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    Show us what's on your hip!

    Kimber Custom Classic (born in 1996) sheltered in Rafter S gunleather.


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    This here's what I carry with me on a daily basis. I hope the picture is viewable. I don't leave home without my pistol... heck, I don't even leave the bedroom without it but on rare occasions!

    I'm hoping to get a different holster at some point in time, but that's down the road when I hit the lottery. I'm gonna win, you know?! Don't worry, I'll buy y'all a little something when I do!!
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    I generaly Carry in this Manner, this is a Mirror image; S&W 1911

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    I also have a Wallet, I dont Usualy carry a Spare mag!

    I cant have as much stuf as 40s&wfan hanging of me!

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    Here's another favorite of mine. The extra mags are only for games and I only carry the spare single mag when actually carrying.


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    LeMat wrote:
    Here's another favorite of mine. The extra mags are only for games...
    Ok, first of all whiat kind of games do you play where you need that many magazines? :shock:

    Second of all, who makes that holster?
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    This is what I'll be shooting at the match this Saturday.

    Shhhhhhhhhh........ don't tell JB that I got a Glock.


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    Busted HE HE :celebrate

    I just got a FIST SOB (Right Hand)that I won on a Karma drawing, but I don't have a 4" Kimber to go with it.

    Here is mine, Taurus 24/7 OSS Tactical 5.25" .45 acp





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    Hey 40s&wfan I think that Mag Holster will still work for your New M&P

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    What mag holster?


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    Ok folks, I'm happy to say: Things Have Changed!!!! I'll now be carrying a Smith & Wesson M&P 45 that used to belong to MT GUNNY! He spoiled my fun by announcing it but I now own it and am thrilled at the fact as well!!

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    Woohoo! Good on ya! :celebrate
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    Here's my new pistol and holster. I love 'em both. The pistol fits my hand like a custom glove and the holster is awesome! I wasn't sure about the whole Serpa thing at first but after playing with it until the wee-hours of the morning I've grown to like it! The placement of the retention button is so natural that it's hardly noticeable when drawing the pistol! It's almost second-nature!!

    I highly recomment either when looking for a carry gun/holster setup!! Thanks again, MT GUNNY!!
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    Looking good man :celebrate

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    JBinMontana wrote:
    Looking good man :celebrate
    You got the wording backwards: It should say 'Good-Looking Man!'
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    Im Talking about the Magazine Holster in your First Pic! You should be able to put One of those4 mags in it!

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    Oh, too late now. It went with the SW99.
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    40s-and-wfan wrote:
    Here's my new pistol and holster. I love 'em both. The pistol fits my hand like a custom glove and the holster is awesome! I wasn't sure about the whole Serpa thing at first but after playing with it until the wee-hours of the morning I've grown to like it! The placement of the retention button is so natural that it's hardly noticeable when drawing the pistol! It's almost second-nature!!

    I highly recomment either when looking for a carry gun/holster setup!! Thanks again, MT GUNNY!!
    I just returned a SERP for m 1911. Hated it. Couldn't make it comfortable. Wish I could find a Old World Leather paddle.....Looks like they went out of business.

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    I would suggest reading all 3 pages of this post on the "serpa".

    I do like and use the holster but the model without the serpa.


    http://www.warriortalk.com/showthread.php?t=45333&page=3


    Well, I'm a bit embarrassed to admit this, but I think for the sake of those reading here and considering the design of this holster I will share my story. About 4 months ago I shot myself in the foot with a .40 s&w hollowpoint while drawing from my blackhawk cqc Serpa. Some punk with a knife got a great show... fortunately he was so scared by the sound that he took off running.

    The bullet destroyed about 1/2 inch of both my 4th, and 5th, meta tarsils. My finger slid into the trigger guard as I was clearing the holster.

    Now, I'm not some special forces operator or anything here, but I have a relatively high level of familiarity and practice with my sidearm. I have been carrying a weapon for 10 years, and yet. I shot myself in the foot during what may have been a very lethal encounter.


    I had planned on keeping this story to myself forever due to my embarrassment, However recently I have been reading that many people are having concerns over this holster.

    I strongly encourage caution with ANY device that requires activating the trigger finger before firing

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    I've gotta say, while I'm sorry to hear about your experience, I've not had a single problem with my Serpa. I love the holster and I love the ease of clearing my pistol from the holster. I also haven't found that my trigger-finger drifts into the trigger guard unless I want it to.
    With all due respect to you and your injury, it doesn't sound like it was caused by the holster. I've been in a few situations where I've had to draw my pistol in what could have potentially been a dangerous situation and neither time have I put my finger in the trigger-guard of my pistol until such time as I felt it was necessary!!
    I've always been taught to practice the way you carry and carry the way you practice!! I think this is true about how you draw and employ your sidearm as well! I don't practice drawing my pistol without taking into consideration at what point I'm going to start pulling the trigger!!
    Again, I don't fault the holster for what happened to you. I know what happened was bad enough and could have potentially been worse than it turned out, but I don't think that was due to the holster. It sounds like the shooter was a little over-anxious and wanting to pull the trigger a little prematurely! Don't take that as an insult but maybe you need to practice more, maybe you need to do some more quick-draws in front of the mirror or the TV. Practice. Practice. Practice. Even as a cop, we had to practice, in the military we had to practice, as a lawfully armed citizen I still practice all the time!! There should never be an end to the practicing!!
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    40s-and-wfan wrote:
    LeMat wrote:
    Here's another favorite of mine. The extra mags are only for games...
    Ok, first of all whiat kind of games do you play where you need that many magazines? :shock:

    Second of all, who makes that holster?
    I just realized that I never answered your questions.

    The extra mags are for USPSA and IDPA and the gear was built by Haugen Handgun Leather (almost moved to ND so I could go work for him last year).

    http://www.haugenhandgunleather.com/
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    First, was not my injury. I never use this holster with the serpa, as before I use the holster model without the serpa. Military, Executive/Personal CloseProtection,and Law Enforcement training (thousands of hours), and many tours overseas / thousands of days in combat zones. Also I would not use one of the DeSantis Flight Deck Officer Holsters required by DHS for Pilots.

    Suggest reading all 3 pages of the link.

    Several nationally known schools do not allow these holsters to be used in their classes.





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    Everyone has their preferences. I actually like that DeSantis Holster quite a bit! It would work good, not only for Airline Pilots, but in homes with children as well!!
    In a crisis you don't rise to the occasion, but rather default to your level of training.

    Forgiveness is between them and God. It's my job to arrange the meeting.
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    Flight Deck Officer Holster: Suggest scanning or reading through these.



    http://www.crimefilenews.com/2008/03...ight-deck.html

    http://www.grangier.fr/news/journal-2008-12-03.txt



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    If they're having accidental discharges with this holster, it's about as 'untrained' as putting your finger inside the trigger-guard and having an accidental discharge that way too! I find it hard to believe that it's the holster and not the person operating the handgun itself!!
    Like I said, I like that holster and I think it would be great in a home with children, especially if I were to use an old pair of my handcuffs to secure the pistol in it rather than a padlock or something like that!!
    Different strokes for different folks!!
    In a crisis you don't rise to the occasion, but rather default to your level of training.

    Forgiveness is between them and God. It's my job to arrange the meeting.
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