The revolvers were a Taurus Model 85 5-shot with a 2-inch barrel; a S&W Model 49 Bodyguard 5-shot, also with a 2-inch barrel; and a S&W Model 10 M&P 6-shooter with a 5-inch barrel. All sport fixed sights. (Interesting side note: The Model 10 was on loan from a friend’s wife, who said the revolver belonged to one Donald McNamara, her great-grandfather, a Multnomah County, Oregon sheriff’s deputy as well as a member of the Columbia River Patrol, during the 1930s. “Two bad guys to its credit,” her husband told me. “Not killed, but definitely down.”) Ammunition was simple and widely available: Federal’s American Eagle 158-grain lead round nose and Winchester’s PDX1 Defender .38+P 130-grain hollow point format. (Note: The latter were fed minimally to the Taurus Model 85 for the purpose of recoil recognition and management, as well as accuracy determination.) Julie and I both shot from what I’ll call a pseudo-combat stance from a distance of seven paces, a range commonly seen in personal defense/home defense scenarios. The targets had 4-inch bull’s-eyes.