SHOT Show: “Pre” and “Post” — 14 Comments

  1. I used to like, and try to use, nothing but Safariland Holsters, back when they made Leather holsters, lined in a soft fleece, to protect your bluing, with a Sight Track, and a thumb break retention strap.

    But now-a-days, they’re all hard molded plastic too, with a retention system the Missoula cops have to practice with, something like 300 draws, before being considered minimally qualified to wear it on duty?

  2. I think the GLS IWB (or IP, if you’re Walt R.) holster is a big deal…few, if any, CHL holders probably think much about security because, unlike cops, our arms are usually covered. In a fight, the possibility of a “he’s got my gun” moment could be very high as we uncover during presentation. I’m definitely thinking about security in a new light now, Mas, so thanks for that mention…I don’t recall seeing it on all the tacti-cool blogs that the Internet is awash in these days!


  3. Jo Ann–I believe the picture is from the front and the hook you see rides down inside the belt and hooks under the belt so when you draw you don’t get a handful of holster too.
    The problem with IWB holsters is you have to be skinny to wear one reasonably comfortably. I have the middle age “spare tire” and after a full day of wear it goes into the collection box of bygone holsters.

    How many “gun nuts” does it take to screw in a light bulb?
    None. Better to sit in the dark and argue over the merits of the .45 acp round verses the 9mm.

  4. Thank you for the information on Safariland’s new holster, Mas. A security feature would be good for me. I have their current IWB design for my Glock 17 & 19 and really like it.

  5. I’m going to go slightly off-topic. I wish someone would invent a better system for our infantry warriors to carry their gear. So many incredible technological improvements in the past 100 years, and grunts still have to carry heavy packs. I know they can do it, but wouldn’t they have more energy for combat if they only had to carry 40 lbs. instead of 100 lbs.? Carrying heavy packs can’t be good for the spine.

    I have thought of mules, or light carts with bicycle wheels, or even human beings to simply carry things behind our warriors. Carrying packs would be a good job for robots, until we can simply send robots to do all our fighting. I’m sure a pack carrying robot would be very expensive. Any ideas?

  6. Matt, from the information we have so far, I can’t dispute the blogger’s take on it. More details will doubtless emerge.

  7. Old Fezzywig –

    Dogs have been trained and used for many purposes during conflict scenarios, including hauling some weight. Pack carrying is common in big game hunting. The weight goes on the hips, it’s not bad to carry at all if the pack fits.

    Anybody here check out the new version of the new Browning A5 Sweet Sixteen at SHOT show?

    Black Bear and Turkey seasons coming up soon!

    All the best everyone.