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shiftyer1
July 27, 2011, 01:43 PM
I have finally found a job, the best part is that concealed carry is not only allowed but encouraged. There are actually a couple glocks provided if one wishes to carry on the job.

My question is am I better off using the provided sidearm or use my own?

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sv51macross
July 27, 2011, 01:48 PM
You landed a security position?

I think that if the job carries a higher risk of needing to deploy one's sidearm then you should use what is more familiar to yourself. Or, if you're willing to learn a new gun system like the Glock, it would ensure your personal property isn't involved if bad things go down.

Deltaboy
July 27, 2011, 01:59 PM
I work at a Public School so Work Carry is OUT. But I got to carry working at a Dry Cleaners and as a Building Super since I got called out all hours of the day and night and I had to collect the rent some times.

Good Luck with your new job.

shiftyer1
July 27, 2011, 02:32 PM
I'm familiar with the glock platform, i've not owned one but I did own a s & w sigma. I don't think theres much difference.

I won't comment on the profession due to popular opinion. I wouldn't say it's high risk but robbery is not uncommon. On a scale of 1-5 it's probably a 3 1/2. I've been in this field for 10 years and at times have wished I was able to carry but in the past it was always against company policy. Having the option is definatly refreshing.

ny32182
July 27, 2011, 02:45 PM
I think you just let the cat out of the bag.:)

hso
July 27, 2011, 02:46 PM
How much time have you had drawing and shooting each of your options is one important factor from a personal survival standpoint.

Using the provided firearm helps from a liability perspective as it puts your employer's neck in the noose with you if you ever have to fire the weapon.

Become proficient with the Glock without shooting yourself and you'll be GTG.

shiftyer1
July 27, 2011, 02:52 PM
I probably did let the cat out of the bag, thats fine. I just didn't want this thread to turn into a debate on the profession.

youngda9
July 27, 2011, 03:05 PM
Job comes with unlimited Slurpees it sounds like :)

shiftyer1
July 27, 2011, 03:07 PM
not even close lol Although in this heat a slurpee would hit the spot!

CoRoMo
July 27, 2011, 03:12 PM
If you don't want people to know your profession... you could always edit your profile.

USAF_Vet
July 27, 2011, 03:19 PM
I know, you're a Lieutenant for a critical rapid response team at the local shopping mall! You get the golf cart with the TOE missiles on it yet?

NavyLCDR
July 27, 2011, 03:22 PM
I know, you're a Lieutenant for a critical rapid response team at the local shopping mall! You get the golf cart with the TOE missiles on it yet?

Those golf carts are reserved for O-4 and above! :D

oldbear
July 27, 2011, 03:27 PM
I probably did let the cat out of the bag, thats fine. I just didn't want this thread to turn into a debate on the profession.

I spent 27 years as an city police officer and generally had good working relations with most of the security officers I dealt with. As always one or two bad apples give everyone a bad name.

I don't care what anyone's profession is, all I hope for is that they will do their best best and conduct themselves in a professional fashion everyday.

shiftyer1
July 27, 2011, 03:27 PM
coromo.....thats a good point I didn't realize it was listed. lol So even though it would be alot of fun driving a golf cart with TOE missiles, I bet i'd even get a discount on soft pretzels, thats not the case. I'm the hated pawnbroker. That should end the guessing games, hopefully we can get back to opinions on the original question.

PlateStacker
July 27, 2011, 03:40 PM
Why would anyone put down your profession? Shoot, in the economy, your lucky to have ANY job!

Around here, only the shops that deal with firearms have their employees carry firearms, and even some of those guys don't. What they usually do is purchase one that defaults on the pawn or is sold to the shop for cheap. That way they are getting it for next to nothing. Go for it, why wouldn't you? As long as you have the common sense and training...

Old krow
July 27, 2011, 03:41 PM
My question is am I better off using the provided sidearm or use my own?

Given the nature of the job and the threats, I'd say use which ever you're best with. No matter which gun I chose, I'd want to be comfortable, effective, and accurate with it.

tbutera2112
July 27, 2011, 04:00 PM
i would use the provided gun...practice with it and get good with it...if you ever do need to fire it, better for the company gun to be confiscated as evidence than your personal one

ive heard some people who got their gun back within a few days from the police, and others who have waited a few years just to then be told it was "lost"

CoRoMo
July 27, 2011, 04:11 PM
...glocks provided...
Do they provide holsters too? Gun belts? Ammo?

USAF_Vet
July 27, 2011, 04:13 PM
+1 the idea of using the company provided firearm, as long as you can get familiar with it.

MadMusial
July 27, 2011, 05:34 PM
I'd say it would depend on your comfort level with a Glock my Brother was in the service and now he does some security work part time and he swears by them.

shiftyer1
July 27, 2011, 05:41 PM
coromo....that i'm not sure of as i'm only 2 days in. I noticed another employee was carrying and I asked him about it. To be honest even if a holster was provided I think i'll just purchase my own because what fits some might not suit me. I've often considered buying a glock for myself even though I lean toward revolvers these days so a holster I like could serve 2 purposes.

Sounds like using their gun makes alot of sense, I think thats the route i'll take.

Thanks for the help ya'll :)

Deltaboy
July 27, 2011, 05:44 PM
I respect 90% of Pawn folks; it is the Bad 10% that gets them all a bad wrap.

VT Deer Hunter
July 27, 2011, 06:55 PM
I agree i would just use there gun and shoot it at the range and get comfortable shooting it.

scaatylobo
July 27, 2011, 07:03 PM
In any profession that is so dangerous,I would [ and did ] carry at all times THREE handguns with the option of a shotgun CLOSE at hand but concealed.

Mine was a more mobile job,but the threat was HIGH and so I took as little chance as possible.

btw,yes I did train with the guns I carried as often as possible [ least was 8 times a year,most was 20+ per year ].

CZ223
July 27, 2011, 07:09 PM
Carry your own gun. You should be more familiar and practiced with it. If something should cause you to use your weapon, you are the one responsible for wether or not it works. Would you let some else pack you paracute for you?:what:

TexasBill
July 27, 2011, 07:25 PM
By all means, if the gun they supply is in good working order and you can get some good range time with it, then carry the provided gun.

Pawnbrokers serve a necessary purpose, especially in these times. Good luck with the new job and we'll all hope you never have to use any gun on the job.

khegglie
July 28, 2011, 10:13 AM
I would use the company gun as long as it is issued in good condition; heaven forbid you should need it it would be good to be in the system, and your gun wont go into the evidence locker

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