Thursday, March 26, 2009

worn leather

A former NYPD detective sergeant reminds us that
good gear is as important as a good gun.

12 comments:

GUNNY said...

Good sense. I like Galco.

Greyhawk said...

The last line was, for me, a huge disappointment.

"we felt little regret when he tripped and fell a few times on his way to the station house."

There is never any justification for police brutality. Once the man was back under control, there was no need for further violence. Until such time as he is convicted by a jury of his peers, the man is a taxpaying citizen. The cop is the employee and the suspect the employer.

Everything our system is founded upon depends upon this relationship always being meticulously maintained. Police brutality is the first step to tyranny./

Warthog said...

Good thoughts. I like the Blackhawk CQC Serpa line for anything I can carry on the belt.

A solid, stable comfortable IWB rig is important as well.

Too many of us concentrate on the bang stick and forget the bang stick holder.

Anonymous said...

Greyhawk is correct the last line removes all credibility from this author as he addmits to being no more than a thug. To bad but even a thug can know about keeping your gear in good repair.

Lorimor said...

"You get what you pay for" holds true for holsters as well.

WV: bunoging

I really didn't have anything substantial to offer but I couldn't let such a great WV pass.

Bunoging for all!

alan said...

I've always thought that for concealed carry, the belt and holster matter far more than the gun. They have to be comfortable and secure because unlike the gun, you'll use the holster and belt every day.

Pick a belt and holster style you can wear comfortably every day, then buy the gun that fits that holster.

Tam said...

I wish MattG would editorialize on the guy's cheerful admission of a late hit.

Absolutely killed the column for me. :(

Breda said...

I do apologize for that part - but still. The lesson about gear still applies, no?

Ron said...

Breda - Good post. Having been there I can swear cops have feelings - get mad and sad and happy. The best ones keep it under control ! Regarding gear - Julie Goloski uses appendix carry when concealed. For me it worked well from 38 revolver to 45 auto. The ease of reaching and drawing the gun will convince you right away. I recommend signing up to receive info from Gabriel Suarez on his Warrior Talk site. He is "the real thing". His emails are favorite things and he offers books and videos on gun use. You are definitely on the right track, and having Julie on your show was great. Best Wishes: Ron

Tam said...

"I do apologize for that part -"

Hell, not your fault. You didn't rabbit-punch the guy in cuffs...

"...but still. The lesson about gear still applies, no?"

Yup. It has always killed me, folks who would spend $800 on a pistol and $8 on a holster...

Hobie said...

Good read, thanks for the link!

Mike W. said...

I don't know, sometimes a cheap holster can work well. I've been carrying my P6 in a sleeping dog holster by jbp holsters. (per Breda's recommendation)