Phlster – New J-Frame Holster – The City Special

The City Special Holster

The City Special – J-Frame Kydex Holsters by Phlster

The folks over at Phlster have just released a new holster today called “The City Special” which is a custom Kydex holster for those J-frame .38 special carriers out there. Now, there are two different holster they are making. One is a standard kydex holster with the signature single loop. This is ideal for a backup gun or even a primary carry.The City Special Holster by Phlster The second holster has a unique cut out so in the event you would have to reload with one hand, you can actually use the holster you hold the firearm sideways to deploy a speedloader or speed strip with new rounds into the chambers, close the cylinder and get back to business. It’s a unique way of solving a problem. I’ve written about the Phlster holster for my Glock 19 and I have been enjoying Phlster products since.

I personally don’t own a j-frame revolver simply because I just haven’t bought one. Recently my brother purchased an airweight and ever since I’ve been feeling the itch to buy my first wheel fun. Now that I know there is an awesome holster out there for it I think it will make my decision that much easier. I will be eager to see how the market likes the holsters as they were just announcing the release of them today.

 

 

Female Conceal Carry

EDC Conceal Carry Pistol Options

Female Conceal Carry Options

In the pursuit of finding the best conceal carry options, Rebecca from “RebeccaGuns” discusses the journey she traveled to discover the best conceal carry weapon. There are many factors at play when choosing a weapon to carry on a daily basis. We wrote in a previous post about the challenges of females finding the best fire-arm to conceal carry. Women usually wear tighter clothing than men, don’t want to “dress around their weapon” and often wear skirts or dresses which means “no waist band” to speak of.

Seems there are some criteria for selecting the perfect weapon:

  1. Stopping Power
  2. Stopping Capacity
  3. Frame Size
  4. Barrel Length
  5. What holster options are available

Rebecca shares her experience in this video:

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Best Guns For Women?

How do you select a firearm for a female shooter?

Best Guns For Women

Recently more females in my immediate and extended family have shown more interest in not just purchasing a firearm that is right for them, but also carrying one on their person, in their purse or nearby.  This is a completely different scenario versus a man carrying. Typically men can carry inside or outside the waistband on different location of their waist. Women’s waist are not straight like a mans and it can create challenges for carrying larger firearms.

The first and foremost objective is to identify a firearm that is comfortable in the hand of the shooter, and the balance. The next is how does the gun feel when firing the weapon and the recoil. This first step usually will determine the size of the cartridge or caliber of the gun. The next step is to determine a revolver (quite popular with the ladies) or a semi automatic pistol. These are also referred to as striker fired pistols. The best way to figure this out is to take your lady, sister, mom, grandma or whoever it is to the local gun range. Rent some different revolvers and pistols and put some brass through them.   Some popular choices amongst females are the following:

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Demonstrating my IWB Glock 19 Setup

Pimping my IWB setup for carrying my Glock 19

Conceal Carry Glock 19 IWB

I received a PM from a friend on YouTube regarding how I carry my Glock 19 IWB (inside waist band) so I decided to shoot a quick video on demonstrating it. I probably didn’t wear the best shirt for the demonstration since it’s more on the thin side, but regardless I think is an overall decent represenation.

The holster is a generic IWB holster that I picked up at a gun show for 10 dollars, and recently I’ve seen nicer ones for about 20 smackers. If you want one hit me up on twitter, or through my contact form and I will get one for you.

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More likely to be a victim away from home than in it

Why I pack all the time. Especially when away form home

This is a video that I made in response to a recent violent attack in suburban Atlanta. Where this took place was only approximately 6 miles form where I live. I had a conversation with some friends recently about guns in general, and the question usually comes up, “why do you carry a gun?” and it depends on who is asking how I answer.

I often hear the typical “well, it makes sense to have a gun inside the home, like a shotgun for self defense against a home invasion” and I usually agree. This usually will segway into the next fork in the road of “carrying openly or concealed outside the home” and the reasons behind it.

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