Crossbreed Holsters are hands-down, the most comfortable holsters I’ve ever worn. I have one for my 1911, Springfield XDm and now for my Glock 19. I bought this particular BLEM holster (slight blemish or returned item) from Crossbreed through the XDTalk Forums ( http://www.xdtalk.com/forums/crossbreed-holsters/161669-new-blem-list-11-10-10-a.html) for a meager $50. I don’t know why they call it blems but they’re perfect in function and form. I don’t see any blemishes either, perhaps there is some holster wear on the leather but nothing that stands out to me.
(Gun is loaded btw, as IT SHOULD BE!)
All in all, a GREAT deal
Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate, I do hope that your day would be warm and enjoyable with close friends or family. In this special day, I will be carrying my Glock 19, to provide protection & peace of mind to my family and friends.
What will you be carrying?
Everyone knows that reloading is a very rewarding experience. Especially having the ability to pick the kinds of ammo you wish to create, you also do it relatively cheaply, more than 1/4 of the price of the cheapest factory ammo you’d buy in retail.
While rewarding, it doesn’t come without any risks. One of the biggest problems with reloading is with the user. Humans are not good at repetitive actions, we tend to get used to the repetition and lose our concentration. That can lead to disastrous problems with the ammo you’re reloading, especially if you double charge your load.
This problem can be negated by checking every load for the right amount of powder, and the best way to do it is to physically look into the case for the right amount of charge. This can be a little difficult depending on the kind of lighting conditions you’d have around your reloading workstation.
Here’s a cheap LED flashlight I bought from True Value hardware, called Coast LED Lenser. I think I bought this for $4.99. You can find one on Ebay here : http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Coast-Logo-Lenser-FLASHLIGHT-LED-KEYCHAIN-/190472302121?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c5908ae29
This LED Flashlight is the right size to be slipped into the Dillon RL 550 toolhead.
The light is held in place, without falling through, by the activation switch. It sits in the perfect depth that it doesn’t impinge the function of the shellplate during reloading and providing enough illumination to look into your brass cases.
Perfect! Go get one!
I’ve been having a bout of light strikes in my past two revolver matches and I’m still struggling to figure out why. Here are some pics of my reloaded ammo. Are these properly seated primers? they all look below flush.
Shot two matches in this rare weekend. One is the November IDPA Match in Renton. This time round, our Match Director, Cel, put together 7 stages of pure fun, designed to be very revolver friendly. We also saw all kinds of revolvers being used because we created a special division just for revolvers that don’t meet IDPA specs. We saw classic Colt and S&W Model 1917s, vintage S&W Military and Police 38 special and more.
Here’s my performance :
You can watch some of the other revolver shooters here :
Then on Sunday, I brought my dirty S&W 625 out to Marysville to shoot the USPSA match. I squaded with a bunch of Production super shooters. I took twice as long to complete the stages and got in a TON of reloading practice. I also tried switching from strong hand to a weak hand reload technique.
Fun weekend, and the weather was perfect for this late in the year.
Getting serious with this competitive shooting thing, so I might as well start working on my grip strength. I’ve never been really strong with my wrists and hands, working with computers all day. My idea of muscular training is getting up from my seat to get a drink and walking back to sit down. Although I never done any specific strength training for my hands/wrists, it’s good enough to handle the recoil of my .45ACP. I know I don’t really need it but it doesn’t hurt to work on my grip and wrist strength, it might end up helping me shoot better. Time will tell.
This is what I bought, the Captains of Crush Hand Gripper #1 :
Just installed some upgrades for my Glock 19 today :
Slug Plug – to plug the hole in the grip. I don’t know why Glock never bothered to fill this in the first place. WEIRD!
Stainless Recoil Guide Rod – this one is noisier than the stock polymer guide rod but more durable.
Extended Magazine Release – I also filed down the sides to give it a slight bevel so it won’t bite into my skin.
A Glock .25cent Trigger Job – basically polishing the metal areas to smoothen out the action. It works, just barely, you can tell that the trigger pull is slightly smoother, but you can still feel the polymer on steel drag during the pull.
A Scherer 3.5# Connector – Had to polish the heck out of this one. Look at all the imperfections. sheesh.
All done, except for the extended slide release which is on Backorder.
Bought this Raven Concealment Holster from Roy of Weapon Outfitters and tried it on today. It works very well, except for the mounting at the back. I need to go look for a loop mount so I can slide my belt through it. Looks nice huh? and I didn’t have to wait 18weeks for it
You can buy these holsters new at http://themalabarfront.com
Finally caved into getting one. The venerable Glock. after looking high and low, asking lots of fellow shooters what would be the best, I settled on the Glock 19. Small compact frame in 9mm Luger.
Also bought a cheap Raven Concealment Holster off someone on a Forum that holds the gun tight and close to my body. This is a very popular holster that would take anywhere up to 18 weeks to be delivered. I got lucky!
Avid shooters would know which movie my title quote came from.
If you carry daily like I do, make sure you clean your stuff every one or two weeks. I carry my Ruger LCP and a spare magazine in my jeans pocket almost everyday and it accumulates a lot of lint. This was taken after about a month of carrying this spare magazine.
I know a lot of you don’t really care about cleaning guns, but do check it once in a while to make sure that nothing will hamper it’s operation, especially when it comes to magazines for a semi-auto, as it is widely known to be the primary source of failure.