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Re: March Holster Contest!
« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2017, 01:06:53 AM »
   Sig 226 .40 caliber.     In a 3 slot OWB holster, not picky of manufacture, the Blackhawk series is good and solid (leather) at the 3-3:30 position or 9 o clock crossdraw..

   Reason?    For ONE handgun, it has to cover both concealed carry, and everyday use.  On a ranch I need to be able to nail coyotes, gophers, badgers,etc.    Why that combo? why not a .357 that I normally carry?  or a hi-cap 9mm?  or a bruising .45?

 Because this 226 .40 is "that gun", as I described in an earlier holster contest, the .40 is "that gun".  I simply hit with it.  it's laser accurate to any range I want.  I've shot scores of gophers, numerous coyotes and 3 deer with it.   It's natural, points well and after months of not shooting it (I know.......) it is natural to pick up and hit with.

    The others who have "that gun" will understand  :cool

   My holster: OWB is needed for ranch use, 3 slot because when swathing/in a tractor crossdraw is easier to use, while it will still disappear under an untucked shirt.
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    « Reply #26 on: March 10, 2017, 01:16:12 AM »
    Actually I prefer the fact that they can be reloaded very quickly with a full moon clip.

    So can the performance centre .357's and the L and N frames hold more  :coffee.
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    « Reply #27 on: March 10, 2017, 02:44:09 AM »
    This is very difficult.  My current carry is a single stack 9mm, either a Kahr P9 or a HK P7 PSP (which has been retired due to the cost of replacing it).  If I were to only have one gun, I think the Walther PPQ in 9mm, as I shoot it better than anything else I've ever shot, even 22lr pistols.


    The position is easy.  IWB, behind my right hip, straight drop and reverse grip, due to an old shoulder injury.
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    « Reply #28 on: March 10, 2017, 11:19:45 AM »
    This is almost impossible for me to decide.  As of this moment it would be my R8.  Carry would likely be my chest rig.  For much of my lifestyle a belt holster is a no-go.  I carry in the "Tanker" position with the chest rig most of the time, rather than over the breastbone/diaphragm.  I will go a step further and say if I could only have one caliber period, it would be .357 mag. 
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    « Reply #29 on: March 10, 2017, 11:36:12 AM »
    This is almost impossible for me to decide.  As of this moment it would be my R8.  Carry would likely be my chest rig.  For much of my lifestyle a belt holster is a no-go.  I carry in the "Tanker" position with the chest rig most of the time, rather than over the breastbone/diaphragm.  I will go a step further and say if I could only have one caliber period, it would be .357 mag.

    How does one conceal tanker position?  :hmm

    I agree with you on .357 magnum  :thumbup1.
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    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    « Reply #30 on: March 10, 2017, 12:11:22 PM »
    So can the performance centre .357's and the L and N frames hold more  :coffee.
    OK, but I don't own any of those guns and I do own the model 625 in question.  Since this is the March "holster contest" I naturally assumed it was aimed at guns I already own.  I suppose you could sort of combine it with the "grail gun" thread as this month we are restricted to selecting a single handgun, but even the generous discount offered by Luke wouldn't go very far toward covering the cost of acquiring one of those beauties.   :hmm
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    « Reply #31 on: March 10, 2017, 12:16:19 PM »
    Well I should say this isn't necessarily a gun you own or a holster you own, granted as most of us know on the holster side it's hard to tell whether or not a rig will work for you without running it;) Same for a gun to a certain degree;)

    But this was mostly a thought I had mostly because any choice will be a compromise of sorts, however I was curious who would compromise say caliber to go with something small that would probably work but was easily concealed. Or who would go larger, medium etc. Because allot of us make compromises with our normal carry method from time to time, but with that decision being the rest of our lives it adds another element;)

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    « Reply #32 on: March 10, 2017, 12:25:45 PM »
    Yeah, I sort of got that impression from your original post which is why my selection is probably a little outside the norm.  Not everybody is comfortable with a big DA revolver but those of us who have been running them for decades are aware of just how much of the need for a gun can be covered by one of those. 
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    « Reply #33 on: March 10, 2017, 01:42:15 PM »
    Given the legal situation right now, I would have to opt for a S&W 442 (or a similar sized revolver) in a pocket holster.  If things were better, I'd prefer my 3" 686+ in an IWB holster at about 3:00.
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    « Reply #34 on: March 10, 2017, 04:57:52 PM »
    How does one conceal tanker position?  :hmm

    I agree with you on .357 magnum  :thumbup1.

    With a big coat. Don't forget I don't "have" to conceal to carry.  I had a buddy who went to town, hitchhicking, while open carrying a 7.5" super Redhawk, and a Marlin 45-70. He rarely walked.

    When I said one caliber I ment one.  Rifle and pistol both. Not ideal for everything but versitile enough to get the job done. IMHO  :thumbup1
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    « Reply #35 on: March 10, 2017, 05:48:07 PM »
    With a big coat. Don't forget I don't "have" to conceal to carry.  I had a buddy who went to town, hitchhicking, while open carrying a 7.5" super Redhawk, and a Marlin 45-70. He rarely walked.

    When I said one caliber I meant one.  Rifle and pistol both. Not ideal for everything but versitile enough to get the job done. IMHO  :thumbup1

    That's really cool that people didn't mind picking your friend up  :thumbup1.

