Thursday, October 14, 2010

Holster Suggestions

So here's the challenge:

I need a holster for the Smith & Wesson M&P9 (full size) with a Streamlight TLR-1s, with some sort of retention (thumb break preferred) and preferably with a paddle-type attachment, or some other way to remove the holster without dropping my pants.  As I live in Wisconsin, concealment is not a concern at this point.  Material and color is secondary at this point, but brown or tan leather or kydex would be great.

I was looking at Blade-Tech's options, but it looks like the only light bearing holster they have for the M&P is with the no longer made Surefire X200 (which cost more than I want to spend on a white light anyway...) They do make one for my gun/light combo, but no retention.

Any suggestions?

Huh. Could be interesting...

From WCI:
A Clark County judge has ruled that Wisconsin's ban on conceal carry of a weapon is overly broad and unconstitutional in light of the recent Heller and McDonald landmark US Supreme Court cases.
 (Quote links to the decision.)

This combined with DA Fox's decision a couple months back, and Waukesha County DA Schimel's refusal to prosecute vehicle carry charges(potentially challenging the constitutionality of WI's vehicle carry restrictions), this is a major step in the right direction.

It is possible that another circuit judge could rule oppositely as soon as tomorrow, but if it were appealed and upheld, it would be a serious blow for the CCW ban statewide.

WCI sums it up thusly:
So there may be a tremendous risk for the state to appeal the decision which could open up the right to carry as one chooses (for non felons etc) with very few restrictions.  The state may want to leave this decision as it is now, limited to Clark County and ambiguous as to its effect elsewhere and hope the legislature comes up with something that (to use the judges words) is less like "a leaden blanket where silk would suffice."

I'll be watching.


G&C friend Marty's dog Harley has been dealing with Lyme's Disease and general older-agedness, and couldn't stand up this morning.  He had a close call a couple weeks ago, looked like he got passed it, but not so much today.

I don't think I can sit in the car thinking for the drive to the range today.

+1 to that.

Tam vented a little this morning.  I agree.  The Judge is nothing more than a shinning example of what  you can accomplish with great a great advertising firm.