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 (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) – Deadly Force Limitations

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Lay advice involving the judicious use of deadly force is filled with both criminal and civil pitfalls.  Law students spend three years studying just the foundation of the law and then spend the rest of their legal careers learning its nuances.   A few sentences from me cannot do justice to this complex topic and any […]

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 […]

Snub Training (2012) – Physical Conditioining

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Physical conditioning is one of the most ignored aspects of the self-defense shoot’s training. Nationally known firearm instructors Clint Smith and Ralph Mroz have both written about the importance of physical conditioning in firearm training. To quote Clint Smith: “Physical conditioning, appropriate to your age and health … contributes to your survivability.” But where can […]