Great suggestions everyone, however, getting a big handgun for bear protection is not on the priority list. In Colorado we only have black bears and they are not that big and they do prefer to avoid people. The Wildlife trainer that I took the hunter safety course with said to use a pair of pans to make a racket and the bears typically flee. The other thing is that I am going with 2 military buddies and they have a 357Mag and a 44Mag that they are bringing with as well. I also have a can of bear spray as well. So I think I should be good, I just want a way to get to the gun quickly if the need arises to make some noise. I know the 9mm will only tickle the bear, unless it's really close and I can put 2-3 shots in the head.
Considering a CZ75 compact. Looked at one today or the TriStar C-100 clone.
Magazine interchangeability between the TriStar and CZ is perfect.
I have the full size clone, C-120.
Making payments on the real deal now.
I've been carrying apendix lately and I'm never going back to any other method.
To draw either tucked in or out I just grab as much shirt as I can in the mid stomach to low chest and pull straight up as high as I can. At first I trained hooking the bottom of the shirt, but I learned I'd occasionally miss.
The only problem I have run into is if I have on a jacket with no stretch to it like a down parka or similar, but fortunately I don't have to wear those often here.
Turns out is is the L -120 with the alloy lower and steel slide.
Retention strap or not?
Practice will tell. $20 OWB is all I could find for now.
Will have to order something.
Not very concealable but for walking in the woods will be fine.
Will not raise eyebrows out and about locally either.
OC is legal and common here.
Up in Atlanta it would possibly make me a target.
Takes CZ magazines since the MecGar mags are the some OEM.
Maybe Not the best design but it really is hard to blame the holster for user error.
It's not hard at all actually. It's logic. If you're pressing a button on the holster, with the same finger you use to press the trigger, in nearly the same position, it's a problem that's extremely difficult to train away... if not impossible if stress is introduced. "Well you just have to remember to roll your finger right." A holster should not have that specific of instructions required in order to NOT ND. It's simple logic.
More AD's/ND's with those holsters in recorded regimented training than all the rest COMBINED. If you plan to advocate on it's behalf, you better show your homework.
You're right that it's user error however. It's an error to purchase one in the first place.
And that's why I appreciate places like this, and @orkan.
Seems like every other place you have to wade through bullshit, people making comments and proclaiming thinges even though they've never held the product. People who wrote articles who are not being given free prodcuts to write a review on them.
Exactly. I still participate in other forums as far as giving advice...but if I have a question I ask it here.
I'm a mod on the other site and I ask my questions here. At least here I don't have to deal with all the fairies needing a safe space with @orkan is blunt with someone.
I have always been happy with the build quality and overall experience from my Crossbreed holster so I would really expect no different from anything else they make. I have seem several of their products over the years and have always been impressed.
I carry a XDM and they aren't currently offered for that model on Amazon but here are a couple that are. What is nice is the shipping if fast. I remember my Crossbreed holster took some time to arrive when I ordered it from the manufacturer. But the ones below look like they are in stock and ready to ship.
@rhyno Yeah the wild animals and even other people's "tame animals" worry me the most too. I use to walk a lot around here when my kiddos were younger. I simply put a small pistol in the cup holder of the double jog stroller and off we went. The roads are a bit more busy around here now and even the no maintenance road to the north of us gets fair traffic so I tend to stay off the roads and keep to walking our property. :) Gun is almost always on me since you never know what you might kick up some where.
I think this is a really good idea. Over the years I have attended a number of shooting classes. Many of the instructors suggested this. The fundamentals remain the same. The benefit was not only cost but you could focus on the fundamentals without having to deal with recoil management. More specifically the report of the gun in your face which is probably one of the biggest issues for the average joe. For awhile it was difficult to get a conversion kit. Most guys I heard talk about it said they were on a waiting list. I say have at it.