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.
My only quibble with this story is that the goblin wasn’t dead at the end of it.
An employee of a gas station in the 200 block of West Camp Wisdom Road, near the border with Duncanville, alerted the mother about 10 p.m. that a man was trying to get into her SUV.
She jumped into the vehicle. When the man didn’t stop, she pulled a gun from the glove box and shot him in the head, police said.
The vehicle then crashed into a utility pole.
So far, so good. But the goblin didn’t croak, because:
“I should have just have emptied the whole clip but I didn’t. I didn’t. I just wanted to give him a warning shot that was it.”
I can’t criticize Our Heroine too much, because she stopped the danger to her kids, and that’s all that matters. However, I just hope that the thing ends here, with the choirboy in jail for a long time — too long to come after the woman when he gets out, or too old to try this again with someone else.
Sometimes, you see, it’s better to end the thing properly, even if you aren’t a killer.
“That” being the raft of laws and regulations which prohibit felons from owning guns.
Here’s the story:
Authorities in California acting on a tip swept into a rural home and seized more than 500 guns from a convicted felon, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.
The tip indicated Manuel Fernandez, 60, was “in possession of a large arsenal of firearms,” the department said in a statement. On Thursday, a team of state and local officers raided the house in Agua Dulce, about 45 miles north of Los Angeles. Authorities immediately seized 432 guns, the department said.
The next day, another 91 guns were found hidden at Fernandez’s home, authorities said.
Yup: looks like all those laws which California adds to the federal laws really work, huh? I mean, a felon possessing guns? That’s doubleplusunpossible in the Golden [Shower] State, you betcha.
And yet he got the guns, 500 of them, somehow… so California probably needs more laws, like this one. At least, that seems to be their thinking, such as it is.
By now, everybody will have learned of the latest Righteous Shooting in Washington state — unless, of course, you depend on the gun-hating mainstream media for you news, in which case you would be completely in the dark about it because a Good Guy whacking a goblin doesn’t comport well with Teh Narrative (which states that all guns are eeeevil and gun owners are Literally Hitler).
Anyway, the story goes that goblin causes deadly mayhem in a WalMart, Hero Gun Owner shoots his worthless ass dead, the end.
Ordinarily, that would be sufficient cause for a Happy Dance, but this one has some Extra-Special Gunny Goodness about it. Allow an eyewitness to explain:
Megan Chadwick said her husband saw the civilian take down the shooter. “He said he watched him (the shooter) take his last breath,” Chadwick said. “There were three civilians going after him (the shooter) to shoot him and two of them had their guns up — and then the third guy shot him through the window of the car.”
Chadwick said her husband was armed as well.
So by my count, that makes four law-abiding gun owners on hand in the WalMart parking lot, basically lining up to send the goblin to an early grave?
Now we can begin the Happy Dance…
“These guys can talk about banning assault rifles and banning guns, but when it comes and happens to them, they’re going to wish they had one.” — Scott Reardean, after stopping a carjacker.
Story here. My only quibble is that between the two gun owners, they somehow failed to shoot the damn goblin.
In response to that tiresome little prick from Florida: