A Noir Primer

Here at Snub Noir we tend to focus on firearms;  the use, care, carry and feeding of snub nose revolvers and pocket semi-autos. We don’t, however, spend as much time on the thread that ties those guns together with our community; film noir.  Robert Leudemann...

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Books have arrived!

Dear friends, We are happy to announce that Lou Chiodo’s Winning a High-Speed, Close-Distance Gunfight and Ralph Mroz’s Defensive Shooting for Real-Life Encounters: a Critical Look at Current Training Methods books have arrived! We are now packing and...

Running A Round Gun In A Square Gun World

Why a Revolver? Myth- A semi-auto pistol is a better choice! Revolvers are obsolete. First rule of gunfighting- Have a gun! Revolvers do some things better Snubs remain very popular, service size- not so much Some Snub Advantages Size Efficient/Power Simple Manual of...

A Word About Noir

Otto Penzler, the dean of noir, has this to say about the genre. “Noir works, whether films, novels or short stories, are existential, pessimistic tales about people, especially protagonists who are seriously flawed and morally questionable. The tone is generally...

Ralph Mroz’s Defensive Shooting for Real-Life Encounters: a Critical Look at Current Training Methods available for pre-order

Dear friends, We are very excited to announce that we are reprinting Ralph Mroz’s Defensive Shooting for Real-Life Encounters: a Critical Look at Current Training Methods! The book is available for pre-order in our store. We expect to start shipping them by July...

Cliché Noir Detective

I’m no expert in the Noir Detective but the cliché often involves a dark stormy night, a pretty lady that gets the protagonist into hot water with some thugs and a little gun play. When the cliché becomes reality, things can get spicy. Not long ago, a friend brought...