The other thing I like about these guns is that some of them are chambered for the .357 Magnum cartridge. Though shooting .357s from a snubnose is neither required nor for the faint of heart — .38 Special +P is certainly adequate — it is fun. For about 10 to 15 rounds. (Stings your hand with max loads)
Every now and again, someone in my immediate proximity finds out I write about guns. About half a second after that discovery, a question or two surfaces. Sometimes more, some good, some zany.
Which gun for this? Which gun for that? What do you think about carrying dual Mac 10s with a 10mm 1911 as a backup?
I’m glad to answer the questions, but I’m also quick to explain that there’s a lot I don’t know, that what works for me might not work for others, be sure to get formal training, etc. Still, I’ve had the privilege to shoot a bit and over the years have discovered some trends in the questions as well as the answers. So, here are the top five handguns I’ve recommended and the questions that usually precede them.