops know that the huge majority of people are good and want to be left alone. I've run into very few who choose not to respect those wishes. Problem is, it only takes one to royally screw things up for a lot of people. All too often, the rest close ranks and protect that one when they should ...
by jbirds1210
Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Shots fired at BLM protest in Dallas
Replies: 176
Views: 10854

Re: Shots fired at BLM protest in Dallas

Good always triumphs over evil.
by jbirds1210
Sat Apr 23, 2016 4:52 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Gun Ban at Austin City Hall
Replies: 19
Views: 1661

Re: Gun Ban at Austin City Hall

That is a harsh generalization. You are assuming "they" don't already do this. By they I'll assume (I realize what assuming can equal) you mean law enforcement in general which I know to be completely false. I've always respected and enjoyed shooting with you, but I'll say humbly that lumping every...
by jbirds1210
Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Gun Ban at Austin City Hall
Replies: 19
Views: 1661

Re: Gun Ban at Austin City Hall

To be clear, a law enforcement agency that is threatening to make arrests for something that they know is not illegal is clearly in the wrong, and I would hope that numerous other laws prohibit this type of action. If I, as a "mere" citizen was to do the same, I would be looking at charges of assau...
by jbirds1210
Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Which pocket do you carry your wallet in?
Replies: 48
Views: 4283

Re: Which pocket do you carry your wallet in?

I moved to a small bifold wallet about two years ago and carry it in my front right pocket under my knife (Emerson Commander lately). It accomplished a few things: it doesn't fall out of my pocket, it isn't likely to be stolen from me, and it doesn't pull my pants down. I have carried a Glock 26 for...
by jbirds1210
Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: Gang members with LTC
Replies: 67
Views: 8728

Re: Gang members with LTC

Law Enforcement at a local level keep contacts with known/admitted street gang members and have the ability to flag them as such for their safety. It may cause some heartburn, but I want to know on the side of the road. I know the prison system classifies them by their tattoos, known affiliates, and...
by jbirds1210
Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: 10 Secrets Cops Know That Most People Don't
Replies: 40
Views: 9604

Re: 10 Secrets Cops Know That Most People Don't

MOST Cops know that the huge majority of people are good and want to be left alone. I've run into very few who choose not to respect those wishes.
by jbirds1210
Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: VEPR 12 Gauge
Replies: 10
Views: 1392

VEPR 12 Gauge

Does anyone have experience either good or bad with the AK platform shotgun? I've read from many sources that the VEPR is an improvement over the earlier Saiga model.
by jbirds1210
Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: What do the CC celebrities carry?
Replies: 26
Views: 1673

Re: What do the CC celebrities carry?

CleverNickname wrote:
surprise_i'm_armed wrote:IIRC, Greg Abbott carries a .380 pistol (brand/model unknown), SOB (small of back),
SOB carry is a bad idea: he could fall on his back, land on his pistol wrong, have his pistol screw up his spine and become a paraplegic. ;-)
Pure class
by jbirds1210
Fri Dec 25, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: Holsters & Accessories
Topic: Best ankle holster?
Replies: 12
Views: 1766

Re: Best ankle holster?

I realize this is an old post, but the Galco ankle holster should definitely be considered. While the leather version is not cheap, I have carried a Glock 26 in one regularly for years. Very well made and dependable holster. While I agree holster carry is not the optimal choice for speed, I ALWAYS h...
by jbirds1210
Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:32 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Let's talk knives.
Replies: 72
Views: 5268

Re: Let's talk knives.

I also have to add that I am a big believer in serrated blades. If it is dull, press harder!
by jbirds1210
Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:31 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Let's talk knives.
Replies: 72
Views: 5268

Re: Let's talk knives.

Disclaimer: I am a long time Spyderco junkie. Someone mentioned support side carry of a folder and this is a topic that took me years to satisfy. I don't like auto knives at all...junk in my opinion. So far the only thing I've cut with one is myself when I stupidly put a key in my pocket along with ...
by jbirds1210
Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:05 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Have You Changed Out Your Glock Guide Rod?
Replies: 36
Views: 4333

Re: Have You Changed Out Your Glock Guide Rod?

I have worn out a couple of the springs over the years, but never had the plastic part itself break. I made a single bulk purchase of them on EBay years ago and I'm certain it was a lifetime supply. The onky part of a Glock I've ever had break was the extractor. It had a huge chunk break loose and t...

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