Undertoad Sunday Jan 12 12:26 PM
1/12/2003: Tiny guns threaten Europe
Mav Sunday Jan 12 01:38 PM
Wonder if James specially requested that gadget or Q just happened to make it on his own accord
MaggieL Sunday Jan 12 09:12 PM
Re: 1/12/2003: Tiny guns threaten Europe
<b>Don't bother about burglary, police told</b>
By Daniel Foggo
Police have been ordered not to bother investigating crimes such as burglary, vandalism and assaults unless evidence pointing to the culprits is easily available, The Telegraph can reveal.
Under new guidelines, officers have been informed that only "serious" crimes, such as murder, rape or so-called hate crimes, should be investigated as a matter of course.
In all other cases, unless there is immediate and compelling evidence, such as fingerprints or DNA material, the crime will be listed for no further action.
The new "crime screening" guidelines were quietly introduced in the Metropolitan Police area last month and similar measures are being brought into effect by forces across Britain as pressure grows on senior officers to maintain a tighter control over budgets.
A Met spokesman confirmed that "less serious crimes" would now only be investigated if they were considered to be "solvable using proportionate resources", or were part of a current crackdown on specific offences. He said: "It might mean that people who have had their bikes stolen from outside a shop might not get any investigation into it. It is looking at the high priorities for crime in the community."
The Met's policy document states that when crimes are of a less serious nature and there are no "special factors", such as a particularly vulnerable victim, they will now be logged but not solved.
Oliver Letwin, the shadow home secretary, said last night: "This news will be regarded as the final nail in the coffin of this Government's policy on crime. Instead of zero tolerance it seems we are to be faced with total tolerance."
The Home Office denied that it had originated the new policy. A spokesman said: "Crime screening is a matter for individual forces. We have made the investigation of burglaries a national priority and we are certainly not directing forces to avoid investigating them."
wolf Sunday Jan 12 11:09 PM
What Can I Say Except ...
I want one.
Griff Monday Jan 13 07:57 AM
russotto Monday Jan 13 10:12 AM
Re: What Can I Say Except ...
Uryoces Thursday Jan 16 03:53 AM
Big ... Small, Near ... Far
Hmm. I hadn't thought about another firearm. I don't want anything ultra-smallish like these accidents waiting to happen. My carry gun until about 4 years ago was my CZ-52. That was always a crowd pleaser at the range. 7.62x25/.30 Mauser is Loud!
wolf Thursday Jan 16 01:03 PM
Was it the .44 mag or the .50?
Uryoces Thursday Jan 16 03:10 PM
It's not the size of the Eagle...
I feel so inferior! It was a .357, and it handled great. It actually stovepiped in the middle of the 2nd run. Now if I buy a Desert Eagle, it's going to be .44 Mag at the very least! I'd love a .454 Casul Eagle. The webbing on my hand wouldn't. I don't know if they make .454 Cas Eagles. That would be very cool indeed! It would be very loud and make large [er] holes.
Hubris Boy Thursday Jan 16 03:49 PM
Re: It's not the size of the Eagle...
My own Desert Eagle is a .44 Magnum, and it's the shit. My buddy John refers to it as "the crew-served weapon." The two enormous springs that are required to return the slide to its forward position do a great job of soaking up unpleasant recoil. And cracking off eight rounds of .44 Magnum in rapid succession is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any indoor range!
I urge you to acquire one of your own.
dave Thursday Jan 16 04:01 PM
What'd you pay and what would I probably pay? What's the average price of rounds? Any special maintenance necessary?
Hubris Boy Thursday Jan 16 11:51 PM
It's also a little tricky to strip and reassemble until you get used to it. The first time you sit down and strip it, make sure you have the handy chart that came with the owner's manual. You're gonna be confronted by about a gazillion little pieces. And yes, you need all of them...
...that little bitty spring that was hiding under the extractor and just went flying across the room? Better go find it. Now.
And do NOT, under any circumstances, succumb to the temptation to fire unjacketed ammunition through this beast. You don't know the meaning of "tedium" until you've spent an afternoon trying to clean lead out of the gas vents of a Desert Eagle.
Not that I'm trying to discourage you, of course. It's a ball to own and shoot one! Just understand that, this isn't your typical handgun that strips down into three or four easy to clean and reassemble components. This isn't a gun. It's a device.
elSicomoro Thursday Jan 16 11:56 PM
Normally, I'm not a fan of guns, but this one just sounds cool as hell.
Hubris Boy Friday Jan 17 12:14 AM
The perfect accessory for a Pimpin' Coat, without a doubt!
elSicomoro Friday Jan 17 01:01 AM
You know, I was thinking about what kind of gun would go well with pimpin coat earlier...(seriously)
wolf Friday Jan 17 01:35 AM
That dude's site was COOL.
Uryoces Friday Jan 17 02:21 AM
Yeah, that's right! I remember now. The bolt. It's similar to an M-16's according to my buddy. Many parts to clean, many crevices. Those dual recoil springs & rods.
quzah Friday Jan 17 04:05 AM
MaggieL Friday Jan 17 01:22 PM
elSicomoro Friday Jan 17 07:51 PM
It wasn't loaded, though there were other guns in the house that were...I believe at the time (1992), he had a dozen or so guns.
Griff Friday Jan 17 08:06 PM
Tiny guns threaten Europe
We surrender! France
Torrere Saturday Jan 18 01:31 AM
The Desert Eagle was my favorite gun in Counterstrike. Simply for that, I might have to get one some day. =]
Hubris Boy Saturday Jan 18 11:45 AM
Wasn't sure whether to put this here, or in the other thread devoted to accessorizing Pimpin' Coat...
wolf Saturday Jan 18 11:48 AM
elSicomoro Saturday Jan 18 03:03 PM
Gold's out these days, HB...does it come in platinum?
Hubris Boy Saturday Jan 18 04:11 PM
The website says that 24 karat gold finish is available for an additional $990... I'm sure the craftsmen at the Magnum Research custom shop can work out something satisfactory for you!
wolf Saturday Jan 18 05:52 PM
Darn it, you would post the website and make me look.
Hubris Boy Sunday Jan 19 05:35 PM
The semi-compact version in .45 ACP would be sweet! Wouldn't it be strange to shoot a .45 that's accurate beyond, say... 20 feet or so without first having to sell your firstborn male child to the Colt Custom Shop?