Dear Mas, Several self-defense Instructors have claimed that the majority of armed Civilian Self-Defense situations occurr at and are resolved in "3's"(within 3 feet or less,with 3 shots or less fired, in 3 second or less).You've written often about the snub-nose revolvers weapon retention strengths, it's ability to fire from within a pocket & it's capabilities to function at muzzle contact distances or if entangled in clothing.I own hi-cap semi-auto's, but have always been a huge fan of the snub and think many underestimate it or simply don't understand it's advantages in self-defense tending to focus on it's weaknesses as a range or target gun or the ability of most not being able to make accurate hits at longer than room distances.I quote your work often when arguing it's positive attributes. In a previous post here you mentioned that the majority of gunfights you've studied involved some distance. I would guess that Muggings, unarmed assaults, Rape, carjackings & Home invasions would be the most likely self-defense scenarios the average Civilian would face and I assume many are resolved in favor of the defendee without any shots at all being fired when the good guy simply brings a weapon into the equation or the defender simply shoots the intruder. Actual firefights and exchange of gunfire with an armed assailant would seem extremely rare for the Civilian. Were your referring to Police gunfights or Civilian gunfights when you mentioned there being some distance involved in the gunfights you've studied? Thank you very much.