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James Tarr & Patrick Sweeney Defend the Serpa

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  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,894 Senior Member
    Someone here once said you only have to be 10% smarter than the equipment. I guess if your lizard brain default gets you into problems, a SERPA might not be for you. I admit I don't own one, and all my holsters with a retention device are thumbsnap, but that's more due to how things have worked out, not willful choice.
    I'm just here for snark.
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,410 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Nothing is safe from stupid.

    STOLEN!

    If I ever start my own gun or tactical gear company, I may call it S.A.D. : Stupidity Avoidance Designs.

    Edit: Maybe M.A.D - Moron Avoidance Designs

    Or possibly I.E.D. - Idiocy Evasive Designs

    R.P.G. - ****-Proof Gear. "Designed for some other guy. OF COURSE we didn't design it for YOU." Might be a slight problem soliciting beta-testers. . .
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,580 Senior Member
    R.P.G gets my vote. But then, it would be false advertising.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 12,088 Senior Member
    Bigslug wrote: »

    R.P.G. - ****-Proof Gear. "Designed for some other guy. OF COURSE we didn't design it for YOU." Might be a slight problem soliciting beta-testers. . .

    I would buy that.
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,699 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    A statement needing factual evidence beyond isolated examples.

    Even the highest speed, lowest drag operator of them all shot himself with one................ 'nuff said,
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,580 Senior Member
    .......nothing is safe from stupid.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,580 Senior Member
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    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 12,088 Senior Member
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    Anything constructive to be said ?
    Or is it all downhill from here ?
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,580 Senior Member
    DoctorWho wrote: »
    Anything constructive to be said ?
    Or is it all downhill from here ?

    Stay in your lane. Otherwise, wrecks happen.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 8,007 Senior Member
    Laynards offer better retention.
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • shushshush Senior Member Posts: 6,259 Senior Member
    A pistol lanyard may be used as an emergency tourniquet, should the need arise.
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,894 Senior Member
    or garrotte....
    I'm just here for snark.
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 12,088 Senior Member
    or garrotte....

    Or when the gun is empty oh can swing it about as a flail
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,580 Senior Member
    bullsi1911 wrote: »
    Or when the gun is empty oh can swing it about as a flail

    If a tool can't do at least 3 things.........get rid of it.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,580 Senior Member
    Ha!!!!!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 8,007 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »


    Whew! Saved by the bell!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gWMJLUbk10
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,410 Senior Member
    DoctorWho wrote: »
    Anything constructive to be said ?
    Or is it all downhill from here ?

    Well. . .there is the lighthearted MUSICAL version of that guy plugging himself in the leg. . .

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTGmTrQXrwg
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,410 Senior Member
    DoctorWho wrote: »
    Anything constructive to be said ?
    Or is it all downhill from here ?

    Well. . .there is the lighthearted MUSICAL version of that guy plugging himself in the leg. . .

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTGmTrQXrwg
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,894 Senior Member
    bullsi1911 wrote: »
    Or when the gun is empty oh can swing it about as a flail
    sorry I missed this yesterday....

    One does not use a Smith and Wesson revolver or a fine 1911 as a flail. While they are robustly built and could definitely cause damage, one doesn't want tissue and brain matter from some miscreant on your firearm. It might discolor the finish!

    Glocks, XDs, other polymer pistols (even HKs) and Filipino 1911s are the preferred flail-worthy weapons.
    I'm just here for snark.
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,813 Senior Member
    sorry I missed this yesterday....

    One does not use a Smith and Wesson revolver or a fine 1911 as a flail. While they are robustly built and could definitely cause damage, one doesn't want tissue and brain matter from some miscreant on your firearm. It might discolor the finish!

    Glocks, XDs, other polymer pistols (even HKs) and Filipino 1911s are the preferred flail-worthy weapons.

    Just another reason why they are so practical as SD weapons. Who wants to worry about damaging a prissy revolver when somebody is about to carve your heart out. :jester:
  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 8,007 Senior Member
    Another reason Glocks are lousy as HD weapons. Plastic means less weight, and no nice sharp edges when you need to get medieval. You would just flail around ineffectively.
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    Dunno, I saw the end results of a guy that got hit in the head with a Glock 19, lots of blood, depressed skull fracture, TBI etc.... he tried wrestling a Police Officer for her gun and she bashed him in the head several times.
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,894 Senior Member
    Another reason Glocks are lousy as HD weapons. Plastic means less weight, and no nice sharp edges when you need to get medieval. You would just flail around ineffectively.
    Not ineffectively, but less effectively. Kinda like driving a nail with an 8 oz. hammer vs. a 28 oz. framing hammer. You'll get it done, you'll just wear yourself out with the lighter weight piece of gear.
    I'm just here for snark.
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    Tell that to the guy lying in a pool of his own blood unconscious with his skull crushed in, I was there at the scene....
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,992 Senior Member
    The Serpa is just another tool, depending on how well you use your tool... ( low soft pitch... ) IT might be good for you and it might not.

    I have one for my G20 and G22 / G19. It's a great hunting rig, for me. I have yet to pull it out in such a fervor that I caught my finger on the trigger. When I un-holster it, I do so slowly and smoothly and well planned. I re-holster the same way.

    I am not going out daily into harms way with one. I like my thumb break holsters for my revolvers, as well.

    Rule number one. Keep that finger off the trigger unless you are ready to fire.

    D
    "A patriot is mocked, scorned and hated; yet when his cause succeeds, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." Mark Twain
    Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.... now who's bringing the hot wings? :jester:
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,148 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    You don't get the whole forum thing, do you?

    Brian Williams witnessed it...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    Before the ever popular Interenet forums, it was the Range / gunstore / surplus goods, somewhat like this forum, except in person, lots of good information, sometimes not, lots of opportunity to try out equipment and other stuff and see if it worked or not.

    I found out a lot of stuff through trial and error.
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    Those are your words, not mine, your the sexpert on everything here anyway.
    Go enjoy your vacation at Viagra Falls.....
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
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