Category Archives: Holsters

GALCO SCOUT 3.0 STRONGSIDE & CROSSDRAW IWB HOLSTER

There are many times when I desire to carry a 1911 ‘offside’ in a shoulder holster, but I do not care for vertical shoulder holsters. While I have a Galco Miami Vice II shoulder holster, the barrel of a full-size … Continue reading

Kimber Custom II, .45 ACP

Let’s’ take a 1911 frame, shall we? We’ll expertly stuff the frame with the necessary goodies and we’ll add a set of grip panels that makes it, well, different from other frames. Now, let’s add a stainless-steel slide with the … Continue reading

Belly Bands for Concealed Carry

I really did not want spend my time writing a waisted (sic) article, but why not? How would you like an IWB holster for your favorite EDC that you could position for strong-side, appendix, or cross-draw carry just by repositioning … Continue reading

GALCO Classic Lite Shoulder System for the Glock G48

Most often. You will find me carrying my EDC in an IWB holster just off my right hip.  Over the years there has been a variety of holsters to house the various handguns that have been carried…with a 1911-based pistol … Continue reading

Versacarry 32113 Element w/Mag Pouch IWB Holster

Most, if not all of us who carry a PDA (Personal Defense Assistant) concealed, have come across trying to find the right IWB holster for the firearm that we carry. As a long-time gun owner and carrier of, I had … Continue reading

Glock G48 Grip Upgrade – The Hogue Handall Grip Sleeve

I find the Glock G48 to be an excellent 10-round, single-stack carry pistol. I have had the Glock G26 as a constant companion when I needed (or wanted ) to have a viable firearm for self-defense in off-body storage. The … Continue reading

REMINGTON R1 ENHANCED .45 ACP, STAINLESS STEEL

Updated August 25, 2021 On March 7, 1888, ownership of E. Remington & Sons was sold by the Remington family to new owners, Marcellus Hartley and Partners. The 1890 New Army revolver (shown below) was the last revolver made by … Continue reading

Glock G34 vs. Springfield 5.25

Intended for competition, the Glock G34 and the Springfield Armory XDm 5.25 will be competing for top spot in my world. Both pistols are highly respected, but only one will win top spot, but not just for competition. As I … Continue reading

KIMBER STAINLESS TLE II, .45 ACP 5” BARREL – PART 1

Kimber has an extensive, and impressive, line of 1911 pistols. The TLE (Tactical Law Enforcement) family of pistols is ideal for duty carry, tactical applications, and personal protection. The Stainless TLE II and the Stainless TLE/RL (rail version) are the … Continue reading

Rock Island Armory M1911A1 FS Tactical – Used Pistol Review

In June of 2013, I purchased the Rock Island Armory (herein referred to as RIA) M1911A1 FS Tactical, and I have been carrying it as my EDC in a modified Black Arch holster ever since. Granted that there have been … Continue reading