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Archive for August, 2009

Video – Just for a few of you…

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 21st August 2009

The Al Gore version of Global Warming has huge and dire consequences for our economy, the future of developing nations and our freedom from government intrusion. I’m convinced that Al doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

I’ve posted links to articles and videos contradicting Al Gore’s view on this blog before, but this Global Warming video is the most informative yet.

Warning: Don’t bother watching if you’re not interested in the subject – it’s 40 minutes long.

If this video isn’t for you, come browse our website, take out your credit card and buy something.


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Got a Ruger LCR?

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 19th August 2009

Below is the Tucker Cover Up for LCR. We also make pocket holsters and pancake holsters for the LCR.

Let us know what you need.

Ruger LCR Cover Up 001 Med.

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I think I’d rather be anonymous…

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 19th August 2009

Here’s an interesting success story from Afghanistan of an incredible sniper shot.

Sniper rifle

If you were the sniper, would you want the islamic world to know who you are and where your family lives?

Not me.

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Cartoon of the day

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 18th August 2009

Dems chip away at Fox News

Dems chip away at Fox News

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The Newbee-knows-best syndrome.

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 16th August 2009

I’m always amazed when I get an email from a customer with very little experience carrying a concealed handgun, saying he really likes his new holster, but we made it ride too high.

I have a Google Alert set so that I am notified of gun forum posts about Tucker Gunleather, and I was alerted to one late last week. A customer had a brand new Tucker IWB holster for sale. Given our 100% guarantee, I wondered why he hadn’t called us to discuss it.

I contacted him to find out why he was selling it and he said it didn’t ride low enough so he can wear it with the grip just above his belt line.

I asked him how long he’d been carrying and the answer was that he’s just started. I asked him about his formal training and he’s had none. I asked why he wanted to carry the gun so low and he was very concerned about “printing.” (Chances are that he wasn’t actually printing in any noticeable way, but when you’re new to concealed carry, you’re paranoid someone will notice.)

I sent him a link to this post called “Buried Carry.” The jist of it is that you must be able to get a full firing grip on your pistol in the holster so you don’t have to re-grip on the way to the target under stress. A low carry requires grasping the gun with your thumb and a couple of fingers and then shifting your grip.

It works OK in practice most of the time, but it’s asking for trouble when your “fight or flight” response is in high gear and your fine motor skills are impaired because someone is about to shoot in your direction.

I don’t know what he’ll do, but my guess – he’ll ignore the advice, thinking he knows best.

When you consider that Tucker has been making premium holsters for thousands of people and gets wonderful “attaboys” from customers who know what they’re doing, and add in the extensive training Tucker has with the military, law enforcement, competition and special training you have to wonder about the “newbee knows best” syndrome.

It doesn’t really happen very often, so I’ll get over it and move on. I just want customers to benefit from our experience and not have to learn the hard way.

Note: All Tucker holsters allow for easy access to your pistol and a full-firing grip.

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