Tag Archives: 1911

Thoughts on the Scout Rifle

Col. Jeff Cooper began to experiment with the concept that would come to be called the Scout Rifle in the 1960’s. Essentially, he wanted a light, powerful rifle that would be equally qualified to handle most hunting chores and also … Continue reading

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Custom Guns: Why?

I was a guest of Nighthawk Custom at the recent NRA Annual Meeting in Nashville. It is no secret that I am a fan of the Nighthawk 1911 and I have one in .38 Super that is as fine a … Continue reading

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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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