Snub Training – Ruger SP101

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Introduced in .38 special in 1989 and in .357-Magnum in 1991 the Ruger SP101 is a five shot investment cast frame revolver. It features a frame size between that of the small Smith and Wesson J-frame and the medium Colt D-frame. Closely resembling the ubiquitous Smith Chief’s Special, the SP 101 is heavier, bulkier, and […]

Snub Training – S&W Model 15

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A six shot, .38-caliber blue steel Smith revolver of medium size or K-frame. It was manufactured by Smith and Wesson and was available with a two inch barrel. The blue steel Model 15 is distinct from the Model 10 in having an adjustable rear sight. This feature permits the snub’s owner to adjust for point-of-aim, […]

Snub Training – S&W Model 12

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A six shot, .38-caliber aluminum-alloy frame Smith revolver of medium size or K-frame. It was manufactured by Smith and Wesson and was available with a two inch barrel. It was a light weight version of the Model-10 and much loved by the lucky shooters who own them. It is also known as the Military & […]

Snub Training – S&W Model 10

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A six shot, .38-caliber blue steel Smith revolver of medium size or K-frame. It was manufactured by Smith and Wesson and was available with a two inch barrel. It was the most common Smith and Wesson snub until the advent of the five shot Chief Special. The blue steel Model 10 is also known as […]

Snub Training – Colt Magnum Carry

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The Magnum Carry was a short lived effort by Colt to re-introduce the Detective Special.  Manufactured in stainless steel, with a factory “bobbed” hammer, an improved front sight and chambered in .357-Magnum caliber.  Regrettably it was abandoned by Colt before its myriad of small problems could be corrected.

Snub Training – Fitz Special

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Named for Colt shooter and employee J. H. FitzGerald who took various Colt .38- and .45-caliber revolvers, cut the barrels down to two-inches, “bobbed” the hammer spurs, cut away the front of the trigger guards and removed the “button” at the tip of the ejector rods. This work was done in an attempt to make […]

Snub Training – Colt Detective Special

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Colt’s six shot, .38-caliber blue steel revolver of medium size or D-frame. It is the original double action, short barrel revolver that popularized the snub genre. The Detective Special saw several changes or “series.” The First Series had a distinct exposed ejector rod and square butt. The Second Series retained the exposed ejector rod but […]

 
 
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