Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Texas Border Special

While I was working as Chief Deputy and later Sheriff of Crockett County, Texas, I was pleased to meet Tol Dawson, a retired Texas Ranger living in Del Rio, Texas. Tol made some of the nicest gun rigs that I … Continue reading

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A Carry Pistol

This story starts, as many do, with me walking into a gun show. This was our little Labor Day show right here at home, if it matters. The third table I came to had a pristine Colt Lightweight Commander from … Continue reading

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It’s a Border Thing

The first ornamental metallic pistol stocks that I ever saw were those that came out of Mexico. Metal overlayed with gold and silver, these Mexican stocks were usually adorned with the Aztec calendar or the Mexican eagle & snake symbol … Continue reading

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