10 Handguns to Own Before You Die
A “bucket list” refers to a list of things one wants to accomplish before “kicking the bucket.” The phrase was popularized in the 2007 movie, “The Bucket List,” but there are references that predate the film.
If a bucket list can be things to do and places to go—why not guns to own? I’ve compiled a list of those I believe a handgun enthusiast should have at some time in his or her life.
Smith & Wesson Chiefs Special
The .38 snub-nose revolver is another handgun that has become a fixture in our culture. When someone says they want a gun that is small and powerful, the snubbie is often the first one to come to mind. Small enough to conceal and chambered in a more-than-adequate round, it is popular with the general public as well as the law enforcement community for which it was designed. The Model 36 Chiefs Special is a five-shot .38 Spl. built on the compact J-frame. Introduced in 1950, it is available in many variations—concealed-hammer, alloys and titanium ultralights and some even chambered for the .357. The latter is not at all fun to shoot. Take your choice, but I favor the original .38 Spl.