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    *stolen handgun* high point

    I had a Springfield XDm ,40 stolen out of my jeep.

    It's OD Green with stainless steel slide.


    (i already filed a report with the PD)

    The last 4 numbers of the serial are ****0981


    Last edited by Preble; 04-07-2011 at 06:04 PM. Reason: added the serial

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    That's awful, man.

    Um, I'd post just the last 3-4 digits of your serial number if you like, but I have seen guns online with serials visible. Since this is an online board and messages are retained, the prudent thing might be to post part of the number to aid those who might see it who read this board.

    I hope they find it and you get it back in perfect shape, unfired!!
    Last edited by Badger Johnson; 04-07-2011 at 05:47 PM.

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    That sucks! I hope you find it. Was the gun locked up in a box in the jeep?

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    Its a jeep wrangler with a soft top..... it was as secure as it could be.

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    You think maybe they seen it somehow? I'd buy a small safe and mount it in my Jeep if I were you. It would make it harder for them to steal next time. Hope you get it back.

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    that SUCKS.....

    If it was mine....I would look at the people that know I carry and keep it in my vehicle....

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    Sorry to hear that. I always worry about leaving mine in the car. What I was thinking of doing is getting one of those little Gun Vaults that has a steel cable that I can attach to the frame of my seat and just slide it under the seat when Its in there. Just a thought for ya because I was considering now I think I definitely will make the investmend into the safe.

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    Sorry to hear about your gun. I keep watching for you at Stameys. How about another meet up soon? I will watch for your gun in Greensboro. A lot of stuff shows up here.

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    I installed a metal trunk behind my rear seat, even with the top off, can't get in there unless you cut through the metal or you can get the tailgate open. Sorry to hear about the loss, yet another reason to get rid of all the "Victim Disarmament Zones" / "Leave you gun in the car for criminals to steal" areas.

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    Sorry to head the gun was stolen. That sucks.

    I'm curious where the Jeep was parked when this happened? Parking lot of a restaurant that serves alcohol? Had to park somewhere else because otherwise your firearm was unwelcome?
    What part of "shall not be infringed" do *they* not understand?

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    preble, I heard about this from my son who is a friend of yours. I am truely sorry this happened. When he first told me I thought it might have been your new DW, just about had me in tears as I still miss my 445SM DW.

    Hopefully you will get it back, and soon. I'm still looking forward to meeting you and shooting with you.

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    sorry this happened but i have 2 suggestions


    1 bring the gun with you unloaded and the slide LOCKED open

    carry it in a bag or something
    dont bring any ammo / magazines with you

    or number 2

    bring a cable lock, take the mag out
    feed the cable through the gun frame then through your seat frame

    the only way there getting it is
    1 cut through your seat or try and unbolt it (very unlikely)

    or 2 try and cut through the gun frame (again would be very unlikely)

    or 3 trying to break the lock (again would take time even with nice full size bolt cutters)
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    Reading this I'm thinking 'I hope a SN check turns it up'. But... Aren't some here vocal about a LEO doing a SN check to see if a handgun is stolen?!?

    Personally I'm ok (sort of) with the check as long as it's not recorded (the caveat of 'sort of'). Guess you can say I'm a fence sitter on this.

    A stolen cell phone is checked every time a provider signs the ESN up for a plan.
    A car is checked (the plates) to be stolen at each LEO stop.
    Why can't an every day Joe check a SN??
    I have seen some deals (NOT too good to be true deals) but have not bought due to the 'unknown'...

    Hope you get it back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdinatal View Post
    Reading this I'm thinking 'I hope a SN check turns it up'. But... Aren't some here vocal about a LEO doing a SN check to see if a handgun is stolen?!

    I think he was referring to pawn attempts. It is required that all pawn brokers who buy firearms run the SNs through state databases to see if they have been reported stolen. Luckily, in NC, if a pawned gun comes up stolen, the police usually try to get it back to the rightful owner.

