Last night, Sam’s performance with her Smith & Wesson 686 [similar to the one above] proved the old adage “Beware of the hot woman with one gun.” That is it, right? On the way home, she kvetched about carrying a self-defense firearm (yes, she home carries the beast) with only six .357 Hornady Critical Defense cartridges. “What if I run out of bullets?” she asked. “Then hit ’em with the damn thing,” I opined. “Or slice ’em with your razor sharp wit. Something. Anything.” Point taken? Practice with your self-defense gun. Carry it from the moment you wake up until the moment you go to sleep (shower carry instrux to follow). But remember the sage advice of Emile Chartier: “Nothing is more dangerous than an idea—when it is the only one you have.” Now head over to kaboompics.com to see what can happen to the guns of Mr. Murphy (a kamikaze hand-loader).