Category Archives: Revolvers

Is Your Chamber Empty?

Lately, I have been hearing that a number of people carry their defensive semi-automatics without a round in the chamber. I suppose that this is most often done with the thought of increasing the safety of the handgun and avoiding … Continue reading

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Dry Firing Your Gun: Is it Safe?

Dry practice – practicing shooting techniques without using live ammunition – is an excellent way to strengthen the basic skills of good marksmanship. You notice I am using the term “Dry Practice,” instead of “Dry-Fire Practice,” in order to remind … Continue reading

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What’s Best for Home Defense – Handgun, Shotgun, or Rifle?

I’ve seen many articles regarding defensive firearms for protecting the old homestead. In most of them, the author makes a case for a shotgun over a rifle or a rifle over a shotgun. And virtually all of these articles talk about … Continue reading

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Safety Comes First: Training With a Firearm

Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko from Pexels My friend Mark Hargrove and I recently sent Colt Detective Specials off to Tyler Gun Works to be customized as Fitz Specials. Back before WWII, J.H. FitzGerald, a well-known Colt employee, would shorten the barrels on Colt DA revolvers, … Continue reading

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