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Old 12-26-2019, 07:53 AM   #1
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Any new guns, etc. from Santa ?

Actually, my new Guardian in September was my Christmas present. Wife said to stick it on a empty credit card I had and she'd pay it off. Since it had issues and wasn't replaced until November, I'm glad I started the process early !

She did okay too; a Dooney and Bourke pocket book (not cheap) she'd been eyeing online.

A holster maker on the NAA forum sent me a "prototype" Guardian holster free to keep, last month, on the condition I give it an honest detailed review. Then when I mentioned in the review not having an actual "holster belt", he sent me that, too. A "second" with hole locations marked slightly off from where they were actually punched. I couldn't believe it. So the wife and I both got nice leather for Christmas.....

His gun in photos of what would be my holster. Belt is same model, minus impressed circles between holes.
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File Type: jpg Guardian Rick Holster Two.jpg (187.0 KB, 14 views)
File Type: jpg Rick Guardian_Paddle_Front_View[1].jpg (61.4 KB, 11 views)
File Type: jpg Guardian Belt 50%.jpg (41.7 KB, 10 views)

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Old 12-26-2019, 01:17 PM   #2
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New ivory grips for my .45 Colt Ruger Blackhawk.
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Old 12-27-2019, 04:44 AM   #3
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BC are you left handed? It looks like a well made holster. Free is always nice to have and by the looks I'm guessing he will be getting a good review. If you want to post a link here to his web site I have no objection.

Highhawk1948 I think those grips really do justice to the Blackhawk. Welcome aboard, I recognize that ID from RFN. Enjoy our small but growing group over here.
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No left, I'm a righty. Look at the thumb break. It's an on the belt holster, not IWB. The polymer paddle is sold separately by another maker. It can be combined with mag pouches, first aid kits, and other parts of their "tactical" gear (I hate that word anymore)...My major review con was the two T-nuts that hide under the lining to attach the paddle. One could turn, in trying to tighten a loose screw, if ever. I think it's all epoxied, though. Version 2 will have a single strip of metal with two threaded holes.

Does mainly leather for NAA mini revolvers, but is branching out into 1911s, Sigs, Glock, and the S&W Governor. He does custom orders for anything he has an actual or "blue gun" to mold to.

https://www.desertgunleather.com/

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https://www.tacticalholsters.com/pro...e-accessories/

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Nice. I like paddle holsters. Try it cross draw. Loosen a screw and put a cant to the holster for a forward tilt. Tell me what you think.
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Nice. I like paddle holsters. Try it cross draw. Loosen a screw and put a cant to the holster for a forward tilt. Tell me what you think.
It's not made to do that. I thought about it, and measured. The angled hole spacing would be wider. The paddle is handy in that it can clip onto most anything, like sweat pants with no belt. The 32 Guardian is not heavy enough to drag them down; 17 ounces loaded, including holster.
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Yep Santa lowered one down the chimney, It wouldn't fit in my stocking.
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Barrett 50 cal.?
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Browning M2 ?
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Sherman tank?
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Thanks Terry_P
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Barrett 50 cal.?
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Browning M2 ?
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Sherman tank?
nope nope nope but I do like tanks because they're just fascinating.
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Yep Santa lowered one down the chimney, It wouldn't fit in my stocking.
Serious guess. A portable shooting bench?
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