    .357 magnum out of a rifle is very potent indeed, and as far as handguns are concerned, did you hear that story of the mugger who kept fighting after a .357 Mozambique? Yeah, neither did I  :coffee.
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    « Reply #36 on: March 12, 2017, 11:37:32 AM »
    well mines not very interesting compared to many of yours  ;)
    I would have to go with my old reliable g19 in ether a Adams Texas with the owb conversion so i can switch between iwb and owb or an concealment solutions black mamba ce at 3 or 3:30. i have carried 14 to 16 hours a day nearly every day for just under 2 years with that basic setup and found i can work dressing around it into pretty much every scenario i deal with. 

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    « Reply #37 on: March 12, 2017, 03:30:44 PM »
    Not as hard as it probably should be.  I have a number of  carry guns and as I've probably said in other posts my Colt Defender is by far my favorite.  However, for pure utilitarian purposes I'd choose my SIG P320C (or the P320C RX once I find one) on a small sub grip module.   Wrap it in an Adams Badwater at 4:00, and a couple 17rnd mags in Magholder horizontal mag carriers and I'd be set.  Easy peasy.
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    « Reply #38 on: March 13, 2017, 04:22:59 PM »
    I'm very happy with my full-sized 1911-A1.
    However, limited to just one pistol forever, I would go with a commander 1911 in a good, leather rig (probably an Adams) at 3:00 or a bit back and a 2-mag holder on my left side.
    I would want a bob-tailed commander with a good carry melt.

    Arguments can be made about Glocks, SIG's, revolvers, and anything non-1911, but that's what I'd carry.
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    « Reply #39 on: March 22, 2017, 07:30:29 PM »
    This is a difficult choice for sure. I'm thinking a single-stack in an IWB at 4:30ish would pretty much make me happy most of the time. I carry my Springfield XDS9 (4" barrel) in a Alien Gear cloak tuck 2 now, and it works great most of the time. Definitely an improvement over the Remora I used to use because it was all I had. I'm sure Luke's Texas rig IWB would be much better, and it is on the list. My full size 1911 is by far the better shooter and carries ok. However, if this was one and only one, it would not work when dressed nice as I am tall, skinny, and live in Panama City so thin clothing is always a must. The XDS pretty much disappears in all but the more fitted clothing. I've learned a trick even for that. I wear an A-shirt tucked in over the pistol, then the outer shirt over all. It's a little warmer but the A-shirt smooths out the bump from the grip that would normally be sharp when bending over. Really looking forward to one of Luke's rig though to see how much better and more comfortable it can be.
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    « Reply #40 on: March 23, 2017, 10:22:14 PM »
    Had to think on this one. I'd probably have to go with my Hi-Power 40S&W. I've got it set up to shoot 40s&w/357sig/ and 9mm. It'll handle anything I'd want it to. Probably have to go with the 4:00 position IWB like an Adams Texas or a Milt Sparks VMII tuckable. Not to big that a little bit of effort won't conceal it but big enough to enjoy practice and carry a good number of rounds.


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    « Reply #41 on: March 31, 2017, 11:48:58 AM »
    Last day to enter.
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    « Reply #42 on: April 09, 2017, 08:34:55 PM »
    Just a note guys Steve will be doing the drawing like last month and I'm getting around to posting this months contest, of course the swap between these months fell right in my spring breakup road mess;) It's been an extra special week not in a good way;)

    None the less got a chance to read through this thread start to finish, I caught most of the posts when they occurred but missed a couple here and there. Either way some interesting thoughts on single gun carry and it sounds like some of you had trouble nailing it down which of course was the point;) But also on a sideline appreciating what we've got for options while they are available;) I can't think of a normal situation that would put me down to just one handgun but it still make me happy to have the collection of options I do available;)

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    « Reply #43 on: April 10, 2017, 12:15:47 PM »
    Here is the list for the drawing.  I will do the actual drawing either tonight or tomorrow.

    1.   sqlbullet
    2.   MTK20
    3.   Raptor
    4.   cpaspr
    5.   lesptr
    6.   m1911a1lover
    7.   21B
    8.   booksmart
    9.   Kaso
    10.   Mikee5star
    11.   First Shirt
    12.   coelacanth
    13.   Grant
    14.   RetroGrouch
    15.   scarville
    16.   bignate88
    17.   katmandoo
    18.   HMPlatinum
    19.   zayerpaul
    20.   GaBoy45
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    « Reply #44 on: April 10, 2017, 03:06:19 PM »
    Make lesptr ineligible. He's unworthy!
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    « Reply #45 on: April 10, 2017, 05:09:56 PM »
    So a funny thing happened with the drawing.  I'll let you guys check it out. 

     :neener:facepalm.


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    « Reply #46 on: April 10, 2017, 05:27:04 PM »
    That was a bit different.  Glad it wasn't #4.  I didn't realize I was listed.  I specifically opted out.  I won in September and would have had you draw again.  (And my new holster fits my gun wonderfully, even if I haven't gotten pics to Luke yet).
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    « Reply #47 on: April 10, 2017, 05:38:49 PM »
    Glad to hear the rig fits;) Yeah for whatever reason Steve and I both seem to have the same trouble making sure to exclude past winners when we're making the lists :neener

    Congrats Mike though on winning;)

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    « Reply #48 on: April 10, 2017, 05:46:08 PM »
    Glad to hear the rig fits;) Yeah for whatever reason Steve and I both seem to have the same trouble making sure to exclude past winners when we're making the lists :neener

    Congrats Mike though on winning;)

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    If it was up to me, I would exclude guys for three months before restoring eligibility.  So then even though he won back in November, Mike is good to go for this round again.  (Good thing, too)

    Congratulations to Mike. :D
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    « Reply #49 on: April 10, 2017, 05:51:07 PM »
    Another thing: it should be a rule that guys have to post a picture of their discounted rig, preferably with the weapon it goes to.
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