...it turns out that if you let your iPhone get soaked when you're out on the range all day in the rain, it doesn't work, like, 100% anymore. If Steve Jobs were still alive, stuff like this wouldn't happen. Oh well, it sorta works...if you have my number and need to contact me, send a text. At least until I can get an iPhone 5, whenever that is.
I ended up doing more shooting today than I intended to do, falling back on one of my two Ruger SR-9s, which have been workhorses over the years. I shoot them; they work. I take them apart every so often and hose them out...they just keeps running. I would like Novak sights, but I always forget about that when I put the guns back in the safe. Today I was just lazy and carried the SR-9 in a Galco Yaqui slide, which, untruth, works totally fine and may be the most versatile holster on earth. I don't like slides for a gun the size of the SR-9 (say, Glock 19-ish) if I'm going to be sitting down a lot for fear of bumping the barrel and pushing the gun partially out of the holster, but there was no problem driving around today.
I talk a lot tomorrow on the podcast about my first impressions of the Sig Sauer P938, which was overwhelmingly positive. I would like to have all the edges knocked off, a la the Kimber Solo, and I'm hoping that Crimson Trace cooks up a natty set of LaserGrips like the ones for the Solo. Obviously, I haven't shot the 938 nearly as much as the Solo, but so far I'm very impressed.
BTW, speaking of mega-cheap home security, I hauled out an old 20 gauge Remington 870 that I bought for $100 from a gun store going out of business about a decade ago. I added a Nordic Components tube I'd picked up cheap and a set of discounted plastic furniture...took it to the range Sunday just to try it out. What a great little gun! Be super for home defense, especially for a smaller-framed person. Yeah, I'm not going to replace my own 12 gauge 870, but it's a nice little gun for even less than one would pay for a new Mossberg 500.