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My Pistol Got Stolen.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Dionysusigma, Jun 16, 2006.

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  1. Dionysusigma

    Dionysusigma Member

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    I didn't realize it until a few minutes ago when I was cleaning out my car after moving. They got a small portable CD player, too. Somewhat my fault, though, as while I was in my parents' house, I had left my car doors unlocked. :banghead: :banghead:

    Pistol is an all-"blued" Bersa .380 with a good deal of use. Serial number is ******. They got all the magazines, too. :fire: :cuss: Grips are a rubber wrap-around type, like Hogues.

    Picture of actual gun:


    If you're in the Oklahoma City area, or routinely browse Gunbroker or other Auction sites, please help me keep an eye out for it. It's my second-favorite gun, and it was my 21st birthday gift to myself. As soon as this is posted, I'm going to file a police report and let a few local stores that buy used guns know what's going on.



    This is a perfect addition to an already bad day. :mad: :fire: :banghead: :cuss: :mad: :mad:
     
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  2. Nick1911

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    I'm sorry to hear of your loss. I hope it is recovered soon.

    :(
     
  3. torpid

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    That's unfortunate.

    Try looking into some car gun lockboxes for the future.
     
  4. exar

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    Excellent example of why I NEVER travel and let my gun leave my body for any reason. I know how you feel, I've had 3 guns stolen from me. I let my 'supposed' good buddy borrow my SIG P229 in .357. It got 'stolen' so I filed a report. Another time, someone broke into my house and stole my NEF single shot 20 ga. and my Chinese SKS with detachable 30rd mag. Didn't even mess with reporting that since the local police were not interested in finding anything that's ever been stolen from me. Kinda funny too, considering someone on a list of names that I provided to the police FOR SURE had my pistol. They were still incapable of finding a stolen handgun.
     
  5. mbt2001

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    Well, you should always report them stolen, as I think that it is against the law not too and supposing that some jerk was found to have smoked someone and after the trace, it turned out to be your UNREPORTED gun, you just might find yourself with some law trouble...

    Remember this folks, the MOST DOCUMENTED WINS... Just remember that and you will be a happy person.
     
  6. ravencon

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    While I sympathize with people for their loss of property, I am flabbergasted when I read statements like this.

    What exactly do you expect the police to do to recover your gun? Your list of possible suspects does not constitute probable cause for a search warrant. I suppose the police could ask them if they stole the gun but that doesn't seem likely to be productive.

    Suppose the police showed up at your house and asked you if you had stolen a gun because the victim said you might be the thief. I doubt if you'd be happy with either the police or your "friend". I'm sure if they showed up with a search warrant you'd be even less happy.
     
  7. Valkman

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    Do not listen to anyone who says not to report it - the police won't care but they will make a report and if that gun kills someone tonight you won't be responsible.
     
  8. torpid

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    ...you won't be held responsible.

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  9. psyopspec

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    Keep in mind that LEOs are not legally obligated to prevent murder, recover stolen property, or track people down. This isn't to say that officers perform these duties with various degrees of success and dedication - they do.

    What law enforcement can be counted on for is showing up after a crime has occurred and taking the necessary reports. For the time of day it'll take you, it's probably worth it to eliminate any legal liability (hell, even if I wasn't found legally liable I can think of more fun things than being treated as a murder suspect), and filing the report might get you your guns back.

    Dionysusigma, is there any distinguishing marks on the gun? Not that it's likely to turn up here, but if some day one of us is browsing a gun show we can be like, "hey, this might be worth double-checking with that thread to see if this is the bersa that guy lost back in 06'."
     
  10. Dionysusigma

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    Nothing out of the ordinary, really... the pic is the best description I can give. It's just pretty heavily used, with the slide stop being quite sensitive (but then again, many Bersas are). Sights are quite reminiscent of factory Glock fixed sights, the [o style.

    I called the non-emergency line, and they say that someone'll call me back.
     
  11. shooter94

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    Not good...

    I feel for ya Dude...my Family has lost quite a few guns over the generations via theft&confinscation.
     
  12. bratch

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    I'll keep an eye open.
     
