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Choosing a backup gun, and practicing with it


The new era of backup guns is here (and it ain’t your daddy’s wheel gun!)

The .38 revolver with a five- or six-inch barrel used to be standard issue, along with a .38 snub-nose strapped to your vest (if you had one) or your ankle. That gave you a grand total of about 11 or 12 rounds to throw in a deadly force situation before you would need to bust out the speed loader for six more.

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