The wonderful thing about classic guns, like my Colt 1911, is that they are a lot like classic cars. With a little bit of attention and money they can be fixed up and made better than they ever were in the first place.
When taken as a whole, small revolvers offer many benefits for concealed carry that small auto pistols simply do not. Revolver technology may be over 100 years old, but it still offers one of the best options for concealed carry today.
It’s a fact that concealed carry permit holders want to help and desire to save lives. Still, when they come to grips with the horrible consequences of doing so, many have told me that they probably won’t.
The Model 66, along with it’s blue steel brother the Model 19, rode in the holsters of many a police officer for decades. In my dad’s day, the Combat Magnum was considered a dream gun by most police and security officers.
While we would all like to be able to shoot out in the open all the time, many of us live in cities and large metropolitan areas. In those cases, shooting out in the open is a rare event that takes planning and usually lasts all day. It’s a wonderful experience, but it requires so much time and preparation that it simply doesn’t happen often enough.
This month I’ll be shooting handguns. In particular, I’ll be showing off some classic Smith & Wesson revolvers, including the iconic Model 10 and Model 66. I’ll also be exploring the tried and true “snubbie” revolver…
One of the questions I get most often from students is, “How can I get a concealed carry permit in California?” I’ve been through the process in San Diego twice. The process has become a bit more challenging, but the reasons the sheriff will accept for issuance are pretty the must the same.
At one time the main concern was fending off mountain lions and dealing with venomous snakes. However, more recently students have expressed concerns about drug cartels and smugglers. You might say that the wild beasts have been supplanted by even wilder and sometimes more dangerous two legged pests…
Far from being dead or obsolete, revolvers are among the most popular handguns made, and for good reason. Revolvers are simple to operate, easy to shoot, ridiculously reliable, extremely accurate and chambered for powerful handgun cartridges.