This is a discussion on Unplanned holster test today. within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I went to Harbor Freight this morning to pick up an arbor press, stepped out of the truck, right onto black ice. Before I knew ...
I went to Harbor Freight this morning to pick up an arbor press, stepped out of the truck, right onto black ice. Before I knew it, I was on my side. More specifically, on my full size 1911. After the unexpected 220 pound impact test, holster and gun are no worse for the wear. My hip sort of hurts though.
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Glad your 1911 survived the fall...... they are rugged but don't provide much cushion. Take two asprin and go to the range tomorrow. You will be sore but have a smile on your face.
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Hope you continue to do well, but I bet you will be sore tomorrow. As much as we hate to hurt our guns, I would rather buy another gun than break a hip.
What is black ice? Just kidding, even if I am about as Floridian as they come, I've "heard" of it.
Gun control can be blamed in part for allowing 9/11 to happen.
"Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum" (Latin)- "If you want peace, prepare for war".
Hmmm. Never saw black ice mentioned in any gun retention class.
As a retired chiropractor, I would suggest you visit one. This is what I used to treat all day long. People slip and fall and hurt their back. Usually see them several days after the fall when things start to get bad.
Take care. Hope everything heals well.
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Glad you, the gun and the holster are OK.
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WHEW! Glad you weren't seriously hurt!
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glad you did'nt get seriously injured.
I've had both my pockets emptied completely, keys and change included, from slipping on ice. I'd expect a gun to go the same way..
Good to hear your alright and that the 1911 and holster passed the test.
We get black ice all the time here in MT and parking lots can be real bad.
A few years ago my wife did the same thing and she broke her elbow.
It was six months before she was 100%.
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glad you, the holster, and the gun are fine
hope you mend quickly
I just love Harbor Freight!
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