Wednesday, October 9, 2013
A weapon makes all the difference in what you can achieve if need be.
At any rate, I have these holsters for the M1911A1, the Sig P226, the Taurus 92 or Beretta 92, and then my High Power. You can tell how old the High Power rig is because as you wear them, they get a dark brown color over the years.
In summer I wear a pig skin inside the belt holster and carry a Walther PPK. It's in .380, and unusually for me, I load it with hollow points. I've fired a good many through the gun and never had a feeding problem so I'm comfortable with that. You have to be careful with guns designed before the 1960's, because you can have feed ramp problems with hollow point bullets.
If I'm at home and just killing time, or working outside, I usually have a rifle. This particular rifle is a Soviet Tokorev SVT-40. Nice semi-auto weapon, but you have to keep it spotlessly clean and use very high quality ammo or it can jam on you. Relatively light weight for all you get.
I trust this type of gun more than I do a lot of modern weapons. It does have a gas system, but doesn't seem to give the trouble you get with so many rifles that do.
Thinking of some of the blogs I read overseas, I guess if I lived there I'd be carrying a sword and a crossbow. Seems funny at first until you realize that those folks are really reduced to that. Still, you have to make do with what you can get.