pistol and shotgun



Wheel Guns are Real Guns

In this era of double-stack polymer nines, it is easy to overlook revolvers as archaic and out of date. However, I believe anyone carrying a firearm for a living should, at the very least, be a student of weapons craft when it comes to revolvers. Even if you have already weighed the pros and cons of carrying a revolver and decided it was not a good choice for you or your needs, you should know [...]

By |January 25th, 2023|

Two Is One – why officers need a backup gun

By |June 22nd, 2022|

Carrying a backup firearm while on duty is not as popular as I believe it should be. I am the only Constable (in a 13-officer agency) carrying a backup gun (BUG) on duty. Let us look at the pros, cons, and options available for backup gun carry. Some reasons for [...]

One Size Does Not Fit All

By |May 23rd, 2022|

If you got into a car and your feet did not reach the pedals, you would move the seat forward. If you were too close to the wheel, you would adjust the seatback - unless your agency said everyone had to have their seat in the same place. This is [...]

Selecting, Buying, and Replacing Duty Pistols

By |May 19th, 2022|

In my career that spanned 30 years, the replacement process for handguns - the universal piece of duty gear - was complicated by politics, emotion, and bias, all out of proportion to it's actual use. Do we stress as much about new cars or replacing desktop computers in the report [...]

Springfield Armory’s FIRST LINE Program

By |May 6th, 2022|

Early this week, Springfield Armory announced their new FIRST LINE sales program focused on supporting America's First Responders and others who serve the public. Springfield's VP of Sales, Phil Rawlings, said, "We recognize the sacrifices these individuals make every day for all of us, and we want to do our [...]


By |March 22nd, 2022|

Kimber’s .357 K6 and Ruger’s .327 LCR give you another round and weigh more than the alloy guns- not a bad thing if you shoot them a lot.   Cameras are everywhere in modern society- convenience stores, parking lots, residences, and everywhere cops go. If there's an upside [...]

The .40 S&W Woods Gun Project

By |December 15th, 2021|

A buddy of mine recently asked my opinion about stepping up to the .40 S&W from the 9mm as a “woods round”. I started to suggest that the 10mm would be a superior choice for that duty. I thought about the deer hunt I just got home from. Normally, I [...]


By |December 1st, 2021|

Pandora's Box is a genuine piece and was hand-engraved by a gold and silversmith master engraver over many months of work. The gun refers to the Greek mythology when Pandora illegally opened the box given to her and evil came upon mankind. The representation on the pistol is a modification [...]

MOSSBERG MC2 SC | Great Things Come In Small Packages

By |October 25th, 2021|

O.F. Mossberg and Sons is the oldest family-owned firearms manufacturer in the United States opening their doors in March. Best known for their shotguns and rifles, it is virtually unknown that the first firearm produced by Mossberg was a handgun—the Brownie. HAVE A BROWNIE Designed for trappers and self-defense, the [...]

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