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jgradyc last won the day on December 12 2016

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About jgradyc

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    Nashville, TN
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    Running, cycling, general exercise, reading
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    Author, ghost writer, futurist and professional speaker


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    Taurus G2 Millennium
  • Carry Weapon #2
    Kel Tec P3AT w/Armalaser

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  1. I came back to this thread and saw that my link about milk jug holsters didn't work. In case others are interested, I'll try posting it again. If any TGOers are concerned about the holster coming out with the gun, this is the way to go. You can keep increasing the size of the hook (the part that extends out from the below the tip of the barrel) until it is almost impossible to remove the gun and the holster at the same time. Oh, I go for functionality, not appearance, in my holsters. It's not like I'm going to frame the holster and mount it on the wall. The duct tape holsters look bad, I agree, but the gaffers tape looks like regular pocket holster material at first glance. https://www.thektog.org/threads/milk-jug-pocket-holsters.256713/#post-2246921
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    Firearms burnout

    I think it's just the deluge of smaller EDC firearms have left some of us a bit jaded. Twenty years ago if you wanted a small EDC, you had only a couple of choices... the KelTec P11 in 9mm and the KelTec P-32 in 32 auto. Since then, every manufacturer has started making smaller, single stack, easily concealable firearms. It was exciting for a while, but now I'm a bit burned out, too.
  3. You can make your own pocket holster using a gallon water jug (or milk jug) and gaffers tape (duct tape). I posted how to do it a few years ago on TGO. You can adjust the depth for pocket depth and the hook to make sure it doesn't come out of your pocket. I haven't made a new one in years, but it's easy to do. Edited: Here you go from 2015... I make my own pocket holsters using a one gallon water jug and gaffers tape. Here is a link to the process. http://www.thektog.org/forum/f87/milk-jug-pocket-holsters-256713/ The advantages of this for a pocket holster are... 1. They are super thin. If you want to hide something in your front pocket, the holster needs to be as thin as possible. 2. You can contour the holster to fit against your leg and to fit how you want it to fit in your pocket. I have some holsters that are longer so the gun presents higher in a really deep pocket. That is, the bottom inch or two is just pocket filler to raise the tiny gun higher in the pocket. 3. You can shape the "hook" so it becomes almost impossible for the holster to come out when you draw. I see this as a huge plus. I have to unholster the gun to remove the holster, but it can be pocketed with the weapon with no problem. 4. It's cheap... a roll of gaffers tape is $12 and the water jug is free or only a dollar if you don't have one available. You can use duct tape, but it looks awful, as you can see in the pictures in the above link. Gaffers tape doesn't leave a visible tape residue. Here's a pic from the above link showing a tiny KelTec P3-AT in a DeSantis and a Glock 26 in a milk jug holster. They are almost the same width! The P3-AT in the DeSantis holster is 1 3/16" wide... actually it's even wider until the sides are compressed in your pocket. The gun in the milk jug holster on the right is 1 5/16" wide, a barely noticeable difference in the pocket, but it's a Glock 26! Edited October 14, 2015 by jgradyc
  4. I'm looking to create a website for rental properties for a retired friend. Another friend has a rental property website that's nearly ideal. All I'd need to do is change the banners and text. Maybe change the look a little. His website is only 3 pages long, plus another page for each property. These property pages are identical in layout except for the photos and text. What's the easy/best way to do this? (I've never built a website, but I"m computer savvy and understand the basics of HTML. ) Can I do it? Should I hire someone on Fivver to do it?
  5. How do I tell if a ballast is going bad? I have six ceiling fixtures that use two of the 4-ft bulbs. The ballasts are OLD... probably 30 years old. Should I replace the existing bulbs with LED bulbs or should I bypass the ballast and use the direct wired bulbs from Amazon? Two of the six fixtures are dead. No light. The remaining four are a lot dimmer than when I changed out the bulbs maybe four years ago. One flickers a little when I turn it on, but it stops after a half minute. Even when all the bulbs are working and new, it's still a little too dark in the basement.
  6. I'm a small, skinny guy. This makes concealed carry more difficult in the summer, but it's still relatively easy with the right choice of handgun and clothing. I made a pocket holster out of a one-gallon water jug for my Kahr PM9. I keep a truck gun in a Brave Response "bellyband" holster. The Brave Response holster is more comfortable than a wider bellyband. Plus, I can wear it under workout gear without a belt, which is a big plus for me.
  7. Right now, I have a beautiful field of white clover blossoms. This is the best ever, probably because of all the rain. I really like this look and I'd like to let it go to seed to get another good crop next spring. It's been about one week since I last mowed. Should I let the clover keep growing or can I just go ahead and mow now? I can probably wait another week before mowing, but not much longer than that.
  8. jgradyc

