Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A little piece this morning

This is not my carry piece, but I can tote it whenever I wish; it's my wife's Kahr PM9. This miniature blaster is the bee's knees for pocket carry. The last time I shot it, I was astonished at how well it grouped. Stuff this puppy in a DeSantis Super Fly holster and stick it in your pocket and you're good to go.

The Super Fly is the best pocket holster I have ever encountered, and I have tried many. I think the covering of it is more sticky than the Nemesis, and the removable and reversible flap is perfect for breaking up the outline of the gun while still allowing a quick firing grip. I have several of these holsters and they have never let me down.

You can also see my replacement for the crappy Suunto Vector that failed me recently; it's a Seiko Black Monster. I went with a dive watch specifically because the ISO standards that dive watches have to undergo in order to get their "Divers" rating include three magnet challenges where the watch doesn't lose more than 30 seconds or so. Since everything electronic goes apeshit when I'm around, I figured I would try to mitigate it as much as possible. It's also made of steel, which is a hell of a lot stronger than plastic.

Lastly, there's a Microtech Scarab Executive with tanto blade that is my most spendy knife acquisition to date. It's a neat knife, very ninja, and I have carried it in the past, although I don't recommend it for EDC. It's manufactured very precise, and has moving parts like springs and such, and no matter how well it's made it is prone to failure. The lockup on it is amazing, and it works well at slicing things, and I would imagine it working well at piercing stuff, however, if you put a lot of force on it I'm sure it would break. It's just too delicate. At one point the tungsten glass breaker on the end of it stripped out the aluminum handle, and I had to fix it with a helicoil to make it well again. Microtech collectors are probably cringing right now, but it works. The blade is D2 tool steel, which is excellent steel, but rusts easily if you don't take good care of it. Having wiped your edge down with motor oil, you may not want to be cutting tomatoes with it.

That's my gun p0rn for the day.