Article: MY New Holster – CRAFT HOLSTER

Back at the end of 2017 I was contacted by a company called Craft Holsters asking if I was interested in a review with them. I checked out their site and decided to get a holster for my Remington R1 1911 Enhanced. I have always liked carrying my 1911 as 90% of the time I am more worried about wildlife over the dangers of a bad man. So I am not worried about printing because if a hog can see the outline of my pistol normally they just give up and throw themselves on the spit and we have roasted pig for dinner.

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So, while Craft Holsters sent me a holster, my opinions are my own and I was not paid to write this review.

Shipping

I did not do my due diligence before they shipped the holster so I was extremely surprised to find that the holster was coming out of the Slovak Republic. This really has nothing to do with the holster but it was to me just an interesting side note.

“Specs”

I don’t know that you can call these specs but here is a little more info on the holster.

The Open-Muzzle IWB (Inside Waist Band) Holster
Comes in:
Black or tanned leather,
Right or Left handed,
Holsters range from 1911s to HK to Walther.
W/ a price at or around $65 USD.

Leather

4 O’clock carry position

Double stitch construction

5 Year warranty 

Made by Falco Holsters

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I opted with a Tan (I have had bad experiences with black staining my pants), Right handed model with “AJ” (my initials) embossed on the holster.

Breaking it in

On their website they have a Leather Break-in & Care page to help you if you have never used a leather holster before.

I have been carrying it for months (not daily but a few times a week) and I am finally at a stage where the leather is more comfortable and the gun is easier to draw.

On the same page as the break-in instructions, they show you how to care for the holster if you get scratches or if it needs to be cleaned.

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Final Thoughts

Men don’t have purses but we can still be fashionable with our holster selections.

This holster does take time to get broken in and as long as you have patience and take simple care of it, I believe this Holster will last you for years.

Go check out Craft Holsters and if you buy something, tell them Atticus sent you.

Video: S&W M&P 45 Threaded – The First Look

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Today we are getting a first look at the Smith and Wesson striker fired M&P 45 Threaded. I will be posting a review a little bit later down the road with this pistol. Stay turned.

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Video: CMMG Pistol Build and tour of the new Armory

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Today We are taking a looking at the new AR pistol We are building with CMMG.

Parts list as of 9/25/2017

CMMG Upper and Lower pistol kit

CMMG 12.5” Barrel

KAK Shockwave Brace

Phase 5:

15″ Lo-Pro Slope Nose (LPSN15) Free Float Quad Rail

Ambidextrous Battle Latch \ Charging Handle Assembly (ABL/CHA)

Strike Industries:

SI AR STEEL GAS BLOCK SI

Dust Cover Chrome

AR FORWARD ASSIST

M4 AR 15 CHARGING HANDLE

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Video: Reviewing the *NEW* Butler Creek ASAP Speed Loaders

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Today Atticus is is giving his thoughts on the new Butler Creek ASAP Speed loaders for the AR, AK and double stack pistol mags.
Are the new Butler Creek ASAP loaders better than what is currently on the market?

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Video: Checking out the Rugged Obsidian 45 and the new American Eagle Syntech Range Ammo

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Today we are working with the awesome new range ammo from Federal (American Eagle) in 45. because no 45 ammo review is ever complete without a suppressor we are reviewing the Rugged Obsidian .45 Can from Silencer Shop.
Big thank you to both Federal and Silencer Shop for all their help in making these videos!

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SHOT Show 2017: Day 2 Video

SHOT Show stands for Shooting Hunting Outdoor Trade Show, It is held at the Sands convention center at the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas NV USA. It is a private INDUSTRY ONLY show. As media, we are invited to come out and see all the new firearms in the Industry so we may bring you the viewer new content.

DAY TWO

This quick 5 minute run thru of what we saw today.  Includes a quick interview with Dead Air Armaments.  I heard that if we wanted to see every booth in this show we could only spend one minute 18 seconds in a booth.  Bad news guys!  We aren’t going to see every booth.  But trust me when I say that we are spending time with the good guys.  Gotta go, lots to see……….

SHOT Show 2017: Day 1 Video

SHOT Show stands for Shooting Hunting Outdoor Trade Show, It is held at the Sands convention center at the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas NV USA. It is a private INDUSTRY ONLY show. As media, we are invited to come out and see all the new firearms in the Industry so we may bring you the viewer new content.

Day One:

We spent the day visiting with old friends and making many new ones.  Guys, this is 630,000 square feet of AWESOMENESS!  There are over 1600 companies to see and meet with.  On top of all that, over 65,000 people are at the show with me!  We are working fast and furious to find lots of new guns to bring in this year to review.

SHOT SHOW 2017: Industry Day at the Range Video

SHOT Show stands for Shooting Hunting Outdoor Trade Show, it is held at the Sands Convention Center at the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas NV, USA. It is a private INDUSTRY ONLY show. As media, we are invited to come out and see all the new firearms in the Industry so we may bring you the viewer new content.  This video is from Industry Day, also known as Media Day.  This is our “first day” where we get to shoot all different firearms, ammo, accessories, etc.  It is a really fun day to try many different types of firearms from skeet shooting to full auto.  Tomorrow starts the first official day of the trade show.

Video: #WindhamProject Part 1 | The RMCS 4 Review

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The #WindhamProject is a Windham Weaponry RMCS-4 AR which is chambered in 5.56, .300BLK, 7.62x39mm, 9mm and .22lr. We have grabbed some of the most awesome parts of the gun industry to help us better customize this rifle and show you how you can turn this rifle from something awesome to something EPIC and drool worthy at the range.

Table of Contents:

00:04 Intro to the #WindhamProject
01:34 History of the RMCS-4
02:20 Sponsors of the #WindhamProject
03:27 5.56x45mm and the CMMG .22LR kit
10:37 .300BLK
15:10 7.62x39mm Using the AK Mags
22:59 9MM using the Colt SMG Mags
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Video: Zenith Firearms Z5-k Pistol Review

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Today we check out the awesome Zenith Firearms Z5k Pistol from Turkey. The Z5-k is an HK MP5k clone. Anyone who is a lover of 80’s action films will recognize this iconic gun. Our friends over at AmmoForSale.com was kind enough to ship out 10 boxes of 9mm ammo for testing. Check out the video to see what brands experienced problems and which brands cycled through this gun like a dream.
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CGI: 7.62×39 Edition

This week on Cool Guns of The Internet: Today’s post is brought to you by The 7.62×39 and the interesting a small batch of guns that shoot it. If you have a firearm you would like us to post in next weeks CGI all you have to do is send us a picture of your firearms via email, at “pictures@gearsofguns.com” and we’ll post it! But tell us what the firearm is and for more flavor, tell us a story about the gun like a funny hunting trip, or a sentimental story about the gun! Make it as detailed as possible! And let us know who you are if you want photo credit!SKSPC: GearsofGuns.comCMMG MK47 KrinkPC: GearsofGuns.comGalil-ACE-B

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Video Tuesday!!! Zenith Firearms MKE Z-5K Pistol First Look

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Today we are checking out the Zenith Firearms MKE Z-5K Pistol. It is an H&K MP5K Clone made in Turkey. I had a chance to catch up with them at SHOT Show 2016 Media day at the Range.  We were able to shoot a few rounds and meet the guys over at Zenith.