Lady ‘Hot Shots’ Coming Soon!

Looks like the ladies won’t be left out of the Hot Shots TV show for long. It’s awesome that the shooting sports are growing to the point that there is enough room for two Hot Shots shows, on top of 3-Gun Nation, and the rest of the sport shooting shows out there.

Tuckable Holsters: Who Uses These Things?

Last week I posted about following the #kydex hashtag on Instagram. I keep seeing comments on holster pictures over there like this:

“I really wish this was tuckable!”
“This would be better if it was tuckable!”

I want to know, does anyone actually carry daily with their shirt tucked in between their gun and the holster clips? I’ve tried it a time or two with my Crossbreed Supertuck, but I’ve never been satisfied enough to actually leave the house.

tuckable holster

Here’s why tucking sucks:

  1. It’s a pain to set up. I have to put on the holster and pistol, then tuck my shirt around in between the clips. Not so fast though, after the initial tuck, I have to go find a mirror and see how it looks. The holster clips are still exposed, and I better not make too much movement or my shirt will become untucked around the pistol, which requires a trip to a restroom somewhere to remedy the issue.

  2. Exposed Clips are Obvious. Lets face it, there is nothing similarĀ  to holster clips that people just wear on their belt. Nothing. The general public probably wouldn’t look at a holster clip and immediately recognize it for what it is, but they clips can draw some extra attention to the part of my body where the gun is.

  3. J-Clips suck. As a way to remedy the clips being visible, holster makers over the years have sold holsters with “J-clips”, a clip that goes over the edge of your pants, in-between your pants and belt, and curls up under the belt just a little. The trouble with the J-clip is that is transfers the weight of the gun and holster off of your belt, and puts it onto the very-not-ridgid waistband of your pants.

  4. Velcro clips probably suck too. After folks started to realize that J-clips weren’t the end all, be all, some companies started to sell holsters that had clips with hook and loop on them. The hook and loop clip would clip over your waistband, and then be attached to the back side of your belt that was also specially made with hook and loop on the inside. I’ve never used this setup, but I have to imagine it had a lot of drawbacks, not to mention being expensive.

I’ve tried the tucking thing a few times, but it’s just never worked for me. In situations where I have to have a tucked in shirt, and no additional things to cover my pistol I’ve always just decided to toss a smaller pistol in a pocket. It’s not ideal, but it beats not carrying.

So, for those of you who have to dress in a way that tucking in around a holster is your only option, what do you do?

Ben Shoots His Best IDPA Match Ever

On Episode 112 of the podcast, Ben mentioned that he shot his best match ever on Sunday, winning SSP with a fairly deep talent pool, and talking 2nd overall at the match.

This particular match was the third match of the locally famous Day-Night-Day match that consists of a day time IDPA match on Saturday, a night match Saturday night, and another day match on Sunday.

Ruger Introduces LC9s Pro

Today Ruger announced the LC9s “Pro”, a version of the pistol without a thumb safety.

Smith&Wesson deleted the safety off of the extremely popular Shield pistol earlier this year and that was a big deal, but the thought of a semiautomatic Ruger pistol without a thumb safety is mind blowing to me.

The all new Pro version is designed to meet law enforcement specifications as a back-up gun for high-stress situations when there may not be time to deactivate an external manual safety. The absence of a magazine disconnect safety also is a benefit for tactical reloads that allow the user to engage a target with one round remaining in the chamber and the magazine out of the gun for reloading.

To date, every semi-auto pistol in Rugers lineup (minus the LCP) has a thumb safety. The number one reason I’ve avoided, and haven’t recommended the SR9 for new shooters is because I believe the thumb safety is poorly placed and unnecessary.

Also: No magazine disconnect? Yes, please! The whole idea behind the mag disconnect is outdated and in my opinion, no company should bother with them anymore.

I’m hoping that if Ruger is listening to their customers about the thumb safety on the LC9s, maybe we’ll see some more of their pistols get the “Pro” upgrade before long.

Why do gun shops allow this?

It seems like every time there’s an anti-gun hit piece in the news, there’s some nice B-Roll footage from inside a local gun store to go along with this. You know, the footage they cut away to while there talking with camera pans of the gun cases, stuff like that.

Why do local gun stores allow these anti-gun news agencies to come into their stores and shoot the B-Roll footage? I can’t imagine they’re promised anything in return, and whenever I see this on the news I can’t help but think less of the gun store that participated in this garbage.

Is there a delusion about gaining customers when their gun cases are seen on the news? Do people just not know how to say “no” to the request?