Weight and Carry Gun Practicality

When we discuss what is “practical” in the gun community we may as well be discussing beauty.  Certainly, practicality is often only determined in the eye of the beholder.  However, if we try to be pragmatic, we can come up with some generalizations.  For example, carrying an equivalent tool that is less weight would certainly... 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 →

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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