Reliability in Small Auto Pistols

As a general rule, the smaller an auto loading pistol becomes, the more finicky the mechanical operation.  Spring tensions and slide mass all work together to make an auto loader operate dependably.  Small guns are harder to refine to reliability.  They also typically exhibit far shorter longevity.  For these reasons I prefer the small frame... Continue Reading →

The Snub for the Novice Shooter?

My thoughts on the role of a small frame revolver as a first gun for the novice shooter or casual gun carrier are mixed, at best. I like the revolver for a novice due to the simplicity and reliability of the platform. The downside, however, is the difficulty in shooting a snubby well. The small... Continue Reading →

Gear Guilt

If you have been a shooter for any amount of time you probably suffer from some degree of “gear guilt.” This is a combination of being guilty for having no further use for a particular piece of gear, as well as paying money for it to begin with. You all know what I mean. If... Continue Reading →

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