    In some states (like MD) they often slate the gun for destruction if it comes up stolen...
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    The safe with the cable that you can get on cabelas can be cur with needle nose pliers

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdinatal View Post
    Reading this I'm thinking 'I hope a SN check turns it up'. But... Aren't some here vocal about a LEO doing a SN check to see if a handgun is stolen?!?
    I don't know any here that give blanket disapproval to serial number checks.

    The objection is suspicionless serial number checks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwhunter65 View Post
    The safe with the cable that you can get on cabelas can be cur with needle nose pliers
    you can buy a good lock for 10-20$ at any store including wal-mart

    the truth is nobody is going to spend time trying to steal a gun knowing full well that its locked and going to be an obstacle in most instances

    unless you park your car in a corn field with nobody around and leave it there for a week

    but if your at a restaurant you cant OC in
    just lock it in your car to a seat bracket..

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    That really sux dude.... I couldn't imagine having my XDm stolen from me. I hope they get caught and the gun gets returned to you before it gets sold to a murderer or something. Thats why I really hate leaving one in the truck cause locks and closed windows are only meant to keep out honest criminals. If you don't like the other ideas for safes and cables then depending on what year jeep it is, you might be able to create a secret compartment in the console or something that would at least hide it very well. I helped a buddy with one in his 08 Jeep Wrangler. Good luck.
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    Just finished my AR build. Shopping for a safe next week. Sorry bro
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    IS this actually you?




    Because if it is i would suspect someone targeted you
    because everyone knew you had that gun because of that news story

    & i was reading the 70+ comments on it and alot of the people didn't seem to like the idea of you owning a gun

    If anyone stole it i would bet it is someone who didn't want you having it!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarryHard View Post
    If anyone stole it i would bet it is someone who didn't want you having it!!!!

    This has got to be one of the most clueless things I've ever seen posted on OCDO...

    I mean really, "CarryHard", how long HAVE you been working for Brady? Inquiring minds want to know...

    I doubt that some disgruntled soccer mom "anti" broke into "prebles" Jeep and boosted his XDm because they didn't like him carrying it.

    Probably more likely it was some crackhead "smash-and-grab" who just got lucky, or some High Point gangsta wannabee who saw him wearing it, and decided it might be an easy snag...

    Anti's generally don't steal your guns. They leave THAT to the government...
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    Sorry to hear about that Preble. I know I am a week late responding but I am friends with the owner of the new gun store in High Point, The Gun Vault, if you want I can take a picture of it and the last 4 of your serial number to him and have him on the lookout? Doubt it would get taken there but you never know. Just a little encouragement, our house was broken into about 10 or 12 years ago and my dads sig was stolen, police found it a few months later. My grandfathers house was broken into 5 or 6 years ago and had his handgun stolen and police found it a few months later. Hopefully it will be found and returned soon.

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    When I had my GPS stolen I sent a poster to every pawnshop in a 70 mile radius with a picture of it and the SN that it was reported as stolen. Along with a copy of the police report. I had it back in 2 weeks.

    CarryHead: Really? Do you live in the same world as all of us. I have never seen an anti with an agenda so strong to result to tracking somone down from a new paper article a few years ago, and stealing thier gun. Welcome to the real world It was more than likley a low life who saw an easy target (Jeep) and got lucky.
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    Sorry to hear about your loss Preble. You should keep an eye on this web site and see if the punk posts a picture.....

    http://www.slide.com/r/8k_zYKEY5T8LLSnUCxU6sgv76qIYiuO6

    http://www.slide.com/r/vu4fZOwG1j_IwnzM2rHJGkPpcKXUT6H_
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northerner View Post
    Sorry to hear about your loss Preble. You should keep an eye on this web site and see if the punk posts a picture.....

    http://www.slide.com/r/8k_zYKEY5T8LLSnUCxU6sgv76qIYiuO6

    http://www.slide.com/r/vu4fZOwG1j_IwnzM2rHJGkPpcKXUT6H_
    Jeeze. As if I needed a reason to stay away from any major city... Or even Yakima.

    I still find it hard to believe that people live that way. I'm just naive I guess.
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