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Old 01-10-2019, 07:33 PM   #1
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Started a structural repair today.
Homeowner is a snowbird residing in Florida for the winter.
Upon clearing the area for demo came across a hand gun. Loaded 9mm.
Notified project manager, cleared the gun and moved to a different location.
Did I do right? Should I have handled it differently? If it makes a difference I do have a concealed carry permit.

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Old 01-10-2019, 07:49 PM   #2
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If that's what the PM wanted, you did it right.

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Send it to me, I will know what to do with it.

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It's pretty obvious what "doing it wrong" would've looked like.


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Loaded means there's one in the pipe. Just a loaded clip is a "condition 2" weapon
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Loaded means there's one in the pipe. Just a loaded clip is a "condition 2" weapon
i have never understood the theory of not having a weapon ready to fire.

one in the snout set to rock n' roll....

all the tv/movie bs of some idiot racking the slide, supposedly now ready to shoot, is just pure bs....
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i have never understood the theory of not having a weapon ready to fire.

one in the snout set to rock n' roll....

all the tv/movie bs of some idiot racking the slide, supposedly now ready to shoot, is just pure bs....
Dangerous if you have a "competition" or hair trigger. I once blew a good size hole in my van doors with a shotgun that way.

Really depends on length of trigger pull and how you handle the weapon.

Glock has no manual safety.....but a long trigger pull
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Dangerous if you have a "competition" or hair trigger. I once blew a good size hole in my van doors with a shotgun that way.

Really depends on length of trigger pull and how you handle the weapon.

Glock has no manual safety.....but a long trigger pull
and an absolutely outstanding combat weapon...

extremely reliable & come out of the holster shooting...

i was a dyed in the wool 1911 A-1 guy, until i started shooting glocks...
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Take a picture of it.
Document time and place.
Contact homeowner and ask what to do with it.
No different than if you found a diamond necklace or box of cash.
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and an absolutely outstanding combat weapon...



extremely reliable & come out of the holster shooting...



i was a dyed in the wool 1911 A-1 guy, until i started shooting glocks...


Going from a 1911 to a Glock can take a little getting used to. The glock grip slants back a little more.


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Take a picture of it.
Document time and place.
Contact homeowner and ask what to do with it.
No different than if you found a diamond necklace or box of cash.
what box????.....
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It is good you personally unloaded the gun and used your bare hands. That way, later on, if the gun is used n a crime, they will test for DNA and immediately contact you.

Might get you some time off. Who knows.
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Take a picture of it.
Document time and place.
Contact homeowner and ask what to do with it.
No different than if you found a diamond necklace or box of cash.
This is what I would do, plus I would unload the gun and put the bullet somewhere else!
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It is good you personally unloaded the gun and used your bare hands. That way, later on, if the gun is used n a crime, they will test for DNA and immediately contact you.

Might get you some time off. Who knows.

I was thinking along those lines.
If this was somebody's protection, why would it have been stashed in the rafters?, joists?, or wherever?

I'm not going to hide a gun used for protection someplace where I can't get to it when I need it most.

I would definitely want it while I was in FL for the winter
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It is good you personally unloaded the gun and used your bare hands. That way, later on, if the gun is used n a crime, they will test for DNA and immediately contact you.

Might get you some time off. Who knows.
Screw that... just go out and hold up a likker store. The gun will come back to the homeowner first (via the SN). You can claim innocence because you 'just found it while working'.
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It is good you personally unloaded the gun and used your bare hands. That way, later on, if the gun is used n a crime, they will test for DNA and immediately contact you.



Might get you some time off. Who knows.

DNA can only be attained through Ancestry. All other means of collecting DNA is null and void.



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DNA can only be attained through Ancestry. All other means of collecting DNA is null and void.

Nope. There's plenty of legal and court-accepted methods of attaining your DNA. And many of them are done without your knowledge.
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Nope. There's plenty of legal and court-accepted methods of attaining your DNA. And many of them are done without your knowledge.


I know it was a joke. TNT tried to tell me its too contaminated. I argued it wasn't until they shut down the thread.


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Started a structural repair today.
Homeowner is a snowbird residing in Florida for the winter.
Upon clearing the area for demo came across a hand gun. Loaded 9mm.
Notified project manager, cleared the gun and moved to a different location.
Did I do right? Should I have handled it differently? If it makes a difference I do have a concealed carry permit.

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Depends...

If it looked all nice and quaint then I would just move it.

If it looked all mean and nasty with a big clip I probably would have turned it into the cops for the possible future crime that gun would surely commit.

It's a gun, not a murder weapon. Just gotta let homeowner know you moved it so someone irresponsible didn't find it. I personally don't like to touch anyone else's property unless I let them know ahead of time... That's what a gun is, it's like one of their tools, don't mess with it unless they tell you it's cool.

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