RVM45

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  • Birthday 02/24/1957

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    Holsters; sheaths; boots; whips

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  1. Friends, Never mind a practical rationale. A friend once coined the meme: "No Gun Left Behind." He claimed that if he ever had to evacuate his home on foot that he even had some mini-travois so even the dogs could help evacuate a few of his many handguns. I once saw Bob Munden wearing four Single Actions—but it was for only a few moments to shoot a video to show how quickly he could fire 20-shots. Quantrill's Raiders and the fictional movie Josie Wales were both mounted on horses. Assume that your handguns are important enough to to you to burden yourself with another 20 to 30-pounds and that most of them don't have to be really quick access. Also, guns that cannot be locked up are only secure when on your person. {Evacuated on foot due to flood, tidal wave, forest fire or whatever—for instance…} Has anyone given this any serious thought and came up with any "Out-of-The-Box" solutions? Probably not…but hope springs eternal. …..RVM45
  2. Clam, on the half shell.

    Friends, Excuse my ignorance. What is that for??? …..RVM45
  3. Friends, Does anyone have any photos of a belt and holster combination to carry a Single Action Revolver—or two—in high-riding holsters that cover the trigger guard? I was an IPSC shooter back in the early 80s and I just can't get too enthused abut the Buscadero type holsters. …..RVM45
  4. Weight Belt

    Friend, This is as close as I can find. As I've said, my old belt was vinyl while this one seems to be Nylon. Also, mine had paired horizontal weight pockets rather than these vertical ones. I'd probably be satisfied with this one, If I could buy one large enough to fit. ……RVM45
  5. Weight Belt

    Friends, Not quite sure where to put this. Back in the 70's I had a vinyl weight belt filled with 10-pounds of lead shot. It had velcro fasteners. I wore it under my shirt at all times. It gave me a little extra exercise, but also, it made me feel like I'd gained weight in my mid-section when I sat down to the table prompting me to eat less. Somehow I let myself outgrow it and I have no idea exactly when and how it flowed down the river of time. It occurred to me to make one of leather. I'm larger now. Leather is Clever but Plastic is Spastic. Kind of wanted two or three buckles instead of the velcro and I might prefer 15 or 20-pounds rather than 10. It would also need to be a good bit larger that the old belt since I'm much thicker. Has anyone ever done this? Any suggestions as to leather weight, hardware, etc? Thank you. …..RVM45
  6. Friend, That isn't what Jeff Cooper taught—ergo it's wrong. A 1911A1—without that Browning blaspheming 80 series firing pin block—Carried Cocked-and-Locked—Is how a Warrior Carries. RVM45
  7. Friend, I tried Google, but no luck. What exactly is a "traumatic revolver Storm-02"? …..RVM45
  8. Sheath for dagger

    Friend, I just wanted to give you a "Thumbs Up" for showing the naked blade. I know it's a Leather Forum, but Dang! It is frustrating to wonder just what sort of Knife is hidden in the Sheath. And yes, I saw this earlier and should have praised you then AND it's a fine-looking sheath. …..RVM45
  9. Friends, What is the name of a Western Holster that DOES NOT use the Mexican Loop System, but has a small buckled belt around the Holster instead? Mexican Loop Holsters are alright, but to my OCD Mind, the slash or slashes to form a loop seem a great place for wear and cracking to begin... Thank you. …..RVM45
  10. Friend, Color me ignorant—But which Legion do you refer? The French or Spanish Foreign Legions are the only ones that come to my mind. …..RVM45
  11. Friend, You aren't going to convince someone whose mind is made up but I'd think a soft leather would be MORE damaging to the finish over time. Note a barrel cleaning rod should ideally be of a harder or at least equal hardness to the barrel. Grit adheres to the softer metal and then is drug abrasively over the surface of the harder metal. When I first got into pistols the late 70s, I noticed that practice draws quickly wore the bluing off my Blued 1911A1. The Satin Nickel on my Commander was somewhat more durable but still wore away. However the Bright Nickel on my S&W Model 29 was quite durable. Don't want your finish to wear? Get a gun that is Bright Nickeled or Bright Chromed. The Arm Chair Commandos think that subdued finishes are "Tactical." Think about it. When a gun is holstered and concealed it really doesn't matter if it is covered with Rubies and Flashing Multicolered LEDs. Once it is in your hand it is very noticeable anyway. If you think that you will often have to do room clearances or pursue armed clients into dark alleys—maybe subdued makes some little sense. Even then note that the old Texas Rangers preferred Bright Nickeled firearms—even their Double Shotguns. They wanted their client to stare at their weapon like a rodent entranced by a snake to the exclusion of other tactical factors. Over the years my aversion to subdued finishes has grown a great deal... To the degree that I've coined the term GLOB—Gun-Like OBject—It just missed being a Real Handgun by virtue of not being Bright Nickeled [I'm quite open-minded. I'll also accept Bright Chrome, Gold, Copper, Silver, Colored Case Hardening and highly polished Stainless…] And yes, A friend had the entirety of a 1911A1 Color Case Hardened. {Gold is very soft. I've heard of plating a gun with Copper or Brass to be a poor man's gold finish. You really have to polish Copper and Silver a great deal to keep it from corroding—but a gun with Corroded Copper Plating is still a gun while a Parkerized near-miss is STILL a GLOB!} …..RVM45
  12. Friend, That is a very well-made holster. I have a question about Pancake type holsters in general and anyone who knows fell free to enlighten me. What precisely is the purpose of the extra bulk of leather fore and aft? It seems unnecessary yet many folk both build or order such holsters. A high riding Western Type holster, the old Chapman High Ride or the Milt Sparks Summer Special got by without the "wings" fore and aft. Even the Askins Avenger only has ONE wing. Pancake holsters are not the most extreme example of this. Some of the newer inside-the-waistband holsters have training wheels or sideboards or whatever you wish to call them several inches fore and aft. What gives? RVM45
  13. Friends, I saw a video on "U" Tube where that crazy guy from England made a working copy of the forearm-mounted blade in the Assassin Computer Game. I was underwhelmed at the practicality... But it got me to thinking. Anyone old enough may have seen the TV Series "The Dirty Dozen." One character had some sort of rig that would instantly pop a long bladed switchblade into his right hand. They never explained it of course. The old gamblers used a Jacob's Ladder affair to secrete a card—but they couldn't bend that arm lest the hidden card pop out—and I question how robust the mechanism would be for a much heavier small pistol. One can mount a friction retainer that will release with a hard thrust—Jeff Goldblume had that type of holster in "Silverado." It is not very secure or reliable. Anyone who watched movies may recall Travis Bickle's odd wrist holster in "Taxi Driver" or Andrew Dice Clay's elaborate wrist device in "Ford Fairlane"—and even in the movies that carry system let him down. Does anyone know of a Real World system that allows fast one-handed access to a small knife or pistol mounted on the wrist? {Yes, I'm not being insensitive to that significant and ever growing minority that doesn't believe that there is such a thing as "Reality."} This is just curiosity. There is no crying necessity for such a device. I'd just like to see how it might be done. …..RVM45
  14. Friend, That is a fine holster. I question why someone will buy a Polymer Framed, Boxy and Ugly Pistol and then invest in a Fine Holster to carry the GLOB*in. Kinda like putting a Silk Dress and a nice String of Pearls on a Pig... …..RVM45 *Gun Like OBject