Posted May 31, 2016 12:54 am by Comments

By James Rummel

snub nosed 38 with six rounds

I wrote here before about carrying an old .38 revolver as a self defense tool before.

It certainly did the job, and I didn’t feel unprotected while it was on my hip, but there were a few drawbacks. It was heavy, and it had very limited firepower compared to modern autoloaders.

So what did I do? I purchased a modern autoloader.

It is a Beretta Px4 Storm, the compact version.

The gun is a polymer frame autoloader with a 15 round magazine. Nothing particularly innovative about that, certainly. The good folks at Beretta insist that they have a different wrinkle, though. It is a “rotating barrel”, something that first appeared about 20 years ago on their 8000 series of handguns. The idea is that the barrel rotates upon recoil, unlocking from the frame during the cycling action. Beretta claims that this has the effect of stretching out the time the gun takes to cycle, meaning that perceived recoil and muzzle flip are both greatly reduced.

Well, I’ve seen a whole bunch of gimmicks in my day, and most of them don’t deliver. I really didn’t expect much when …Read the Rest

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