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Anyone seen my Glock?

Oh dear, how embarrassing.

Police are investigating how an officer left a loaded gun in a bathroom at Parliament.

Superintendent Chris Scahill said they retrieved the weapon as soon as they were told someone had found it.

He said the incident was regrettable, and acknowledged the potential risk it could have posed.   Read more »

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Army’s new rifles approved [VIDEO]

The Army has released a sneak preview of the Army’s new AR platform rifle.

It looks like the configuration for the LMT CQB16 model. I’ve asked Defence, and so have TFB, but they are unwilling to tell us the precise model.

The Firearms Blog has some additional details:

Recently, the New Zealand Defence Force selected Lewis Machine & Tool Company to be the supplier of rifles to replace their aging Austrian-designed Steyr AUG bullpups. The exact model of rifle was not revealed in the press release regarding LMT’s selection, but those who speculated that it would be that company’s CQB16 model were soon proven correct. However, we have not seen the exact configuration of these rifles… Until the NZDF released the video [above]…   Read more »

NZDF replaces Sig Sauer pistols with the Glock 17

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I used to own a Glock 17, it was my favourite pistol, so I am pleased to see the NZDF has decided to deploy them.

They are replacing the Sig Sauer P226 pistols currently in use, which are good pistols too I might add.

New pistols are being supplied to the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF).

The Glock 17 pistols will be introduced into service across the Navy, Army, and Air Force in the second half of 2016 to replace the Sig Sauer sidearms that had been used since 1992.

“Ensuring we remain a force equipped to succeed means supplying our people with fit-for-purpose personal protection weapons,” Lieutenant Colonel Dean Paul said.

“This is part of our 2020 strategy for enhanced combat capability and we are pleased to be rolling out the new pistols next year.”

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Why the hell did the police apologise?

I don’t get it.  

Government officials refuse to apologise for the abuse they put kids in state care through, but a piece of filth does all that and his kid accidentally cops some pepper spray, and we are extremely eager to apologise to this scumbag and his family for what was clearly an accidental and unwanted outcome of his own attempts to flee the cops?

 Sometimes I wonder if the cops have gone too soft.

Police have apologised after a girl was caught in a cross-fire of pepper spray during a violent confrontation with the driver of a car she was a passenger in.

They said a man who was stopped in Whakatane on Friday night would not provide personal information and attempted to drive off.   Read more »

Media beating up on cops again, this time for daring to protect themselves

Yesterday the Sunday Star-Times ran a hit piece on a rural cop who routinely straps on his Glock, especially when dealing with domestic incidents.

It was a shameful piece. Our cops have a hard enough job as it is without panty-waisted wombles in the media attacking their every move.

You have to start thinking that the media would like nothing better than a string of dead cops in rural towns such is their insistence that cops shouldn’t be able to protect themselves.

A policeman in rural New Zealand admits he routinely breaches regulations by carrying a firearm and will continue to do so – saying he needs to for protection.

“I work on my own in a remote area, which is why I am able to do this,” he wrote in a letter to the Police Association magazine Police News.

“I have not had a complaint; if anything, very few people even notice.”

The unnamed officer said he carried a firearm “at times” while patrolling.    Read more »

The only thing this cop did wrong was not empty his magazine

As is usual a Coroner has made a pigs arse of a case, trying to blame some cops for the death of a ratbag who presented and fired a shotgun at cops.

Officers acted outside their training during the 2011 fatal police shooting of a Hastings teenager, a coroner has found.

Lachan Kelly-Tumarae, 19, was killed after a 14-shot volley from a police officer’s Glock pistol at Omahu on March 28, 2011.

Coroner Peter Ryan’s findings, released yesterday, said the three officers involved in Mr Kelly-Tumarae’s death “did not follow police policy and training in the moments prior to the shooting”.

The report called for police to review training protocol in relation to the verbal warning issued by armed police officers to armed offenders, and the frequency of firearms training.

Mr Kelly-Tumarae was shot as he got out of a vehicle near a State Highway 50 marae cemetery, following a 14km low-speed pursuit from Napier where he had presented a shotgun at an officer in a chance roadside encounter.

Moments before the shooting, the teenager pointed the shotgun at an officer in the passenger’s seat of a patrol car parked alongside him.   Read more »

They didn’t taser you because you said you had a gun and a grenade, you are lucky to be alive at all, fool

What kind of muppet – who yells to Police that he has a gun and then a grenade – would expect to gain sympathy because the Police shoot him?

Only a prize idiot would blame the cops for his own demise. It’s not the cops fault he’s a dickhead!

