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Discovered this yesterday:

12,000 lumen Olight. I actually discovered the 9000 lumen Fenix first. And, when I read a review, it made mention of the 12,000 lumen olight. Review is here:

This shows a comparison between the 9k lumens Fenix and the 12k lumens Olight. The Olight is actually cheaper...

Both are around $300, otherwise I'd buy one now :D

I found a great holster for my Walther P99 lately - a leather holster from Craft Holsters. Thought I would do a mini-review of the holster.

Back around 2006, the P99 platform was my favorite gun. I shot nothing else for about 3-4 years, and I had several P99s. I later caught the Beretta bug again, and I moved on... But, I found that I missed the gun quite a lot over the years. Eventually, I bought one again last Spring - when I found one at a great price.

Since the purchase of that P99; however, I had been looking for a good OWB holster to carry it concealed. I also did not want to spend a small fortune, or wait forever for some special ordered holster. I found that the gun did fit in my Fobus HK paddle holster, but that holster doesn't conceal at all. Then, I later bought a Bianchi Black Widow holster. I thought that would be the one, but it does not hold the butt of the gun against your body very well. It slightly tilts the grip OUTWARDS, so it is very obvious under a shirt. That holster did not work very well either.

I kept looking, and made a short list of what I was going to try next.

Well, I now have the Craft Holsters Leather Open Top Pancake Holster with Sweat Guard.

Their website is:

I've had the holster since mid November (the wait was about 1 month or so), and I found that it conceals very well. It DOES tilt the gun in towards the body (just like I wanted), so it is far less obvious than the Bianchi holster that I had tried and eventually just stuck way back into the rear of my gun safe.

Texas is hot, so I like the sweat guard on the Craft quite a bit. I have holsters for other guns, and I always hate having to oil the gun down at the end of the day to prevent rust. The sweat guard on this Craft holster helps with that immensely, as Texas is hot for probably 3/4 of the year.

The quality and stitching on the holster is very good, and the holster looks nice when wearing it. The seem to make them in various colors, according to their website. But, I just got the normal brown color (I think they call it mahogany).

I've owned several OWB Galco holsters over the past 20+ years, but I really like this holster. It is my first OWB leather holster that does not have a retention strap. But truth be told, I always got the retention strap simply to use it as a sweat guard. I didn't need to do that with the Craft holster. And, the sweat guard does not stick you in the side uncomfortably. I was a bit worried about that initially. The gun also remains retained very well, despite the open draw port.

I think that if you are looking for a good leather holster, at a good price, you should check out this company. They seem to have many various types of holsters besides the OWB one that I ordered, and the prices on all the models seem very reasonable. And, break in of the holster only took me a few days, using the internet-famous plastic bag trick.

I'd get the same holster for the P99 again, so I am very happy with it.

Grandfather of Oklahoma teen killed by homeowner in burglary says AR15 made for 'unfair' fight

According to KTUL-TV, Leroy Schumacher, grandfather of 17-year-old Jacob Redfearn, believes the death of Redfearn was unjustified because the homeowner's AR15 gave him an unfair advantage over the three burglars.

Speaking to KTUL, Schumacher acknowledged that breaking into a house was "stupid," but death was not the appropriate consequence.

"What these three boys did was stupid," Schumacher said. "They knew they could be punished for it but they did not deserve to die."

First Look – Walther PPQ Q5 Match Steel Frame Pistol

USA – -( #GripandTrigger swept over the polymer-frame, striker-fired community as the Walther PPQ grew in popularity.  5″-barreled target models began making their way to competition stages and then Walther released the Q5 Match with an optics-ready platform, lightening cuts in the slide, and a signature blue trigger.  Serving as a flagship and pinnacle model the Q5 Match has been popular, but Walther wanted to take things a step further.  Kept under tight secrecy until just months before official announcement in the US, the Q5 Match Steel Frame (SF) has arrived.

