A Cutter For Plastic Zip Ties

This is a discussion on A Cutter For Plastic Zip Ties within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I found this good idea on another forum and thought I would share it here. As you can see, it's a simple plastic letter opener, ...

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    A Cutter For Plastic Zip Ties

    I found this good idea on another forum and thought I would share it here. As you can see, it's a simple plastic letter opener, sold in any office supply store. Its advantage is that it eliminates any danger of scratching the firearm.



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    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
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    Great idea but why would you put a zip tie on your gun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpw View Post
    Great idea but why would you put a zip tie on your gun?
    I'm guessing you've never purchased a gun at a gun show.


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    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
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    Only a rifle but it didn't have a zip tie on it. I didn't know it was common practice. I don't go to many around here, mostly over-priced junk. Good idea though.

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    Yep, and around here (MI), the gun shows I've been to want your carry gun empty and zip tied too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cupcake View Post
    Yep, and around here (MI), the gun shows I've been to want your carry gun empty and zip tied too.

    I wouldn't go to a gunshow with that rule. If they don't fully support 2A, don't try to make money with a gunshow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morintp View Post
    I wouldn't go to a gunshow with that rule. If they don't fully support 2A, don't try to make money with a gunshow.
    I'm not aware of any gun shows in this area (upper NE) that don't have that rule. Pat DiPrete (who runs shows in VT, NH and ME) definitely requires everyone to disarm at the door. Don't recall if she uses zip-ties, but would suspect as much.

    The shows run out of NY (held in CT, MA, NH, NY) also require disarmament and uses zip-ties. They've also had some NDs at shows that I've attended/worked. One guy was zeroing in a rifle he picked up on myself and a friend . . . until the officer on duty was dispatched by me to inform the idiot that if he did it again, he'd be staring down the barrel of a loaded gun . . . mine! [This was back ~1999 when they didn't disarm the vendors at the show, only the attendees.]

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    BTW: Good idea by OP.

    They also make a plastic cutter special for the purpose. It's sold in cop-shops. I've seen it but never paid much attention to it as I only carry steel handcuffs these days. I'm sure that it is suitably over-priced as a "specialty item".

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    Quote Originally Posted by LenS View Post
    I'm not aware of any gun shows in this area (upper NE) that don't have that rule. Pat DiPrete (who runs shows in VT, NH and ME) definitely requires everyone to disarm at the door. Don't recall if she uses zip-ties, but would suspect as much.

    The shows run out of NY (held in CT, MA, NH, NY) also require disarmament and uses zip-ties. They've also had some NDs at shows that I've attended/worked. One a-h was zeroing in a rifle he picked up on myself and a friend . . . until the officer on duty was dispatched by me to inform the idiot that if he did it again, he'd be staring down the barrel of a loaded gun . . . mine! [This was back ~1999 when they didn't disarm the vendors at the show, only the attendees.]
    Sorry, I wasn't thinking about ND or AD, I was thinking about SD.

    I haven't been to any gun shows since I started carrying, and I don't take my gun out to show other gun people or at the gun shops because it's in a tuckable and it's a pain in the butt to tuck it back in and do a decent job of it while in public. I didn't think about other guys that would be drawing loaded guns to hold it next to a grip or scope or doing size comparisons with other guns. I guess common sense just isn't that common.

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    Yeah, I'm not sure if it is some rule of the show or an ordinance where the shows are held.
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    I had could have either left my gun in my truck or downloaded in front of the sheriff at the door. Or, lied and said I didn't have a gun. I left it in the truck. Nobody's going to zip tie my guns, thanks. Plus in a crowded room full of morons I feel better with a knife in my pocket than being surrounded by armed potentially imcompetent strangers.

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    please.

    Sorry, without thinking, I threw this thread off topic with my reply to kpw's post. We've discussed the pros and cons of zip-tieing guns at gunshows before. Some approve the idea, some don't.

    Let's not beat this again.


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    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

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    CC, I think it was my fault... sorry bout that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Crunch View Post
    please.

    Sorry, without thinking, I threw this thread off topic with my reply to kpw's post. We've discussed the pros and cons of zip-tieing guns at gunshows before. Some approve the idea, some don't.

    Let's not beat this again.
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    Plastic ties are used on other things besides guns. If you ever have to open up a cable bundle in your car that would come in handy. Just buy one for your letters and don't forget when you need to cut a tie that it will work.

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