My NEW carry gun: a 9mm Mauser Broomhandle (with pics)

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    Talking My NEW carry gun: a 9mm Mauser Broomhandle (with pics)

    Some may think me daft, but when I don't need deep concealment I have taken to carrying my 20 round Mauser Broomhandle (reworked by Briklee to semi-auto from the full-auto Schnellfeuer Mauser C96).

    With my spare mag, that makes for 40 rounds of 9mm goodness.

    A fun gun, surprisingly easy to carry (in Winter), and quite distinctive. (I've always wanted to CCW a Broom ever since I saw Tom Adams in "The Second Best Secret Agent in the Whole Wide World" [a great movie, BTW, and it pretty much stars the Broomhandle! ]).

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    Wow! That actually conceals quite well! I say go for it :) The fact is that nobody wants to be staring down the barrel of any gun but I bet the "pucker factor" would increase drastically when looking at that bad boy pointed in your direction. Almost makes me feel sorry for the dirtbags...almost. Stay safe and shoot 'em straight!
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    That's pretty interesting. If it wasn't for the spare magazine jutting out, it would all but disappear. I am curious though, with the gun positioned over your back pocket, how do you draw?
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    Good lawd! I don't think they had concealed carry in mind when they designed that one!

    I don't see any clip or loop on that holster? Are you relying on just friction for retention?
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    Interesting. I dont think I've ever seen anyone carrying a Broomhandle concealed.
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    Very interesting, I have a Bolo in 30Mauser and have never thought of it for CCW. What type of holster do you use as that one does not appear to be one of the originals made for the Broomhandle.
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    I see some printing

    I hate to be the wet blanket, but in the rear photo with your black shirt down, I can see the Mauser printing fairly obviously against the shirt. When you pull the shirt up in a later photo, the reason for the printing is clear - that is a big gun with a long 20 round magazine sticking out. I wonder how comfortable that is when seated in a chair or car seat?

    I will certainly give you credit for pushing the envelope and carrying a unique gun, however. I have handled broom handle Mausers and they are something else.
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    Nice, I have always liked the Broomhandle.
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    Thanks for the comments, Guys!

    " I am curious though, with the gun positioned over your back pocket, how do you draw?"

    Crossdraw works quite well for me, probably due to my long arms!


    "I don't see any clip or loop on that holster? Are you relying on just friction for retention?"

    Yes; I am currently relying on friction, but I am right now in the process of building a much better IWB holster for the Broom (I wish Com-Tac built a Minotaur IWB for it!).


    "What type of holster do you use as that one does not appear to be one of the originals made for the Broomhandle."

    I modified an old Bianchi flap holster I had that was made for my Python (which I no longer own). I plan on using this holster next week in our club's USPSA shoot along with my Broomhandle (but setup outside the pants, with belt loop). I normally shoot USPSA with a Tangfolio Witness, so we'll see how this goes...


    "When you pull the shirt up in a later photo, the reason for the printing is clear - that is a big gun with a long 20 round magazine sticking out. I wonder how comfortable that is when seated in a chair or car seat?"

    The pistol itself, being butt forward, is actually relatively comfortable when in a car seat. However, I use a normal fluffy bed pillow in all my car seats, placed so that it cushions my lower back area from any of my guns gouging or poking me in the back. Works like a charm! And to lessen any printing I am going to re-position that extra mag for horizontal carry, as well as use my ten round mag in the pistol itself.

    The fun continues!

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    Proof positive to all those who say that a gun is "too bulky" to conceal, that almost no firearm is too bulky to conceal, that being said, the Mauser still seems a bit combersome for a daily carry, JMO.
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    Daft?
    LOL! I don't think so. Good of you to post pics! If it works for you then all is good. You may be a pioneer in the field, but personality is what it's all about. Nobody should ever think that's strange. Thinking outside the box is good. To tell the truth, there is no 'box'. I like it since you like it!
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    I think I read somewhere that Broomhandles were sort of the design idea for some of the guns used in the original Star Wars.

    It might come in handy during a traffic stop:

    Will B. Droopy- Officer I'm required to inform you that I'm carrying a concealed weapon.
    LEO- Ok, thanks. Where is it ?
    Will B. Droopy- Its on my left waist at about 8 o'clock
    LEO- Ok, for my safety I'm going to disarm you, and remove the ammuntion to make it safe........(lifts shirt)...........uhhh, WTH is that??????
    Will B. Droopy- Broomhandle Mauser sir
    LEO- Ok.........well, uh...........hmmmmm.........let's see ??? ...................okay, tell you what, you have a good night and drive safely.
    Will B. Droopy- Thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by ppkheat View Post
    I think I read somewhere that Broomhandles were sort of the design idea for some of the guns used in the original Star Wars.
    The Broom handle Mauser was modified to make Han Solo's DL-44 blaster. And Han didn't shoot first, the blaster was just that fast.
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    Heck of a gun to conceal, but you do that well...Congrats!
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