Backward somersault test

Backward somersault test

This is a discussion on Backward somersault test within the Defensive Carry & Tactical Training forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I am reading a requirement for holsters to be used at International pistol shooting confederation world championship in august of 1977 held in then Salisbury,Rhodesia. ...

Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    Membership Revoked Array HappyGunner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    151

    Backward somersault test

    I am reading a requirement for holsters to be used at International pistol shooting confederation world championship in august of 1977 held in then Salisbury,Rhodesia.

    All holsters must be able to retain weapon while doing a backward flip without the weapon falling out of holster. If pistol falls out during the backflip the weapon must be retained with a strap during the competition.

    I wonder how many of todays fancy leather holsters could pass this test without the strap.

    Thats the beauty of the non-leather holsters like Comp-Tac and others that you can adjust to retain you'r weapon.



    Team Results from 1977 shooting confederation world championship

    1. Rhodesia 8,776
    2. United States of America 8,735
    3. South Africa 7,808
    4. Great Britain 7,437
    5. West Germany 6,941
    6. Belgium 6,465

    Individual Standings
    1. Dave Westerhout 1,960.433 Rhodesia
    2. Peter Maunder 1,844.030 Rhodesia
    3. Raul Walters 1,802.289 United States of America
    Many other listed on page 51 of March 78 Soldier of Fortune


  2. #2
    VIP Member Array Bud White's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Away - Health Problems
    Posts
    17,353
    Lots of leather holster have adjustable tension also.

    Course i dont plan on doing a backwards somersault nor a front flip etc etc

    So i dont even really see the point of the test other thank for kicks

  3. #3
    Distinguished Member Array jarhead79's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Stansbury Park, UT
    Posts
    1,409
    I'm no gymnast. Plus, I don't even know how to do a "backwards summersault" ?!?!?
    www.ubgholsters.com short wait times. Use 'defensivecarry' as a coupon code for a discount to your order.

  4. #4
    Membership Revoked Array HappyGunner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    151

    Real life

    Quote: from Bud White
    Course i dont plan on doing a backwards somersault nor a front flip etc etc

    So i dont even really see the point of the test other thank for kicks
    ===============
    My reply to Bud Whites comment:

    Maybe they wanted a real life combat type test.

    Not just some play game stuff that many think is real today.

  5. #5
    Assistant Administrator
    Array P95Carry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    South West PA
    Posts
    25,484
    I doubt I could do a back flip any more!

    Tho if pressed I'll happily do a backward roll or forward somersault - that's about my limit.
    Chris - P95
    NRA Certified Instructor & NRA Life Member.

    "To own a gun and assume that you are armed
    is like owning a piano and assuming that you are a musician!."


    http://www.rkba-2a.com/ - a portal for 2A links, articles and some videos.

  6. #6
    Member Array d2thomas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Kalamazoo, Michigan
    Posts
    275
    A backflip being real life combat test type??????


    I think I'd rather be finding cover while rambo can do the backflips.
    S&W 5906
    ********
    si vis pacem, para bellum

    protego communis bona

  7. #7
    Administrator
    Array QKShooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Off Of The X
    Posts
    35,441

    Molded Holsters

    The tightly molded leather holsters by the top rig makers are so well formed to the individual handgun that I'm best guessing (that with a proper gun belt) "No Problems At All" passing that test.

    I'll never buy another holster with a retention strap unless it's intended for canoing or wilderness trekking & then I'd probably opt for a full flap protective cover.

  8. #8
    Lead Moderator
    Array rocky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    16,026
    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter
    The tightly molded leather holsters by the top rig makers are so well formed to the individual handgun that I'm best guessing (that with a proper gun belt) "No Problems At All" passing that test.

    I'll never buy another holster with a retention strap unless it's intended for canoing or wilderness trekking & then I'd probably opt for a full flap protective cover.
    for wilderness /field use I prefer a lanyard. 1 more level of security from loss, yet still offers easy access.

  9. #9
    VIP Member Array Bud White's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Away - Health Problems
    Posts
    17,353
    Quote Originally Posted by HappyGunner
    Quote: from Bud White
    Course i dont plan on doing a backwards somersault nor a front flip etc etc

    So i dont even really see the point of the test other thank for kicks
    ===============
    My reply to Bud Whites comment:

    Maybe they wanted a real life combat type test.

    Not just some play game stuff that many think is real today.

    Im still not clear how a backflip is a real combat test.. unless you are in the matrix

  10. #10
    Member Array Q-ball's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    208
    Quote Originally Posted by d2thomas
    A backflip being real life combat test type??????


    I think I'd rather be finding cover while rambo can do the backflips.

    Instead of Rambo, I think you mean Chuck Norris!
    Seek safety at the heart of danger.

    Live Easy, Die Hard

  11. #11
    Senior Member Array tanksoldier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    1,133
    Ummm... who does the flip?

    I'm thinking that _I_ couldn't pass the test to be in the competition, let alone my holster.
    "I am a Soldier. I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight." GEN George S. Patton, Jr.

  12. #12
    VIP Member Array Ti Carry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Under Cover
    Posts
    2,035
    I would guarantee that my leather holsters will stand to the challenge, easy. What is not so easy is the back flip.

    I can see it now,

    Breaking News..............

    Man breaks neck attempting an impossible back flip to prove gun will not fly out of holster in order to retain his spot in gun competition. Full story on this DS at 9:00.............


    Ti.
    Train and train hard, you might not get a second chance to make a first impression!

    I vote for Monica Lewinsky's Ex-Boyfriend's Wife for President.....Not!

  13. #13
    Membership Revoked Array HappyGunner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    151

    Wink Lined?

    With sandpaper.

  14. #14
    VIP Member Array Ti Carry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Under Cover
    Posts
    2,035
    NOT!

    Ti.
    Train and train hard, you might not get a second chance to make a first impression!

    I vote for Monica Lewinsky's Ex-Boyfriend's Wife for President.....Not!

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. The Hoplophobes got it backward
    By DaveH in forum Off Topic & Humor Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: December 14th, 2010, 09:27 PM
  2. 1911 muck test VS. beretta 92 muck test videos
    By Don Glock in forum General Firearm Discussion
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: July 9th, 2010, 07:03 PM
  3. Carrying Mags- Bullets Forward or Backward
    By Black Nov in forum Defensive Carry & Tactical Training
    Replies: 49
    Last Post: August 27th, 2009, 12:19 AM

Search tags for this page

backward somersault training
,
raul walters shooting competition
,
tactical use of a somersault
,

video of basic backward somersault

,
westerhout pistol
Click on a term to search for related topics.

» Log in

User Name:

Password:

Not a member yet?
Register Now!

» DefensiveCarry Sponsors