Tami talks about snub-nosed revolvers and the joys thereof in the carrying of them. Here’s a snippet:
The point Werner (the trainer) hammered home most was that accurate shooting is crucial. My 432PD holds six rounds, and the far more typical .38 Spl./.357 Mag. has but five. Ammunition management is important; you need to make good hits.
Werner emphasized the importance of getting a good sight picture and using ammunition that shoots to your gun’s point-of-aim.
Amen and amen, and I say again: amen.
When I’m not carrying my 1911 (which is only about 20 percent of the time), I carry my S&W Airweight in its Milt Rosen holster, loaded with Hornady Critical Defense .38 Special +P (which the gun loves with a passion):
Over the many years I’ve owned both guns, I’ve fired more practice rounds through the 1911, but I’ve practiced far more often with the Smith — while I practice quite a bit with the 1911, I always shoot at least fifteen rounds with the 637 at every range session, regardless of whatever other guns I’ve brought with me for the day. Why? The little Airweight .38Spl is far more difficult to shoot accurately than the Government .45ACP.
And in the much-lamented absence of the .357 Mod 65 in my collection, the 637 serves as my interim bedside gun. In a bedroom SHTF scenario, you don’t want to be trying to remember how to align the sights and when the double-action trigger will let off.
Tami says it, and I repeat the advice: if you carry a snubbie, practice shooting it more than you think you need to.