Firing off hand, K6s proved comfortable and accurate. Smooth double-action trigger press made for good results on the range.

ACE IN THE HOLE: Kimber K6s Revolver

I began my handgun shooting life with a revolver and will doubtless always have a revolver close by, on my hip or in my pocket. The revolver’s good attributes include simplicity, accuracy, power, and fast handling. I have carried a snub-nose .38 Special as a backup handgun for over 35 years. The snub .38 can

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Dual-action Shotgun: Tristar Arms TEC 12

I have regarded the pump-action shotgun as my “go-to” firearm for some time. This is due to police experience when the shotgun was not a personal weapon but the “community” firearm shared by many officers. It had to come up shooting every time, and there were rules concerning its storage and load.

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Full-Featured Compact: Beretta M92FS Compact

We all have our favorite firearms, but when training individuals I reserve comment on the gear students show up with. Unless an individual has selected an inappropriate or unsafe handgun—and I have seen a cracked frame with a screw driven into it—I do the best I can to point out the pistol’s good points. If

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