Rather than simply machine an aluminum or steel copy of the polymer frame Walther's engineers took things a step further and created what in this author's eye is nothing short of art.  Dozens of complex cuts, bevels, and transitions have been modeled into a piece of steel that fits the hand more comfortably than many polymer frames.  Why steel?  Weight.  Using steel offers a heavy frame to minimize recoil and steady more easily in the hand at speed.  The Q5 Match SF is designed with competitive shooting in mind.

General Gun Discussion / Any planned 2019 purchases?
« on: January 04, 2019, 06:05:59 AM »
What is everyone's 1st, planned 2019 gun purchase?


General Gun Discussion / Idiot with a gun!
« on: December 19, 2018, 09:00:19 AM »

This would be a terrible situation to be caught in - with 3 gunmen... Too many to try and take on if you were there...

HPD: Gunmen rob 8 people at Spring Branch meat market

HPD is searching for three masked gunmen caught on video robbing eight people at a Spring Branch-area meat market.

The men ambushed employees and customers at La Michoacana at 2030 Wirt Road on Nov. 20, Houston police said in a press release.

Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / Ratchetbelts Mini Review
« on: December 09, 2018, 07:28:26 PM »
Just a mini review....

I had never heard of Slidebelts - they have a Ratchetbelt. I saw a review of it on The New Screensavers. Leo Laporte showed them off a few times, and I thought I would give it a try.

I ordered one with the 20% off code "TWIT" - so, it was not very expensive for the standard black belt.

It came in yesterday, and I set it up today. It really is a cool belt. You cut the belt to your size (it comes in longer - and it has measurements on the back to help you know where to cut it at)). And, it has a cool ratchet belt buckle that allows you to set it at any size. Very easy to adjust while wearing it, which can come in handy...

It's sort of a fancy web-belt style belt - but they make it in leather - not just the older military cloth belts that would allow you to set it at any size.  It makes a cool "ratchet" sound as you tighten it :D

Anyone else have one of these?

University police training faculty to fight potential armed intruders — complete with hockey pucks

Gordon said that in addition to the training, faculty and students will be armed with hockey pucks to fight back against a potential active shooter.

According to the station, “Hockey pucks provide the ability to be carried in brief cases or backpacks, are not considered a weapon, and will meet the goal of distracting the shooter.”

General Gun Discussion / This "surprise" almost resulted in a shooting
« on: November 26, 2018, 04:26:55 PM »
This is kinda funny - could have gone bad fast :P

Gun purchasers may need to submit social media history under proposed New York legislation

Those looking to buy a gun in New York may need to submit their social media profiles and search history prior to purchase if new firearm legislation in the state becomes law.

Under the legislation drafted by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and State Senator Kevin Parker, both Democrats, up to three years’ worth of search history on social media would be able to be reviewed, ABC Action News reported.

I do admit that I bought a new cell phone this evening. I had been wanting something besides my super slow  Samsung J3 cell phone.

Found a good deal on a Samsung S8 at Best Buy. I'd been looking for phone deals online for the past 2 days - but that was the phone I really wanted.

What did you guys buy?


Billed as the next in a long line of bolt-action handguns reaching back to the classic XP100, Big Green’s new Model 700 Chassis Pistol is now here.

Using a short-action Remington 700 system, the Chassis Pistol is advertised by the New York-based company as an accurate and compact handgun for use on the range or in a hunting environment. Offered (initially) in .300 Blackout, .223 Remington and .308 Winchester, the CP in its longest version is just 21.75-inches overall. Featuring 10.5-inch barrels in its .300 AAC and .223 formats, the pistol runs a 12.5-inch barrel in the .308 version.

Man accused of robbing McDonald’s accidentally shoots himself

MACON, Ga. – A man accused of robbing a McDonald’s in Georgia at gunpoint accidentally shot himself, according to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

The Macon Telegraph reported that Donte Sherrod Grayer, 26, of Macon, Ga., allegedly entered the restaurant Saturday armed with a handgun and wearing a wig.

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