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 →

Closing the Revolver Experiment

This past year has been one of significantly more work with a revolver than I usually do.  This was fostered by my acquisition of a Ruger SP101 in early 2017 which quickly usurped my Ruger LCR as my primary deep concealment gun.  The LCR and other such light weight small revolvers are ideal for pocket,... Continue Reading →

The Remora Gen II Clipless Holster

I have written several articles here and elsewhere on the use of clipless holsters.  These holsters rely on an outer material that clings to clothing and with adequate waistband retention they stay in place without relying on an apparatus to actually clip onto the belt as does a traditional holster.  I use traditional IWB holsters... Continue Reading →

The Sticky Holster

I have a couple of sticky holsters that I use for small frame revolvers and I absolutely love them.  They are better than the Remora, in my opinion, since they are clingier and do stick to fabric more.  In fact, it is the only holster I use for my revolvers, aside from a belly band... Continue Reading →

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