Vintage Concealed Weapons

Discussion in 'The Golden Era' started by MK, Feb 6, 2005.

  1. fiddletown

    fiddletown New in Town

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    I carry whenever I legally can. I'm partial to a strong side hip holster -- inside the waistband type. My current choice is a Milt Sparks Versa Max 2.

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    I find I can conceal my pistol quite well under a jacket or, in hot weather, a light vest. Here I am in Sedona, Arizona wearing an H&K P7M8 in a Milt Sparks VM2.

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    And here I am at class in Phoenix wearing that set up.

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  2. Slim Portly

    Slim Portly One Too Many

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    Mine is the P11 as well. The rig, which I am quite pleased with, is the Detective Carry from Kirkpatrick Leather, although were I ordering one today I would be very tempted to get the Comfort Carry or the HD-Carry instead to avoid the strap that goes under the off-side arm. Still, a great product, well made, and a very nice price.
     
  3. p51

    p51 One Too Many

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    I need to get a the rig on and get some photos, but I have a original 1940s shoulder holster, civilian made for a M-1911, I guess for a cop. It's a classic look and from time to time I've wanted to wear it with my WW2 war correspondent re-enacting impression, but there's no historical data to suggest anyone ever did that, so I don't.
    With my Springfield WW2 pattern 1911 (with original WW2 bakelite grips) or my 1943 Remington Rand, it's certainly at home with that rig!
     
  4. Lone_Ranger

    Lone_Ranger Practically Family

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    Anyone know who did the holsters for Untouchables? I liked some of the vertical shoulder holsters.
     
  5. Viola

    Viola Call Me a Cab

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    Can anyone recommend a good brand of the integral holster leather jackets? Or brands to avoid?

    Yes, its a terrible time of year to ask. But I am stymied for summer concealed carry options so I might as well contemplate the other seasons.

    Summer is just... I don't know. I don't think I can.
     
  6. Viola

    Viola Call Me a Cab

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    I meant like a leather jacket

    I don't have a windbreaker that would cover that kind of massive change to body contour? I mean maybe a guy's windbreaker that's more square-cut? A shoulder holster is pretty much inherently not concealed by any standard I am used to on myself.
     
  7. Slim Portly

    Slim Portly One Too Many

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    You mean like panet Earth? lol

    This isn't the place for politics, friend. Find yourself a nice gun-bashing forum and give everyone there a big hug from me.
     
  8. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    This isn't the place for politics. If you'd like to talk about gun related politics and non-vintage guns or holsters, find yourself a nice gun forum.
     
  9. This is not a political statement it's philosophical.

    As long as you have people you have the capacity for bad things to happen.

    Some people acknowledge this and make preparations others prefer the bliss of ignorance.
     
  10. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    I believe the proper room for "philosophy" is the observation bar. If you would like, you can take this tangent of the discussion over there. This thread is for vintage weapons and holsters.
     
  11. Solid Citizen

    Solid Citizen Practically Family

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    COOL Concealed GUNS

    Never read this thread before, but past FL member had some TERRIFIC stuff!

    Solid Citizen :D
     
  12. Badluck Brody

    Badluck Brody Practically Family

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    Very nice collection!

    I love the pistols, but I have to say that the gunleather you have really stands out from the typical holsters we see today!

    I would love to try to reproduce some of those, but I'm not one for leatherwork.

    Damn SC...those make me want to pick up some vintage shooters!!!
     
  13. up196

    up196 A-List Customer

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    Thanks for the nice comments, guys.
     
  14. shortbow

    shortbow Practically Family

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    Thanks to mod and other posters for keeping this on track. I've mostly given up on the firearms display board 'cause they haven't managed to do that over there.

    I come here for refuge. If I want controversy all I have to do is open a newspaper.

    Vintage, vintage, vintage.;)
     
  15. HarpPlayerGene

    HarpPlayerGene I'll Lock Up

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    This may be a reach, since I don't know the 'vintage' of this rig, but the whole shoulder-holster thing always makes me think of the old detective movies/shows.

    Scored this set-up for $27 over the weekend. It accommodates one of my Barettas plus two extra mags.

    Impractical for real world use for this civilian, but dang, it was too cool to pass up! :)

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  16. rmrdaddy

    rmrdaddy One Too Many

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  17. SCO2177

    SCO2177 New in Town

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    I guess the AE Nelson Leather Co. website came back from whatever place it was hiding out in cyberspace. I ordered on of their "Untouchables" shoulder holsters for the vintage 1931 Colt Government Model that I just purchased. When the holster shows up in 6 weeks I'll post some pictures of the set-up.
     
  18. HarpPlayerGene

    HarpPlayerGene I'll Lock Up

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    EXACTLY what I'd do... if I were really going to use this thing. It's a display piece. Too hot in Fla for jackets most of the time, darnit. :)

    And YES to the "bear" bit. I did adjust the back strap down to fit me. It was at TWICE the length I require. :eek:
     
  19. Mickey Caesar

    Mickey Caesar Familiar Face

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    That trigger latch doesnt look like it would be safe for the carrier. You'd have to put your finger awfully close to the trigger to release it. I guess the holster manufacturers back then didnt have to be as liability shy as today.
     

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