Snub Training – 2nd snub holsters

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A high quality holster on or near the strong side hip remains the first choice for carrying a primary snub. Since the best snub concealment location is taken up by the primary snub a little creativity will be needed to conceal the second or back-up snub. Two of the more common second snub carry locations […]

Snub Training – Ammo questions

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Dear Ralph: Thank you for the very kind note and the words on the blog. Regarding you great questions: [Are] hollow point is really worth it I don’t count on them expanding either. Not out of short barrels, but I still use them in most (90%) of my self-defense guns because 1) they might help in […]

Snub Training – Ayoob's StressFire reload

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  There are two schools of thought on optimizing a revolver reload with the loading strip. The first is from master firearms trainer Massad Ayoob.  1 – Fill your loading strip with five rounds while keeping the holding hole closest to the loading strip’s flange tab empty. 2 – Hold your open and unloaded revolver in […]

Snub Training – Failing with loading strips

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Having filled either the Speed- or QuickStrip with rounds, the shooter now has four options for pealing off the rounds and loading them in the cylinder’s charge holes. The shooter can: 1 – Twist the loading strip counter-clockwise while keeping the loading holes flat against and parallel to the face of the cylinder. 2 – […]

Snub Training – One Hand Snub Skills

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Nationally known police trainer Michael Boyle has most accurately described “serious training with the defensive handgun … as a study of ‘what ifs.’” These include such basics as: reacting to a gun shot, drawing quickly and smoothly, moving to cover, firing from cover, combat loading and low light shooting.  An important skill beyond these basics […]

Snub Training – My ideal snub

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This question comes up often so I though I might share with you my thoughts.   If I had to pick a first snub to recommend I would go with a lock-free, Airweight S&W Bodyguard and render it double-action only. If I couldn’t find a Airweight Bodyguard I would try to hunt up an Airweight Chief Special, render […]

Snub Training – POP Round

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There are several primer only propelled (POP) training round options available. These are great options for the snub owner who is looking to practice safely outside the confines of a traditional gun club or range.  Almost any space with ventilation can be cleared away to make a safe private shooting galley.  POP rounds are inexpensive […]

Snub Training – Safe Direction’s Academy Pad

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  One piece of equipment I use both at home and bring to every training class is Safe Direction’s Academy Pad.  The Academy Pad is one of a series of the Safe Direction Ballistic Containment Systems. The Academy Pad is an 8-inch by 11-inch composite armor board resting atop an energy absorbing/dispersal panel and wrapped […]

Snub Training – Bellman Cross Draw Skills

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There are several methods for left hand cross drawing out of a holster when the right hand is injured.  The best I have ever been exposed to was given to me by Bill Bellman. For many shooters this will be a new skill so do not strive for perfection. Work for safety then competence. Speed and […]

Snub Training – Clearing Snub Malfunctions

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The malfunction of most concern to revolver shooters is the round under the star ejector.  Fortunately for the snub shooter with the abbreviated ejector rod, getting a round under the star ejector is rarer than with other revolver’s with full length ejectors.  Still the snub owner may wish to have a few range tricks for […]

 
 
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