The sensitivity warning that you saw before entering this blog site is a a Google Blogger option. Since we are in the era of everybody being offended by everything, I decided it was prudent to flip the switch that activated that optional canned warning.

Blogging to you from the Northeastern Badlands of Lake County, Illinois; DEEP DEEP DEEP DEEP inside the heartland of the Socialist Banana Republic formerly known as the USA, WELCOME TO THE NEXT CHAPTER! WARNING! ALL FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA ARE ADDICTIVE; EXCESSIVE USE MAY LEAD TO MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS, REDUCED JOB PRODUCTIVITY, INSOMNIA, SOCIAL ALIENATION, GENITAL ULCERS, BLINDNESS, POLITICAL EROTICISM, AND / OR DEVIANT FUNAMBULISM. NOTICE: NO GUNS OR AMMUNITION ARE FOR SALE VIA THIS BLOG. (No, I will not trade my Colt Python for some lubricious adventures with your trophy wife and a future first-round draft pick.) CAVEAT: This blog is not suitable for viewing while at work, while inside a public library, while inside any public or private school, or while inside any public or private restroom. Do not view this blog while driving a motor vehicle or while piloting an aircraft. Viewing this blog may be illegal inside the EU, NYC, Chicago, Seattle, and other parts of the Third World. THIS BLOG CONTAINS (albeit often very childish) ADULT-CONTENT. DISCLAIMER: This blog is a hobby, it is not a livelihood. Even though much of what I blog about relates to firearms collecting and recreational shooting, I am not an expert (by any measure) on any facet of guns, shooting, hunting, or personal defense. Entries at this blog are akin to good old-fashioned campfire chats or post hunt bourbon-fueled barroom-bluster; I offer no opinion on what you should or should not purchase, or what you should be using or doing. What does or does not work for me could be rugged-country-miles away from your tastes and your needs. All products, places, and miscellany that I review for this blog are purchased / rented / leased at retail price by me. I do not accept payment, gifts, discounts, freebies, products on loan, distilled spirits, recreational pharmaceuticals, plea-bargains, probation, parole, Papal Blessings, Presidential Pardons, or sexual favors for doing any review or blog post. TRACKING COOKIES: Google et al stick tracking cookies on everybody. If you are online, you are being spied on via one method or another, for one reason or another; 'nuff said. You may be able to minimize your online DNA residue by using Tor and Duck Duck Go. Vive la liberté! Vive all y'all! Ante omnia armari. To each of you, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Gun Holsters

Several hits to the Google Blogger version of this site used keywords indicating a search for holsters. Search engines often return everything except what people are looking for, so on the left-hand side of the Google blogger page I now list over forty sources for gun holsters, sometimes searched as “gun leather.”

Very few areas of this country allow open carry of a handgun, so if you want to strap on a gun and holster to parade around in public you had better know what the law in your area allows.

With the exceptions of the states of Wisconsin and Illinois, it is possible for law-abiding citizens to qualify for a concealed carry permit that allows public carry of a handgun, provided no one discovers you are carrying it. Should you accidently flash the gun and holster, or display a telltale gun-bulge under your clothing, you face arrest and loss of your carry permit. Choice of truly concealable handguns and holsters is imperative. If you have the body-frame of Clint Eastwood, carrying a full-frame S&W .44-magnum may be easy. Most find pocket or purse carry of a Seecamp or similar size pistol much easier to manage. The above photo shows an S&W J-Frame revolver in a deluxe Gaylord 8-ball pocket holster, designed by the legendary Chic Gaylord in the 1960s, today made by the well-respected holster maker Lefty Lewis of Bell Charter Oak. If you are restricted to a wheelchair and need a holster that fits your special needs, Lefty has some designs for you too.

Most holster makers offer goods that will last a lifetime, and a very few such as Matt Del Fatti offer custom leather that is nothing short of artwork.

I hope you find what you seek. Stay safe.

James A. Zachary Jr.


Mike Stollenwerk said...

"Very few areas of this country allow open carry of a handgun . . ."


Must not be livin' in the USA.

Only 6 states ban the open carry of handguns. See more at

"Zack" said...

Hi Mike, thanks for the visit and for the informative website.



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