Plastic Guns

Patriot and friend Buz Mills from Gunsite has shared with us an incident where a Border Patrol agent broke his plastic pistol. Seems he was riding his modern horse – ATV – and during an unintentional dismount – LE jargon for a wreck – he landed on his HK.

It literally broke into pieces.

As I told Buz, plastics are wonderful and its hard to imagine modern life without them. However, some things are best left to steel; handguns and hammers being two of them.

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Born and raised in the West Virginia hills, Richard literally grew up in the woods. He has chased coon hounds until daylight, waited out whitetails perched high in an oak, canoed the New River and hunted from the Montana Mountains to the Green Hills of Africa. During service in the Army and later as a municipal police officer and Special Agent with the railroad police, Richard obtained numerous certifications in small arms instruction. He has trained military personnel, law enforcement officers and civilians in the application of firearms for defensive, competitive and recreational use. Richard won the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty Award for law enforcement, the West Virginia National Guard State Pistol Competition and earned his Distinguished Medal with pistol. Badge turned in, Richard is now a contributing editor for several magazines. He was the compiling author of the book, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter and conceptualized and contributed to Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Richard also contributed a chapter to the John Velke book, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. Richard has patents on a riflescope reticle and a revolutionary bullet testing media. A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland - his shooting range in West Virginia - with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids and a very protective ridgeback hound.
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10 Responses to Plastic Guns

  1. Matt says:

    Richard,
    I’ve seen the rest of the pix on that breakup; the BPA dude must be sporting a mean bruse!

    • gunwriter says:

      No kidding. Its speculated that the position of the expandable baton on his duty rig contributed to the breakage…not that it makes any difference.

  2. Jon says:

    I can’t say that I have ever heard of this happening before

  3. That Guy says:

    I have seen the aftermath of a Walther/ S&W 99 that was dropped, and the grip broke off like that. Happened to an Austin PD officer in a struggle with an assailant about 8-9 years ago.

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  5. Try: “It literally broke in two”

    • Colin says:

      Dean says what the grammatically picky among us (me well included) were thinking. While bloviation and unqualified opinion disemmenation are rampant on the internet and are hard to imagine life without, some things are best left to competent writers. Specifically, attempts to discredit common and widely tested manufacturing methods by highlighting a particularly idiosyncratic result are significantly less credible when it becomes clear that the author has no idea abread the synmantic anfpd grammatical differences between “into” and “in two.” In the case that the reader is left asking “into what?” it is highly likely that the blog entry has changed from informative to preaching to the choir.

      • gunwriter says:

        Some are picky about grammar, some more picky about guns. Its clear which side we are both on.

      • Glenn says:

        Colin, your point about grammar and semantics would have more credibility if you could spell “dissemination,” “semantic” and “and” correctly. That being said, I do appreciate what you’re trying to say; but this isn’t the first time I’ve heard of one of these guns breaking when subjected to a level of stress that would never cause a steel firearm to break.

  6. Marcus says:

    Thats a clean break…

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