POTD: Christmas Tree Protection Duty With CZ SP-01

Doug E
by Doug E
SP-01 for self defense

You’ve heard of Night Stand Duty guns, but what about Christmas Tree Protection Duty guns? Of course, I was just being facetious in regards to this sweet, festive photo I found from Instagrammer, @aviatorsarmory, but I did a search just for kicks and found that Christmas tree theft is actually a thing. Celebrating the birth of Christ by violating one of the Ten Commandments is an interesting concept.

Personally, whether it’s for personal protection duty or just for fun, I’m a sucker for CZ SP-01’s since the SP-01 Phantom was the first gun I ever reviewed for TFB and I was instantly hooked. Aside from my bias toward the gun in the forefront, Aviators’ photo caught my eye with the gentle, out-of-focus Christmas lights and the feel of a warm house on a cold day in December. You can see Aviators’ original photo HERE, or check out the rest of his photography on Instagram, @aviatorsarmory. Thanks to him for letting us share his photo.

Whether it’s on your night stand or on your hip, what gun(s) do you have on personal protection duty this winter? I hope you have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year! Oh, and watch out for those Christmas tree thieves!

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Doug E
Doug E

Doug has been a firearms enthusiast since age 16 after getting to shoot with a friend. Since then he's taken many others out to the range for their first time. He is a husband, father, grandfather, police officer, outdoorsman, artist and a student of history. Doug has been a TFB reader from the start and is happy to be a contributor of content. Doug can be reached at battleshipgrey61 AT gmail.com, or battleshipgrey61 on Instagram.

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  • Airwolf Airwolf on Dec 22, 2021

    My SP-01 was the second gun I ever bought and to this day still my favorite pistol that I own. The only pistol I have fired that has come close is the Archon Type B. I love my Glocks but the SP-01 will always be my favorite. Maybe the Laugo Alien will change that if they ever start to approach a reasonable price.

  • ChiptheBarber ChiptheBarber on Dec 22, 2021

    The day I took my SP-01 Tactical out the box, I couldn't wait to show somebody my target. With the first whole 18 rd magazine I shot one big, ragged hole. Love it! And it IS my nightstand gun by the way.