I've been so busy I haven't had a chance to catch you all up on some new products I've been using and projects that are moving forward.
First up, You know I mentioned the Ruger SR-22 .22 LR plinker wasn't all I hoped it would be — an SR9c or LC9 clone in .22 — but that it was still a neat little gun that I decided to keep. Well, if you're going to keep it, you need something to carry it in.
For that I went to my friend Rob Leahy at Simply Rugged Holsters in Prescott, AZ. I have at least half-a-dozen holsters from Rob, and I used them more than any other of my far-too-many holsters. That's because they simply work better than most of the rest. Take a look at this Cuda holster for the SR-22 and its accompanying magazine pouch.
Heck, it's simple! Three belt loops give you some options...traditional strong side, cross draw. It protects the little gun. It provides an easy draw. It is all-day-wear comfortable (easy to forget the thing is on!). Rob's Sourdough Pancake holsters are the most versatile holsters made, and they conceal a big revolver amazingly well.
Visit his web sight, and don't overlook the best ammo pouches in the world. Rob is a real gentleman and builds only the best....here's what's weird...in a world of dreadfully expensive leather goods, Rob is holding the the line on holsters for working men and women!
You guys also know I'm pocket pistol sort of guy. For years I've recommended the DeSantis Nemesis as my choice for pocket holsters. However, while I was out at GUNSITE last week I picked up a pocket holster from Tuff Products for my Ruger LCR and 101.
You know I've raved about Tuff Products' Quick Strips and carrying pouches for the same. Their pocket holsters live up to the raves for other Tuff products. This is an excellent pocket holster and it has been drafted quickly into service!
Finally, check out my Sweetie's 1911 Tactical Solutions .22 (on a Kimber Target frame) with it's new muffler. After a 7 month wait, the paper cleared on 2 of my suppressors, both from Tactical Solutions...a Cascade screw on (pictured) and a now-discontinued Sawtooth integral barrel for a Ruger Charger.
Yes, it is quiet! RE: the Charger, I love the stupid thing, although it is neither fish nor fowl. The long-term project is a short-barreled, suppressed rifle...that means another $200 and 6-month wait before I install the Butler Creek folding stock with appropriate modifications. Here's a picture of Project Charger so far:
As usual, Project Charger will change over a lot of the internals to Volquartsen, my choice for the finest trigger group in the world.
I'm still agonizing over my handgun for Ruger Rimfire competition this season. Strangely enough, I'm thinking of splitting the baby and going to a Mark 3 frame rebuilt by Majestic Arms...I'm agonizing between a Tactical Solutions Pac-Lite top end, which will carry the suppressor as well, or sticking with the Mark 3 Target top. I like the weight of the Mark 3 Target steel top end...I've considered the Ruger 22/45 Lite, but I have mixed emotions. The Mark 3 Target shoots so good! Decisions decisions!