Snub Training (2012) – Basic Shooting Log

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One of our readers has a new (to him) snub and asked: “[W]hat do you consider ‘better ammo’ for training? I though I would share my thoughts with you. Dear VS:Ouch! – Tough question. The best ammo for training will depend to some measure on you and your shooting skills.Rather than recommend some specific ammo […]

Snub Training – Daily function check

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Walter Rauch is credited with noting that you have the responsibility to personally check the firing condition of your self-defense gun every time it has been either out of your hands or out of your sight for any length of time.  You sleep every night then you should check the gun every morning before to […]

Snub Training – Nomenclature

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There are a few basic nomenclature terms that every snub owner should know. These include: Backstrap Barrel Butt Charge holes or chambers Crane Cylinder Cylinder release Cylinder release screw Ejector rod Frame Front sight Front strap Hammer Muzzle Rear sight Star ejector Top strap Trigger Trigger guard Yoke Yoke screw Window of the frame

Snub Training – Safety rules

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Reflexively safe firearms handling is a martial skill unto itself.  It speaks volumes about the depth of your competence as a modern self-defense practitioner.  The following safety rules are offered as a guideline, and are a fusion of the work of Jeff Cooper and Andy Stanford: 1. Always handle every firearm with the same care […]

Snub Training – Deadly force limitations

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The great ones include the multimedia works of Massad Ayoob and the texts and lectures of either Massachusetts attorney Andrew Branca or New York attorney Manny Kapelsohn to name only three. These experts conduct regular self-defense and the law programs that are both timely and State specific. Additionally you can check with your states’ NRA […]

Snub Training – Equipment

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Last and least is equipment.  Weapon choices are only important after the issues of mindset, tactics and skills have been thoroughly inculcated. Only when that is accomplished should any attention be paid to the choice of snub or custom features to be applied to the snub. I have my own ideas about the optimum snub […]

Snub Training – Physical conditioning

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Physical condition is the most often deliberately ignored aspect of self-defense shooting preparation. Nationally known trainers Clint Smith and Ralph Mroz have written about the importance of physical conditioning and firearm training. I often ask students if they would be willing to give up 1% of their day for physical training in order to live […]

Snub Training – Skills

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The more skills you posses the more options you have available in a crisis and the better you will look to the court following any action you take.  If your sole self-defense option is a snub revolver you can expect the state’s criminal prosecutor, your attacker’s civil attorney and the local media to portray you […]

Snub Training – Tactics

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1) Swift decisive exit. 2) Wait, then exit. 3) Wait and watch. 4) Swift decisive action. If you are alone your obligation to your family is to leave at once. (Tactic 1: Swift decisive exit.)   If you are with your family maybe your best tactic would be to first send them to safety while you […]

 
 
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