9mm and the Short Barrel

9mm and the Short Barrel

Since 2003 there has been an explosion of new designs targeted at concealed carry and the sub 4″ single stack 9mm.  As of this writing there are many options to choose from, including some rumors of more options to be introduced at 2015 SHOT. Starting with the introduction of the AMT Backup in 1991, which … Continue reading

38 Special +P vs. 357 Magnum AKA Reloading Self Defense Rounds For The Snub Nose Revolver

38 Special +P vs. 357 Magnum AKA Reloading Self Defense Rounds For The Snub Nose Revolver

The common internet myth is that there is no discernible difference in velocity between the 38 special +p and the 357 magnum out of a sub 2″ revolver. The late, great, Stephen A. Camp addressed this with authority here:  .38 Snub Vs. .357 Snub and this writeup would not be complete without including it. I … Continue reading

The Charter Arms Bulldog 44 Special

The Charter Arms Bulldog 44 Special

The 44 Special round was introduced in 1908. It was revived by Skeeter Skelton and made famous by Elmer Keith in the 50’s and as a direct result of his hand loading of the cartridge, the 44  Magnum was born. The Charter Arms Bulldog was introduced in 1973. It quickly became a top seller throughout … Continue reading

Maintenance and Cleaning of the Ruger LCR

Maintenance and Cleaning of the Ruger LCR

Cleaning and maintaining the Ruger LCR revolver is simple and easy. Required Tools and Equipment Cleaner of Choice. I use Hoppes #9 Lube Of Choice. I use SLP 2000 EWL Bore Brush, Rod,  and Cleaning Patches Tooth Brush Flat Head Screw Driver 1/8″ or Smaller Punch and Hammer. I use a 1/16″ Torque Wrench that … Continue reading

Ruger LCR 357 Long Term Review

Ruger LCR 357 Long Term Review

So my trusty LCR 357 has surpassed the 4000 round mark recently.  I wrote a few articles on the revolver, such as what speedloaders work with it, and a 2500 round review, but I wanted to revisit it. I will probably do regular updates on it in the future as I continue to increase the … Continue reading