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Posted: 2/21/2006 8:34:08 PM EDT
I will be working graveyard as security for a low-key motel on the Las Vegas Strip.

I will take with me three things:

1) Surefire Centurian C3 light

2) Benchmade AFCK 806D2 folder knife.

3) Danner boots


I really wish I could take a gun with me.

Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:35:02 PM EDT
Y'all don't have maglites or OC spray out there?
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:35:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:36:11 PM EDT
Good luck man...

Why can't you take a gun with you? From what I understand, NV is shall issue?

Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:38:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GUNSFORHIRE:



You asked for it
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:38:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 888:
Good luck man...

Why can't you take a gun with you? From what I understand, NV is shall issue?


Some states make it illegal for private security to carry a firearm on any post other than an armed post!(i.e. if the client is paying for armed you cannot carry.)
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:40:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Hylton:

Originally Posted By GUNSFORHIRE:



You asked for it



What's so funny? It's a legitimate job and I need the money.

Better than slinging burgers, and greeting at Walmart.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:40:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:42:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wolfpack:
What motel? I wanna come up behind you at 3am wearing my evil clown suit.




This being Vegas, that is the least of my worries.

Besides, I don't want a bunch of Arfcommers harrassing me on the job.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:47:36 PM EDT
Don't let anyone bother you here,
nothing wrong making a few extra bucks as a security guard.
I would bring something to read on a grave shift
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:48:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GUNGUY1911:

Originally Posted By 888:
Good luck man...

Why can't you take a gun with you? From what I understand, NV is shall issue?


Some states make it illegal for private security to carry a firearm on any post other than an armed post!(i.e. if the client is paying for armed you cannot carry.)



Thanks for the info...
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:50:17 PM EDT
It would sure comfort me better if I have a .45 on me!
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:55:48 PM EDT
good luck to you. I took some of those security jobs. The money wasn't bad, but they aren't worth the pay. Stick to it till you can find something better though. Aint worth dying or getting beat up for that.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:59:46 PM EDT
Want to help me rob the casino? Ok well need 9 other people, a EMP device, a really rich guy, etc.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:02:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rasanders22:
Want to help me rob the casino? Ok well need 9 other people, a EMP device, a really rich guy, etc.




Are you talking about Ocean's Eleven? I haven't seen the movie.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:04:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WMW:

Originally Posted By rasanders22:
Want to help me rob the casino? Ok well need 9 other people, a EMP device, a really rich guy, etc.




Are you talking about Ocean's Eleven? I haven't seen the movie.



Yeah.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:08:00 PM EDT
When you get some $ get a vest.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:20:55 PM EDT
OC spray and/or ASP baton would be good too.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:25:18 PM EDT
Maybe I shouldn't take the job.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:27:31 PM EDT
Do you get a ninja suit?
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:28:40 PM EDT
i work unarmed security for a mall. i do carry a pr24 and some sabre red OCspray also a knife. i also work night shifts sometimes, I like the night. Some people think all security guys are fat lowlifes, which is not the case, these types need to FOAD.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:29:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
Do you get a ninja suit?



Actually, yes.

All black uniform.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:29:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BIKECOP29:
OC spray and/or ASP baton would be good too.



Not when your up against a 7.62 round
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:29:48 PM EDT
I work part-time security for the Atlanta Falcons....but its alot of fun!! Especially when the cheerleaders are around!
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:30:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WMW:
Maybe I shouldn't take the job.




you're going to let a few comments on a board scare you from taking the job
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:31:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/21/2006 9:31:38 PM EDT by HKgnnr]
Used to work campus security for a local college. Lots of fun!

Just think, a gaggle of drunk chicks need help back to their room.....next thing ya know....."Dear Penthouse"
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:32:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheTracker:

Originally Posted By WMW:
Maybe I shouldn't take the job.




you're going to let a few comments on a board scare you from taking the job




Motel security on the LV Strip....


