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Re: Glock 43 or ???
« Reply #25 on: September 18, 2018, 12:56:11 am »
Thanks for the detailed comments Luke.  I am leaning towards kydex for holster, due to sweat and cleaning issues.  As soon as I figure out a gun I will be talking to you more.  I am probably going to try an ankle holster first.

I primarily wear mid height hiking boots and mid height work boots in most weather and ground conditions.  If I need insulated boots they are 511 combat boots.  If it is butt cold I wear Much Arctic Sport boots and ankle carry would be out in that case.

I rarely wear a coat except in winter so no pocket carry there.  I carry too much crap in my pants pockets for that to be workable.  I do mostly wear cargo pants, but find the thigh pockets very uncomfortable to carry anything in them.  So pocket carry is out.

I really like the look of that Sig.  Not sure I can find one though.

Part of the role of this gun will be 4 legged predator control, so .380 is too light.  9mm is the really too light for my comfort, but I am not wanting to add another caliber to the collection.  .357 Sig would be great for this role as well.  I am just not sure I want to sacrifice conceallability and lightweight for a faster round.
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    Re: Glock 43 or ???
    « Reply #26 on: September 18, 2018, 02:38:54 am »
    Well, if you're truly set on the .357 SIG as the best round you might want to investigate the second generation SIG P 250 Compact.  It can be had in that caliber.   :hmm
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    « Reply #27 on: September 18, 2018, 02:45:28 am »
    Thanks for the detailed comments Luke.  I am leaning towards kydex for holster, due to sweat and cleaning issues.  As soon as I figure out a gun I will be talking to you more.  I am probably going to try an ankle holster first.

    I primarily wear mid height hiking boots and mid height work boots in most weather and ground conditions.  If I need insulated boots they are 511 combat boots.  If it is butt cold I wear Much Arctic Sport boots and ankle carry would be out in that case.

    I rarely wear a coat except in winter so no pocket carry there.  I carry too much crap in my pants pockets for that to be workable.  I do mostly wear cargo pants, but find the thigh pockets very uncomfortable to carry anything in them.  So pocket carry is out.

    I really like the look of that Sig.  Not sure I can find one though.

    Part of the role of this gun will be 4 legged predator control, so .380 is too light.  9mm is the really too light for my comfort, but I am not wanting to add another caliber to the collection.  .357 Sig would be great for this role as well.  I am just not sure I want to sacrifice conceallability and lightweight for a faster round.

    Ok, something I have experience with. I wear mid length hiking boots as my daily foot wear. I also ankle carry using the Galco ankle glove. It's a fine combo and the two don't interfere with one another. My only recommendation is that you absolutely need the calf strap.

    Not much, but my two cents.
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    « Reply #28 on: September 18, 2018, 11:57:00 pm »
    Ok, something I have experience with. I wear mid length hiking boots as my daily foot wear. I also ankle carry using the Galco ankle glove. It's a fine combo and the two don't interfere with one another. My only recommendation is that you absolutely need the calf strap.

    Not much, but my two cents.

    Thanks. I have zero experience with ankle holsters.

    Well, if you're truly set on the .357 SIG as the best round you might want to investigate the second generation SIG P 250 Compact.  It can be had in that caliber.   :hmm

    I am set on not adding a new caliber. Which is why.357 Sig is not on the list, unless I stumble on a smoking deal.  >:D
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    « Reply #29 on: September 19, 2018, 12:02:28 am »
    Speaking of Sig, the P365 is added to the short list. Same basic size as the G43 but 10 round mags.  Have not made it to either gun shop, due to kiddos soccer games. I missed all of them last year, but made it to part of two this year. I did miss the moose that tried to chase the kids off her soccer field today.
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    Re: Glock 43 or ???
    « Reply #30 on: September 22, 2018, 06:53:25 pm »
    Well I made the rounds of the local gun pushers, and got hands on a G43, Shield 9, and a LCs Pro.  They are all really close in size and price here locally.  Holsters available locally are Safariland kydex, or Uncle Mikes floppy.  Kinda disappointing but not real surprising.  Glock is most expensive at $550, and is a Glock. Spare mags are available at $45 each.  S&W Shield 2.0 is $480 and the trigger was really nice.  Mags were about $35.  LC9-s Pro was most surprising at $430 but a nice trigger.  Also it is the smallest of trio.  Did not see any mags for it though.  The other gun pusher only had regular LCS, and price was about the same as for a pro.  He also had the Taurus G2C which is about the same size, but a bit wider for $250.  As near as I was able to find there is one Sig p365 for sale in the state and it is 650 miles away.  Not sure what I am going to do but a trip up the road might be in the near future to check a few more places.
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    « Reply #31 on: September 26, 2018, 12:25:24 pm »
    I know I am a late to the party but I just got back into the habit of checking WTA.  I have a friend that works construction and has the same problems as you list.  He went with a shield in a "belly band".  For him he actually got a good back brace, and had a seamstress sew in a pocket that completely covers the shield.  He carries it just to left of his mid line.  It works with his tool belt/suspender set up and he wipes the gun down nightly for any corrosion problems.  It has worked for him for a couple of years now. 
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    « Reply #32 on: September 27, 2018, 01:07:28 am »
    Thanks for the description.  I had thought about a belly band, but not about useing a back brace as a belly band.  I like the idea of the semi cross draw set up.

