Posted July 24, 2018 9:00 am by Comments

By Don Summers

In October of 2015 Freedom Defense Tactical (FDT) opened its doors. The shop is owned and operated by Christian veterans. Manny “Graf” Grafia is the business’ primary operator and is accompanied in ownership by business partner Leo “Z” Zelada.
FDT sells all sorts of tactical gear, ammo, apparel. and of course, guns. They also offer the Texas LTC—License To Carry handgun class, basic familiarization courses, a youth, ladies, and seniors course. They also teach transition courses and they have a Reflexive & Reactive Shooting League. Graf has seen is popularity boom in recently, both with locals and travelers afar, due to the unique guns he can create. He is trained armorer with a flair for the unusual. Whatever you might have in mind, he’ll figure out a way to build it.
Manuel “Graf” Grafia, part owner of Freedom Defense Tactical, Wimberley, Texas. (Photo: Don Summers/
Graf’s choice for his every day carry is the Glock 43. The Glock 43 is a relatively new design and for many owners it has replaced the Glock 19 as a preferred conceal carry due to its slightly smaller frame size.
He touts the relatively good shot pattern of the Glock 43, especially considering it is in the sub


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