01 May 2020 15:02
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no stop it ^
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UwU don't touch me there senpai
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I'll put anime stickers on it.
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And paint the trigger a fleshy pink
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Not really, I hate that shit.
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I hate it too but it’s the most memeable handgun ever
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Yeah, well... the only reason I would wanna do it is because I consider the glock my field gun. Something I don't mind taking outside and getting knocked around.
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I love my TP9SFX, it's my baby and I save it for competition shooting. And the P320 is cool.
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But the glock... it works, I know it's tough, and I'm okay if it gets a little roughed up. It has a good track record.
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I'll check them out
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Wait, do they only do IWBs?
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There's no reason to have owb unless it's required for your job
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Yeah, I'm talking for field use as in... I'm gonna be armed-armed. I already have a EDC
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Ahh okay. Really safariland seems to be everyone's go to for duty holsters
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I'd probably suggest als with a hood
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Yeah, I've noticed. Though I'm looking at We The People Holsters right now... it's definitely cheaper. And more open, I personally hate multiple-level retention holsters.
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Gucci glocks are stupid as fuck. But I love em.
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Agreed American. Why spend all that money on a mediocre pistol to make it good. When you can just get a good pistol. Hahaha
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But I'd be lying if I said I don't think they look and feel good.
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I have a couple “Gucci” guns. I find them Absurd, but will always have em 😂
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I have to talk myself out of buying a yeet cannon every time I see one. Like. I want it as a novelty. 😂❤️
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Hahaha, I get it. Same reason I'd get a 1911, I'd never actually use one. But it'd be a fun showpiece
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Poor quality kydex, bad retention, weak hardware, and no customer support
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Also lol is that internet explorer?
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I want a Gucci Scar and it hurts my heart that they’re so fucking expensive
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https://abcnews.go.com/amp/US/fbi-agent-accidentally-shoots-bar-patron-gun-falls/story?id=55614488 This is why retention is important. Are you going to be doing backflips? No, probably not. You may be running, jumping, crawling, sliding, or doing any number of activities that could cause a pistol to fall out though. With the ALS, the pistol is held into place until you grab it, and your thumb naturally hits the release lever. It's like what serpa wanted to be if it was actually good.
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Honestly non-retention holster are dumb as fuck imo
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I mean I could MAYBE see them in competition shooting if like draw speed is THAT important but still, it’s unnecessary
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But I don’t shoot much so
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What do I know
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Typically for concealed carry or some completions you want a level one retention holster. Open carry you want level 3.
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I genuinely don’t even know the difference
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1 is friction, 2 is manual operated, 3 is both combined, and apparently there's 4 but idk what it is other than it's not recommended for civilian use
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Not recommended? That’s weird
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Manual I guess would be like a finger trigger yeah?
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Oh like the button on the thumb
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A good quality kydex holster will grip your pistol and snap into place but anyone can take it out, and it can still fall out under high stress. 2 is something like soft nylon sheath with a button flap, not recommended.
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Also level 3 holsters that are operated with the trigger finger, like the serpa, are only good for shooting your leg
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Well, I've used level IIIs before, and yes they are more secure. And generally not too bad. I've had problems with them overseas though. Namely the Blackhawk Serpa holsters.
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I have had some good ones though
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To make it simple Kydex aiwb for concealed Safariland als for open. With hood if you're in law enforcement or security.
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Yep, ran one of these POSs
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Well you didn't have a choice i guess lol
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I normally ran it off of belt or on my chest though
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I don't care for drop leg.
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Yeah i don't really like drop leg because it slows me down
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It gets irritating after wearing it for a long time.
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I want the weight more balanced and up to the center.
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Rather than on my leg.
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Oh man I don't have the picture anymore but there was one of a guy on Facebook. He had a baby holder chest rig thing with molle on the outside, and his serpa mounted to it
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Father of the year
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Omg, that is cringe, hahaha
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And checked safariland, they don't make the kind of holster I want. The ones with light cuts, don't have optic cuts.
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JM custom kydex makes some good stuff. I have an owb holster from them for competition and class, but it looks like they don't do active retention. Very high quality kydex though, it's thick and grips like crazy.
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Hmmm, thick you say?
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It's ugly as hell, but if it works, it works.
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Comes in different colors at least, though lead times can be a bit long
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I've got one for my vp9 with tlr1. I also have a couple cheap kydex holsters for comparison, and they feel completely different, almost like they're using different materials. The cheap ones are super flimsy but this thing is rock solid.
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I've also noticed that no companies make holsters with a TLR-3 as a light choice. So I may have to spend a little and also get a TLR-1
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Fuck it, I might just have to find a guy to make me a custom holster again.
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I had a custom one made, but I didn't have it molded for a light.
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Yeah tlr1 is the only streamlight flashlight that people usually make holsters for unless it's a subcompact, in which case tlr6
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I might just upgrade to the TLR-1 anyway for it's more rugged construction.
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Plus, I sitll got one of those old ass Army drop legs that were thick nylon. Hahaha
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It's a good light. They also make extended switches for them
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Roast my little hackjob. Chopped the 17 frame to a 19 and added grip tape
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There's much more to be done. That's just the start.
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But yeah, the TLR-1 is nice, I'll probably go with that. Or look at a Surefire X300 maybe.
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I like it 🤷🏽♂️
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Not sure yet
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Like honestly, the grip tape was an awesome cheap mod.
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It's actually a camoflauge barrel wrap tape. But... it's basically a thick padded grip tape
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I might end up upgrading the trigger. I'll putting a red dot and some suppressor height sights on though. Maybe get a threaded barrel down the line too.
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Gonna regret that grip tape later bud
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So far I haven't. I even went so far as to put it on my ARs with A2 handles. But hey, if it gets to be a pain, I'll remove it.
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Actually, while I have some time. I'm gonna do a little shooting before work.
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Why regret it? @Crye Salesman
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I can think of two possible reasons... 1 That most tapes have a sticky residue that can be left on the weapon's surface. Mine does not, so I'm good there. And 2, the material itself can start to irritate the shooter or possibly come loose from friction/wear and tear. However, even if that were the case, it is very simple for me to remove.
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It's not a permanent fixture, just something to add a little extra meat on the grip.
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Yeah that’s true. Idk I feel like I would like grip tape.
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Stippling is nice but it’s a little slippery to me
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I use Monett Self-Cling concealment wrap. Camo form LT
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Made in the good ole USA
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Looking to build a budget AR-15, don't really care if I have to piecemeal and assemble the parts but I do want it to be complete as opposed to an 80%er. Unless one of you kind gentleman has a drill press and experience with it. Any suggestions on online gun markets/manufacturers
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Well... There's always PSA, but if you want to spend a little more for better QC, Aero.
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I would recommend you save up a little bit, and use Aero receivers.
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Many thanks, I was looking at those two. Seemed like a safe bet. Aero even has the pew pew pew model lower for sale currently
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