    I like the feel of the Sheild.  It feals good in the hand, and I like the trigger on the 2.0 much better than the Glock.
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    Re: Glock 43 or ???
    « Reply #33 on: October 05, 2018, 09:44:42 am »
    I have a kahr pm9 and love how it shoots. Shoots like a much bigger gun than it is. The PIA breakdown is a huge over statement. We have just all been spoiled by breakdown levers. A monkey could breakdown a kahr no huge deal. I did own an lc9s for a bit. I thought a horrible gun. Not sure what the deal with that gun is but the muzzle flip is ridiculous and let's face it, that gun is the ugliest single stack by far. As far as Shields and xds you really can't go wrong with either.

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    « Reply #34 on: October 12, 2018, 11:16:40 pm »
    I took my G36 with me when I went out of town for work this past week.  This reinforced to me that I need to get a different holster for this gun.  All I have is a "hybrid IWB", and it does not hold the gun secure when not in my pants, and pinches the gun when in my pants.  It also makes the gun carry big.  A G36 is not as big and as heavy as it seems when in that holster. The G36 will go in my work pants pocket with room to spare, and drops right in the chore coat pocket.  But I will not carry it that way without a holster.  Hazards at this job are black bears and I think I will dig the G29 out of storage this weekend to take with me next week, as I have a wider holster selection for that gun.
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    « Reply #35 on: October 12, 2018, 11:28:49 pm »
    Yup.  It never ceases to amaze me how a good holster makes the whole thing work a great deal better. 
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    « Reply #36 on: October 26, 2018, 11:43:15 pm »
    I called my semi-local preferred gun pusher today, and they have a P365 in stock.  I wanted to run right up and grab it, they are almost 75 miles away, but the kiddo had a B-ball game today, so I asked them to hold it for me til tomorrow.  So I will be going for a drive to slap my mitts on the Sig to see if it will follow me home.  They usually have LC9's, Shield's, and G43's in stock as well.  I am also really tempted by the SCCY, it is just a little heavier than I think would be comfortable for ankle carry.
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    « Reply #37 on: October 27, 2018, 09:38:32 am »
    I've handled the display mockup... if the real thing feels as comfortable, it will follow you home. Aggressively.

    You might even need to call the shop about harassment issues.

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    « Reply #38 on: October 27, 2018, 12:26:26 pm »
    I've handled the display mockup... if the real thing feels as comfortable, it will follow you home. Aggressively.

    You might even need to call the shop about harassment issues.

    I am thinking about appendix carry, would that make it sexual harassment? >:D

    My wife offered to pick it up, but I am hesitant to buy with out seeing and handling myself.  $50 for extra mags makes me cringe.  Something is going to follow me home.   
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    « Reply #39 on: October 27, 2018, 12:31:42 pm »
    Lol well if you decide you want to do appendix with kydex I've got a couple shells done and ready;)



    I do dig the size of that sig though I think eventually I'll have one;)

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    « Reply #40 on: October 27, 2018, 08:13:09 pm »
    And the baby Sig followed me home.  Real world LGS price, at least in AK, $580.  About $50 more than G43 with nite sites, About $100 more than Shield with nite sites $150 w/o nite sites.  $150 more than LC9 Pro, $200-250 more than than regular LC9.  SCCY is about the same price as Ruger LC9.  PM40 the only Kahr I could find in stock new in AK is around $750. 

    Then I had to stumble through all the crap holsters at Sportsman's Warehouse to find a temp holster.  Right now it is riding in the inside pocket of an un-insulated chore coat in a Blackhawk pocket holster.  It fits in my Carhart pants pocket, but is awkward on the draw. 

    I laid it on a Shield 9mm and the grips, S&W flat base mag Sig finger extension mag, were basically the same length.  When the muzzles were lined up the Sig was approximately 1/2" shorter.  Weight with empty mags felt super close.

    Lol well if you decide you want to do appendix with kydex I've got a couple shells done and ready;)

    I do dig the size of that sig though I think eventually I'll have one;)

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    Ordered before writing this post.  Now over to your real site to decide on leather.  I think that a SharkBite is in order. 

    It is really a nice size.  And feels nice in the hand, with the pinky extension mag.  It is amazing that Sig got a 10 round mag in a package this small.  I do think that it is going to be snappy when I get to shoot it.

