…as I said in the podcast this AM, we're all in the post-SHOT pre-NRA doldrums. Mostly, I'm spinning up Season 5 of GUN STORIES WITH JOE MANTEGNA, running down guns, obscure factoids, et cetera, and preparing the broad-brush strokes for SHOOTING GALLERY 2016. I've got some voice-over work on this season's SG to do as well.
I did get out to the range for a little while yesterday, working with my Ruger SR9c. As I admitted, I've gotten a little lazy on EDC, carrying smaller and smaller guns. I decided to turn that around. My EDC recently has been a Kahr CW9 backed up with an 8-round magazine, chosen specifically for the full-sized grip (and the fact that the Kahr shoots like a house afire). I carried the SR9c, a Glock 26-sized gun, for a while a few years back but just got out of the habit after a long stretch of carrying a revolver. The advantage of the SR9c is pure capacity…10 + 1 in the gun; 17 rounds in back-up magazine.
I reached out to my friend Mark Houskeeper at Mag Holder, who make the best horizontal magazine holders in the business, and he says the SR mags will work perfectly in a mod'ded XD holder, so I ordered a couple. As an aside, I hear that a top gunsmithing group is looking seriously at the SR9 platform for some offerings. Right now, Galloway Precision has the field all to themselves (and I LOVE what Galloway is doing on their Tier One Carry Service, adding a red dot to the smaller guns...definitely thinking of trying this with the CW-9) I've always felt the SR9 was far too overlooked for the great gun that it is. I have shot the crap out of the full-sized SR9s and the compact and have never had the slightest issue with them. If Ruger would make me a longer slide version cut for optics, I'd love them forever.