Matt Silvey

Matt spent 22 years as a Deputy Sheriff in California, a career from which he retired in 2019. He is a California POST certified Firearms Instructor, a court recognized firearms expert and he has taken hundreds of hours of advanced firearms training classes. He was a Field Training Officer for five years, and he was a full-time EVOC instructor for the final three years of his career. During his career as a Deputy Sheriff, he was directly involved in two officer involved shootings, and incidentally in the investigation of many others. Matt began his writing career with a political blog but quickly moved to writing about firearms and law enforcement related issues where he wrote under his pen name, “Deputy Matt,” as department policy prevented him writing under his real name. His writings have been published by the print magazine Guns and Weapons for Law Enforcement, the New York Post, The Daily Caller, The Bang Switch, here at Full30, and on his own blog, Deputy Matt & Others Who Serve. Matt brings a unique perspective to Full30 given his LEO experience and life time appreciation of firearms and our 2nd Amendment rights.'

Do Gun Control Proponents Even Know What “Common Sense” Means?

  The anti-gun left continues to scream about the need for more, new “common sense” gun control measures.  They throw the deaths of children and my fallen brothers and sisters in law enforcement into the mix every chance they get, and use the memories of those lost folks to fire up the emotions of their …

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StealthGear FLEX™ OWB Holster | EDC Gear Perfected [Review]

StealthGear Flex OWB Holster

Ever since I received my first holster from StealthGear USA two years ago, they have been my go-to inside the waistband (IWB) holster, whether it was their original ONYX hybrid model or the newer AIWB model.  The quality, fit, finish, and just as importantly, the comfort has always been outstanding, and something I could rely …

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