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| January 28, 2020

Beretta Tomcat .32 ACP Pocket Rocket

Family shoots man found hiding in closet

James Carr
A family found a man and woman hiding in the closet of a newly purchased home and shot the man Sunday, police said.

The homeowners were in the process of cleaning their new residence near 35th and Dunlap avenues when they discovered an adult man and an adult woman hiding in a closet.

A relative of the homeowners was startled and shot the adult man, who was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The relative is cooperating with police and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

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Rindge police: Store clerk fires at suspects after being stabbed during robbery

Tim Callery
RINDGE, N.H. —
A store clerk was stabbed during a robbery at a Rindge convenience store Friday night, police said, before shooting at the two suspects as they fled.

The robbery happened just after 9:30 p.m. at the North of the Border convenience store on Route 202.

The robbers entered the store with masks, jumped on the counter and attacked the clerk, stabbing him in the abdomen, Rindge police said in a press release. One of the men had a knife, and the other had a gun, police said.

“He had a single abdominal, I’d say a penetrating wound from what appeared to be a knife and some other injuries to his body said Sgt. Rachel Malynowski, Rindge Police Department. “Admitted that he had just been robbed by two individuals.”

The clerk fired at the men as they fled, but they made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

“I can confirm that as they were leaving, my clerk fired several rounds in their direction,” said Sgt. Malynowski. “We are still processing that information. I do not have information as to whether or not suspects were hit.”

The clerk was then taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and has since been released.

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Police: Atlanta homeowner shoots suspected prowler after threats

ATLANTA – Atlanta police say they won’t file any charges against a homeowner who shot an accused prowler Sunday morning.

Police were called to the home on the 60 block of Adaire Avenue SE after reports of a shooting around 3:20 a.m.

Officials tell FOX 5 that the homeowner reported someone was banging on the family’s front door, but it didn’t sound like the person was looking for help.

The banging was so aggressive that the home’s door was shaking, police reported.

“The homeowners could hear the individual talking making threats against them,” Atlanta Police Department Capt. Jessica Bruce said. “At that point, the homeowners felt threatened for their life.”

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Come pounding on my door at 0300 making threats and see where you end up, crab bait.

The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed. — Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers


“Don’t hand me no lies and keep yo hands to yo self.”

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  1. 5th/77th FA says:

    Obvious from these 3 that you can’t get the ‘hood out of the rats. One would not normally think that small town NH would get an infestation. The ATL is nothing but a ‘hood. Where is ‘Cump now that we need him.

    Cute little pocket rocket. Guess a .32 pea shooter would be better than a .25 pea shooter. Used as a throw down, prolly don’t matter. The review on it was good, so there is that. Was it Bay rhetta the Graybeard had a problem with? I may be wrong.

    Unique merry widow/garter belt and half stocking arrangement you gots there girlfriend. Gives a whole new meaning to the term “thigh high!”

    • Hondo says:

      If I recall correctly, it was Walther’s new .22 cal that gave Greybeard problems. FWIW: I’d read somewhere before I purchased my .22 cal handgun that Walther’s newest .22 cal was problematic. That’s one reason why I chose Ruger; reveiws said that both the Ruger SR22 and the corresponding S&W model were rock solid.

      • 5th/77th FA says:

        Thanks Hondo for rattling my memory banks. Believe you are correct. The Bay rhetta issue was from somewhere else. That whole short term memory problem is getting worse. They made mention that would happen.

        • David says:

          Greybeard had issues with a Walther PPK in .22LR. The ‘new’ Walther is the P22 and is fairly similar to the Ruger (like most Rugers introduced over the last 20 years, the Ruger is an amazingly close copy of another brand’s work.) When first introduced the Walther had some magazine issues, since corrected. Nowadays it has proven to be a decent performer. Wish I could say the same for the Ruger… the range I used to work at rented SR22s and they were some of our most problematic rentals. Very ammo-finicky. Maybe we just had a bad lot.

          • Hondo says:

            The Walther P22 has been in production since 2002. While the .22cal PPK has been in production since the 1950s, the version produced in Fort Smith, Arkansas, is much newer – looks to have been first produced there in 2019.

            https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2019/jan/13/arkansas-made-ppks-set-to-ship-20190113/

            Last time I checked, 2019 was about 17 years later than 2002. And during his discussion, Greybeard clearly indicated he was speaking of one of the new production PPKs produced in Fort Smith. Hence my reference to the firearm as “Walther’s new .22cal”.

