If someone brand new to defensive use of the carbine were to ask me what book I would recommend, Clint Smith’s Urban Rifle would be on the top of my list.
Sometimes there is a drill that becomes your nemesis. It haunts you, it laughs in your face, and inspires you to work harder. For me that drill is the “300”
If you have spent much time behind a wheel gun you know two things: they run out of ammunition in a hurry and reloading is comparatively slow and complex.
For a DVD on how to shoot a snubnose, this is one of the best, if not the best. For a DVD on how to run a revolver in general, this is also one of the best.
Rock Island Armory is best known for their budget oriented 1911s but they also make two versions of essentially the same .38 caliber revolver, M200 and M06.
What the RIA Tactical 1911 has going for it is the price point, the fact that it’s a 1911, and the reliability is “good enough” with some minor tweaks.
In my review of the Smith & Wesson SD40VE, I alluded to the Smith & Wesson perhaps being a challenger to the venerable Glock, in this particular case, the Glock 23.
For the price point, S&W’s SD40VE is probably one of the best buys on the market today — if you can get over the moderately heavy and long trigger press.