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Post by Ware » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:47 pm

I much prefer OWB when I can go untucked or wear a cover garment all day. Unfortunately my dress style doesn't align very often.

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Post by Austinite » Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:19 pm

Here is mine. XDM40


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Post by ctrav » Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:38 pm

@viva_oldtrafford, @Ware, @dfw_pilot...thanks for the info! I checked out comp-tac, white hat and several others. During my search I found a company called Black Arch out of Utah. I put in a call to get some questions answered and they returned my call within the hour. Still waiting on a call from WH and CT???

Black Arch has outstanding reviews, offers different levels of customization and seems to be a really good small company. Doesn't hurt that there is no tax and they offer veteran discount of 10% without jumping thru a bunch of hoops!

https://www.blackarchholsters.com/colle ... r-update-2

I will start with an IWB first but plan to get an OWB down the road. Considering Im retired and almost always walk around untucked I can work with both. In fact if I have issues with the IWB BA advised I could send it back and trade for OWB at no cost other than me sending the original back. Glad I asked about this but even better they will work with me.

As my first fitted holster I don't expect perfection and realize that what I think I like I may hate and what I think I won't like I may love...
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Re: Firearms of TLF

Post by ctrav » Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:40 pm

Austinite wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:19 pm
Here is mine. XDM40


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Very nice...I have that one and it was my first...
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Post by Ware » Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:52 pm

Looks really nice @ctrav! There are a lot of great holster makers out there.

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Post by Smokindog » Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:31 pm

Last year I picked up an IWB from these guys for my Kimber micro. They came up in a search and I noticed they were from my youth days stomping grounds so I decided to give them a chance. It was only $25 (looks like it went up a couple $$) through Amazon and the quality is outstanding. Just a thought :)
http://www.winthropholsters.com/
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Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:38 pm
@viva_oldtrafford, @Ware, @dfw_pilot...thanks for the info! I checked out comp-tac, white hat and several others. During my search I found a company called Black Arch out of Utah. I put in a call to get some questions answered and they returned my call within the hour. Still waiting on a call from WH and CT???

Black Arch has outstanding reviews, offers different levels of customization and seems to be a really good small company. Doesn't hurt that there is no tax and they offer veteran discount of 10% without jumping thru a bunch of hoops!

https://www.blackarchholsters.com/colle ... r-update-2

I will start with an IWB first but plan to get an OWB down the road. Considering Im retired and almost always walk around untucked I can work with both. In fact if I have issues with the IWB BA advised I could send it back and trade for OWB at no cost other than me sending the original back. Glad I asked about this but even better they will work with me.

As my first fitted holster I don't expect perfection and realize that what I think I like I may hate and what I think I won't like I may love...

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Post by Ware » Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:58 pm

Pretty excited about this... I’ve had trouble finding a weapon light that fits my M&P 22 Compact, but ran across this new Olight PL-Mini Valkyrie 2 the other day during a launch sale. It has an adjustable sliding mount that lets you position the light appropriately against the trigger guard once it is attached to the rail. It has a 600 lumen rating and an internal rechargeable battery.

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Post by Smokindog » Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:42 am

If she pulls out the LBD I pull out the black ostrich for the wooden grip Kimber :)
ctrav wrote:
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but exotic leather is beyond my accessorizing desires :).

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Post by jdc_lawnguy » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:59 pm

Few of my EDC. Carry the 19 in the winter or when I can wear and overgarmet. It has a ATEI Slide cut and Trijicon RMR. Plus a custom stipple job. Rest is stock.

I have the full size and compact frames for the Sig, it does not carry as well on my body unless I can OWB carry with a jacket or heavy sweatshirt.

Shield is my go to when it is shorts and t-shirt weather.


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Post by Ware » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:52 pm

Had some favorable weather this weekend, so I took the 6.5 Grendel to the range...

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Post by dfw_pilot » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:57 pm

How’s it feel? Recoil between the .556 and .308?
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Post by Ware » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:01 pm

dfw_pilot wrote:
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How’s it feel? Recoil between the 5.56 and .308?
It's a soft shooter. I would say closer to 5.56.

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Post by Cavan806 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:52 am

Ware wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:52 pm
Had some favorable weather this weekend, so I took the 6.5 Grendel to the range...

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Dang man....you always have the best tools EVER!

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Re: Firearms of TLF

Post by mak474 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:36 pm

ctrav wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:40 pm
Looking for thoughts on holsters please. IWB, OWB, AIWB, leather or Kydex? Any thoughts or recommendations based on your experiences are all welcome and certainly appreciated.
Nice Walther, I have a PK380 and use a IWB Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.5. I can wear it all day and have even worn it on long drives at 4 o'clock position w/ little to no annoyance.

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Re: Firearms of TLF

Post by ctrav » Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:52 pm

@mak474 thanks for the feedback!
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Post by Ware » Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:04 am

Weather was awesome, so I hit the range after work yesterday. Took a few of the M&P’s out to ring some steel. We set up one of the 12x20’s at 50yds for the B&T, but had some fun ringing it with the handguns as well. :thumbup:

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Re: Firearms of TLF

Post by mak474 » Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:21 am

@Ware I wish we could have suppressors in Illinois.
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Re: Firearms of TLF

Post by metro424 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:42 pm

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A couple of my toys first one is a SW 500 Mag
Second is a Ruger Precision Rifle in 6mm Creed. Have one for short range blasts and one for long range!

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Post by ctrav » Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:24 pm

Very nice @metro424!
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Re: Firearms of TLF

Post by ctrav » Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:25 pm

Ware wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:04 am
Weather was awesome, so I hit the range after work yesterday. Took a few of the M&P’s out to ring some steel. We set up one of the 12x20’s at 50yds for the B&T, but had some fun ringing it with the handguns as well. :thumbup:

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Whats a B&T? It looks awesome...
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