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...

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...

San Francisco: The Birthplace of Noir

From Za HiR Up and Down Mean Streets. A statement by Don Herron and Eddie Mueller on Film Noir’s set in San Francisco. This is from 2003. “You can make the argument — what the hell, I’ll make it now — that noir was born in San Francisco. Sure, certain...