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Monday, 9 August 2021

Carry Considerations: A Ramble

 Carrying handguns in Canada is illegal except for the cops and maybe some politicos and special cases. For the rest of us - if some Somalian simian decides to cut off our heads as a sacrifice to his monkey god - we die for the good of society, HAR HAR HAR!!! We are allowed to have them at the range but I am usually just doing slow fire bullseye stuff, and shoot right off the bench with a pile of guns in front of me.

But… it’s time to make a holster. I’m looking at the so-called pancake holsters and I think a hare lipped retard like me should be able to do it.

I dunno if I’d form it like that; I can take some artistic license and probably make one similar. I think I could even line it.

Any of you guys carry? I’ll tell ya… these holsters look great and I love them but jeez Louise… if I had one a these on my belt I would be nervous as hell, worrying that somebody might get close enough to grab it. Pick pockets can grab your wallet and be gone before you know it… what about these things? The thought of some noggered moron or other failed liberal social experiment running away with my gun makes my blood boil AND run cold. I’d have to have a very secure holster or I’d be a nervous wreck in crowds. But at the range, getting a gun off the bench in front of me has its merits.

Those are the ones I want. How in bloody hell is Tucker putting these things together? They’re lined, and seem to be of two piece construction. Any of you guys deal with Tucker gun leather?  I am trying to wrap my head around conjuring up a pattern too… the guy is definitely inspired.

The stamping and carving is out of my league but I can definitely do a small concho and a decent leather stain… I think…🤨

Any carry or comment notes? If so, please pipe up in the comments. Ima gonna start cutting paper tomorrow and see if I can replicate the two piece design…


  1. I like IWB but Logcabinlooms made a neat shoulder carry here.

  2. I have the old Tandy Leather holster 'book'. It has 11" x 17" pages and shows a lot of nifty ideas.

    Draw a line down the middle of a piece of paper. Place the piece's sights on the line (so it's upside down), then lay it over. Trace an outline about 3/8" away from the piece. Lay it over the other way, and repeat. Now you have the basic shape of the holster for that individual arm. Then you can add the belt loop, or get fancy like those pictures up there.

  3. Pocket holsters are not much good for fast draws but good to keep people from grabbing you iron. Since I am not too fast anyway it works for me, but only with snub revolvers.

    Grace and peace

  4. I have an LCP II in .380 which I carry in a sticky holster in my right front pocket. I also have a FÉG (Fegyver- és Gépgyártó Részvénytársaság) PA-63 in the 9×18mm Makarov caliber along with a used military style flap holster and a spare magazine which resides in the glove compartment of my car. Neither one of these is what you'd call a fun gun to shoot, but they're small enough to conceal.

    The most comfortable holster I have is an ankle rig. When I wear it, I have a nice little .38 revolver I carry in it, and it's so comfortable I forget I've got it on.

    What I'm lacking is an outside the belt, good old holster and belt rig that I could use for a Md. 1911 .45 or something similar. I'm thinking that if I were summoned to an emergency in the middle of the night, it really helps to be able to holster your pistol and free up your hands for your flashlight and shotgun.

    And no, I don't use a pump shotgun. I use a 12 gauge coach gun with open hammers. Two barrels, two triggers, two hammers, and easy to recognize. I've stood and patiently listened to all these stories about the sound of a shotgun being racked, and as far as I'm concerned, they're all dildo juice. Why give away your position with a noise? Moreover, if you're under stress - middle of the night, intruders - you could easily short stroke a shotgun, leaving you with a jam or an embarrassing noise later on.

    A friend of mine worked as a deputy sheriff for a while, and he told me from personal experience that when the big, tough bad guys get a look at that coach gun with the hammers pulled back, they tend to settle right down and be polite. That's good enough for me.

    I'd like a shoulder rig, but the ones I've seen either have the pistol upside-down where it might fall out and go off, or the butt is forward and invites a grab from the bad guy.

  5. The idea Glen is to not let anybody know you are carrying. Otherwise you are just a target. Wear a light jacket or windbreaker to hide your rig. I also wear an undershirt plus an un-tucked Hawaiian type over-shirt. No one ever notices.