Sawmill South Carolina Snub Roundup

Snub training in South Carolina!

Longtime RevolverGuy readers are familiar with the Pat Rogers Memorial Revolver Roundup (PRMRR), which has been hosted at Gunsite Academy for the last several years. The Roundup is the premiere revolver-centric training and social event of the year, and should be on every RevolverGuy’s radar.

After many years of missing the Roundup for work and other commitments, I finally attended my first Roundup this past November, and had a wonderful time. The Roundup is part training, part social, and 100% fun, and now that I’ve had a taste of it, I won’t be missing it again. I’ll be there this coming November, and hope you will be too.

The one issue with the Roundup is geography. The Gunsite Academy is a wonderful host for the Roundup, and I can’t think of a better place to do it, but it’s clear across the country for any RevolverGuy who lives east of the Rockies. The distance, and the timing (being the weekend before Thanksgiving), make it a difficult journey for many folks who would otherwise be interested in attending. The will is there, but the logistics are a killer.

To accommodate these would-be attendees, the hosts of the Roundup have long been interested in establishing an “East Coast Roundup,” which would bring the whole experience closer to home. That dream will become a reality this year, when the team visits the Sawmill Training Complex, in Laurens, South Carolina, this August for the Sawmill South Carolina Snub Roundup.

The team will be bringing 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.

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.

One thought on “Sawmill South Carolina Snub Roundup”

  1. If that wasn’t 2,100 miles from me, I’d be all over it! That is a ‘Dream Team’ of modern wheelgun instructors, for sure. Enjoy.

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