Welcome to Snub Noir, the only noir themed snub shooters association! We are dedicated to preservation, recording, and practicing both traditional snub nose revolver and small, single stack pocket auto gunhandling.


Membership Benefits

Online Content

We offer a large variety of online content to our members. Member blog posts offer both text and video material covering; training techniques, shooting drills, and book and product reviews. Blog posts also offer police and firearm books series excerpts by authors including Chris Bird, Ed Lovette, Paul Filipowicz Ralph Friedman, and Ralph Mroz.


In addition to regular blog material, Snub Noir also publishes The Detective Gatzette, our full color print and downloadable quarterly members’ magazine.

Online Community

We host our own social media site as an alternative to the mainstream sites. We invite you to join the conversation! For our members, we have private groups for discussion and to buy/sell trade gear.

Products and Discounts

We are always working on acquiring product discounts and developing products to bring to you.

Training opportunities

Michael de Bethencourt, lead trainer at Snub Noir oversees workshops and snub shooting events throughout New England. For information on hosting a Snub Noir 4-hour workshops or a snub shooting event, please contact us at

Membership Plans

Snub Noir Classic

  • Access to our online Community
  • Early notification of new products
  • Access to members only Community Groups
  • Access to all blog posts
  • Access to training videos
  • The Detective Gatzette in print* and digital
  • Product discounts

*Print delivery included only for US addresses. For international delivery, please contact us.