I’ve talked about this holster in my USPSA Revolver Rig a while ago and this is by far the best race holster I’ve used. Retention is pretty amazing considering it only grabs on to the trigger guard and part of the frame.
I’ve used a CR Speed holster before and had an occasion where I bumped the gun from the back and it went flying onto the ground. Luckily the gun wasn’t loaded.
I’m not sponsored by DAA or CED (I wish!) and if you are interested you can buy it from http://ceddaa.com or from http://www.shootersconnection.com
At the time of this video, the holster is around $200 and each insert is $65. They have inserts for most of the popular guns used in competition today.
Was really fun! we braved some snow, hail, rain and light fog all within the time taken to shoot 6 stages! Paul Bunyan has one of the better facilities in the NW for shooting practical pistol. Great range layout, lots of parking too! Just wished it wasn’t an hour away from my home.
Here’s the video I recorded :
and some pics :
Here’s my USPSA Revolver Rig that I’ve put together over the course of the past few months.
Here’s the gear :
- The Gun is a S&W 625 JM with modified Hogue grips,
- Double Alpha Academy Race Master holster (http://doublealpha.biz)
- James Austin Moonclip Server (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- California Competition Works “Shoot the Moon” holder (http://californiacompetitionworks.com)
Can’t wait to go shoot it at the next USPSA match!
Ever since I started shooting Revolvers in IDPA and USPSA, I’ve been anal about using good quality moonclips. I purchase all my moonclips from Ranch Products, makers of what most of the revolver shooters say, the best moon clips on the market. I use primarily stainless moonclips to match my nickel revolver .45 ACP rounds. Just for looks
Problem with moonclips is they’re flat, numerous and can be damaged easily. So finding a way to store them AND be able to detect any faulty or bent moonclips is essential.
I’ve seen some interesting designs by popular moon clip holder makers but I’m sure they are pricy. Here’s a cheap… no actually.. NO COST way of storing your precious Moon Clips.
Some more pictures of my cheap stand :
I find that if you use a small pencil, you can align the moonclips easily by inserting them from the top and wiggling them as you make your way down to the last moonclip.
Here’s a video I took of my reload practice with Austin’s Moon Clip server that I talked about a few weeks ago. Here’s the link to the blog post : Permanent link to Revolver Setup for USPSA
I tried both methods of getting the moonclip into the cylinder, the g”uided” method where you guide the rounds into the chambers and the “throw” method where you toss the moonclip at the cylinder, and most of the time (if you get it right) the rounds will guide themselves into the chamber which is supposed to be much faster.
Here’s the video review of the Moon Clip server that I made a while back :
Now that two state matches are done and it’s off-season, it’s time to start experimenting with a new setup. I bought a used S&W 625 JM from a benos member and decided to give the old wheelgun a try.
here’s the new rig :
Blade-Tech holster, four backup Moonclip holders and James Austin’s MoonClip Server.