Author Archives: The Sheriff

Self-Defense: 4 Essential Elements

If you say “personal defense” to most people, I expect they would immediately start thinking about guns. I like guns and have made my living for my entire adult life with guns. But let me suggest a few things, in … Continue reading

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Colt New Frontier

Some years ago, I received this Colt New Frontier as a gift from some friends who were handling PR work for Colt Firearms. It is chambered for the .45 Colt cartridge and the action was tuned by the Colt Custom Shop. It … Continue reading

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Bringing a Gun to Fistfight Is Not Always a Good Idea

More and more citizens are becoming concerned about the chaos, crime, and violence that we are seeing in American cities. And reports indicate people are buying defensive firearms in record numbers. However, owning a firearm is just one small part of … Continue reading

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Lessons of the FBI Miami Shootout

Studying gunfights of the past allows concealed-carry licensees to prepare for the ever-changing dynamics of a life-threatening encounter in ways that practicing on a typical square range cannot. On April 11, 1986, FBI agents were engaged in a gunfight that … Continue reading

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