As you may know, my wife works in law enforcement. As a result, I spend a little time hanging around the cop shop and that sort of thing. I sometimes help the individual officers when theyre looking to buy/sell a gun or have gun-related questions.
I was at the courthouse today and ran into the sheriff, whom we affectionately refer to as “The Moustache”. (He has an awesome handlebar moustache that is probably wider than his head.) The Moustache and I were talking guns and it went like this:
Moustache: Yeah, I’ve got a [gun] that I bought from a guy years back. He had three of them and one that belonged to my dad, so he sold that one to me.
Me: Thats awesome. I’ve always wanted to shoot one but they’re hard to find and ammo wasnt a walk in the park either. Next time you take it out to the range, let me know. I’d love to add it to my resume of guns I’ve shot.
The Moustache continues on his way down the hallway, doing, I assumed, his sheriff duties and all that. A half hour later Im still sitting outside the courtroom when the elevator doors open and The Moustache steps out of the elevator with a plastic ammo box and a pistol rug in his hands.
Me: Oh, man. You went home, got this and came back? No way!
Moustache: Have fun. Its a bit complicated to takedown so don’t worry about cleaning it.
Me: I will take exceptional care of this! Thank you!
And thats how I came into temporary possession of this:
Yes, indeedy…the .44 AutoMag. In city hall, outside a courtroom, the sheriiff walks up to me, hands me an AutoMag and 50 rounds of ammo, says ‘have fun’ and walks away like nothing just happened. Is this state awesome or what?
Our sheriff also has his own personal collection of supressed and short-barreled goodies, so when the ATF form requires the chief of local law enforcement to sign off on it…well, the most difficult part is not spending a half hour jawboning about cool guns with him.
We loves us our local sheriff! Solid guy with values like ours. A+++++ would vote again!