The 5 Star Speedloader for the Ruger LCR

Since it’s inception I have far preferred the Ruger LCR over the ubiquitous Smith and Wesson J Frame variants.  The LCR has an excellent trigger out of the box.  The J frame has an atrocious trigger out of the box, and even after extensive work it usually remains only mediocre.  The J Frame, however, is... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Do You Need a BUG?

Small revolvers, in particular the light weight variants, prove versatile secondary weapons. My bug (backup gun) has been a Ruger LCR for some years now. The truth is, I usually do not carry a bug on a daily basis, but I sometimes carry a bug if traveling. The bug also serves other purposes for myself:... Continue Reading →

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