Upcoming Snubnose Revolver Class with Greg Ellifritz

Hey guys, I wanted to make everyone aware of an upcoming revolver class in Wilmington, Ohio. I (and at least one other reader of RevolverGuy) will be attending. I’d like to see more of you there, too! The class is run by Greg Ellifritz on Saturday, October 19. The cost is $200. I’m not going to reinvent the wheel. The info below is directly from Greg’s course description. Registration information is available HERE.


This course is designed to teach students how to most effectively employ a short- barreled revolver in a defensive situation. This class will cover:

  • Choosing optimal revolvers and support gear
  • Holsters and carry issues
  • Shooting quickly and accurately with a snubnose “snubby” revolver
  • Recoil mitigation techniques
  • Reloading techniques using loose cartridges, speed loaders, and speed strips
  • Close quarters shooting with the revolver
  • One handed firing with both strong and support hands
  • Strategic application of the snubnose “snubby” revolver in combat

This is not a beginning shooting course! Students are expected to have completed CCW-level or greater training prior to taking this class. Students should be able to safely handle their firearm, load and unload it, and be able to safely draw from the holster before enrolling. If students do not have these necessary skills they will be removed from class.

Equipment list

  • Revolver with a barrel length under three inches.
  • Belt holster (either inside or outside the waistband) or pocket holster. No ankle holsters, shoulder holsters, or fanny packs.
  • 300 rounds of practice ammunition for your revolver.
  • At least two speed strips. I prefer the eight-round strips made by Tuff Products, but Bianchi and other manufacturers’ 
options are fine. 
  • At least two speed loaders. Whatever brand you prefer is fine by me. We will discuss the relative advantages of each 
loader type in class. If you don’t already have loaders, the HKS models are probably the cheapest and are perfectly 
  • Grips that will allow you to use your chosen speedloader. Try it before class. Many grips are cut in such a fashion that they 
do not provide enough clearance for speedloader use.
  • Eye and Ear protection (electronic hearing protection is preferred).
  • This is an outdoor range. Please dress for the weather.

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Justin Carroll is a former MARSOC Marine and veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan. Leaving service after eight years in the U.S. Marines, Justin continues his involvement with a variety of government agencies to this day. Justin began RevolverGuy.com in late 2016 with an simple idea: provide an source of high-quality information for revolver enthusiasts.

5 thoughts on “Upcoming Snubnose Revolver Class with Greg Ellifritz”

  1. I live about 3 hours away in Kentucky, but I’ll see if I can attend. The price is reasonable too.

    1. Nice, I really hope to see you there. Unfortunately for me this is a two-nights-in-a-hotel trip, but I think it’ll be worth it!

    2. Thanks for letting us know. I’ve been reading and enjoying your site for the last several months. I plan on registering for the course!

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