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Flint Hansen

Flint Hansen has been with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (AZ) for 12 years. He is an NRA and Arizona DPS certified Firearms Instructor. He has written numerous articles for S.W.A.T. in addition to his monthly Lawful Carry column.

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Springtac Holsters Lawful Carry

Chances are good that if you carry a concealed firearm or have been involved in the shooting sports for any length of time, you have at least one box of holsters you have used and then changed to something else. As firearms instructors, my Dad and I are...

Timber Ridge Tactical Case

I’ve owned a lot of rifle cases over the years—hard cases, soft cases and “gun socks.” Each type has its pros and cons, but for overall use I prefer soft cases. A few months back, I picked up a Timber Ridge soft case (TRT-005) that shows promise for either tactical or hunting usage....

Going Retro

Classic AR-15 Rebuild I don’t know about you, but I love my heritage. My great granddad, Peter Hansen, came to Arizona from Denmark in 1912. I am very proud of this. I am also a third-generation native Arizonan, third-generation cowboy/rodeo cowboy, and the third generation to wear a badge. My son is following...

Galco Speed Paddle, Pocket Protector And Stinger Holsters

We’ve all heard and maybe even used those sayings, “Friends don’t let friends carry pocket guns,” or “Never carry a pistol whose caliber doesn’t begin with 4.” I personally didn’t carry a small-caliber handgun much because I had larger-caliber handguns that suited y needs better. On the ranch, I usually carried a .357...

Don Hume Model H721 O.T.

Over the years, I have said that you should carry the same thing on duty as off duty—or at least very similar gear when off duty. I see guys carry a 1911, .45 Glock or .357 Magnum revolver on duty then carry a .25 auto around town off duty.  Their...

Garrett Industries Freedom Line

As NRA instructors, my Dad and I teach a course that allows law-abiding citizens to obtain a concealed carry permit (CCW) in our home state of Arizona. A large percentage of the students— young, middle aged and old—in our classes are new shooters. While that may initially...

Red Hot Chilli Peppers | Kimber JPX Jet Proctector

Arizona is one of the fastest-growing states in the country. An inevitable by-product of that rapid growth is crime. To borrow a line from the old Dragnet television series, I work here. I carry a badge. The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) houses around 10,000 inmates in...