Frankengun Good!: Not All Monsters Are Bad

Frankengun! The mere mention of the name is enough to make the simple townsfolk in the village of Ayarr-Fifteenia bolt the doors, shutter the windows, blow out the lamps and huddle, quivering with fear, in the cellar. Ah, you’re a newcomer to the village and have heard nothing of this abomination? A Frankengun is an

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Street Smarts: Complacency Kills

I’ve started writing this column about four times, but none of the topics felt right. Then my co-worker got hit. During a snowstorm a few days ago, I was covering a minor crash on the local stretch of Interstate highway. Upon my arrival at the scene, which was located in the high-speed lane at the

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Training and Tactics: Lube Job

Don’t sweat the small stuff. Or that’s what we are commonly told, anyway. Unfortunately, it’s often the “small stuff” that causes a defensive pistol to malfunction at the most inopportune of times. Like in a gunfight. When you’re taking incoming rounds. As in not having the capability to return fire. And you don’t have a

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Not a Compromise Candidate: Savage Model 10FCP

The Savage Model FP10 is often overlooked when tactical rifles are discussed. The FP10 is the basis of Savage’s Law Enforcement series. It is available from the factory, depending on the particular model chosen, with many notable features, including stocks from McMillan, HS Precision, and Choate, along with detachable box magazines, oversized bolt handle, recessed

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J Frame of Mind: The Snubby’s Guide to Life

Lately, against the counsel of many of my more appropriately armed friends, I have taken to carrying a Smith & Wesson Model 642 Airweight .38 revolver. I have my reasons, as undoubtedly do the many legions of permit holders and off duty personnel who slip the snub into a pocket and sally forth. I carry the J Frame having trained with it hard and understanding its limitations.

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