First Impressions: VersaCarry Holsters

First Impressions: VersaCarry Holsters

About two weeks ago We were contacted by VersaCarry about a T&E (review) of their holsters and of course I was very excited about trying them out since they one of the most interesting IWB holsters (Inside the Waist Band) on the market.

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They sent us three holsters to review

A large .45 ACP for my Glock 21 (pictured above blue on the right)
A Medium .40 S&W for Caleb’s S&W M&P .40
And a Small 9mm for SAWGunners Kel-Tec PF-9 (Pictured above yellow on the left)

Since I haven’t had the chance to see SAWG I have had the small holster to review against my large.

 

Large .45 with a Glock 21

Concealment level: I tend to wear more medium T-shirts which does not conceal the Glock 21 as well as I would like it to.
By wearing a large or XL shirt the gun is less noticeable in the small of my back. wearing mediums and larges I cannot wear the holster on my side because the gun shows. Wearing an XL shirt the gun on my hip still has some bulk but is less noticeable and the general population most likely wouldn’t even notice.

Comfort level: With the Glock in the small of my back I have to reposition it to my side if I want to sit down. Walking around the gun stays where I holstered it and even with the weight it doesn’t pull my pants down or feel uncomfortable. However if I knew I was going to be standing and sitting off and on this is not the size I would want to carry since I would have to keep moving it back and forth.

Ease of Draw:  The size of the gun makes the gun a quick draw and have rounds on target with relative ease. Cross draw and carrying in the small of my back still very easy.

Ease of reholstering: The package does say you have to pull the holster out and put the gun back on the rod which is the main con I have found so far.

Safety: The Holster comes with a trigger guard which covers the trigger from the outside of your pants and the skin of your body covers the other side. this keeps those of us without a switch safety more protected. 

Overall thoughts: I have only had this holster for about a week now and I will say I like it. It is all made of plastic. The barrel rod screws onto the frame and has a metal insert molded into the rod so it shouldn’t strip if you change the rod to a different caliber.

So far I like the way it carries and feels. it doesn’t seem to weigh me down or make movements awkward.

SIG Sauer 1911 Spartan .45 ACP

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Sig Sauer had their very special edition 1911 at SHOT Show this year.

The Spartan 1911 has engraved  “ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ” (Molon Labe and pronounced mo-lone lah-veh) means ”come and take them.

ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ is on the monument at Thermopylae in Greece in remembrance of the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC. 
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ has been a battle cry of sorts as of late for many gun owners.

The Spartan 1911 should retail for about $1,356.00 if my eyes serve me right.

NEW! Hornady Zombie Max AMMO (Z-Max)

NEW! Hornady Zombie Max AMMO  (Z-Max)

 

Be PREPARED – supply yourself for the Zombie Apocalypse with Zombie Max™ ammunition from Hornady®! Loaded with PROVEN Z-Max™ bullets… yes PROVEN Z-Max™ bullets (have you seen a Zombie?). Make sure your “bug out bag” is ready with nothing but the best!

WARNING: THIS IS LIVE AMMUNITION. THIS IS NOT A TOY.

Disclaimer: Hornady® Zombie Max™ ammunition is NOT a toy (IT IS LIVE AMMUNITION), but is intended only to be used on…ZOMBIES, also known as the living dead, undead, etc. No human being, plant, animal, vegetable or mineral should ever be shot with Hornady® Zombie Max™ ammunition. Again, we repeat, Hornady® Zombie Max™ ammunition is for use on ZOMBIES ONLY, and that’s not a nickname, phrase or cute way of referring to anybody, place or thing. When we say Zombies, we mean…ZOMBIES!

Calibers available:
9MM LUGER – 115gr ($15)
40 S&W – 165gr ($17)
45 AUTO – 185gr ($18)
223 REM – 55gr ($16)
7.62×39 – 123gr ($14)
308 WIN – 168gr ($24)
12 GA – 00 Buck ($10)

(Thefirearmblog posted the prices)

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You can check out  the zombie ammo on Hornady’s website HERE.

Top Ten Pistols Pt.1 of 2

Top Ten Pistols Pt.1 of 2

1. Glock 21
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The Glock 21 is the top of our list because of reliably and its handling. 

PRO:  Strong, reliable, accurate, has a 13+1 round capacity, easy to take apart and clean.

CON: The 21 is a full size so someone with smaller hands might not have a good grip. It’s not the Ninja Glock. 

2. Browning M1911
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The Browning 1911 has been around and proven itself time and time again. This is one of the most design copied guns on the market.  We also did a comparison between the 1911 and the Glock 21 here

PRO: uses a readily available ammo (.45 ACP), durable, time proven and reliable.

CON: 7+1 rounds, more work to disassemble.

3. FN Five-seveN
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This weapon is chambered in the 5.7mm round and can hold 20+1 rounds. We post this third because of the 5.7 which the FN P90 is also chambered in letting the shooter carry one caliber for 2 weapons.

PRO: Relatively light weight, 20 round mag and accurate and low recoil.

CON: This 5.7mm is not a common round making the ammo to fire this gun more costly and harder to find. the cost of the gun is relatively high.

4. Magnum Research Desert Eagle Mark XIX
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We couldn’t talk favorites without talking about the Desert Eagle. The Mark XIX can be chambered in .357MAG, .44 MAG and the .50 AE.

PRO: Accurate, good range for a pistol (200 meters)

CON: Ammo is costly and the weapon is larger making the weapon heavier, heavy recoil

5. NINJA GLOCK 
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It is very clear why the NINJA GLOCK is on our list. it can do anything. but for those who have not used or seen the NINJA GLOCK here are the PROS to the weapon.

PRO: Compact while still able to carry up to 1000 rounds per magazine, comes with spare ninja gear, the range is about 7 miles using the scope.

CONS: makes every other gun worthless. It embarrasses all other guns.

To view this remarkable weapon  in action see the video here.

Smith and Wesson M&P 45

Smith and Wesson M&P 45

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M&P45 – Mid-Size Specs
Barrel length 4.0” (Stainless Steel Barrel and Slide)
Caliber: .45acp
Capacity: 10+1
Dimensions (Width x Height x Length): 1.2” x 5.5” x 7.5”
Weight (Without magazine):  27.7 oz..
Color: standard black or Dark Earth (color above)
Frame: Medium (Polymer Frame)
The pistol has a loaded chamber indicator viewing opening on top of the slide

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M&P .40c taken a part

I haven’t spent much time with this gun aside from handling it at a gun show a year or so back. From what I have read on the reviews of this pistol is this is a reliable weapon. It has similar design features to the Glock such as the polymer frame and barrel design.

I really don’t have much of a review on this pistol because I haven’t had much of a reason or a chance before to review. I am sure within the next 4 months I will have a real review to bring you.

if you have a review of this and would like to share please Email me and let me know what you think.