Fantasy - drunk strippers

Reality - deadbeat meth-heads
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:40:37 PM EDT
Good for you. A jobs, a job. Don't let any negative comments here keep you from taking the job. Certainly beats the people who just sit back and let the government take care of them.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:44:06 PM EDT
Get yourself a nice big can of Sabre Red OC to keep in a jacket pocket. Not to worry if you get fired for using it, it may save your ass.

Dont let the guys get to ya, it's an honest job and you're paying your own way instead of sucking the .gov teet on everybody else's dime.

Never cut down a guy who works for a living
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:44:24 PM EDT
Security and law enforcement are some very exciting jobs also can be very dangerous. I have had a lot of fun and learned a lot about criminals just working security in a craphole mall. I also seen some absoutly funny shit people do to get away with crime(stealing merchandice). IMO.....Take the job and if you dont like it just quit and find something different.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:46:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wolfpack:
What motel? I wanna come up behind you at 3am wearing my evil clown suit.



Count me in.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:49:12 PM EDT
uh...carry anyway.

Better to be judged by twelve and all that.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 10:02:18 AM EDT
Just watch the guests cars in the parking lot. Nothing worse than staying at a hotel and having your car broken into. Happened to my dad and he didn't get any compensation from the hotel. Ended up hounding the president of Choice Hotels Inc at his private residence.

GunLvr
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 10:29:47 AM EDT
I know this one guy who worked as a night guard at an abandoned factory. He wore a bulletproof vest, sidearm, back up ankle gun, maglite, pepper spray. I guess its the closest he could ever get to becoming swat.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 10:34:02 AM EDT
Taser??
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 10:43:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Black_Talon:
I know this one guy who worked as a night guard at an abandoned factory. He wore a bulletproof vest, sidearm, back up ankle gun, maglite, pepper spray. I guess its the closest he could ever get to becoming swat.



LMFAO, nothing funnier then seeing a security guard take his job too seriously. Vest, multi guns, "tactical" black gloves, combat boots... Takes his job 110% and thinks he is a badass.



I'd say take the job, its easy extra money. Just dont start thinking your SWAT or a SEAL now.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 10:53:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ICEAGE:

Originally Posted By Black_Talon:
I know this one guy who worked as a night guard at an abandoned factory. He wore a bulletproof vest, sidearm, back up ankle gun, maglite, pepper spray. I guess its the closest he could ever get to becoming swat.



LMFAO, nothing funnier then seeing a security guard take his job too seriously. Vest, multi guns, "tactical" black gloves, combat boots... Takes his job 110% and thinks he is a badass.



I'd say take the job, its easy extra money. Just dont start thinking your SWAT or a SEAL now.


I saw one of those guys at the mall in Billings of all places a few weekends ago. The first time I saw him I wanted to yell out "MALL NINJA!!!!!!"

I couldn't help but laugh; He even had on a "combat vest" like the ones you can get out of Cheaper Than Dirt. Damn it was funny.

Seriously; I think you should take the job.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 10:54:26 AM EDT
CCW
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 10:57:54 AM EDT
methinks you will soon have some entertaining stories. Please return to post them.



+1 on the vest and pepper spray. Not a bad investment I would think.


Don't let the risk-averse pansies talk you out of it. Life is all about new and interesting experiances.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 11:03:56 AM EDT
Dont forget your assault pack

Link Posted: 2/22/2006 11:10:38 AM EDT
Congrats on the job. Now, get yourself a SIG, or a good 1911, and to hell with the rules. Wear it concealed and no one will be the wiser. Shit man, it's your life. Why let a junkie get the upper hand on you for the wage you're making?
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 11:43:12 AM EDT
Go for it! Just find out from the management just what exactly is expected, etc. Do that, and no more.
As it's been said, you're there to observe and report, not get f'd up for a $10/hour job.

I did the 'mall ninja' thing for a p/t job, while I was waiting for my supposed-to-be full-time job to kick
in. I would then quit the mall job once the industrial security job kicked in full-time. (That never
happened, but that's another story.....)

