Examining the Mossberg MC1sc Pistol at SHOT Show
Concealed Carry / Firearms / Guns and Gear

Examining the Mossberg MC1sc Pistol at SHOT Show

If any more evidence was needed that personal defense and concealed carry are the core of the civilian gun market today, the well-known shotgun company O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. provided it at the 2019 National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show. Although the mood of the SHOT Show Industry … Continue reading

Talking Gun Culture on In Sickness and In Health Podcast
Concealed Carry / Firearms / Media / My Experience / Personal Defense

Talking Gun Culture on In Sickness and In Health Podcast

Most podcasts on which I appear are streamed and recorded live. Celine Gounder’s podcast, by contrast, is more highly produced. She interviewed me in early April for the new season of “In Sickness and In Health” which focuses on gun violence. When she reached out to me, I made clear that my scholarly expertise is … Continue reading

What a Study Military Small Arms Innovation Has to Teach Us About Civilian Defensive Firearms: Defining the Battlefield (2 of 3)
Books / Concealed Carry / Guns and Gear / Personal Defense

What a Study Military Small Arms Innovation Has to Teach Us About Civilian Defensive Firearms: Defining the Battlefield (2 of 3)

This is the second of three planned posts reflecting on the civilian defensive firearms lessons to be learned from Matthew Ford’s book about military small arms innovations. Yesterday I wrote about balancing competing features of weapons, ballistic science and lethality. PART 2 of 3 DEFINING THE BATTLEFIELD Looming large throughout Ford’s book is the point … Continue reading

What a Study Military Small Arms Innovation Has to Teach Us About Civilian Defensive Firearms: Balancing Competing Features, Ballistic Science and Lethality (1 of 3)
Books / Concealed Carry / Guns and Gear

What a Study Military Small Arms Innovation Has to Teach Us About Civilian Defensive Firearms: Balancing Competing Features, Ballistic Science and Lethality (1 of 3)

Yesterday I posted about Matthew Ford’s book, Weapon of Choice: Small Arms and the Culture of Military Innovation (Oxford University Press, 2017). I noted that I am not a gear guy, a rifle guy, a military guy, and certainly not a military rifle guy. My interest in reading the book is what it may teach … Continue reading

Conversation about pocket pistols
Concealed Carry / Firearms / Personal Defense

Conversation about pocket pistols

Originally posted on tacticalprofessor:
Chris Baker of Lucky Gunner was so kind as to interview me about pocket pistols and their role in Personal Protection at the 2018 Rangemaster Tactical Conference. https://youtu.be/Cv6PxB2TqLM It was an interesting interview and he makes a number of worthwhile points in the video. I’m actually looking forward to the series…