    I will post range report and pics later.  Snow was in the forecast for next week so I really should have been cleaning up the driveway and yard for snowblowing, instead of driving 1.5 hours each way to get my hands on a gun.
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    « Reply #41 on: October 27, 2018, 08:29:06 pm »
    Saw that and sent ya a message about the belt fit etc;) For everyone though both sites are my normal way of doing things whether it's kydex or leather I'm still running the show. And at least for the time being I'm the only one in the kydex shop until it picks up. So if anyone orders anything I'll be the one building it etc as usual(actually right now heating the press up and getting ready to make your holster). Either way though the emails go to me and all the stuff is handled by me until my kids get bigger or somehow I can find someone who actually knows enough about guns and holsters who wants to move way out in the woods;)

    Glad to hear you liked it, I thought once you had your hands on it likely you'd go that route. That Sig is an impressive little package and surprisingly small for the capacity it really impressed the heck out of me;)

    On the leather rig, I've built some for pocket I think myself if I were carrying it I'd run it in a Texas but that's because it's almost the same size as my PF9 and that's my favorite rig for that sized gun when I'm too lazy to carry my 1911's;)

    Take care and expect your rig shipping Monday and to AK well not sure how quick it will be but USPS priority as usual;)

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    « Reply #42 on: October 27, 2018, 08:36:08 pm »
    Saw that and sent ya a message about the belt fit etc;) For everyone though both sites are my normal way of doing things whether it's kydex or leather I'm still running the show. And at least for the time being I'm the only one in the kydex shop until it picks up. So if anyone orders anything I'll be the one building it etc as usual(actually right now heating the press up and getting ready to make your holster). Either way though the emails go to me and all the stuff is handled by me until my kids get bigger or somehow I can find someone who actually knows enough about guns and holsters who wants to move way out in the woods;)

    Glad to hear you liked it, I thought once you had your hands on it likely you'd go that route. That Sig is an impressive little package and surprisingly small for the capacity it really impressed the heck out of me;)

    On the leather rig, I've built some for pocket I think myself if I were carrying it I'd run it in a Texas but that's because it's almost the same size as my PF9 and that's my favorite rig for that sized gun when I'm too lazy to carry my 1911's;)

    Take care and expect your rig shipping Monday and to AK well not sure how quick it will be but USPS priority as usual;)

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    What I am thinking is a left handed Sharkbite tucked in to the top of a "back brace" for a shoulder holster/tanker type position with out the harness of a traditional shoulder holster.  Also with the ability to put it in an inside pocket of the leather jackets I wear for nice, or the zippered pocket of my heavier winter coat.
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    « Reply #43 on: October 27, 2018, 08:44:19 pm »
    That will work, I knew a guy that swore by running a Sharkbite IWB up until his death a few years back;) I kept telling him it was a pocket rig he kept tucking it into his waistband like that;)

    I thought you were a righty? Or just planning a backup gun?

    Only reason I'm asking is I'm building a right handed appendix holster and if I'm wrong I'll go make a lefty for ya;)

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    « Reply #44 on: October 27, 2018, 08:52:08 pm »
    What I am thinking is a left right handed Sharkbite tucked in to the top of a "back brace" for a shoulder holster/tanker type position with out the harness of a traditional shoulder holster.  Also with the ability to put it in an inside pocket of the leather jackets I wear for nice, or the zippered pocket of my heavier winter coat.

    Hmmm.... :hmm

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    « Reply #45 on: October 27, 2018, 10:49:05 pm »
    That will work, I knew a guy that swore by running a Sharkbite IWB up until his death a few years back;) I kept telling him it was a pocket rig he kept tucking it into his waistband like that;)

    I thought you were a righty? Or just planning a backup gun?

    Only reason I'm asking is I'm building a right handed appendix holster and if I'm wrong I'll go make a lefty for ya;)

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    Righty.

    I am still thinking of how that would work.  I was thinking about cross draw and that is why I was thinking left.  But it would be right handed flipped around.
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    « Reply #46 on: October 27, 2018, 10:50:36 pm »
    Hmmm.... :hmm

    Yes thanks for fixing that for me.  I brain farted.  That is why I have not ordered a Sharkbite yet.
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    « Reply #47 on: October 27, 2018, 11:13:39 pm »
    Yes thanks for fixing that for me.  I brain farted.  That is why I have not ordered a Sharkbite yet.
    Not so much fixing it as pondering your idea for a sort of tanker/shoulder holster. 
    I want something similar,  a holster that would have a pistol grip under the hand (cross draw) if the thumb were just a tad right of center line of the sternum, with the fork of the thumb just a touch below where the ribs start to curve and the pistol at about a 45deg angle.
    Not sure if that paints a clear image,.........

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    « Reply #48 on: October 28, 2018, 03:27:39 pm »
    Pic 1 is Para Order mag, Beretta mag, Sig P365 and G36 mag.  You can see insperation of the Sig mag design.

    Pic 2 is Sig next to G 36 mag. Sig is same width as single stack Glock mag.

    Pic 3 is Sig next to Para mag. The similarities are distinct. Very similar in idea, how to stuff the most rounds in compact space.
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    « Reply #49 on: October 28, 2018, 03:40:46 pm »
    Just a few to show the size of the P365. For comparison are G36 and round butt commander 1911.
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