Locked into a vise it's the rare snubby
which won't do 2-inch groups or better at 25 yards with the right ammo.
guru Michael deBethencourt turned me on to it.
But I do worry about new shooters choosing as their first (often their only) defensive firearm, a tiny pocket autopistol or lightweight snubby
We all agreed that such performance from out-of-the-box snubby
revolvers was extraordinary, especially when you consider how hot and dirty they got as test firing progressed.
I'm so outraged by your response to Dave Hall's e-mail ("Snubbies Snubbed," Speak Out, Sept/Oct 2014) saying he was right to intervene when a store sales clerk was trying to sell a woman an airweight snubby
The Rhino snubby
comes with a well-made Italian pancake-style hip holster, and the flat sides of the cylinder help to conceal it.
327 Federal Magnum offers for most shooters is one extra shot in a snubby
22 LR, available as a 2" snubby
that weighs perhaps 11 ounces, or with a 3" "Kit Gun" style barrel.
For one thing the 5,000 unit run puts it in the realm of "shooting without desecrating" as there will be enough guns in the hands of shooters whose fingers will itch to pull the triger on this unique little snubby
that no power on earth will hold them back from wringing them out as duty guns.
I especially want to recognize John Taffin's "Classic Snub Guns" (Taffin Tests, Sept/ Oct 2014), as I'm a "classic" snubby
revolver guy, so a bit biased.
But none of that lessens the practicality of the medium-frame snubby
as a defensive gun, so we chose three modern versions of the design for a head-to-head test: the Smith & Wesson Model 386 Night Guard, Ruger GP100 and Taurus Model 817 Ultra Lite.
The Colt snubby
is gone but there are ample options in the marketplace.
First, there's the shopkeeper tired of being robbed by thugs, who finds a dependable snubby
easiest to conceal on his person or in his place of business.
The short barrel of a small gun, such as a snubby
, does far more to make the gun easy and convenient to carry than it does to make it more concealable.
These ergonomic grips also significantly increased control on the gun, which is no small matter when you're shooting +P fodder out of a snubby