    ad closed WTB: MacBook Pro

    A buddy of mine suggested that I buy a used MacBook... I think he said the 2015 model, but not sure... and replace the hard drive with a Solid State Drive (SSD). A SSD drive makes a huge difference on a PC and they're cheap if you stay at 128GB or so.
  9. Nashville is growing faster than most other cities, so it has a more diverse culture. People here go to church, but they're not Bible Thumpers, like in SC where I grew up. There is a huge amount of nightlife, professional sports teams (football, hockey, minor league baseball and now soccer). Traffic is bad, but a lot depends on your daily commute route. I don't see any major gun control measures being passed by Tennessee. Nashville might do something, but the liberals just got smacked big time by the 65/35 vote against the bloated mass transit measure. I just don't see Nashville becoming Chicago or Tennessee becoming Illinois.
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    I'm not familiar with this gun, but I put MARK II FVT into their search engine and found that KyGunCo has this gun on their website for $386. They are in Bardstown, KY. Rural King could probably order it for you as well, if you have a Rural King nearby. I've bought several times through GB, but I've only bought from dealers with a track record.
  11. jgradyc

    The niche I wish manufacturers would find

    I'll just mention that if you don't mind a holster in Kydex outside and leather on the body side, you can make your own holster and put any cant on the weapon or any belt clips you like. I like the Ulticlip, but I have some holsters with regular IWB clips. I've also made holsters with slots in the leather. I've used gun leather, but I don't like it.. too stiff and thick. I buy a bag of scraps at Hobby Lobby and use a thinner leather so it's more comfortable from day one. Kydex is easy to mold, especially if you start with the thin Kydex. As an added bonus, with thin leather and thin Kydex, the holster is a lot thinner than my commercial holsters. My DIY rigs aren't going to win any beauty contests, but after buying a drawer full of holsters, I prefer function and comfort over cosmetics. As an aside, I've never understood why someone who would carry concealed would care what their holster looked like. Once every few years, I might unholster my weapon to show it to a fellow HCPer, but in 18 years of EDC, I've never unholstered my holster to show it to anyone!
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    The niche I wish manufacturers would find

    If you give the P938 to your wife, have the slide cerakoted in satin, the frame in Tiffany blue, and a white-ish grip. I've seen handguns like this. They are works of art.
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    The niche I wish manufacturers would find

    Have you considered the Sig P938? You can get walnut (cherry, maple, cocobolo, etc) grips for it on eBay for about $25. I have two sets for my P938. It's 18 ounces. You can have it cerakoted in any finish you like.
  14. I'm okay with the picture. I'd be okay if 150,000,000 more people posted similar pictures.
  15. jgradyc

    Shooting Coyotes

    Are you close to Edwin Warner Park? I've seen coyotes there and they aren't as afraid of humans as the ones out where I live in the country. I doubt if one or a pack of two would attack you. Still, you were there and can assess what you saw better than me. Yelling and waving the largest stick you can find is usually enough to deter the largest dogs. It should work with a 30-pound coyote. I haven't seen any bigger than that where I live near Beaman Park (Joelton area).

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