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The Slowest Load: Reloading a Revolver with Loose Rounds

The Slowest Load: Reloading a Revolver with Loose Rounds

When it comes to revolver shooting there are a few ways to accomplish the reload, unlike its semiauto counterpart which basically has to be loaded with an already loaded magazine. With the revolver there are moon clips, speedloaders, speed strips, 2x2x2 pouches, et al. You can also just load loose rounds. While probably not the…

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Revolver Reloads: Using Speed Strips

Revolver Reloads: Using Speed Strips

An obvious and undeniable limitation of the revolver, particularly the small-frame revolver, is limited ammunition capacity. The second and related limitation is the fact that it is an extremely slow gun to reload. Yes, I know, Jerry Miculek can reload a revolver quickly, but I remind the reader that even he, the modern master of…

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budget snubnose revolvers

5 Budget Snubnose Revolvers To Look Out For

We all know the J-frame is the standard for snubnose revolvers and depending on what model you look at, not even that expensive. More than one S&W J-frame goes for less than $500. But what if you wanted to come in under $400? There are a number of budget snubnose revolvers out there if one…

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Backup CCW Weapons: Finding the Best Approach

Backup CCW Weapons: Finding the Best Approach

Following this year’s SHOT Show, there seems to be a renewed interest in backup weapons among the CCW community. This seems to have been fueled by a couple of interesting products we got to see at the industry’s premier trade show. Watching the online discussion of the various approaches and merits of backup pieces got…

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Is A Snub 357 Magnum Worth Considering As A CCW Gun?

Is A Snub 357 Magnum Worth Considering As A CCW Gun?

Some people think .38 Special isn't good enough and as a result there are a plethora of snub .357 Magnum pistols on the market. A number of such pistols are capable of full-house .357 loads, but is the extra firepower necessarily worth it? A small gun that fires a powerful round isn't going to be…

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Why You Should Learn To Shoot With A Revolver

Why You Should Learn To Shoot With A Revolver

A double action revolver is one of the best guns for a person to learn to shoot with. Everyone has to start somewhere, after all. Granted, the large magnums are not a good place to start, but a double action wheelgun is the easiest pistol to learn and one of the best teaching tools for…

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10 Reasons Why You Should Consider A Revolver For CCW

10 Reasons Why You Should Consider A Revolver For CCW

Who needs a high rate of fire when you can put high caliber rounds on target? In this article, we'll discuss a few reasons why revolvers should be considered for concealed carry. Affordable When we're talking about having a single handgun that can serve all purposes of self-defense, a good, solid revolver is it. Capable…

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Are You Gripping Your CCW Pistol Correctly?

Are You Gripping Your CCW Pistol Correctly?

Shot placement and grip are not related.  As long as the trigger is pulled, the bullet doesn’t care how your hand grips your gun.  That said, for fast follow-up shots, tight shot placement, etc., grip does come into play.   No concealed carrier plans on taking down his target with the first round.  We always…

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Top 5 Firearms For Home Defense

Top 5 Firearms For Home Defense

With self defense a perennial topic of conversation in the 2nd Amendment community, it's time once again to talk about the top five firearms for home defense, as presented in a neat slide show. We recognize, of course, that any top-five/ten/twenty list of firearms is the result of a great deal of subjective, personal opinion.…

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