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 – Why the snub (again)

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MG wrote asking why I still keep working with the snubs.  I though the following might be worth sharing: Dear MG: Great question. While I love auto pistols and believe that in a full fighting size the autos have it over the same sized revolvers there are (still) a few reasons I stick with the snub […]

Snub Training (2012) – Chiappa Rhino

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  Without question, the Chiappa Rhino is the most original double action revolver to hit the market in the last 100 years. Manufactured in Italy by KIMAR, the Rhino incorporates a number of unique qualities; however, the most notable is the fact that the barrel aligns with the cylinder at the 6 o’clock position rather […]

Snub Training (2012) – Charter Arms

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The Charter Arms/Charter 2000/Charco company and their .38 snubs have had a tortured past. The company has often been perceived as producing revolvers whose quality control fluctuates from workmanlike to well below average. This is generally an unfair tag as most of the poor guns were produced during the short-live “Charco” production years. While never […]

Snub Training (2012) – Elements of the Personal Defensive Snub

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Snub revolvers are bought by all types of users for various uses. From the sportsman’s classic kit gun to the instructor’s training tool for new shooters to the legally armed citizen’s ubiquitous self-defense carry weapon. Because the needs of these shooters vary, manufacturers tend to build their snub revolvers around some amorphous multi-function goal. The […]

Snub Training (2012) – Companion Tools

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Andy Branca, well known attorney and author of Self-Defense and the Law, reminds us that whenever you are carrying a handgun it is important to also carry a less-than-lethal self-defense option. Failure to do so, attorney Branca warns, leaves the legally armed citizen open to an accusation that he was acting the part of the […]

Snub Training (2012) – Equipment

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Last and least on our Mindset list is equipment. Choosing either a specific snub model or appropriate after market features is only important after the issues of mindset, tactics and skills have been thoroughly attended to. I have my own theories about optimum snub models and important snub accessories and I will introduce and explain […]