New 2010 Honda Civic EX coupe--VANDALIZED after only ONE MONTH of ownership

Discussion in 'Civic' started by Steven L., Aug 6, 2010.

  1. Steven L.

    Steven L. Guest

    Ah, that does sound like a big advantage.

    I just checked the Glock website. Yep, the trigger is all you need to
    operate; all the safeties are disengaged when the trigger is pulled.

    I think I'll look into it. Thanks.

    -- Steven L.
    Steven L., Aug 7, 2010
  2. Steven L.

    Steven L. Guest

    I'll bet you don't live in the same town I do.

    I live in a gritty, working-class, Massachusetts town, with lots of
    immigrants of various nationalities.

    -- Steven L.
    Steven L., Aug 7, 2010
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    News Guest

    Sounds like a recipe for disaster, foot injury, or worse.
    News, Aug 7, 2010
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    MM Guest

    I remember a study I read about in one of my college psych courses. They
    took two identical late model cars and parked them on the street in
    neighborhoods with similar middle class demographics, one on the east
    coast and one on the west, opened the hood to make them look like the
    owner was having car problems and had gone for help, and hid in the
    bushes to see what happened. The east coast car was completely destroyed
    (stripped and set afire) in just over 24 hr. They watched the west one
    for two or three days and the only thing that happened was someone
    stopped and closed the hood when it started to rain. This was done in
    the 60's so it might be different today.
    MM, Aug 7, 2010
  5. Steven L.

    Jim Yanik Guest

    revolvers are simple,and low maintenance.

    Even semi-autos are not that complicated to operate,after all,you CAN drive
    a car.

    What is important is that you learn proper gun safety,practice with your
    handgun until you are familiar and comfortable with it's operation(just
    like a car and driving!)

    Learn your local gun laws.

    One caveat;
    you must be MENTALLY prepared to use lethal violence against another
    person. (none of this "wound him" nonsense,either)

    Jim Yanik
    dot com
    Jim Yanik, Aug 7, 2010
  6. Steven L.

    Jim Yanik Guest

    nor is any car.
    lots of police have shot themselves with their Glocks.
    Or had "accidental discharges",actually NEGLIGENT discharges.
    Mostly while holstering the gun.

    snag that trigger,and like they said,all the safeties are disengaged,and
    the gun goes BANG.

    Hopefully in a safe direction.

    while you're at the gun store,try revolvers,too.

    BTW,it's a good idea to get gun training and knowledge anyways,just so
    that if you DO encounter a gun,you'll know what to or what not to do with

    Jim Yanik
    dot com
    Jim Yanik, Aug 7, 2010
  7. Steven L.

    Jim Yanik Guest

    Yes,that guy IS lucky. I note he didn't say WHERE he lives....
    BTW,I used to be stationed at Hanscom AFB outside of Bedford. 1972-74.
    I drove a 68 English Ford Cortina GT at the time,great car,fun to drive.
    And the base had an Auto Hobby Shop to do repairs and maintenance.
    THAT I really miss.

    Jim Yanik
    dot com
    Jim Yanik, Aug 7, 2010
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    Jill Guest

    I know this is extremely devious, but leave a bottle of Dom Perignom
    (sp) wine on the seat in a bag, but don't forget to inject cyanide
    liquid or botulism toxin through the cork, and then seal with wax "for
    their enjoyment later". Make sure you buy everything in cash at a
    place which is not where you live currently. Watch the news and see if
    theres a report about a group of people at a chop shop who die due to
    cyanide poisoning etc. You can probably obtain syringes at most
    pharmacies now if you pose as someone who uses narcotics and as for
    the company or chemical companies. The botulism is
    going to be hard to find, but you can create your own by letting
    boiled potatoes ferment and spoil for a while.

    Note: This is just for fun, I'm not really condoning this type of
    behavior, but it would be funny. :)

    I have very little tolerance for people who like to get a free ride in
    life and don't believe in working.

    Jill, Aug 7, 2010

  9. Heh! They could strip a whole car in about ten minutes back then IIRC...

    Grumpy AuContraire, Aug 8, 2010

  10. You betcha... Aim to stop the aggressor. Ask questions later..

    Grumpy AuContraire, Aug 8, 2010

  11. They ain't cheap but are the generally the preferred weapon of cops.

    Grumpy AuContraire, Aug 8, 2010
  12. Absolutely. There is no substitute for training and knowing the gun
    statutes of your state.

    Grumpy AuContraire, Aug 8, 2010

  13. Where do you live? Please be specific.


    (Might be changing occupation)
    Grumpy AuContraire, Aug 8, 2010

  14. Things are wholly different than in the 1960's.

    Grumpy AuContraire, Aug 8, 2010
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    Tegger Guest

    It's been years since I sold my Glock 22, but I have to says that Glocks
    back then were decidedly lefthander-unfriendly. Trying to push that pointy
    mag-release with the left index-finger was difficult and often ineffective.
    I had mine altered by a gunsmith to replace the factory mag-release with a
    rounded and extended one that worked MUCH better, even when shooting right-
    Tegger, Aug 8, 2010
  16. Steven L.

    Tegger Guest

    Do you post to tx.guns?
    Tegger, Aug 8, 2010
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    Mat Guest

    suburb of Vancouver, Canada. Google earth V4C6X6
    Mat, Aug 8, 2010
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    jim beam Guest

    wheel locks are next to useless - the damaged nut removers you get at
    sears and other tool outlets will all get those things off in the same
    time as a normal wheel nut.

    as for theft, there is no definitive solution if you live in a dodgy
    neighborhood other than driving a dodgy vehicle that blends in. either
    move, or put your money into something that looks like a beater but
    isn't - the stealth approach.
    jim beam, Aug 9, 2010
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    C. E. White Guest

    I would modify your statement to say "wheel locks are worse than useless."

    I've had them on three vehicles and the experience has been horrid in two
    out of three cases. One time I had the damn tire store steal the key! The
    key was cabled to the log wrench, and the tire store cut the cable and then
    conveniently lost the least that is what they claimed when I
    accused them of stealing it when I went to check the brakes the next month.
    After a lot of bitching, they used a tool to take off the lock nuts and they
    replaced them with regualr lug nuts. When I got a Nissan Frontier with the
    lock nuts, the first thing I did was take them off and heave them in the
    trash. Problem solved.

    C. E. White, Aug 9, 2010
  20. Steven L.

    jim beam Guest

    your problem would be solved if you didn't pose as a farmer when you're
    actually a detroit shill.
    jim beam, Aug 9, 2010
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