Tuesday, February 11, 2014
In which I find a Walther P38 which had been misplaced.
I always carry a pistol, usually in a shoulder holster. That doesn't deter me from keeping other weapons in my vehicles, or in strategic locations in the house so that I can lay hands on one in haste should the need arise.
A few days ago, I brought the small gun bag that holds a P-38 in from the Jeep. When I'm out, it's under the seat but I don't leave weapons in the vehicles at night.
The next day, when I went to put it back in the Jeep, I couldn't find it. Nor could I remember exactly where I had put it. Ordinarily I put the gun on a table in my bedroom, but I did remember laying it down on the couch when I came in the door. I must have picked it up and moved it somewhere else but I couldn't recall where.
However, today I was thinking about where it might be, and I remembered that post war P-38's have light alloy frames. The operative word was light. I got a flashlight and started looking in known ferret stash places, and found the gun bag under the china cabinet. Ferrets will carry off anything they can get their teeth into, and one of them had "souvenired" my pistol. They can lift a lot of weight with their sturdy little bodies. I was relieved to find it, along with a missing television remote and a few other items. I need to be more careful about where I lay things down.