Dissassembled gun & ammo found in 3 stuffed toys

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, May 8, 2012.

  1. Affection

    Affection Original Member

    idk, most gun owners who actually use their firearms clean them thoroughly. I've disassembled down to firing pin. Then again, they say I'm a "scientist and an engineer." ;)

  2. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Encouraging that the comments running at the CBS Boston article Doober posted are 100% virulently anti-TSA.

    Here's my favorite:

  3. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    I've disassambled down to firing pin only on a mauser bolt, not for any of my handguns. I admit I'm lazy and am willing to let Break Free do the work for me... It does seem a bit odd, now that you mention it, that this weapon was dissassembled like this. Those guys at the FBI crime lab are sure thorough.
  4. The other part of thoroughness here is sewing them all meticulously into three stuffed animals, making sure the stuffing was all back in the right place. That must have taken hours, and would take quite an effort to unpack and reassemble. It really makes no sense, why somebody would do this like this. An assembled gun hidden in one stuffed animal would be far more plausible.
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  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I don't. Rinse it out with Gun Scrubber, occasionally a couple patches through the barrel, a couple drops of oil & I'm done.
  6. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Look, just 2 weeks ago they were caught screaming at a 4 year old girl "I've seen a gun in a teddy bear!"

    Now they have to make that nonsense plausible. Sadly, people are going to fall for this hook, line, and sinker.

    When your sole purpose as an agency is as a 24/7 propaganda machine, what else should we expect out of them?
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  7. Affection

    Affection Original Member

    *shrugs* I guess I just like to take things apart :-p

    I agree that the timing is very, very strange... someone should investigate. :)
  8. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Many modern autos, like the Springfield XD(m) .40, cannot be disassembled down to the striker without specialized tools. A field-strip for cleaning exposes the striker, spring, et cetera more than enough to clean them without actually removing them.

    I've done it, but I wouldn't do it just to transport it. Waste of time.
  9. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I must not shoot enough but don't find a need to tear down to the firing pin. I do use and favor Tetra gun cleaning products and after initial use find subsequent cleanings much easier.
  10. Sky Dancer

    Sky Dancer Original Member

    I've said this a few times before. when the heat gets turned up, something like this happens. I don't beleive it anymore. It's happening way too much.
  11. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    Are you saying we have an Airport of Tonkin incident. Our gov wouldn't lie would they?
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  12. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Caradoc, that statement was so prescient. :)

    Just as most smurfchen can't tell the difference between their heads & their buttholes, they also don't know their gun parts. This picture from TSA via Metro News shows the parts:


    The part on the right is not a firing pin. It's a slide release lever, and they are easily removed. I've even had one fall out of my 1911-style autos on the range.​

    The only oddity left in this for me is why were there only two rounds in the magazine? You don't go to a gun fight w/ just two rounds when you can have a full double-stack magazine (sually 15 rounds in .40).​
  13. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    16+1 with the SA XD(M). ;)
  14. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    ... mag envy much? Nice choice.
  15. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I just need to find a decent holster for it. The included "range holster" doesn't actually *suck*, but I'd hate to use it anywhere but on the range...
  16. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    how was that misidentified as a firing pin? must have been a TSA clerk's idiot assessment.
  17. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    TSA Spokeshole: Our investigation revealed that the TSA did not purposely plant a disassembled gun in the stuffed animals, nor did they lie about finding a disassembled gun in the stuffed animals. In fact, the TSO who found the disassembled gun parts followed procedures to the letter. We hold our employees to the highest standards...blah, blah, blah....
    Happy now, Jon? :rolleyes:
  18. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    This is TSA your talking about; Sharp as box of marble. That could be also take down pin for a pistol as well.

    my personal carry is a crossbreed IWB, but for IDPA its a comp-tac.
  19. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

  20. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Marble can be chipped into sharpness. Not so for TSA employees. They're not only not the sharpest knives in the drawer, they're not even as sharp as the potato masher.

    (And Comp-Tac is on my list - specifically, the Minotaur MTAC)

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