Sunday, August 7, 2016

There Is A Method

To my madness...

I grew to appreciate the Safariland ALS running the Glock 22 at Gunsite last month. My Safariland duty holster started at level III but the hood came off Monday at lunch. The SLS came off Wednesday evening, three days of frustration too late. I've ordered a duty rig with only the ALS retention so that I'm not running a modified holster on the job. I ordered the same holster with a paddle for street clothes carry at work and nominal concealment situations. I'd scarcely shot a Glock before the class but I'm learning to live with it. To enhance that process I just picked up a Glock 19 for every day carry and to serve as an understudy to my Glock 22. Unlike the 40, I can afford to shoot a nine on my own dime. The Safariland concealment paddle holster has the same ALS retention system as my duty rig so I'm working with only one draw stroke. Never thought I'd end up with three 9mm pistols.


  1. The price gap between 9mm Luger and .40 S&W is getting smaller. But now with 115 grain 9mm Luger ammo not making minor out of a Glock 19, one needs to go with 9mm Nato, which is running 34 cents a round; it is the same as .40 Auto at that price.

  2. If I were shooting IDPA I guess that would matter a little.

  3. I went to the Safariland website and used their holster finder tool and discovered there are no ALS holsters that will fit my Para 14.45. I did have to do a bit of trimming on my Blackhawk Serpa to get a good fit.
    There are a number of other holsters without the ALS feature that look usable though.

  4. I have never seen a chronograph at a club match, and I have been shooting in these matches for 15 years. Hence, the .380 Long is quite popular among the competitors. The truth is told though in the poppers. They will not drop with a sub-125 power factor.