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Old March 11th, 2017, 08:24 AM   #46
 
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Why some people carry Hi Points, and other circle of fire guns. I usually carry guns with less than a $500 value, and never over a grand. Usually it is a GP100, or a Star Super A.

My wife a SMC380($200), and a Colt Police Positive($160). Just recently got her a Witness Pavona ($340). She is not carrying it yet, waiting for the holster to dry.



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Old March 11th, 2017, 09:42 AM   #47
 
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I've never known law enforcement to permanently mark an evidenciary firearm, as that could be considered alteration of evidence. The factory stamped information, including serial number, is sufficient permanent marking for identification. Of course, the firearm must have a securely attached (but eventually removeable) evidence tag for departmental case identification.
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My brother had his Colt Govt 1911 stolen by a room mates friend about 9 years ago. About six years went by, then got a call from the police asking if he owned one. Told them the story and they said we have it here, come get it. He got it back but front & rear sights were gone. About $80 for new ones and a royal pita to put front one on. So the system does work. Just very slowly. Ron
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In theory you should be able to. In real life don't count on it.
My daughter's place of business was robbed by two armed men. They took the cash box , herded the employee's into a back room and told them to face the wall and kneel down. They don't like to leave any witnesses to testify. She took a 44 special revolver from her pocket , one man spotted her standing there armed and raised his gun to shoot her, she dropped him with one shot , center of chest, the other man ran.

After two separate trials , appeals , a new trials and more appeals ,long story short , her 44 special couldn't be "located" they are still investigating the theft but I'm not holding my breath.

Use a gun you do not care about losing or getting back. This is a real case , it really happened not some made up story.

Daddy was so proud of his little girl, one shot in the bread basket , the bad guy went down , fired his gun when he hit the floor and shot out the ceiling light. The bullet went through him and hit his spine !
The police arrested the other guy , 4 eyewitnesses to testify at trial. That's why there were two trials and several appeals. The longer the system keeps your gun the less chance you will get it back.
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for years los angeles county would not return guns siezed as evidence without a court order. If you had a 300 dollar gun it would cost more than it was worth until they did it to a high power lawyer and he sued them and hey had to pay him and all the other people punitive damages.
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Years ago when the gun buy back crap started our town auctioned all the firearms that could not be returned to the owners. Every TV station in the state showed up to watch air guns go for more than new cost, little Jonny's parents didn't want it back.

I do have a friend who has a rifle in a police station and its been in time out for 20+ years and as soon as he can get a LTC its his to have, checks on it about once a year.
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Rumor going around that Las Vegas Metro PD routinely "loses" the weapons.
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