Quick Hit:
Snubbie Revolvers

GUNS Magazine Podcast #8
Dec. 27, 2019
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GUNS Magazine Podcast Quick Hits are short episodes featuring Host Brent T. Wheat and GUNS/American Handgunner Publisher Roy Huntington and/or Executive Editor Tom McHale discussing various topics about everything firearms featuring their usual humor, veteran knowledge and do-not-repeat stories.

Once ubiquitous, 2-inch revolvers, or “snubbies,” have since fallen out of favor with shooters. Most cops carried one and every TV detective whipped his out at the moment of truth, but is the “Chief’s Special” or “Bodyguard” just an anachronism in today’s world?

Both retired police officers, Host Brent T. Whest and GUNS/American Handgunner Publisher Roy Huntington don’t think so and carried snubbies during their careers. And despite their decrease in popularity, many of today’s top firearms trainers and shooters still have a J-frame or other small revolver tucked away on their hip, in their pocket or on their ankle.

In this first Quick Hit episode, Roy and Brent offer insight into the pros and cons of the diminutive wheelguns and even share a few on-the-beat stories that are funny now but probably weren’t at the time.

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