Sawmill South Carolina Snub Roundup Reminder

The American Fighting Revolver gang has posted an informational video update about the upcoming Sawmill South Carolina Snub Roundup that you can watch here on their Rumble account.

The Snub Roundup is designed to bring the Pat Rogers Memorial Revolver Roundup experience to the East Coast, providing an opportunity for some outstanding training and fellowship. The event will be held at the Sawmill Training Complex, in Laurens, South Carolina.

The Sawmill South Carolina Snub Roundup will host a selection of heavy hitters from the PRMRR instructor cadre to bring attendees two days of outstanding snub revolver training. You’ll train with Darryl Bolke, Wayne Dobbs, Bryan Eastridge, and Chuck Haggard in a round-robin format, where each group of students will rotate through the entire program and get a chance to train with each of the instructors.

Besides having access to a panel of great instructors, attendees will benefit from getting to train with the gear they really carry, in the way they really carry it. Most training programs aren’t revolver-friendly, and you’re often hard-pressed to find an instructor that is sufficiently skilled in shooting the revolver to offer you anything valuable. The Roundups are different though, as they’re tailored for your needs as a revolver shooter. You’ll be able to learn and practice skills that you normally wouldn’t be able to, such as drawing your snub from an ankle or pocket holster, and you’ll do it under the tutelage of some of the best instructors the industry has to offer.

Wayne Dobbs runs the 2023 PRMRR students through their paces at Gunsite. It’s not often that a student gets to train with an instructor of this caliber—don’t miss the opportunity to do it in South Carolina.

Additionally, the AFR gang has attracted some generous sponsors for the event, and attendees will walk away with some outstanding free gear and swag. They’ll also be able to participate in some exciting raffles. Expect holsters, loaders, guns and more as part of the give aways and raffles!

If you’ve been wanting to go to the PRMRR but haven’t been able to make the long journey to Gunsite, the Sawmill Snub Roundup is your opportunity to get the same experience closer to home. Make sure to visit the American Fighting Revolver website, where you can find more information about the program and register for it.

A fair warning: The PRMRR always sells out each year, and I expect the Sawmill Snub Roundup to do the same. If you’re interested in going, I wouldn’t drag your feet—get your registration done early, and spend the rest of the time between now and August looking forward to the best revolver training event east of the Rockies.

Author: Mike

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Mike Wood is a bonafide revolver nut, a certified law enforcement instructor in handgun, shotgun, patrol rifle, less-lethal, and diversionary device disciplines, and the author of Newhall Shooting: A Tactical Analysis, the definitive study of the infamous, 1970 California Highway Patrol shootout in Newhall, California. Mike wrote the "Tactical Analysis" column at for 8 years, and enjoys teaching both armed citizens and law enforcement officers.

9 thoughts on “Sawmill South Carolina Snub Roundup Reminder”

  1. Of course, my annual leave is determined in November… is it something they will do the same weekend every year? In which case I might schedule leave for ‘25 around that.

  2. I wish these classes weren’t so expensive. Someone like me who has bills to pay, and only makes so much money a week, can’t always afford to just drop $500+ out of pocket. That’s not even including the cost of ammo and travel costs; although South Carolina is closer than somewhere west.

    Sorry, I don’t mean to gripe. Just disappointed that the stars never seem to line up for me when it comes to practicing revolvers.

    1. I get it, buddy. Training can get expensive, especially if you have to travel. The tuition is often the least expensive part of it. I’m hoping you’ll be able to make it happen someday, because there’s nothing like an immersive training experience with professional instructors. It didn’t work for you this time, but don’t give up on it.

  3. O yeah, I would very much love to attend! Something I been wanting to do for a good while now. This class is even close to home as I live south of there in beautiful Savannah GA.

    However, the first week of August is smack dab in the middle of the hottest most brutal time of year around here. Mid-eighties with high humidity at sunrise! Not to mention middle of the day. I work outside for a living and all I can think about in August is how to make it through the day and get into air conditioning. In this part of the south we have two kinds of weather, hot and not hot, about six months of each per year.

    If these fellows could find a way to put on another class during the not hot portion of the year I would be the first one to sign up!

    Hey Mike, maybe you could pass my opinion on to this outstanding group of experts? I’m sure there are plenty of guys in the southeast that feel the same way. (Yes, I know, training in less than ideal conditions is probably good, but not so much when your paying big bucks to do so! HaHa.)

    1. Glenn, I hear you loud and clear, and the guys do too. This was not their first choice for the calendar, but they were penned in by other commitments and range availability. I think they’re already working on finding a different time of year for the next East Coast Roundup.

      On the bright side, the range is literally steps away from an air conditioned building, and I’m sure they’ll take good advantage of it!

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