Long Guns

SHOT Show: Day 2

Law Officer Columnist Jeff Chudwin & Kim Heath are covering the SHOT Show this week in Las Vegas.   As a kid, my first intro to the 1911 was an Ithaca WWII 1943 model. The Ithaca brand is again producing high quality 1911’s.  I spoke with their lead gunsmith Bryan Stoops and he detailed the […]

Optical Options

In the early 1970s at my agency, we worked without portable radios but carried .30-caliber M1 carbines. We had a chief who knew weapons and ammunition, and he understood the advantage of what would become known as the patrol rifle. His sole concern was for the safety of his officers and the citizens.