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    I went with a Milt Sparks VM-2 for my 1911 Commander, but I think Kydex is a better bet for a Glock. Whatever you get, a good gun belt is JUST AS ESSENTIAL as the holster… some say more so!

    The Crossbreed Supertuck is a favorite of many. I might also suggest you look at the Comp-Tac MTAC Minotaur, which is a copy of the Crossbreed, but some feel superior (depends on pref):

    http://www.comp-tac.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=95

    Some other really popular holsters include those by tuckergunleather.com. They will make some that are Kydex on the outside, and leather on the inside. Makes for a smooth, quick draw:

    http://tuckergunleather.com/answeriwbs.html

    As for belts, there are so many great manufacturers. I’ll just a list a few, starting with some cheaper ones that are decent quality. Crossbreed makes some nice ones for the money. Here are a few cheaper ones that are still decent:

    http://www.looperlawenforcement.com/looper-reinforced-holster-belt.html
    http://www.rgleather.freehomepage.com/catalog_2.html
    http://www.akerleather.com/off-duty-belts.php?cat=off-duty-concealed-carry-gunbelt&name=Concealed+Carry+Gunbelt

    I think rgleather is really a nice deal. The quick-ship ones look decent.

    A bit more expensive (but top-notch quality) option:

    http://thebeltman.net/

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    in reply to: Gun lube #1795173

    I don’t own an AR, but it seems that FrogLube is getting rave reviews on about every gun site I visit. It’s not bad for the environment, is safe to use, and smells like mint.

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    According to these tests, the Judge lacks in penetration overall using various shotshell rounds. I would load-up with .45LC if you’re serious about using it as a home defense gun.

    I suggest you guys enjoy perusing these tests from Box O Truth:

    http://theboxotruth.com/docs/bot41.htm

    http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/bot53.htm

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    in reply to: Pocket Power #1795675

    What’s your carry load in .357 sig? I was pretty impressed by TNoutdoors9 and his tests on the different sig rounds. The one that impressed me most was actually the least expensive — Golden Sabre bonded. And you can get them from http://www.sgammo.com for under $30 a box of 50.

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    in reply to: Pocket Power #1795815

    I wouldn’t purchase a .357 sig for self-defense because I value my hearing. Same with a full .357 Magnum. You touch one of those off indoors with no hearing protection in a self-defense situation, and your ears will likely be damaged for life. When other calibers will get it done without such serious potential damage to your hearing (if firing just a few rounds), then I’ll go with the others. A .45 ACP averages about 157db. A .357 Magnum is about 164db. The amount of sound energy is doubled every 3db, so the sound energy from a .357 magnum is well more than quadruple that of a .45 ACP.

    It’s one of the reasons why I feel the .357 sig was a terrible choice for air marshalls (sound pressure levels are approaching that of a .357 magnum). Fire just one in a plane and they’ll damage the hearing of most people in flight. It’s a mass lawsuit waiting to happen.

    The .357 Sig is an excellent round for highway patrol work, but not something I’d use for self-defense.

    http://www.freehearingtest.com/hia_gunfirenoise.shtml

    Remember, the damage caused by one shot from a .357 magnum pistol, which can expose a shooter to 165 dB for 2msec, is equivalent to over 40 hours in a noisy workplace.

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    in reply to: NEW TOY WOW #1797330

    I might have gone that route, but when I was itching to buy, the wait was just too long. I ended up spending a lot more on a S&W 1911SC Bobtail which will be sitting at my FFL for a while until I can get back into town. It will be my first 1911, so I hope I like it! I just got my new Milt Sparks VM-2 in. It was a long 6 month wait, but didn’t matter much because i’ve been away.

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    in reply to: Used handguns #1797333

    I have thought about a Ruger SR9c pretty hard for CCW purposes. If I were just plinking on the farm, though, I’d go with a .22 for sure.

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