Lost Art of the Revolver

Lost Art of the Revolver

An elegant weapon, of a more civilized age.”

Join us for a clinic on revolver tips and tricks.

Revolvers have put plenty of bad guys in the ground.  The wheel gun is still quite capable–IF you are trained to use it.  Once abundant, corporate knowledge of how to maximize revolver performance is dying off. Keep The Lost Art alive by learning the secrets of the elders (and even some things most of them never learned).

We will learn and practice how to:

Mind the Gap

As with other Heloderm firearms classes, we’ll start close.  But many of the off-lining, disarming, and retention methods taught for semi-autos can get your hand, thumbs or ribs blasted if you don’t “mind the gap” between the cylinder and the forcing cone of a revolver.

Keep it Fed

Believe it or not, you can “Tac” load a revolver.  We’ll work with “zip strips,” moon clips, and different types of speed loaders.  We’ll also give you options for if you are rushed halfway through your reload.  You CAN reload a revolver with only one hand–even your support hand.  We’ll teach you how.

Fix Stoppages

Stoppages, while rare, do happen with revolvers.  When they do, they can be VERY HARD to fix.  We will emphasize prevention, for example, checking the ejector rod for tightness to avoid it getting hung up in the first place.  Did you know Smith and Wesson and some Ruger ejector rods are reverse threaded, just for that reason?  But in the event that Murphy strikes and your revolver does “jam,” you’ll know fumble-proof methods to get it open.

Ration your Ammo with Multiple Assailants

How do you please a crowd with a gun that only holds 6 cartridges (or 5)?  We’ll use scenario-based training to give you problem solving algorithms for escaping from mob violence.

Trade Up

. . . to a more capable weapon, a backup gun, or the bad guy’s gun, so you don’t run out of ballistic capability (or ideas) before you run out of assailants.

If you want to practice these and other revolver skills, reserve your place in the class using the contact form below.  Tuition for half-day Revolver courses is $50, $45 if you are a previous ICSAVE, Warlizard, or Heloderm student.

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