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Warbirds
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USA
13415 Posts

Posted - 01/11/2018 :  9:23:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a Ford Expedition, I am the only one who ever drives it. Bought it used and it came with only one key~5years ago.

Long story short- the expedition is at my office, parked outside the security fence, with a new Glock 17 in a case under the front seat.

My keys are in the center console of a coworkers car- he left early today to go to Vegas for the weekend. I’m leaving this weekend for 2 weeks in New Mexico.

I have to choose my path forward- I really wouldn’t worry about it, but I only park outside of the secure area about 1 in 100 times- today happened to be one of those times-

If the Glock wasn’t in there I would just wait it out, I was gonna leave early and run a few mags through it on the way home.

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Ditch-Runner
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USA
15504 Posts

Posted - 01/11/2018 :  9:32:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
tough call just have to trust the area or your insurance

where is your office at


one thing I learned years ago with two sons and the wife every thing I have that need's a key I have at least 4 or 5 of them .

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andrewsw16
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USA
11059 Posts

Posted - 01/11/2018 :  9:35:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Check with a dealership. They may have a replacement key available, based on the VIN.
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WMClark
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530 Posts

Posted - 01/11/2018 :  9:41:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Call a locksmith and have em open it with a slim-jim, retrieve your Glock and enjoy your trip.
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roswellnative
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Finland
8720 Posts

Posted - 01/11/2018 :  10:23:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Does said friend have family w access to a spare?


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Smitty500mag
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USA
10041 Posts

Posted - 01/11/2018 :  10:34:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well I guess I'll be the one that asks. What the hell were your keys doing in somebody else's car?

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pwillie
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USA
25711 Posts

Posted - 01/11/2018 :  10:38:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
in my town, a policeman will open it for you....
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hotshoot
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USA
3941 Posts

Posted - 01/11/2018 :  11:11:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You don't have the door code?


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Aztngundoc22
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USA
979 Posts

Posted - 01/12/2018 :  02:57:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OK :

FIRST Thing I do when I get a new vehicle : have extra KEYS made , even if its just 'door keys' !!!!

Sounds like a serious case of 'dumbass' to me !!!!!

Thanks !!!

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gjshaw
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9256 Posts

Posted - 01/12/2018 :  03:45:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Aztngundoc22

OK :



Sounds like a serious case of 'dumbass' to me !!!!!








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mjrfd99
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USA
2805 Posts

Posted - 01/12/2018 :  06:45:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What year? 2 minutes tops to get in most Expeditions.
Plastic wedge - button pusher -done
My Dept opened cars - I started with experience
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gunnut505
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USA
9950 Posts

Posted - 01/12/2018 :  07:50:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mjrfd99

What year? 2 minutes tops to get in most Expeditions.
Plastic wedge - button pusher -done
My Dept opened cars - I started with experience




Too bad you're not already here (in nM); Expeditions are the 4th most stolen vehicle in the state, and finding a "midnight locksmith" wouldn't take very long at all.

I s'pose there's no rocks in that parking lot....

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Sawz
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5240 Posts

Posted - 01/12/2018 :  07:59:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Around here 65 bucks would get it towed into the secure area

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minitruck83
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USA
5234 Posts

Posted - 01/12/2018 :  08:05:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by pwillie

in my town, a policeman will open it for you....



Our Sheriff's Depts Volunteers will get it for you.
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mogley98
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USA
14340 Posts

Posted - 01/12/2018 :  08:20:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Post it on facebook as a warning BAIT CAR :)
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spasmcreek
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34012 Posts

Posted - 01/12/2018 :  1:33:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
locked ourselves out once at the lake place ..called a locksmith from 45 miles away and he was there as he said..stuck a gizmo between the glass and the rubber and screwed it out a little bit and ran a wire hook in, snagged the handle and zippe dodah...did not hurt the glass a bit ...so simple and $75 well spent...with thanks
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droptop
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USA
6136 Posts

Posted - 01/12/2018 :  2:41:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Alway have a spare key "stashed" where you can get to it from the outside of the vehicle. Magnetic key holders might be a good option.
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bpost
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Azerbaijan
37579 Posts

Posted - 01/12/2018 :  3:11:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Triple A will get you unlocked free.

I am a practicing Curmudgeon, someone that hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so.



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hillbille
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7670 Posts

Posted - 01/12/2018 :  4:21:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I had a doorkey made and carry it in my wallet, anytime I am out with truck I allways have my wallet, so allway have extra key........
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austin20
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USA
29656 Posts

Posted - 01/12/2018 :  7:11:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Give your touchpad code to someone who can swing by where your truck is parked and have them retrieve the Glock for you.
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buschmaster
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19217 Posts

Posted - 01/12/2018 :  7:31:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
had a slim jim once. that thing worked like nobody's business. all it was, was a 3' long 3/4" wide sheet metal with a notch cut in it. easy to make a field expedient.



newer cars have a metal ledge in the door to stop a slim-jim, but don't always work.
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rambo rebel
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3539 Posts

Posted - 01/12/2018 :  8:15:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
jeeze man, spend 40 bucks and call pop a lock

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