Category Archives: holster

Bodyguard.

A parent’s duty to safeguard her child doesn’t stop at birth. (Four years ago.)

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California, 25 years later

The rifle, fed with stripper clips, is actually California-legal for now. The Glock as well, with 10-round magazines. Actual defense against rioters…not so sure. Urban cops might take the side of the looters. On the plus side, it seems that … Continue reading

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Sig ammunition is pretty good.

It’s one of the few brand extension based on new research rather than badge engineering.  

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CZ SP01 AccuShadow

In Krystal Dunn‘s capable hands.

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Fury Carry Solution: new on AllOutdoor

Kydex for the unusual.

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A Solid Platform for Semi-auto Handgun Optics: new on AllOutdoor

UM Tactical pistol optic mount

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The real reason for shooting back

In military actions prior to the Crimean War, the ratio of dead to wounded was usually around 1:1. After the 1850s, medical corps were formed and more of the wounded survived. By WW2, 1:2 ratio was common, and modern US … Continue reading

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Holster for Glock 30SF

  James Nelson made this for one of my friends. It’s quite comfortable.

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Glock 41 Longslide review: new on AllOutdoor

Accurate, comfortable, potent.

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Daily leather

Recently, I noticed that my most frequently carried pistol is an old Glock 23 in a pancake holster, a type that I don’t normally favor. I am not a great fan of mid-size .40 pistols, so this practice puzzled me. … Continue reading

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Carrying a pistol with armor and load-bearing vest: new on AllOutdoor

Fury Carry Solutions

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Leather for Valentines’ Day?

Having written about Dragon Leatherworks often, I’d like to recommend as as a source of gifts for you mate. Since they make custom designs and can decorate or personalize the holsters just the way you want, it could make for a … Continue reading

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“I am not Charlie!”

It may be better to be a live jackal than a dead lion, but it is better still to be a live lion. And usually easier. (Robert Heinlein) When people regularly die for expressing their beliefs, free speech does not … Continue reading

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Happy dance

Carry solution found, Sig 225.

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Why not a longslide?

Nighhawk T4 in 9mm: 3.8″ barrel, 5″ height, 1.32″ width. Compact, with light recoil and good accuracy. Great for concealed carry. But it’s not being concealed here, which brings me to a practical question: “Why not a longer pistol?” Much … Continue reading

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Hogue retention holster for M1911: new on AllOutdoor

Lightweight paddle/belt convertible holster.

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“Hey, I carry one just like it!”

A big advantage of working with competent models is that they can be asked to do a task instead of being directed, minute degree at a time, into a position which mimics doing the task. For example: “Please point the … Continue reading

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Bad nightmares about good things

Last night’s dream was amusing enough, in retrospect, to be written up. I was going through an airport with my parents and a couple of friends who visited from Germany. My parents went ahead, I hanged back with the tourists. … Continue reading

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Best cure is prevention, but…

  …if avoiding psychos doesn’t work, then shooting them would have to do. Statistically, women are at greatest personal risk of murder or aggravated battery when they leave abusive relationships. So don’t compound bad judgment in picking mates by choosing … Continue reading

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Snake skin holster

Dennis at Dragon Leatherworks makes awesome holsters. This one is made of snake skin.

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