Narco-Terrorism is the single largest threat to American society today. After years of operation in Mexico and Central America these multi-national crime cartels have accumulated large amounts of wealth and power. The cartels have established routes from Central and South America through Mexico and into the United States. The system of interstate highways facilitate there movement to and from distribution cites across America. Interstate 35 that runs from Laredo,TX. to Duluth, MN. Splitting the country in half makes the I-35 corridor the most sought after trafficking route for transporting drugs and illegal aliens by the Mexican Cartels.
The intersections of I-10, I-40, I-70 and I-80 along the I-35 corridor make the cities of San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Kansas City and Des Moines key Warehousing and distribution hubs. These cities have the largest potential for cartel related violence out side of the Mexican Border region. Atlanta and Nashville have also been recognised as distribution centers for the Los Zeta drug cartel. Private security officers patrolling industrial warehousing facilities may find themselves in a life threatening situation should they come upon a cartel
transaction. Security officers need to keep in mind that cartels such as the Los Zetas have a bounty on law enforcement officers of $10,000 to $50,000 and your uniform just may trigger a firefight.
|Smith And Wesson MP360PD|
|Smith and Wesson MP45|
My everyday firepower is a Smith and Wesson MP360PD a light weight 5 shot revolver with a custom Hogue grip. The 360 is a defensive weapon light, powerful, easily concealed and can be loaded with .38 special or .357 magnum. If i was to travel to or through the inner city I will carry a more offencive type weapon such as the Smith and Wesson MP45 or a Glock 17 with two extra magazines. On a road trip I will carry the Glock 17 and the MP360PD as a back up and my wife will take her Springfield XD9 this would allow us the flexibility of sharing ammo. As for long guns I prefer the Mossberg 590A1 12GA shotgun loaded with magnum slugs and 00 buckshot, a great weapon for all-a-round short range work with fast target acquisition. the 590A1 can easily be modified with a Hogue pistol grip making the shotgun more maneuverable in tight spaces such a truck cab, however you will sacrifice accuracy for that portability.
Good luck and happy motoring.