What happens to your gun?

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    What happens to your gun?

    Lets say you have a SD situation for whatever reason. I've heard the LEO's generally will confiscate the firearm used as evidence until the investigation is complete. If that is the case, why should I carry my $650 dollar Glock? Shouldn't I carry something less expensive?

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    Shouldn't I carry something less expensive?
    Like what? A Hi Point?

    You bought your Glock for a reason, it's not overly pricey, dead on reliable, lightweight and it works.

    If you concerned about your gun being removed from your possession, buy another Glock or a Taurus as a back up, carry your primary as that's why you bought it.


    Take me for example:

    2 1911s
    2 Colt Mustangs
    2Hi Cap 9mms (XDM and Hi Power)

    The wife has two 1911s, and a J-Frame.

    If any one gun breaks, gets confiscated, sent out for "X" etc. we have a back-up for our primary carry gun(s).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pro2A View Post
    If that is the case, why should I carry my $650 dollar Glock? Shouldn't I carry something less expensive?
    How much is your life worth?

    Carry the gun that will best protect your life. It's not about dollars.

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    Well what happens to the gun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pro2A View Post
    Lets say you have a SD situation for whatever reason. I've heard the LEO's generally will confiscate the firearm used as evidence until the investigation is complete. If that is the case, why should I carry my $650 dollar Glock? Shouldn't I carry something less expensive?
    It's your life you are defending -- how much is that worth?
    Put another way, you should carry a gun that you have absolute confidence in it working first time, every time (and of course one that you have practiced with a great deal). If you find a cheap gun that adheres to this, go for it.
    Anti-gunners seem to believe that if we just pass enough laws, we can have utopia. Unfortunately, utopia is NOT one of our choices.

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    If that is the case, why should I carry my $650 dollar Glock?
    First... you have to live though the encounter
    When its over and the smoke clears,then, and only then do you worry about your gun being siezed as evidence.

    If you want to use a cheap gun that only works some of the time, you wont have to worry about getting it back but your widow might.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pro2A View Post
    Well what happens to the gun?
    In most cases you get it back provided you're not being charged with anything.

    If you do go to trail and you don't get convicted, you get the gun back.

    If they try to keep it, you file suit and get your gun back.

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    *sighs* that really wasn't I was aiming at here. I guess my question was more do they take the gun or not?

    I'd hate for them to take my Glock as say opposed to my Taurus PT111.

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    Depends...

    On how things are handled in your jurisdiction, and whether or not you are charged or the shooting is ruled self defense... too many variables to predict.

    Look, you can nickel and dime things to death if you want, but ultimately YOU have to decide how much your life is worth. Would you rather risk a $650 tool or something irreplaceable? For me that answer is simple...
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    I guess my question was more do they take the gun or not?
    Of course they will. Do you really think that if you shoot someone the cops will just let you walk away with your gun?
    They will take your gun as evidence and let the Prosecutor or Judge sort it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pro2A View Post
    Well what happens to the gun?
    I don't know about franklin co. but in my co. the Sheriff would take
    Reeeally good care of it so he doesn't get sued.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pro2A View Post
    *sighs* that really wasn't I was aiming at here. I guess my question was more do they take the gun or not?

    I'd hate for them to take my Glock as say opposed to my Taurus PT111.
    Yes, the police will take your gun as part of their investigation.
    Anti-gunners seem to believe that if we just pass enough laws, we can have utopia. Unfortunately, utopia is NOT one of our choices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chickdiver View Post
    Depends...

    On how things are handled in your jurisdiction, and whether or not you are charged or the shooting is ruled self defense... too many variables to predict.

    Look, you can nickel and dime things to death if you want, but ultimately YOU have to decide how much your life is worth. Would you rather risk a $650 tool or something irreplaceable? For me that answer is simple...
    Got a point here but what about that time that I don't have the best $650 dollar tool after a SD situation? Wouldn't something less expensive work equally well the first time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pro2A View Post
    Got a point here but what about that time that I don't have the best $650 dollar tool? Wouldn't something less expensive work equally well the first time?
    Are you willing to take that chance?

    Me, I live in a world where I regularly utilize "tools" that cost thousands of dollars, and risk loosing them often due to things beyond my control. One Coast Guard rescue after a serious ocean dive would cost me somewhere in the neighborhood of $15,000. I still want the best equipment available to me, so that is what I buy- my life depends on it, and I want it to work EVERY TIME.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pro2A View Post
    Got a point here but what about that time that I don't have the best $650 dollar tool after a SD situation? Wouldn't something less expensive work equally well the first time?
    I don't know, would it?

    Your not listing any options, if your talking about a Jennings, Raven, or other POC pistol, it might not work at all.

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