Unplanned holster test today.

Unplanned holster test today.

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    Unplanned holster test today.

    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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    Ouch.....
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete10 View Post
    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.
    Glad you passed the test.
    I do that all the time, and I don't need ice to accomplish the testing. I trip over rugs, steps, small rocks, etc., my wife finds it amusing...
    I'm glad I can provide her with the humor!
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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.

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    What is black ice? Just kidding, even if I am about as Floridian as they come, I've "heard" of it.
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    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.
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    Nice retention.

    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..

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    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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    OUCH!!!

    "that's gonna leave a mark..."

    glad you, the holster, and the gun are fine

    hope you mend quickly

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    Ouch

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    I just love Harbor Freight!
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