Sunday, January 16, 2011
Former Tools of the State
Here, I have two former government weapons reformed into a private security role. The stock Ruger GP-100 3inch .357 mag was used by the Canadian police but later re-imported to the US. Currently, Ruger only sells the 3inch GP with a full underlug.
This 12 gauge 870mag did light prison duty starting back in the 80's. Back then, they built them with all metal parts making it equivalent if not better than the modern 870police. It's wearing a short 12inch Hogue stock and a solid tri-rail system forearm. The weapon light is the excellent Streamlight TLR-1 LED. The magazine extension is the proven Wilson Tactical +2. The entire package is only just over 36inches long.
The .357 magnum and the 12 gauge shotgun shell are venerable partners in service to governments and civilians alike. They'll both be still doing their jobs long after we're all gone.