Archive for August, 2010

Singledom

Posted in Uncategorized on August 27, 2010 by Jay

Why does it seem like all the cute girls are either married, in a serious relationship, or if they are single, they have kids?

It seemed like every cute chick worth dating in the last month has fit in one of the above categories.

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DPS1 – refresher

Posted in Uncategorized on August 22, 2010 by Jay

I got my Beretta in early June.

I’ve put 903 rounds through it as of the end of DPS1 today, not including the dry fire practice I’ve done. I had the rear sight adjusted because it was off, and I had it darkened to help enhance my front sight picture. I’ve replaced the recoil spring, the main spring with the lighter ‘D’ spring, and replaced the trigger return spring.

Last weekend, at DPS2, GunGeek  told me that my DA shot was excellent, and that it was obvious I had been practicing the DA pull, however I was yanking’ the SA shots. I hadn’t quite gotten the transition down yet.

Today, at the end of DPS1, I heard GunGeek and Mr. Tom talking about something. I couldn’t hear what they were saying, but my cop instincts went off, so I decided to go over and have a listen. I walked up just in time to hear Mr. Tom say “If he had a real gun, he would be dangerous.” I thought to myself, “Is he talking about me?”, then about that time, GunGeek said, “You should’ve seen him last weekend with my XD. He was banging the bad guy on the hostage target without even letting it reset.” Then I knew they were talking about me, since I had shot GunGeek’s XD last weekend.

Curious about Mr. Tom’s comment, I texted a friend who knows him better than I do, and was told that coming from him, it was a great compliment.

In the span of about 2 and half months, 903 rounds, a lot of dry fire practice, 3 KR Training classes (DPS1, DPS2, and DPS1), and an hour private session with KR, in which we fixed my sights (which fixed my accuracy issue), I went from Mr. Tom telling me I needed a lot of work, to one of his highest praises.

Now, if you excuse, I’m going to pat myself on the back, clean my Beretta, and go to bed happy.

Issues

Posted in Uncategorized on August 20, 2010 by Jay

Hey gang,

I’ve been having some blog issues, such as posts, comments, and pictures are disappearing, over the last couple days. I’m trying to figure out whats going on, and I’ll let everyone know as soon as I get it straightened out.

Research help!

Posted in Uncategorized on August 14, 2010 by Jay

Hey guys,

Arthur is doing some research into a very interesting topic, Bank Robberies in the 1920s and the way the banks defended themselves by offering rewards. However, he has hit something of a wall and needs our help!

At this point, I could use some help. As you might guess City Fathers don’t put this sort of thing on their city web pages. I know this happened, a lot. If I know where, I can work backwards and get details. So, if any of you know of a Texas town where such a Bank Robbery Scam took place I would be grateful if you left a comment or emailed me at P47f6f@aol.com

The link to his story is here: Them Bank Robbers is Worth Money! If you can help out, it would be greatly appreciated. If not, click on over and give it a good read. It makes for an interesting story, and I can’t wait to see the finished research!

Awesome!

Posted in Uncategorized on August 13, 2010 by Jay

Nothin’ quite like doing draw practice and getting my gear ready for tomorrow while watchin’ Pulp Fiction.

1 year and counting!

Posted in Uncategorized on August 13, 2010 by Jay

On this day in 2009, I was bored after a long day at the Academy, surfin’ Al Gore’s Intertubes.

After reading a bunch of gunblogs, I decided I thought I should create one of my own.

After comparing Blogspot and WordPress, I thought I’d like WordPress more, so I set up an account with them. I created this blog you see here, but left it private until the 17th. On the 17th, I created my first post, “Howdy and Welcome!”

And now, here I am, one year later. I’ve gotten to know a lot of wonderful people, learned a metric ton of stuff I didn’t know, and made a bunch of new friends along the way.

I’d like to thank everyone for their continued support. I couldn’t do this without you. I know I get off topic, wander all over the place topic-wise, and sometimes my blogs don’t make any sense, but still, you continue to visit, comment, and put up with my non-sense. I don’t post as often as I’d like, and hopefully once I get out of the Academy and get started somewhere I’ll be able to post more.

With that said, I would like to announce that in couple months, I’m going to be changing formats slightly. I will still be blogging, but my goal is to turn this blog into an internet log of my police career. Every day I aim to post a brief synopsis of that day and include any interesting tidbits that happen, such as weird calls, traffic stops, etc. I will still blog about all things firearms and other completely random topics, however, those will be less frequent than work posts.

Why the change? Well, a lot of people don’t know what a police officer actually does. They see cop shows on the TV, but we all know it’s not realstic. I’m hoping by blogging my daily activities, it will serve to allow everyone a glimpse into what police officers actually do. Plus, when I talk to police officers who have 20+ years in, a lot of them regret not keeping some kind of log/journal/diary of what they have done over the years, to show what they have accomplished over the course of their career. By doing this, I’ll have the chance to keep a record of what I’ve done, and what I’ve experienced over the years.

I’d like to thank all of you for this past year, and for the many years to come!

-Jay

Ponder

Posted in Uncategorized on August 10, 2010 by Jay

Something to think about…

Weapon retention. I am not just talking about having your pistol fall out when you sit down.

I am talking about if someone went for your gun to disarm you, be it in your hands when you have it drawn or when it is holstered.

No tips, ideas, or thoughts from me on it…yet.

I just want to get you thinking about it, maybe run a gun grab scenario or two through your mind.