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It sounds dumb and I feel really negligent but I did. I picked up a new g2c Friday. Immediately put 300 rounds through it perfect performance. Went out to eat with the family carried the g2. I have a medical condition that Is controlled by medications most times but forgot to take them that morning. Once seated my guts began to hurt and I lost my appetite. I offered to let my family stay and eat and I went and laid the seat back in the car. My guts hurt so bad I unbuckled my belt removed the pistol and set it in the door pocket. After no relief for awhile I took a pain pill prescribed for just these emergencies. I never take them so it immediately knocked me out. Meanwhile my family decided they didn’t want to eat while I’m in pain and they got their food to go. My daughter came and opened my door while I was sleeping to check on me. They got in the car and left. As soon as we got on the highway the char chimed door ajar warnings. We pulled over and they opened and closed doors including mine. We arrived home and they woke me. I noticed the pistol was missing. We called the restaurant and returned there and I have walked the side of the highway where they said they pulled over and I’ve tore the car apart. It is gone. I have reported it to police. I’ve been carrying a long time and have never lost or left my gun. So has anyone else ever lost a gun. Did you feel like a POS like me for awhile. I’m not out much but I can’t help wonder who has it and should they have a gun.
 

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I've had my wallet fall into the door pocket and never had it fall out of it. I hope that someone turns yours in.
 

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I was once unable to locate a pistol for a short while. Found it in the glove compartment of a car after I had decided to have a drink in a restaurant. Meaning I made the decision, stashed the pistol in the glove compartment, and went back in and had a drink.

Led, yours being unaccounted for doesn't mean it's in human hands. Things can hide in grass amazingly well. There's a good chance it will decay in place for years or decades. Know anyone with a metal detector? Might give you some peace of mind.
 

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I had a rifle just kinda'...:unsure:...take-off on me once...:mellow:...hadda' go look for it. It went quite a ways into the woods, took awhile to find it.
 

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Had a Marlin 60 .22 stolen from me many years ago in a burglary. When the police were investigating they asked if it had any distinguishing marks on it. Not outwardly, but I had taken the butt off the end of the stock and drilled 5 holes in the end then stuffed five .22's in the holes flush to the end (just in case I got caught somewhere with no ammo). Butt then went back on. Cop that investigated thought that was a good idea!

I agree that the not-knowing of the whereabouts is the most worrisome, not the loss.
 
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Great news sorta. I found the missing g2. The bad news is I think I’m loosing my mind. I had read about the possibility of sunlight exciting the coating inside tritium vials and decided to see for myself if it made a difference. I had placed the pistol in my gun room window behind blinds. I had intended to place it in the holster before we left and I guess I never did. The whole time I thought I had it. I was also carrying a small all metal 1911 style 380 backup so I guess the weight seemed right. Also I wear 1-3/4 by 1/4 inch thick belts so I don’t notice the g2 weight much anyway. So I found it. Now I just feel dumb for thinking I was prepared when I wasn’t. I would have reached for a gun that wasn’t there. That probably would have been my last mistake before I realized what was happening and went for my backup. What’s that saying about becoming complacent? Yeah it’s true it could get you killed. I will never make this mistake again. At least I don’t have to worry about someone using my gun for evil.
 

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I get upset when I leave my friend in the car even when locked. I have kids, I had to call my wife last week and admit I'd misplaced my lockblade. It was in the car. I don't like misplacing a loaded mag. I can imagine your pain.
 

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I get upset when I leave my friend in the car even when locked. I have kids, I had to call my wife last week and admit I'd misplaced my lockblade. It was in the car. I don't like misplacing a loaded mag. I can imagine your pain.
Yes I know exactly what you mean. I too have kids and although my gun room stays locked and I’m always trying to be diligent about safe storage etc. complacency can still get you. This has been a good lesson. We carry for a long time and it becomes second nature. That is good in the way that we are prepared almost always but it can be bad in that it can become so normal that you make dumb mistakes that this.
 

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Lost? Nope.

I did misplace a Hi Power Practical for a few days once, though. I took it off, put it on top of the entertainment center, put a ball cap over it and went to bed. I knew it was in the apartment (I lived alone in a duplex) because I remembered taking it off, I just didn't remember what I did with it after it was off the belt. It only took me the better part of a week to figure out where I had placed it and that only happened because I decided to wear the hat that I had used to conceal it.
 
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I'm really glad you found it ! I am what I think is overly paranoid about losing track of a gun, I try very hard to keep them locked up unless it's out for a reason, and when one is out, I keep a mental track on it to be sure I don't forget it's not in the safe, so that I can put it there as soon as possible. And yes, I would feel really bad if one went missing, and especially if I found out later that it had been used in a robbery or worse.....but you found it, and that's what counts, so be happy. ;)
 

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My first day of my first year hunting, I was standing with my .30-30 Model 94 resting on my right forearm. If you've ever carried one, you know that though it's a great li'l rifle, it's heavier than a dead preacher. The bottom of the receiver and front of the lever would dig into my arm after awhile so I occasionally tipped my arm a bit, to slide it one way or the other to bear on a different and less tender spot for awhile. As I was scanning the woods for deer, a shot went off close by...:blink:...I mean reeeaaally close by so in anticipation of a herd barreling past soon, I attempted to shoulder my rifle...:huh:...but it wasn't there! I looked around the immediate area and though I didn't see my rifle anywhere, I did notice a rather large hole in the ground about six inches or so ahead of my right foot.

Realizing where the shot I'd heard had actually come from, I was able to narrow the search area and found the rifle about 15 feet back in the bushes behind me. A quick investigation revealed that during repositioning, the hammer had apparently snagged a thread on the sleeve of my coveralls, pulling the hammer back enough to get off of safety and then firing the gun when the thread eventually broke. That was my first and only AD with a firearm.
 
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Had a Marlin 60 .22 stolen from me many years ago in a burglary. When the police were investigating they asked if it had any distinguishing marks on it. Not outwardly, but I had taken the butt off the end of the stock and drilled 5 holes in the end then stuffed five .22's in the holes flush to the end (just in case I got caught somewhere with no ammo). Butt then went back on. Cop that investigated thought that was a good idea!

I agree that the not-knowing of the whereabouts is the most worrisome, not the loss.
Welp, never thought of stuffing some ammo in the butt. I do take the butt-plate off and use a marker to write my name on the inside or wood of the butt, then replace the butt plate.

I may have to add another step to this routine and find a way to put a few rounds in there....as long as they don't rattle around.
 

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All is well that it is found. Good learning experience for everyone. Treat your weapon as though it is your wallet know were it is at all times. My wallet goes in my pocket in the morning with my gun on belt when I get ready for bed wallet goes on nightstand and gun goes in a Vaultek.
 

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Kinda reminds me of a line Davy Crockett was supposed to have used once when he was asked if he was ever been lost.

"No, but was powerfully confused for 3 days once".

Brian Kieth used the line in
"Mountain Men" with Charlton Heston.
 

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Glad you found it! Now come help me find my G2. It's in the house somewhere. Haven't seen it for a year.
 
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