WELCOME TO THE NEXT CHAPTER! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! SOCIAL MEDIA IS ADDICTIVE AND EXCESSIVE USE MAY LEAD TO MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS, REDUCED PRODUCTIVITY, LACK OF SLEEP, SOCIAL ALIENATION, BIRTH DEFECTS, BLINDNESS, AND SEXUAL IMPOTENCY. NOTICE: NO GUNS OR AMMUNTION ARE FOR SALE VIA THIS BLOG. No, I will not trade my Colt Python for some exotic adventures with your hot wife and a future first-round draft pick. CAVEAT: This blog is not suitable for viewing while at work, inside a public library, inside any public or private school, or inside any public or private restroom. Do not view this blog while driving or during sex. 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 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 long country-miles away from your tastes and your needs. All products, places, and miscellany that I review for this blog are purchased at retail price by me. I do not accept payment, gifts, discounts, freebies, products on loan, demon alcohol, drugs, 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! I appreciate it!
Sunday, August 30, 2015
STOP SIGNS, for instance, do save lives if obeyed. Ummmmm, however I do believe she is wrong about the NO GUNS signs. IMHO, other than as a hollow political statement, signs declaring NO GUNS are worthless; the gun-toting bad-guys will ignore them and the gun-toting good-guys may just take their business elsewhere.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
This is one of those moments when something old is something new. Currently I am putting this new holster through its paces as an everyday carry. I had a great deal of trouble finding an IWB holster for my Glock 43 that was suitable (for me) so I decided to go radically retro; this Seventrees design from K. L. Null Holsters has roots all the way back into the 1960s. Above is a copy of a page from a 1969 Seventrees catalogue showing the UNS of 46-years ago.
As with the Walther PPK, the Glock 43 is compact enough to cause problems for the IWB holster designers; there is a very narrow "sweet spot" of having just enough holster. It is also difficult to avoid designing a holster that sits either too high or too low. IMHO it takes someone with intuition and experience to design a stable, comfortable IWB holster for PPK size semi-auto pistols. At a recent gun fair I decided to try a local holster maker's (a fledgling business owned by a group of Cops) IWB Kydex holster; I donned the holster with its G43 dummy gun and gave it a simple tug-test; the holster promptly flipped OUT of my waistband and hung from my belt with the dummy gun's muzzle pointing up at my torso. I politely declined to buy the $50 holster and suggested that the design needed to be further refined.
(Above) This is the side of the holster that faces the body. Note how the sweat shield is boned to curl a bit over the end of the slide; I believe that to be a subtle part of the holster's passive retention. Once it was broken in, this holster provided a fast draw along with good passive (no snaps or straps) gun retention, a combination that is hard for holster makers to achieve. The G43 handgun comes out of the holster quick and easy but it does not come out before I want it out; I am an active old geezer and have no use for any holster that cannot comfortably keep a gun secure during physical activities.
Unlike the explosion of crudely designed and expeditiously manufactured hybrid holsters, this old-school leather holster has no sharp, square edges. It easily slides into place and then stays where it is supposed to stay until the wearer is ready to remove it at the end of the day.
Thanks again, Ken.
DISCLAIMER: As always at this blog site, this product review is simply a good old-fashioned campfire chat; this is not an opinion on what you should or should not purchase or what you should be using. What does or does not work for me could be many country miles away from your tastes and needs. All products I review for this blog are purchased at retail price by me. I do not accept payment, discounts, "freebies," products on loan, demon alcohol, drugs, or sexual favors for doing any review.
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Further, using this shoulder rig with no tie-down whatsoever is a problem for me due to the mismatch in weight from one side to the other; I used the two black non-Galco ammo pouches (with cartridges, of course) to add weight to the offside. While an untied rig is ok for tossing on for a walk around the block or a drive to the deli, I needed it tied down when performing any solid physical activity. The VHS offside tie-down is via an attachement on the ammo pouch (or via an optional harness attachment if you want to eliminate the ammo pouch).
The small frame revolver used in most of the photos of this review is the S&W Model 640-1 .357 Magnum.
(Above: Pouch with loose .357 Magnum cartridges)
they are from Del Fatti Leather). They work on the straps of most any shoulder rig (such as on this often-worn Ken Null City Slicker rig) as well as they do on a gun belt.
S&W Model 638 Bodyguard. There is a minor problem when holstering the Ruger SP101 with the standard factory grips, but there are no problems drawing the SP101 from the holster one handed.
Charter Arms Undercover (2" bbl)
Smith & Wesson J Frame 340PD
Smith & Wesson J Frame 36 (2" bbl)
Smith & Wesson J Frame 60 (2.125" bbl) .357 .38
Smith & Wesson J Frame 649 Bodyguard (2" bbl)
Smith & Wesson J Frame 638 Bodyguard (2" bbl)
Taurus 605 (2" bbl)
Taurus 605 (2" bbl)
Taurus 85 (2" bbl)
Taurus 85 Titanium (2" bbl)
Taurus 85CH (2" bbl)
NOTE: It has been my experience that once a "one size fits many" holster is broken-in for a larger handgun it often (but not always) becomes unsuitable for use with the smaller handguns listed.
NOTE: The Galco V118 holster is truly a no compromise ambidextrous holster; it works equally well on either side; it is a very creative design.
S&W Performance Center .38 Special 640 No Dash for the S&W Model 640-1 .357 Magnum).
I believe this type of rig is designed primarily for use over a shirt and under jacket, which is how I wore it in cooler weather. During the warm weather months I used it mostly over a teeshirt and under an oversized regular shirt.
Ken Null SMZ and SKR rigs.
DISCLAIMER: As always at this blog site, this product review is simply good old-fashioned campfire talk; this is not an opinion on what you should or should not purchase or what you should use. What does or does not work for me could be many country miles away from what does or does not work for you. All products I review for this blog are purchased at retail price by me. I do not accept payment, discounts, "freebies," products on loan, demon alcohol, or sexual favors for doing any review. My holsters are as much as a hobby for me as my guns are.
Monday, August 3, 2015
According to the L.W. Seecamp Forum, Robert has stage 4 liver cancer and is very weak.
Please hold on tight to some good thoughts. Robert is a very good man.
Sunday, August 2, 2015
my no-frills 1911A1 Springfield Armory. It was a couple of weeks ago and I spent less than a half hour shooting; it was a quick in and out session, squeezing the trigger as fast as I could re-acquire the sight.
It has been difficult to find the time and energy needed for shooting (and for blogging). Sometimes life gets in the way of how we prefer to live.