This involves the selection of which firearm for which use. This includes selection of a firearm for defense in its different forms (licensed concealed carry, residence, apartment, etc.), for hunting (varmints, waterfowl, upland birds, big game, etc.), for sport (trap, skeet, free pistol, 3 position rifle, etc.) and casual recreation (plinking, practice, etc.).
This area of expertise is currently proving of great usefulness in a case wherein a disabled farmer is accused of shooting at, and endangering, some river rafters. LTC Alphin is in the process of proving, using technical evidence alone, that the farmer is a very safety conscious individual and this undercuts the claims of the rafters and the prosecutor.