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REMINGTON 870 AMPHIBIAN 12 GAUGE (NP3) Introducing the Suarez International 14" Amphibian Remington 870 pistol grip firearm. The Amphibian is 26.5" long with a 14" barrel, and is an extremely small, light, and portable weapon. And finished completely in NP3 it is suitable for maritime duties or for service in any wet environment that would otherwise harm a weapon with a standard finish. This weapon is built on Remington Model 870 that came from the factory with a pistol grip mounted and classified as "Other Firearm". This is a NON-NFA, Completely Compliant and Legal 'Firearm' (technically not a shotgun). Transfers as "Other" on 4473. The Remington part number for these is "81187". As long as these Pistol Grip Only (PGO) firearms remain longer than 26″ in overall length, and have never been equipped with a shoulder stock, they are perfectly legal with a barrel that is less than 18". Do not change the pistol grip on the firearm, nor shorten the barrel in any way, nor carry the weapon concealed. If you do any of these things you may be... Read more →


I have been doing this for a long time now. My teaching career began in 1977, teaching Karate at the Burbank YMCA. It was great gig for a 17 year old and it paid for gas and for the cost of dating the girl that would become my wife. I know how to teach people to do violence. I doubt there are many men on earth that have done so as long or as diversely, or as widely as I have. In fact, I am sitting at the hotel bar right how pondering the lessons from my last class here in Texas. My job as a teacher is not to stroke the student's ego...as so many do today. My job is to show them truth. If they suck...it is my job to patiently show them...but also to show them how to overcome that. Many of my students have killed bad guys. Some as private citizens...others on the payroll of city or nation. I have done this on five continents. One might say I know a few things. So this can... Read more →


This from Spencer's Jihad Watch. Islamic State insists Las Vegas was jihad, says shooter converted to Islam six months ago "Most people believe the Islamic State is lying in claiming any connection to this, and that Paddock was not a convert to Islam. But ISIS continues to claim the attack anyway, and does not have a history of claiming credit for attacks for which they were not responsible. Maybe they’ve started doing so now. Maybe not. They don’t seem to be afraid that Stephen Paddock will turn out to be a white supremacist neo-Nazi or some such. They don’t seem to be worried about being definitively exposed as grandiose liars." This coupled with the following - 1). The clear and secretive way the investigation is being handled. 2). The between the lines statements of Lombardo (listen to the interview) 3). The application of Qui Bono (who benefits) by the confirming or denying it was a Jihad attack. 4). The absolute incongruence between Paddock and all other "Lone Crazed Angry White Old Guy" mass murders. 5). Lack of published motives (which... Read more →


I have written a piece on every major terrorist event in America for the past five years. Tragically, it is almost as if I can reuse much of what I said in my past posts. Usually the articles conclude with something along the lines of – “carry your gun everywhere regardless of the rules, keep your level of alertness high, and always remember that we live in a time of war.” Still very valid advice but this attack, while brilliant as well as it was evil, was not anticipated. Who would have thought of such a thing?! And that is in part why it was so successful. We said the same when a terrorist drove a truck into a crowd in Nice, France and killed masses of people crowded together. We said the same thing in Mumbai…and what seemed like a lifetime ago in September of 2001. But evil is clever and resourceful, and we must anticipate its moves lest we fall to its plans. I will divide this piece into the motivations of the bad guy, his tactics and... Read more →


We all the basic story by now. Bad guy goes into a church and shoots the place up. "Church" could be school...or department store...or Christmas party. This one didn't end up as a mass killing, but not for the reasons the media (including the gun media) is saying. Let's discuss, shall we. The bad guy - Emanuel Kidega Samson. Samson is a Black Power advocate and very anti-police according to his personal Facebook page. Although his theological position is not known, he shared a number of pro-Islamic posts, including a video in which a Muslim activist defends Sharia law. Samson frequently shared anti-west posts. If you look at him being escorted here, and in the other images of him online, he is a powerfully built man and an avid weight lifter. Police say in addition to the two pistols Samson bought into the church, they recovered another pistol and a rifle from his vehicle. Police say Samson fatally shot a woman who was walking to her vehicle and then entered the rear of the church and shot six others. A... Read more →


This last trip home from Omaha Nebraska I began work on a book that will change the training world. I began writing the book based on the seminar series - Killing Within The Law. In writing the outline and in discussions with my staff of homicide investigators, we will inevitably have a chapter on weapons and what they may associate you with. I am not a believer that modified weapons will cause you grief like "you-know-who". In fact, we think a good shooting is a good shooting, that modifications to enhance accuracy and efficiency will never be an issue and the homicide investigators we are collaborating with agree. However, certain weapons may cast you in an unfavorable light during the initial police contact. Political designs might not be wise. An grey area example might be a slide festooned with skulls. Not that big a deal but do the police carry skulled weapons? A more drastic example might be the "You're F*cked" dust cover incident as one poignant example. How about the unregistered (meaning never been on a 4473 form), no... Read more →


Some of you will know the feeling. You have been gone from your old hometown, your parent's house, or an old car you used to drive. You return, ten, maybe twenty years later and there is a definite familiarity to it. The shotgun, specifically the Remington 870, is that way for me. It is the main long gun I carried into battle working night watch, and later the Gang Unit. I got into many shootings with issued 870s, and when I heft one it has that familiarity I mentioned. We have said that situation will determine you tactics and those will select the weapon for you best suited for the task. That selection must be an emotionless and analytical one based on reason and not feelings. For many years, the weapon that I kept by the bed was a rifle. I lived in a crowded house filled with old people and children, and often other staff members staying with during training courses. The concerns over surgical accuracy and the avoidance of over-penetration were forefront of the mind. But today it... Read more →


In my The Truth About The Gen 5 Glock article I wrote about the new Gen 5 barrel. I told a story about a gunfight I got to participate in involving a couple of armed robbers and a team of guys armed with polygonal barreled pistols. The bad guys ended up as large slabs of ballistic gelatin on legs, but the CSI guys were not able to determine whose rounds hit which bad guy due to the inability of the polygonal bores to mark the bullets sufficiently for a match. I got this from a correspondent who is in the CSI biz: "I just read your blog post about the new Gen 5 Glocks. Some info on the CSI front. You are correct that previously, nearly any bullet fired from a Glock would not be identified to a specific pistol. However some time ago Glock started marketing barrels that were designed so the bullets could be matched back to a specific weapon. The guns that had these barrels were not very common. Glock continued to work on developing barrels that... Read more →