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#16 Stoney871

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:22 AM

My Springer is dual tasking.
He is trained for drugs/currency and AES (weapons and explosives).
The Mali is mainly tracking and general patrol/public order duties but also has a good natural drive for drug searches too which I'm currently improving on.
She's pretty good at passive detection which then often gives me justification to deploy the Springer.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:22 PM

Also Dave,

You may want to be wary about "secret cubbyholes" - I have heard of people who have been taken to the station for concealment of a weapon. The officer on that occasion thought that the pen knife itself was ok, but because he had it concealed in a similar "secret cubbyhole" it was seen a little more frowned upon.

He confiscated his pen knife, and let him off with a verbal warning after an hour in the cells.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:09 PM

It's not really that secret, there is like a rather large piece under the radio that could look like a door to most if honest, and there's even a cubby hole fully made from factory anyway, just for some reason never a door put on it, just a trim panel. I have a few bits in anyway so it's hardly concealing, I have my iPhone (an oldish one where the phone part for some reason doesn't work, but is used instead of an iPod via bluetooth), my Rescue Tool, memory stick with music on, and the locking wheel nut remover :P So it's more of a secret crap stash if you want to be using the secret bit :P

Worth the risk anyway, what am I supposed to use if I end up trapped after an accident? I could end up up-side down in a ditch on a country road after hitting ice and could end up in quite some bother, am I supposed to just stay and eventually wait for help or get out of a potentially dangerous situation? Not for me really, I'd much prefer to be able to sort myself out and make sure I'm safe. I mean I'm hardly going to go about stabbing people with a Rescue Tool (It's a rescue tool, so the blade isn't sharp pointed and is serrated, not making the best stabbing tool) :P

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:35 PM

A rescue tool is perfectly legal.
It's generally designed to be non offensive and the sharp bits are protected.
I have one I can carry in a belt pouch and is very useful if I come upon an RTC.
It makes short work of windows and belts.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:36 PM

http://www.victorino...Hand/0.8623.MWN

That's the Victorinox one.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:28 PM

having purchased a new car this month, this guide is quite helpful to make a start, on a side note regarding the snow socks

after watching many videos on youtube and reading reviews, none of them discuss braking (or show it) i was wondering do they improve brakng when up against the current conditons?

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:29 PM

Haven't a clue mate, I only added them to the suggestion because I read in Autoexpress they were decent, never used or looked into them really.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:32 PM

yh, loathe driving in the snow anyway but i dont want to make trips with them fitted to find no different, (id rather not dry at all)

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:33 PM

have a look here

http://www.autosock.co.uk/

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:43 PM

thanks for that, spose the 'proof is in the pudding'

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:46 PM

Those are the ones i was looking at getting.... and forgot to order in time lol!

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:50 PM

I know wearing socks over boots works well in snow and ice, so I'd imagine same principle. I just don't like all the faffing and such.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:05 PM

Those are the ones i was looking at getting.... and forgot to order in time lol!


the same with everything else, you buy it when you dont need it haha, ive purchased some now should be delivered soon, im hoping there is some difference possibly boost my confidence when driving, ill report back with a review hopefully with good news

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:24 AM

Fair comments above :) Dave, it sounds slightly better the way you said it in your latter post :P

I could do with a decent rescue tool!

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:58 PM

If you don't want to be as brave with what I have, look up a 'Resqme tool' I've heard they're decent and fit on a key ring.

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