Mossberg Celebrates Centennial with Launch of MC1sc Handgun

The Mossberg  MC1sc 9mm SheriffJimWilson.com

NORTH HAVEN, CT – In celebration of the company’s 100thAnniversary, O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., is announcing the release of a full-featured, 9mm concealed-carry handgun: the Mossberg MC1sc(subcompact). Coming full circle from the company’s first firearm design, called the Brownie, a 22 caliber, four-shot “pocket pistol,” Mossberg has incorporated 100 years of engineering expertise in developing this superb concealed carry handgun. The MC1sc is available in five initial 9mm offerings: the standard MC1sc and an optional cross-bolt safety version; two standard offerings with sighting systems, choose from TRUGLO® Tritium Pro™ Night Sights or a Viridian® E-Series Red Laser; and a Centennial Limited Edition with a production run limited to 1,000 commemorative models.

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5 Handling Tips for a Home-Defense Shotgun

This article ran originally in the December 2016 issue of Shooting Illustrated as “Managing the Defensive Shotgun.”

There is no doubt that the shotgun is an excellent defensive tool, generally stopping close-range fights with a certainty no handgun ever possessed. Moreover, in the hands of a determined individual, the presence of a shotgun has often kept fights from starting in the first place. Here are a few tips, in no particular order, that will help individuals make their shotgun an even more effective defensive tool. Continue reading

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Concealed-Carry for Beginners: Tips for Continued Training

1911 .45 ACP with training wheels, Concealed-Carry for Beginners, Sheriff Jim Wilson

Many new gun owners seem to be a bit confused about the role that classes designed to facilitate the issuing of concealed-carry licenses play in this whole business of personal defense. The purpose of these classes is to make the applicant aware of state laws regarding the use of deadly force and when and where a person can carry their defensive firearm. The shooting portion of the class, if there is one, is to determine if the applicant is safe enough with a firearm to carry it. Continue reading

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The First Rule of Gunfighting: Get Training

Training on one of the many ranges at Gunsite in Paulden, Az.


I have to take exception to the oft-quoted bromide, “the first rule of gunfighting is to have a gun.”  That really only works if a person already knows how to run a handgun. It also implies, especially to the newbie, that merely having a gun will stop a criminal attack from occurring. Now, I am an optimist, but that is just a bit more optimism than I can handle. The simple fact is that, before we can learn to successfully fight with a handgun, we must first learn how to successfully shoot a handgun, because that may ultimately be what it takes to stop a criminal attack.
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