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    Had a good scare last night at work

    I was working the graveyard shift, and around 1:00AM, a drunk guy decided he was going to discharge a shotgun in the middle of the parking lot where I work. What he was shooting at exactly, I don't know. I had my Glock 19 on me at the time (against company policy), and this pretty much has me convinced that I won't go to work unarmed. Had he came through the drive thru (I work at Mcdonalds), or shot at the building, it could've been much worse. I felt safer with my G19 on my person, concealed under my uniform. My life simply isn't worth a low paying job, but I do need the $ for school. So I have to reconsider my carry options. I may have to look for an ankle holster for my SP101. The manager did call the cops, but it took them FORTY minutes to arrive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spyderdude View Post
    I was working the graveyard shift, and around 1:00AM, a drunk guy decided he was going to discharge a shotgun in the middle of the parking lot where I work. What he was shooting at exactly, I don't know. I had my Glock 19 on me at the time (against company policy), and this pretty much has me convinced that I won't go to work unarmed. Had he came through the drive thru (I work at Mcdonalds), or shot at the building, it could've been much worse. I felt safer with my G19 on my person, concealed under my uniform. My life simply isn't worth a low paying job, but I do need the $ for school. So I have to reconsider my carry options. I may have to look for an ankle holster for my SP101. The manager did call the cops, but it took them FORTY minutes to arrive.
    I think you did well. You didn't panic and draw without figuring out what the threat was, or if there was even a tangible threat (could it have been a backfire, or a large firecracker?)

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    Yeah... it's not like you couldn't find another fast food job if they found you out!
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    40 minutes...wow.

    you should really give up your own firearms, with response times like that, you can just rely on the cops to protect you.

    glad no one was hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spyderdude View Post
    The manager did call the cops, but it took them FORTY minutes to arrive.
    Forty minutes for a call of a man with a shotgun which he is discharging? Wow.

    Do what you need to do to stay safe!

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    It was a shotgun, because the cops found the spent shell, along with a pump action shotgun in the truck. The guy not only was drunk, but he was driving, and had a loaded 12 gauge with him. He still had 5 shots in the mag tube, ready to go.
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    Having lived in AK myself at one time, I know there are some yahoos out there, but that's anywhere you go. Glad nobody got hurt and keep carrying!

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    40 minutes. :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by spyderdude View Post
    It was a shotgun, because the cops found the spent shell, along with a pump action shotgun in the truck. The guy not only was drunk, but he was driving, and had a loaded 12 gauge with him. He still had 5 shots in the mag tube, ready to go.

    Are you saying the idiot was still there 40 minutes later when the cops arrived???

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    good job, but my question is why are you considering the sp101 over the glock?
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    64zebra... so he can have 2 guns? (i'm hoping)
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    The guy was driving up and down the road where I work, so it wasn't hard for them to catch him. It just took awhile for them to arrive.
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    40 Minutes is insane.

    Keep carrying your glock or better yet get a Kimber!
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    I bet you get his order right next time!
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    If you're able to carry the Glock without being "made" I'd suggest sticking with it. Something like a S&W 642 or a comparable Taurus might make for a good supplement to that but I would (and DO) feel better armed when carrying a decent capacity auto loader than a 5 shot wheelgun.
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