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What is a mall ninja?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by whm1974, Mar 29, 2005.

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  1. whm1974

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    Ok I've been on this board for awhile now, and I keep see "mall ninja" pop up. Now I can tell the this is ment to be an insult. But what is one?

    -Bill
     
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    Check here for the original Mall Ninja threads. If you read these while drinking anything chances are good that whatever you are drinking will exit through your nasal passages.
     
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    ROTFLMAO

    Solo - those are Great!

    *ahem* - I can't tell by the pic if the extra ceramic plate is duct tapped to stop a .308....*snicker*
     
  5. whm1974

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    He he *snort!* So a mall ninja is just a overarmed "rent a cop" that works at malls and retail stores.

    -Bill
     
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    Well its a good thing that I don't work at a mall or a retail store someone mite think that i'm some kind of mall ninja rat, or ninja mall rat or what ever thouse things are.
     
  7. Browns Fan

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    Yeah!! Ever since I first heard you guys talk about mall ninjas, I look for one whenever I go to the mall. I have yet to see one; maybe ours has a more covert mission. ;)
     
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    I haven't seen them either. It must be some mall ninja invisibility technique. Or they're all hanging at the arcade or food court. :D
     
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    You have too look UP. They're all hanging from the ceiling with their ninja wall climbing shoes.
     
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    Tijeras_Slim,
    Go to the Greyhound station in ABQ sometime. Some of the gate guards there are just a little too tacticool. Looked like "Galls gone wild".
     
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    I believe that is called an ASNR.
    Acute Spontaneous Nasal Reflux

    I must confess, mall ninja is a new one on me. Better than Rent-A-Cop for the situation, fo sho.
     
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    SOLO you have proven the saying "A picture is worth a thousand words."

    Never seen a mall ninja however two days ago my wife encountered a "hospital parking lot ninja." She is a new pool employee and stopped in the wrong parking space to take a cell call from her real emloyer. He pulled up behind her took a stance behind the drivers door and tapped on the window of my 5 month old van with a kubaton. Needless to say the security director and I had a discussion of professional behavior and just plain old stupidity. It was said that this guy gets a lot of flack from employees. I wonder why?
     
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    I don't think the mall cops (private security guards) around here get guns....just the city LEO that patrol the mall lot and inside sometimes.

    The best ones I've seen lately were some guys we hired to provide security during a strike at one of our factories, escorting management and trucks in/out, etc. They were very "tactical", especialy with their radios....which seemed to be eating batteries to the point that they rarely worked.
     
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    Spotted one yesterday-----no gun------but had the '70's style chrome shades----radio where the mic wire pigtail goes over the belly and then velcro-ed to the shoulder------flashlight(non-Surefire)---and pepper spray.

    And an attitude that he was just like a ''real'' cop.


    God I hate wannabees :banghead:
     
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    that thread was hilarious.... a human shield to block .308 lapua rounds, while his female counterpart arms the single shot 12 gauge... priceless :D
     
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    MikeB, LOL! That's the best laugh I've had all week! Thanks for the visual! :D

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    "they're all hanging at the arcade or food court."

    That's the FIRST place I look.
     
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    you only forgot about the level 4 tactical body armor...

    there are WAY too many of those around here in Houston...scare me...

    Darrell
     
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    <~~is a "Mall Ninja" (actually, a supervisor).

    And I take my job seriously, just like those who care to insult the profession take their jobs seriously.

    And for the record, my body armor is Level II.

    I get a good laugh from the stories, only because I've seen enough of those types of Mall Security "ninjas" in the past almost-10 years I've worked in the Security field, but some people here aren't exactly taking "The High Road" with these insults, and could stand to show a little more maturity.

    -38SnubFan
     
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    sensei is the word, 38snubfan-san.

    :D
     
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    You don't get it ---do you??


    You aren't a real cop---so NOBODY takes you seriously.
     
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    Anyone notice that the guy on the left in the second pic doesn't have his finger on the trigger?
    Probably an accident, though. =o
     
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    Spiff, take a look at this quote from my post:
    Sounds like you there.

    And Omaha, I'm actually taken QUITE seriously at my job and am respected by many. I KNOW I'm not a "real cop," and I'm not trying to be. Security and Law Enforcement may have their similarities, but they are two ENTIRELY DIFFERENT fields of work, and I have the self-respect to treat them as such.

    Like I said, I enjoy the fun and games made here too, as there are MANY dumb-a$$ wannabe's out there. Let's all take a look at Jeff White's post regarding rules for Strategies And Tactics, and apply them here as well, OK?

    -Snub
     
  25. Spreadfire Arms

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    correct me if im wrong but i also thought "mall ninja" extended not only to private security officers/guards, but also civilians who go everywhere with their "tacticool" stuff.

    someone who:

    -wears 5.11 stuff everywhere they go
    -wears tac boots with his outfit
    -has Oakley or Wiley-X sunglasses
    -dresses in black, OD green, desert tan, coyote brown, or a certain type of camouflage
    -can't wear a regular backpack, even if its just to carry books to school. spends more money on a Oakley, BlackHawk, LBT, or other name brand tactical 3-day pack.
    -always has at least 1 'tactical' folder on him at all times
    -always has at least 1 flashlight, a la SureFire, Streamlight, ASP, etc.
    -probably CCW'd if the state allows it
    -probably carries pepper spray
    -probably carries an impact weapon of some sort
    -brings something made of ballistic nylon everywhere he goes
    -probably has a carabiner, even if it just to hold his house and car keys
    -has a backup weapon of some sort secreted on his person, like on an ankle
    -has a cellphone or in some cases, a radio, if his fellow mall ninja buddies are nearby, so he can call for backup
    -may have a police scanner in his car
    -defintely a backup flashlight in the vehicle, maybe even a vehicle mounted spotlight a la police car
    -maybe a push bar a la police car
    -definitely aftermarket lighting, strobes in all colors that are legal and resemble a law enforcement vehicle (amber, for example).
    -weapons rack, even if no weapon is in the car.
    -a seat organizer, like the Safariland Pursuit Box, even if there is nothing in there except:
    -a map like a Thomas Guide or a Mapsco
    -a metal clipboard that opens up for secret storage
    -a vehicle code, even though it's never been read
    -these items in the vehicle will be left in a very conspicuous place so that passers by will look inside and think it is a cop car
    -and oh yeah..has a Camelback or at least a Nalgene bottle.
    -maybe some MRE's in the car too.

    :D
     
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