Deacon’s Bully Pulpit #9 Handling a Revolver
~August 1st, 2013
Okay there are some nearly lost arts to handling a revolver. This is due to the autoloader’s dominance in the last few decades, as many agencies no longer teach the handling of wheelguns. So we will go over the ways to efficiently handle that gun with the cylinder in the middle!
Deacon’s Bully Pulpit #8 Home on the Range
~January 2nd, 2013
So it’s time to actually go and burn some ammo! If you are an old hand or a brand new shooter, there are some things to know and then use whether practicing or competing. I carry a gun on duty every day and practice and qualify regularly, but I asked some of our Rangemasters what a shooter can do to get the most out of your time while on the range.
Deacon’s Bully Pulpit #7 Da Scattergun
~December 7th, 2012
Yup, time to look at the most intimidating short range firearm out there, the shotgun.
Praised for balance, cussed for recoil, it is all these things and more. Let’s look at the 4 sizes we have first: the 20, 16, 12 and 10 Gauges. For those of you new to shotguns, the smaller the gauge number, the bigger the barrel. The 10 gauge was a very rare bird back in our era except in custom guns and it is a very heavy recoiling round in today’s loadings, so it’s really not one to consider as the other 3 are much, much better suited for us.
Deacon’s Bully Pulpit #6 Choosing Your Rifle
~October 30th, 2012
While the handguns are a lot of fun to shoot, the rifle and shotgun are what folks reached for when they knew a gunfight was coming up.So when your Caper involves stopping that truck full of hooch or “liberating” some gas money from the local bank, grab your “big gun”!
2012 AZSA World Championship Review
~September 16th, 2012
They converged on the high plains of Colorado, square jawed men in suits and fedoras along with an array of flappers and molls. Both the men and ladies were packing iconic weapons of the gangster era, including the legendary Thompsons, 1911 pistols, revolvers, and shotguns. In the blink of an eye it was a scene from the early 1930s. The law and the lawless again appeared at the designated time and place to keep an appointment with destiny.