Things you see at 4:00 am

Like many of my friends I work nights and thus I have the misfortune of being awake for a lot more hours than most people and get time to think and write accodingly. These are just reflections on the curent state of everything I have an opinion about.

Friday, June 06, 2008

The Glock Hype

Ok I am slowly introducing a coworker to the world of hand gun ownership and he is buying into the hype of the Glock. I personally don't care for them but I don't want to let my bias influence his decision too much. I gave him the advice of hold a bunch of different guns and decide which one feels the most friendly in his hand what points naturally and fits comfortably. I don't know whether or not he has done this but he has told me that he has it narrowed down to Glock and the Springfield XD. The hasn't selected a caliber yet. He asked my if the Springfield was able to fire with a barrel full of sand or under water like the Glock. Now I have heard that the Glock is capable of doing this, but I am not sure if this is nothing more than Hollywood hype and rumor. If anyone out there knows if it is A. true and B. Whether or Not the XD's are capable of this please let me know. He is also asking for a magic one shot one kill caliber bullet combo, but we all know it is shot placement more than anything else in that department.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Talked himself into a felony

Today I sprained my ankle while apprehending a felon who thought they could assault me. Like my prior post his clothing was an issue and like my friend I was too close to him when he tripped on his own sagging pants and took me with him more than likely this is where I sprained my ankle. Unlike my friend this individual got up and started running again with me in hot pursuit. He had broken into a car and stolen a portable CD player, this was only a misdemeanor. During the pursuit he started grabbing fist sized rocks out of the ornamental rock beds and throwing them at me eventually contacting with the third. Needless to say this didn't sit well with me and after he worked his way through a fence he turned to throw rock number 4. Unfortunately for him I had closed the gap the rock throwing had created and as he turned he got a 2 to 3 second blast from my Mace (I have been requesting a pepper tear gas combo for a while to no avail) can. Now I am not a genius but you have to be pretty stupid to try to run while blind he promptly ran into the corner of an open door. This enabled me to get enough time to get through the fence and get him on the ground. I then told him if he would cooperate with me I would get his face rinsed off. So he let me cuff him without any struggle and I drug him back to the street for the car to come pick him up. While we were sitting there he asked about getting his face rinsed to which I replied, "Well you hit me with a rock so you can !@#$ing suffer till a squad gets here." Maybe not my most professional moment but I was understandably peeved.

Ready for the good part the victim of the theft didn't want a report or to press charges, so if he hadn't run he would have walked instead the idiot got himself a felony assault charge; Which will look really good next to his 8 prior robbery convictions. I will take a minor ankle sprain if it means getting a shithead like that off the streets again.