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Old 04-20-2013, 04:21 PM   #76
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I actually tried going back in last year for a change of pace and to spice things up a bit. With the economic drawdown they are not accepting any prior service into active duty unless I went 18X. I am confident that I could complete SFAS, with the exception of my wrist which I softly injured last year. I would rather play it safe than sorry, as I would likely destroy it by ignoring it out of pride.

I just wanted to go 19D, but there is a chance they are phasing out that MOS. I could do the whole workaround of going Reserves, then waiting to transfer to Active Duty but I decided to knock out some college first (along with giving my wrist a chance to heal better).
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Just inquiring, are you two military, police or Mercs?
I'm police. New K9 handler in fact. 10 years on the job.
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Old 04-20-2013, 04:32 PM   #78
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New K9 handler in fact.
Congrats, that is hard to get in most places.
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I'm police. New K9 handler in fact. 10 years on the job.
Nice, dude. I love police pups.
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:06 PM   #80
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Congrats, that is hard to get in most places.
Yeah. I'm with a small department. This is the first K9 they've ever had. Me and my chief got together and got things rolling and finally approved.
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I'm police. New K9 handler in fact. 10 years on the job.
I was curious to what you were referring to when you said "on duty"
I was actually just hired on by the Sheriffs Dept. I start next Monday. I have always wanted to do the K9 thing. Only two deputies in our county and two police offers in the city with dogs.
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That's awesome. Good luck. Keep your ears and eyes open and PAY ATTENTION....there's an incredible amount to learn and you'll feel so overwhelmed...but in short time you'll pick it up and things will be ok. Do you get to work or do you go to an academy first?

I'll be one of 4 K9's in the county...SO has 3 and my town will have the one I'm handling.
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Yeah. I'm with a small department. This is the first K9 they've ever had. Me and my chief got together and got things rolling and finally approved.
Congrats man! This will be the best PD partner you'll ever have.
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That's awesome. Good luck. Keep your ears and eyes open and PAY ATTENTION....there's an incredible amount to learn and you'll feel so overwhelmed...but in short time you'll pick it up and things will be ok. Do you get to work or do you go to an academy first?

I'll be one of 4 K9's in the county...SO has 3 and my town will have the one I'm handling.
What dog will be your partner? A German Shepard?
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What dog will be your partner? A German Shepard?
It will be either a GSD or a Belgian unless he gets a Detection only, then it could be anything. I always had fun visiting the AMK9 compound my last deployment, pups always make you smile, no matter the circumstances.
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:48 AM   #86
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I picked up a taurus pt1911 for home defense. My friend sold it to me. New, never fired.
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I also picked up this eea zavasta pap ak-47 from a buddy. I traded a nitro powered rc car for it. Lol its a single stack but i am gonna get the well dremeled to a doublestack, add a yugo m70 bolt carrier group to feed double stack mags and get the m70 trunion to square off the rear to accept all ak furniture. I got it with 280 rounds also. Not a bad deal i say.
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That's awesome. Good luck. Keep your ears and eyes open and PAY ATTENTION....there's an incredible amount to learn and you'll feel so overwhelmed...but in short time you'll pick it up and things will be ok. Do you get to work or do you go to an academy first?

I'll be one of 4 K9's in the county...SO has 3 and my town will have the one I'm handling.
No I'll be in the jail to begin with. I have to be there at least 6 months before I can put in for a lateral transfer. Once the 6 is over I'll start looking into other areas to try and pick up experience to get on the road.
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Agree with 22 rifle for first gun.
Second purchase should/would be gun safe. (not closet).
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Old 05-19-2013, 03:47 AM   #90
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Trust me, shoot a 12ga w/a pistol grip once with buck shot or a slug and you'll lose the attraction REAL fast. Keep in mind those movie hero's are NOT shooting real shot shells.

If you want a home defense shot gun, I suggest the Rem 870HD. It comes with a factory mag extension. I added a Knoxx stock to mine. With the Knoox stock #1 & Deer Slugs feel like #8 out of a 410.



A 125 lumen flashlight & XS ghost ring sights round out the package

Got a Mossberg 500 persuader and put a Phoenix Technology collapsible stock on it looks very similar to that. I just have a bead sight on mine though. I haven't been able to find any after market ghost ring sights. I think I would like them better.
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