“‘Everybody has one of these in their drawer or on their person. I would not want to come into one of my facilities,’ (Lance) Toland said. ‘It’s a 5 shot .410, just like a shotgun and you call it hand cannon.’” Toland, owner of Lance Toland Associates, an aviation insurance agency, requires that all his employees pack while on the job and gives each of them a Taurus Judge once they qualify for their Georgia concealed carry permit. He says he adopted the everyone-carries-at-work policy due to a bump in crime in the Atlanta area. As the Judge will load .45 Colts and .410 shot shells, it’s certainly versatile. Still . . .
I’m not sure that would be my designated company handgun if I were issuing pistols to my employees. I go with a GLOCK 43 as it’s thinner, lighter and much more concealable. If I were open carrying around an office all day (like the women in the news report above), I’d probably pick a full size duty gun like an M&P9 or maybe a SIG P229 Legend. But that’s me. How ’bout you? If you were Toland and mandated carry in your offices, which gun would you hand out to your employees?