Thursday, June 18, 2009

Pointless blog drama

Wow. James Rummel may be many things. "Irresponsible" would be way, way, way down on the list.

New argument, old problem. What advice should experienced shooters give to newbies? This time the subject is holsters. Some people are all hot and bothered because James suggested that the cash-crunched can make do with inexpensive nylon holsters. Predictable outrage followed from the usual quarters. Most of it misses the main point, the context, that James offers his advice:

The majority of people I help are dirt poor, and I'm also trying to keep them from spending much needed cash on uneedful things.

I've bought a boatload of holsters over the years. Most of them have been low-end Uncle Mike's. I rarely use them anymore, but i don't consider the money wasted. I got to try out a bunch of styles for a bunch of different guns. Eventually i figured out what worked for me. Then i could spend good money on quality merchandise confident that i was making an informed decision.

Plus, i've known people who carried in an Uncle Mike's for years. It works for them. How do i know? Because they CARRY in an Uncle Mike's. Since the first rule of gunfighting is Have a Gun, the Uncle Mike's seems to pass the critical test.

Related thoughts here:
Don't be French

First Handgun

More good sense on self defense