I'd rate the mall security job as one of the jobs that I had the most fun doing that I can remember.
It was never the same day to day, and as ak4784 stated, you run into some hilarious shit from the
wannabe shoplifters who think they're so smooth.

Since you're going to be working in a hotel (hopefully one of the higher-end ones who want to keep
a decent rep), they'll back their security folks. Nothing worse than working for security for a client
who then doesn't want to back their people when shit goes wrong.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 2:32:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/22/2006 2:35:37 PM EDT by WMW]

Originally Posted By Tanker06:
Go for it! Just find out from the management just what exactly is expected, etc. Do that, and no more.
As it's been said, you're there to observe and report, not get f'd up for a $10/hour job.

I did the 'mall ninja' thing for a p/t job, while I was waiting for my supposed-to-be full-time job to kick
in. I would then quit the mall job once the industrial security job kicked in full-time. (That never
happened, but that's another story.....)

I'd rate the mall security job as one of the jobs that I had the most fun doing that I can remember.
It was never the same day to day, and as ak4784 stated, you run into some hilarious shit from the
wannabe shoplifters who think they're so smooth.

Since you're going to be working in a hotel (hopefully one of the higher-end ones who want to keep
a decent rep), they'll back their security folks. Nothing worse than working for security for a client
who then doesn't want to back their people when shit goes wrong.




Actually, I did a trial run last night under this old security guy.

Basically, since I am graveyard, I will be ALL ALONE ALL NIGHT. That's right - no backup, no support. Only the night front desk person as the only other employee.

I will drive the shuttle van every once in a while as needed to the airport and to Mandalay Bay. Tip money potential.

Small, but tidy and clean operation, this motel. Rates are 99.00/night on weeknights, and 119.00/night on weekends.

I already have an interesting story from my dry run. A couple came in real late - guy is old fat bald dude, girl is very hot 20-yo blonde chick with long straight hair. I was thinking, hmmmmm

Oh, and the old security guard told me, as long as the pimps and the prostitutes don't bother the other guests, I can leave them alone.


Link Posted: 2/22/2006 2:36:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ICEAGE:

Originally Posted By Black_Talon:
I know this one guy who worked as a night guard at an abandoned factory. He wore a bulletproof vest, sidearm, back up ankle gun, maglite, pepper spray. I guess its the closest he could ever get to becoming swat.



LMFAO, nothing funnier then seeing a security guard take his job too seriously. Vest, multi guns, "tactical" black gloves, combat boots... Takes his job 110% and thinks he is a badass.



I'd say take the job, its easy extra money. Just dont start thinking your SWAT or a SEAL now.



it's all funny until some illegal alien dairy workers defecate in your parking lot...

best to be prepared.

Don't let these guys get you down www. Working is nothing to be ashamed of.

Link Posted: 2/22/2006 2:52:19 PM EDT
You are going to know ever tweeker, hooker, and tweaking hooker in Vegas. Have LVPD dispatch on speed dial.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 2:57:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AR15fan:
You are going to know ever tweeker, hooker, and tweaking hooker in Vegas.




Yup.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 6:33:14 PM EDT
Can you take a camera with you?

you know post pics...
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 7:52:00 PM EDT
I did the hotel gig a few times, not a bad job at all. As long as you don't take your job too serious you should be just fine. You are not there to kick ass and take names, mostly a trained observer/witness. The hotel just wants someone to handle the little stuff and know when to call the PD when needed.Your main job is to lessen liability for the hotel, by trying to handle violent scenarios alone you actually increase it. Drunk naked women and horny staff members with room keys are frequent on overnights as well. Hey, what you do on your breaks is your business right?
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:44:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By WMW:
It would sure comfort me better if I have a .45 on me!



and his last words were.....
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 11:01:40 AM EDT
Kudos to you for working for a living rather than.????
Personally. I'd never take on a private security gig...armed or otherwise.
I don't see the point in being paid comparitively little to protect someone elses private property....
'Like I'm gonna risk my well being for your profit.... No thanks.

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