            FWIW: at times in the recent past (circa 2017), the P22 has indeed been widely reported to have issues. One example out of many:

            https://www.waltherforums.com/forum/p22/85281-update-my-p22-issues.html

            Sorry to hear your range issues with its SR22s. On the other hand, I’ve had good experience while traveling without access to my personal SR22 when renting a SR22 (sometimes it’s not practical for me to bring my own). When I’ve done that, I’ve had zero issues with the one I rented using ammo I supplied (Federal and Winchester high velocity).

    • The .32 Tomcat is the one with the tip up barrel where you can insert a round then push the barrel down and insert a mag.

      • AW1Ed says:

        Former Bro-In-Law had one (MrsAW1’s middle sister tends to go through husbands at an alarming rate. We don’t even send flowers any more. Anyway…) It’s a descent little piece for what it is, deep conceal back-up or summer carry. He never saw how to operate the flip barrel until I showed him, and that brought a grin to his mug. It patterns well at 10 yards or less and recoil isn’t an issue. I like Beretta’s and would carry one if age and infirmity made me down scale to a manageable personal firearm. Until then, however…

  2. 26Limabeans says:

    Nathan Hale was from Rindge NH.
    Long before convenience stores.

  3. Steve1371 says:

    I travel thru Rindge fairly often, twice today actually. I wonder if it was the Mr. Mikes at the Rt12 and 119 crossroads? I had no idea.

    • 5th/77th FA says:

      Hope y’all flying down to the Opry gig Bro. Did a quick Google Foo and it’s 1300 miles by I95 from NH to Orange Blossom. I’ve driven them long runs in the past, but now days that would be at least 2&1/2 days riding if not 3. Get off 95 somewhere & take maybe US 17 thu GA into FL or US 1. Y’all find some nice home grown cafes that way. Longest non stop I made was Black Hawk SD to Macon GA in ’93, 1900 some odd miles. Driving back out there 1 more time this summer by way of the Ozarks and Ft Robinson NE. Gonna burn up 5 days and just amble at the mosey. Might take 15 days of driving counting the return run. Gonna spend a week at FR Rob and another week in and around Dakota.

      • Steve1371 says:

        I have done it in 2 days on several trips but I am useless for the next day. I generally run 7 to 9 hundred miles the first day out then finish up the second day. At 70 1/2 I am done with that. Will take any future trips more slowly and enjoy the ride as best as possible. I once drove out to Montana for a spring bear hunt. When I got on the I-90 N Y thruway my car was shaking like a dog shitting on a briar patch. Should have cleaned the mud out of the wheels. I live on a dirt road. That trip was a real eye opener. I had never been further west than Rochester N Y before on the ground. This is a big beautiful country! We are flying to Fla. this time.

  4. gitarcarver says:

    The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed. — Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers

    This was never said by Hamilton nor does it appear in the Federalist Papers.

    The closest writing is from Federalist 29 in which discussing the militia and the need for it, Hamilton writes:

    Little more can reasonably be aimed at, with respect to the people at large, than to have them properly armed and equipped; and in order to see that this be not neglected, it will be necessary to assemble them once or twice in the course of a year.

    • AW1Ed says:

      Well now Gitarzan. I can turn over the daily FGS post duty to you, so you can show us all how it’s done.

      I could simply omit the quotes altogether ’cause I just don’t have the time to research them to your satisfaction.

      Or maybe cut me a bit of slack for posting this up every damn day and not come off to me as a snobby fucking asshole.

      • gitarcarver says:

        AW1Ed,

        Wow.

        First, I know how difficult it is to write posts every day. I’ve been doing it a lot longer than you have. Whether it is posts or original graphics, I’ve been writing and supporting blogs in main articles for over 15 years. Fortunately, that doesn’t matter one iota.

        Secondly, I would have thought that you’d want to be accurate. After all, the point of the quote is to show that support of the right of the people to bear arms as codified in the Second Amendment has a basis that goes back to the founding of the country. That’s what you want, right?

        So maybe you should cut some slack to people who care about being accurate and truthful in quotes from the Founding Fathers. Maybe instead of thinking people are “snobby fucking asshole(s)” you could have been gracious and simply said “my bad. Thanks for the follow-up”

        Thanks for the FGS series and I apologize for wanting to inspire people with real quotes and thoughts.

        Have a great day.