Colonel Charles “Boots” Askins was an American border patrol lawman, US Army officer, and gun writer. Haskins was controversial for the relish with which he described the numerous fatal shootings in his law enforcement and military career, stating that he had killed over 27 men. His best known book was his autobiography Unrepentant Sinner. Askins once remarked that he thought he was a psychopathic killer, and that he hunted animals so avidly, because he was no longer allowed to hunt men. So what did he carry with him every single day of his life? You got it…Pachmayr Combat Special, featured in the March 1989 edition of American Handgunner.


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