  13. Dionysusigma

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    Alright, a case has been opened with OCPD. Hopefully something'll happen. If not, then it wasn't for lack of trying... :(

    I miss it already. I just can't get over the feeling, though, that someone stole something from me. :mad: I'm not a superhero or Jack Bauer or Chuck Norris or anything, but I hate being reminded of that. Dangit, I'm 22, and supposedly infinitely wise and immortal.;) :evil: And I lost one of my most favorite things. :cuss:

    *sigh* At the moment, my biggest fear is that it'll be used in a crime against my parents or myself. Even though I've done everything I can, if something like that happens, I'll never forgive myself. :(
     
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    Sorry to hear of your loss. I can honestly say I know exactly how you feel as I had a cherry IJ-70 commercial Russian Makarov stolen from my car a few months ago (posted the event here as well). That feeling at the pit of your stomach caused by the understanding that you've likely just armed some worthless street scum will remain for a while, a couple months anyway.

    Since my Makarov was stolen, I never leave a firearm in the car anymore. If I'm bringing a firearm, it's staying on me.

    BTW, my Mak was never recovered... probably in the waistband of some jack***. Hope he experiences a nasty ND and loses some of his package. :fire:
     
  15. Srigs

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    Please report it as stolen. If it shows up in a pawn shop police will have a serial number to check against and you may even get it back. ;)
     
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    Six of one, a half-dozen of the other. Unless you're implying that, by being a victim of theft, Dionysusigma should be punished for the illegal use of a tool which was stolen from him by a criminal...
     
  17. Dionysusigma

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    Heck, could happen. Look at how many people try suing firearms manufacturers for making a product that does its job well. :uhoh:

    Already been reported... but what's this about getting it back? Anyone know how long it could be once/if they find it? Days? Years? Should I give up hope and start looking for a replacement .380? :confused: :(
     
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    Sorry, dude, but I seriously doubt that you'll ever see it again. :(
     
  19. dartos

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    in 1993 I had a S&W469 stolen, I reported it to PD and insurance co. covered my loss, appx. 8 months later I got a call from the PD, they recovered my gun with many other items stolen in the area, I informed the PD I had been paid by insurance then the officer said he would like to have it, I said SURE, better in the hands of a LEO than a BG...during those 8 months I was REALLY worried someone would get shot with my gun in a crime.
     
  20. gunsmith

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    get another gun

    one of them really compact 9's or even a .40.

    I've heard of folks getting guns back years later.
    Do keep a file of your gun purchases,sales,& losses and police reports.
     
  21. espanola

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    Hate that it happened to you and I hope it's recovered. About 7 years ago I had been target shooting, and stopped at a store for a moment. In the few minutes I was in, someone broke into my locked truck, and took my Ruger GP100 .357, my fly fishing vest, 2 speed loaders, my best multi-tool and a box of ammo. Of course, I reported it.
    About a month later the handgun and fishing vest was recovered. The thief went to court rather than take the plea bargain (he'd been charged with multiple other thefts), so the DA's office held my handgun as evidence. Because of the trial, it took all told over a year to get it back.
    I completely understand the feelings though of being ripped off.
    You know what hurt worse? In my fly fishing vest were over 100 hand tied flies--most tied by my dad over the years and another old fellow who has passed away. Those were never recovered. Those are what I miss.
    I now have a vehicle gun safe...
     
  22. bratch

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    You might post this on Okshooters.com as well.
     
  23. AirForceShooter

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    a replacment is defnitely in order.
    This time don't leave it in the car.

    AFS
     
  24. DoubleTapDrew

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    I feel for ya. I had a Glock stolen from my truck. I reported it and the police filed a report and brought out a K9 to search the area since I confronted the scum and he ran off (very bad idea in hindsight). I doubt I'll ever see the gun again but if I get a call it'll be a nice surprise. It was the first pistol I bought for myself. Now my protection doesn't leave my hip.
    One of the things that surprised me was they asked what kind of ammo was in it. Maybe if I had said EVIL child-seeking cop-killer bullets they would have looked for it harder, haha.
     
  25. freedom and guns

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    If you

    need to keep track of your guns in case of future theft you could buy this software http://gunblast.com/Guntracker.htm or write the serial numbers, dates you bought them, et cetera in a notebook. My grandfather made a video of his gun collection. It probably was not easy to update it, if he ever did.
     
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