This is what there like Elijah.
I have these for every caliber I own. I like them. My only complaint is that they are anodized aluminum and the painted finish wears off after a little bit. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but it's a porous surface and, therefore, rough. Again, may not be an issue, but I wonder if it scuffs chamber surfaces, extractors, ejectors, feed ramps, etc.
Not that it stops me from using them. I load these after a cleaning session and run some through. Also helps to recover from a case of recoil flinch.
there are brass snap caps out there,as well as plastic,and i saw magpul was making composite practice rounds too.maybe some molly,or teflon on the aluminum would help yours?
Had some for years that i used for speed loader drills.. these were just spent rounds that i had a buddy crimp a new round nose load into.. Did decrease my speed loader time, but they disappeared during our move.. Now that im carrying the airweight full time again i should pick up a set.. I will say that ISD's fwd cant (45degree) cross draw is super fast..
Get pls that im saying the speed is the holster, not greg.. Still have some speed, but my speed loader drill is rusty.. In the past i could do the "wipe off" thing you've all read about, where you throw the speed loader into the cylinder and then closing the cylinder sorta wipes off the speed loader.. Lets just say its more of a "get in there"... and fumble shake on the speed loader to get the rounds to drop out.. NOT a thing of beauty..
If i spent the time practising as i have in the past that would change.. I can say that this is the first time i've had a CC cross draw.. I always felt they allowed easy weapon takeaway.. NOPE ..The cross draw that i usta wear for MC ridding was open carry, and worn full hip. It did allow easy access for someone standing in front, ISD's cross draw is designed to be worn in front, just to the L of belt buckle.. this makes it very easy for the wearer and more difficult for front take away..
The angle is perfect, and the gun retention is fine.. Wouldn't want to do cart wheels, but try not to do to many of them anymore so that works out fine.. The holster has a lining (john what is the leather treatment on the lining) that is slick as Teflon. Only the balance and tightness of the holster holds the weapon in, and presentation from "surrender" position is WAY fast, and thats even for the geez..
Thats one thing i actually miss,you and i both coming from PPC
background.Took a lot of practice to get halfway decent.i used my model 10 S&W back then,and my BHP.
Great remarks on ISDs holsters,i have 3of his and each one is top shelf quality and design.He should be rightfully proud of the product he puts out.
I am thinking of picking up an airweight myself,almost traded off for one nut decided to wait and buy one outright instead.That will require a ISD holster as well.
I had the opportunity to use the Magpul composite snap caps. They work the same as all the other ones, so I guess price would be the big concern. We only went through one magazine, so I can not comment on durability.
I have a pack. The composite mold left a couple wierd markings by the primer, so I doubt they're all to spec, but they still work fine.
It's a Silicon Cream leather treatment. The Silicon is actually flat particles impregnating the cream. You rube it in by hand and when the cream drys the particles are laying in the fibers of the leather in the angles or the direction you apply it. This allows friction retention up until the moment any force is applied in the direction you rub the cream in. Then it is slick as snot, or Kydex.
I have to be honest guys the ONLY time i ever used mock rounds was for above mentioned sp loader stuff.. are they really that important for handguns.. i say that after... oh i guess close to 50 years of "snap'n" away and never had an issue.. I'm talking about handguns now, not shotties or rifles. One of those if i had a dollar for every dime on top a site things.. and never caused a problem..
Thanks for the info on the lining.. So far it's really durable as well.. showing the expected marks where cylinder and frame make contact, but no other wear, and amaz'n fast.. i have a Galco sm back that i always carried the airweight in before and guessing i "might" be able to go from surrender to present in three sec.. the ISD "crisis cross" (ever markets it under that name..lol...ok it's free) is instantaneous..
Dry firing my *Raven Combat Olympic competition .25 auto will break the firing pin over time, don't know how much time but the company is adamant about not dry firing because of the breakage of firing pins.
S&W resolvers, no problemo.
*Chrome plate with plastic mother of pearl grips and engraved, actually scratched, "crips 4evah"
Raven Combat Olympic competition .25's are really going up in price.. i usta be able to buy them for the same price as one of my Victory model Smiths...I think it was the MS13 version not the Crips special that got the most attention at the last show i attended..
Hold on to yours brother.. Oh. by the way, do you ever do long range with yours Lou.. I've heard that their good out to 1500 maybe 2K Meters.. perfect "palma pistol" i would guess.. Will have to check Camp Perry results but the days of Hammerli dominating the pistol category are past with the new RCOC.. your a lucky man to have one..
Still loving that. "Chrome plate with plastic mother of pearl grips and engraved, actually scratched, "crips 4evah""
Greg, good out to 1500 maybe 2K Meters? Maybe. If you're holding it at 45° and have a 40 knot wind at your back. :D
Yeah.. see thats the 2" model, go to 4" and it gets better.. I doubt that you could go 1500M with a 45 degree and 40 knots of wind.. The only round with worse ballistics is my 32 colt. thats even slower than the 25.. Daisy says he's going to start IPSC with it as soon as he gets the compensator sorted out..
Saint, or anyone, how do you get the degree symbol to show.. im on a new(er) toshiba lap top and i looked all over for that symbol when i was describing ISD's holster.. how you do dat..
To get the degree symbol, hold down the ALT key and type 0176: ALT+0176
Nope Saint, tried every combination of that nada.. got everything else in the free world, but no degree symbol.. so is that serious instructions, are did i just make your day.. I'm telling mom on you for geezer abuse..
No it should work. BUT, you have to put the zero in. Try ALT+0176. w/o the zero you get ░
Question for you guys.. Perhaps Nobile.. anyone ever had any experiance with these.. sort of like the Korth thing.. the best, and i've never seen one.. Might have at a show, but never to own or fire.. The two main calibers in international free shoot are .22 & .32.. I have a number of books that show all of the hi dollar pistols in either caliber choice.. these aren't as expensive as you would think. as opposed to a specialized rail gun to use on IPSC that can go over 5K, the top of the line international free category pieces seem to go for less than 3K..
Hammerli and Walther, as well as a number of other companies have some pretty exotic (elec trig exotic enough.. check the Hammerli 152) pistols for under 1K used.. Have no idea where one would find one used, but thats what the book says..lol. . For the average shooter..meaning myself, this is in the lipstick on a pig category.. might be able to do one hole groups at 50M from bench rest.. but if i'm holding it off hand it's not going to shoot any closer than my H&R 75 dollar .22 revolver..
Doing this in real time.. paste copied ALT+0176... wish me luck 0176
this is maybe 10-12 min later.. ha ha ..nada.. i've tried every combination of doing this to include actually holding all inputs at the same time.. the 6 required my nose.. serious.. nope not on this one.. Degree is fine i guess... looks like it has to be.. i was hoping to at least bring up that last icon..the field of dots thing.. nope..
I had an engineer try to teach me that. Turned out just as well as the geezer. LOL!