Revolvers have started to make a comeback, mostly because revolvers are easy to conceal and in some circumstances that is important. Just as important is learning how to operate them properly and be able to get hits on a target at self-defense distances.
I have decided since there is a resurgence in revolver popularity I would put a 4-hour course together. Anyone wishing to get up to speed with carrying and shooting snub nose revolvers for self-defense will enjoy this class. The snub nose revolver only class is going to be lecture and live fire with live fire encompassing a major portion at the range. You will shoot the Retired LA PD Officer Qualification at the end of class. This class does not have to have a minimum number of attendees. Gun, Holster and 100 rounds of factory ammunition will be required.
Snub Nose Revolvers are Great Guns
Small-framed, short-barreled revolvers are regaining favor as a viable defensive firearm that is ideal for certain situations. Such situations might include lounging around the house, doing yard work, performing a quick errand in an area where crime is not common. Another situation that arises is dressing in hot weather, or for situations where concealing a larger handgun and magazine pouches might prove challenging. Like Weddings and Funerals. According to the FBI-most self-defense shootings happen within 3 yards. These shootings are over in 3 seconds or less. Usually with less than 3 rounds being fired.
Snub Nose Revolver Require Practice
To make a Snub Nose Revolver work it requires an investment in education, training, and practice. With this class, you will receive a training outline from one of the great instructors of all time. Know how to practice to make yourself a great snub nose revolver handler. Anyone wishing to be able to handle a revolver for self-defense should take this class.
Contact me if you are interested. The class can be held with a few interested students. I can pick a Saturday several weeks or months away. Pricing will be similar to my other offerings.
You may have thought about getting some gun training this year because you feel that you need to have some education in the do’s and don’ts of concealed carry. Maybe you thought about getting some gun training about firearm safety because you feel uneasy about your gun and your ability to handle it safely. Sometimes what you need is just to take a local advancedgun training skills class and get some new gun training ideas so that you have some new ideas about how to train.
Gun Training Can Be Serious Fun
Changing the way you train with new gun training ideas is one way you keep interested in your training routine. Be creative, take someone with you so you can have a training partner. One easy routine you and your partner can do is the “colored circle target”. Any version of this target works. Load 5 rounds, start at the ready position, and have your partner call out the colors in random order. One shot at each color or letter. You can mix it up any way you want. You can also use different shapes i.e. (triangle,box,circle,numbers) and different size circles. Try running a shot timer. Remember to keep your target low enough so that you are not shooting at the ceiling ( your RANGE SAFETY OFFICER will appreciate that). You can have a lot of serious gun training fun with these ideas.
Aiming your handgun is one of the gun control skills you must acquire to be able to hit the target and of course protect yourself in a self protection encounter. Aiming your handgun is a basic part of gun control skills and its use, also a very important safety aspect of handling a firearm i.e.,muzzle direction. The sights are located on top of the barrel of your handgun. The front sight needs to be level with the top of the rear sight. Many types of sights are available on firearms today but the all serve the same purpose, to align the barrel of your firearm with your target so you can hit what you are aiming at. No matter which variety of sights your firearm has, the key skill is to keep your eyes focused on the front sight while aligned with the rear sight. The target should be slightly blurred and you should be focused on your front sight.
Gun Control Skills-Trigger Control
No one, not even the very best shots can hold a gun perfectly still. Trigger control and sight alignment go hand in hand and are the shooters best gun control skills. Most misplaced shots are due to poor trigger control. Learn to take the slack out of your trigger and then press the trigger in a smooth action to break the shot. You will have more enjoyment from your shooting time when you are hitting the target.
Gun Control Skills
Remember the FBI report that says shot placement is more important when selecting a gun than caliber size.
Gun control skills will make you a better shot and give you greater self protection.
Safe gun handling and unloading requires you to know the name of essential parts of your handgun. Self-defense handguns usually fall into two common types—revolvers and pistols. “Revolvers” hold ammunition in a cylinder which rotates into a firing position before each shot is fired. “Pistols” store ammunition in a magazine but fire it from the chamber of the barrel.
Safe Gun Handling
Revolvers: The main components of a revolver are shown in the picture above. Most self-defense revolvers are “double-action,” which means that pulling the trigger cocks and releases the hammer and rotates the cylinder. Single action revolvers are also common. When the hammer is cocked by pulling the hammer back unitl it locks the trigger performs a single function (single action) releasing the trigger.
The cylinder of these revolvers usually swings out for rapid loading and unloading.
To unload a revolver, perform the following safe gun handling actions. Remember to keep the revolver pointed in a safe direction with your finger outside the trigger guard.
1. Activate the cylinder release. (Depending on your model, it may need to be pushed forward, pulled back, or pressed inward.)
2. Swing the cylinder out of the revolver. This will make the rear of the cylinder visible.
3. Visually and physically examine the cylinder chambers for ammunition. Look into each cylinder. Feel the rear of the cylinder to confirm no ammunition is present.
4. If cartridges are present, point the revolver up and press down sharply on the ejector rod. This extracts and ejects cartridges in the cylinder. Re-examine the chambers to confirm all of them are empty.
Safe Gun Handling is a gun owners responsibility
Safe gun handling is an attitude. You should be aware of all safe gun handling rules and procedures. I will do a piece on safe gun handling for shotguns in the near future. Safe gun handling is everyone’s responsibility. If you see someone handling a gun unsafely explain to them why they should do it properly. Lets makeSafe Gun Handling an attitude. Don’t handle guns without an attitude towards safe gun handling.
The double action revolver is often recommended to new shooters because of its simple operation. Once the cylinder is loaded it is a simple operation to fire the gun by simply pulling the trigger. The cylinder rotates, the hammer cocks and releases hitting the firing pin and thus fires each round until the gun is empty, usually either 5 or 6 rounds. Double action means the trigger performs two function, both cocking the hammer and releasing the hammer to strike the firing pin. In a single action revolver on the other hand the trigger performs only a single function, releasing the hammer to fire after it has been cocked. The main drawback for revolvers as a self defense gun is the limited ammunition capacity. The revolver is also slow to reload. The one way to overcome the shortcomings of a revolver is to become very proficient with the firing and reloading of your gun. Accurate shot placement when necessary can make the revolver a very nice self protection gun for many people. Practicing is very important with any gun you are going to use for protection. See if you can name all the revolver parts .