He’s a cripple in a wheel chair now. Good job. It probably means he won’t be able to cause more havoc in society.

The Hawkes Bay today reports:

David Taite still does not accept he should have been shot by police officers in an incident near the Central Hawke’s Bay township of Otane in October 2011.

Living in Waipukurau since the beginning of the year Taite, 51, is paralysed from the waist down as a result of his injuries.

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found the police officer who shot Taite was lawfully justified given the dangerous circumstances he faced.

In a report released yesterday, the authority said Taite was well known to police, had a “significant and serious criminal history”, which included a conviction for the attempted murder of a police officer, and multiple family violence offences.

In the six weeks prior to the incident in the early hours of Thursday, October 20, 2011, Taite had made a number of threats that had been reported to police.

These included threatening to burn down the Dannevirke property owned by his landlord and threatening to kill his ex-partner and to shoot other people.

He also spoke of killing himself and causing damage to other people’s property. Police had also been advised that Taite had access to weapons.

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Is creepy Labour stalking Judith Collins?

Stone Shi's house on Paritai Drive Image/ TVNZ

Stone Shi’s house on Paritai Drive Image/ TVNZ

Yesterday Labour via Shane Jones levelled an appalling accusation against Judith Collins, that she is living on Paritai Drive in Stone Shi’s house.

This particular nasty little rumour has been flying around for months as Labour and Winston Peters worked together to try to neutralise one of National’s most potent weapons.

Embattled Justice Minister Judith Collins appeared to be close to tears this afternoon after she was targeted by the Opposition over her links with wealthy businessman Deyi Shi.

Ms Collins was yesterday facing Opposition claims she lobbied a senior Chinese border control official on behalf of Mr Shi’s company milk exporter Oravida during a dinner in Beijing in the wake of the Fonterra botulism scare.

However on the way into Parliament this afternoon Ms Collins appeared to become distraught when asked by reporters about suggestions from Labour MP Shane Jones that she had been staying at Mr Shi’s home – the luxury Paritai Drive mansion originally built for Mark Hotchin.

“I’m really disgusted actually that Shane would do that. It’s actually really hurtful. I’ve been to the home that Mr Shi has bought on many occasions because he is a close personal friend and he’s away a lot but I’ve never lived there.

“I don’t stay there, I’ve been there. It’s because it’s a very place to go and look at and I’m sure that if he wanted to he could sell tickets for people to go and have a look at it.

“I never put the boot into Shane and yet he’s gone and done that. That’s disgusting.  Read more »

Who says pistols aren’t accurate?

I used to shoot pistols. I was very good…but then again I put literally thousands of rounds down range and shot almost every Saturday and Sunday.

I shot so much that I’d spend the rest of the week reloading.

One comment I always got when someone asked about pistol shooting was that they believed that pistols weren’t very accurate. My response was that pistols are in fact very accurate, it is the shooter who isn’t accurate.

I could put 6 rounds from my S&W model 10 into the target so that an old 50 cent piece could cover the holes…at 50m. I could do this because I’d shoot thousands of rounds at that range and I knew my load, my gun and the range intimately.

The professionals shoot even more and as a consequence can perform feats like this…A Glock .45ACP hitting a steel target at 215 years!

But then again this is Jerry Miculek…one of the greatest pistol shooters alive.

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India launches handgun for women, outrage ensues

 

(Made by ordnance factory, Nirbheek weighs 500 grams and can fit into a purse.)

(Made by ordnance factory, Nirbheek weighs 500 grams and can fit into a purse.)

SkyNews reports on India’s release of handgun for women. Outrage ensued…not because over the rape culture of India but because now women would now have a special gun to protect themselves.

And it is an ugly looking outdated pathetic hand gun too.

A Indian handgun designed for women and named after the victim of a fatal gang-rape in Delhi has been condemned by rights activist as a disgrace to her memory.

The lightweight .32 calibre revolver was developed by the state-run Indian Ordnance Factory (IOF) and can fit inside a small purse or handbag, according to a newspaper report.

The factory in the northern city of Kanpur has received 20 orders since the titanium-alloy, six-shot gun – costing 122,360 rupees ($A2,228) – was launched earlier this month, the Times of India said on Friday.

‘At least 80 per cent of the bookings are from women,’ IOF general manager Abdul Hameed told the newspaper, adding that more orders were expected soon.

‘Expectedly, the weapon has received a very good response,’ he said.

The gun is called ‘Nirbheek’ meaning ‘fearless’ in Hindi and was intended as a tribute to the 23-year-old student whose brutal attack in India’s capital in December 2012 sparked outrage about the levels of violence against women in India.   Read more »

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