Snub Training – Snubs and Women

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I was asked to submit three items on snub skills for a handgun text due out next year. My submissions included; the snub as primary weapon, the snub as back-up gun, and the snub as a women’s weapon. The section on women and snubs is listed below. Snubs for Women  Offering “women specific” shooting advice […]

Snub Training – S&W's plastic J-frame

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A local Sheriff’s Deputy asked me about the new Smith and Wesson .38 “Bodyguard” handguns. I did a little light inquiry and here is what I have so far. The few available demo guns were fitted together in time for the SHOT show. As a result there is only a limited number of folks to speak with who […]

S&W 642 vs. Colt Cobra Question

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Dear Michael: Currently the only alloy frame snub I have is a Colt Cobra, newer style with the shrouded ejector rod.  I am not crazy about it since it has exposed hammer and the trigger pull is not as good as my steel J frame smiths.  I have run across a S&W 642 pre-lock model […]

Snub Training – S&W Chief’s Special

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The Chief’s Special is a small sized or J-frame Smith and Wesson revolver manufactured in a variety of calibers and barrel lengths. Copied by many its quality remains a benchmark for every other snub. Models include the Model 36 (blue steel), Model 37 (aluminum-alloy frame), and the Model 60 (stainless steel).

Snub Training – S&W's Centennial

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Often misidentified as hammerless, the Centennial is the designation for the frame-concealing encloses-hammer Smith and Wesson snubs. Introduced in 1952 as the Model 40 and named in honor of the company’s centennial the Centennial features a unique “Quasimodo” style humped back frame and back strap. This frame shape completely encloses and conceals an internal hammer […]

Snub Training – S&W's Bodyguard

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The most common designation for various “humped back” hammer shrouded Smith and Wesson snubs. The hammer shrouded frame was produced to compete with Colt’s factory produced, after-market hammer shroud attachment. The hammer shrouded design permits a small portion of the hammer spur to protrude and allows the shooter to thumb back the hammer to a […]

 
 
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