Several things going on here, I was feeling under the weather and went to the Dr. and I hate Dr visits. Well anyway I have an ear infection and bronchitis and pneumonia That sucks.
Also some background on a situation, I have a good friend that is the Assistant Chief for the County Police department where I live and I asked him to run a Serial number for my .45 that got stolen in 1992 from my truck in the county seat of the neighboring county. I have been contacting the police department over there every 4 or 5 years making sure my address is current and checking on it. I have this hope that one day I will get that pistol back. That was the pistol that I used for single stack competitions in Europe while I was stationed there.
Well I got the feeling that the police department there was blowing me off so when my friend ran the number it came back with nothing at all, no Stolen, no nothing. I had memorized the S/N long ago and I still have the USAREUR registration with the S/N on it along with my information when I was stationed . My friend who is on good terms with the Chief there asked the chief to dig into the records back in 1992 and it came back with no information. So either they destroyed the records and not entered it on NCIC or they never took a report. All these years I have been getting shined on by the police Dept and it pissed me off. I wasted all these years on the hope of getting that pistol back.
Next week I will go to the county seat and go to the local paper there, back in 1992/1993 the local paper printed the Crimes of the day/week and I used this to plot the crime pattern so I knew where I could warn my delivery drivers where to avoid or be careful. I recall people coming up to me after the theft and vandalism and commiserating with me on the incident. I will dig through the archives and see if the information was there and where they got the information and if I can prove that, then I can force the dept to put the S/N in NCIC. This really pisses me off
And speaking of guns, I am looking to saving toward my next purchase, and I have 3 choices that I am looking at. I will post the choices and the pro's and cons for each purchase, perhaps y'all can give me your opinion.
Choice #1 is Rock Island 1911 .45 ACP
It is a .45 ACP Another caliber of ammo I will have to buy
A little over $400 from Buds Gun shop Basic .45, I will have to upgrade the sights and fit
My Second choice is a Carbine
.40 caliber which matches 2 other pistols so I have less logistic issue Ugly as Homemade sin
Actually has a good reputation....For a Hi-Point Ugly as Homemade sin
Cheap Fit and Finish is lacking
You can customize it with optics and other offerings.
Dad owns one and he loves it,
Number 3 is a Lever action .357
Same caliber as my wheelguns, can plink with .38 Expensive as hell $1000 minimum
Lever action, less likely to "scare people" Did I say "expensive as hell"?
What say you my faithful readers....? Keep in mind, I have a limited budget and to keep the spousal unit happy, I don't use "house money" for my gun purchases