Ruger LCR vs SP101: Clash of the Tiny Titans

I am outspoken in my love for small-frame revolvers, even though I am not necessarily a revolver “enthusiast.”  What I mean is, I would never carry a revolver over a double-stack auto loader if not restricted due to dress or circumstance.  Since I live according to reality, I occasionally need deep concealment, and I have... Continue Reading →

The Continuing Evolution of EDC

Any of you that carry a gun on a daily basis are probably well familiar with my plight: the continual evolution of the EDC.  The gear we carry changes, and the way in which we carry it changes.  I think we all strive to find the optimum between utility and realistic comfort and convenience.  Having... Continue Reading →

Ammunition Selection for the Snub

The 38 Special, especially when loaded to +P pressure, is a decent cartridge in terms of terminal ballistics: that is, of course, when fired from service size revolvers, typically ranging from four to six inches in barrel length.   Drop down to a two inch barrel and things change dramatically.  Namely, it becomes hard to find... Continue Reading →

Security and Self-Defense in the Workplace

There is no lack of discussion on self-defense these days among tactical circles.  Ironically, workplace security and self-defense still get less of the lion’s share of thought, even though workplace violence is one of the most common forms of criminal assault.  There are a number of things to consider for your personal safety regardless of... Continue Reading →

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 →

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