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Archive for January, 2007

Sweatshield is really……….

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 18th January 2007

Tucker offers a “sweatshield” on his holsters for semi-auto pistols, but some potential customers have never heard the term before and don’t know what it is.

Some people think it’s a layer of waterproof material sandwiched into the leather but it is really a “body shield.”  It acts as a spacer between the back of the slide and your body for added comfort and it only applies to holsters for semi-auto’s, not revolvers.

Here’s a picture of a Tucker’s pancake holster, looking at the backside to show the sweatshield clearly.  You’ll notice it does not cover the hammer or the beavertail, just the back of the slide and the thumb safety.  (Note: Tucker makes the backside of his pancake in roughout leather to help keep the holster from moving while worn.)

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Some customers want Tucker to make an enlarged sweatshield covering the beavertail and hammer, too, but that would interfere with a full-firing grip.  

The sweatshield does not prevent you getting the proper grip, but it could feel different if you’re not used to having one. The sweatshield is standard on some holsters and optional on others. If you have a question about it just give me a call. 

 

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Vacation’s over……….

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 11th January 2007

I’ve just returned from the Caribbean – Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Montego Bay and Labadee, Haiti. Great way to clear my head and reset the old computer. I’m ready to go at it once again.

For the record, Tucker’s been at work while I’ve been gone – We know that many of you are waiting for orders placed last year. Tucker’s working extra hours and over the weekends this month to get those orders out.

In Grand Cayman, we were one of seven cruise ships anchored in the bay. It was quite a sight – one worth sharing.

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I was aboard Royal Caribbean’s “Freedom of the Seas.” You may have seen their commercial about the ship with the “Flow Rider” surfing apparatus. That’s the ship.

No, I didn’t try it, but it was fun to watch.

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