Handgun Radio 137 - StealthGear USA Holsters & Gear with Paul Laemmlen Founder & CEO

Hello and welcome to Handgun Radio! I’m your host Ryan Michad from the wild woods of Central Maine, and this is your home for all the news, information and discussion in the handgunning world.

This week, I spoke with Paul Laemmlen, the founder and CEO of StealthGear USA, about their company, their holsters and their other gear!

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Week in Review:

-Had a HUGE shooting festival & BBQ last week at the range I shoot at! The owner put on a great party and we had over 25 handguns, rifles & shotguns out there for people to shoot along with suppressors, and even the blackpowder soda can mortar!!

-We try to stay away from the political stuff, but Weerd Beard and all the other MA gun owners are getting slammed right now from the States AG, Maura Healey (and “Republican” governor Charlie Baker has her back on this) about the new reinterpretation. Make sure that you keep an eye on this and support wherever you can by visiting www.weerdworld.com and keeping track of his updates.
 

What is StealthGear USA?

  • What is your background in the firearms world? How did you first get exposed to firearms?

  • What deficiencies did you see in the holster/gear market that made you want to start SG USA?

  • What are some of the most important things to you when designing a holster for carry?

  • What are some of the key design aspects/elements of the StealthGear USA line that set it apart from other manufacturers?

  • All your holsters seem to incorporate the sweatshield/bodyshield. I think that is a very good feature that allows for more comfortable carry. Do you know why some manufacturers choose NOT to use that feature?

  • It seems as though SG USA uses “breathable” material; material that won’t be uncomfortable in hot weather. What aspects of “Comfort” did you include in your designs?

  • What is the future for SG USA and where can people follow you and find more information?

rap-Up:

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Handgun Radio 132 - A Discussion with RPS Tactical Holsters & Gear

Hello and welcome to Handgun Radio! I’m your host Ryan Michad from the wild woods of Central Maine, and this is your home for all the news, information and discussion in the handgunning world.

This week, we catch up with Weerd Beard post-NRA Show 2016, and then for the main topic I spent some time with the guys from RPS Tactical in Fairfield, ME to discuss their business & products!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: -

-  Shot the Smith & Wesson Model 60 that was customized by Bayside Custom Gunworks! It is awesome! I’ve put 100 rounds through it so far and it has been 100% reliable. The trigger is much improved, the drawing of the gun is much improved due to the smooth, snag free hammer and the new grips help to keep the gun stable. I put a dab of paint on the sight to help make it stand out, will have to see how it holds up.

- Erik C is getting ready to send his new S&W Revolver off to Bayside Custom Gunworks! Apparently someone did a bubba trigger job on it and it has push-off. The exterior is also pretty worn.

-There’s been a couple interesting & cool “ASP” conversions of Glocks posted by TJ in the Handgun Radio Discussion Group! Be sure to like the page on Facebook!

-Daniel posted a cool Beretta Conversion on the Discussion Group. It reminds me of the Beretta M9A3

Weerd: The wife and baby are out of town this week, so I actually have a day to myself,  so I’m going to hit the range!    Probably mostly going to be handguns.

https://youtu.be/-bVdZjYcF0A Corpse Reviver #2:  Equal Parts of Gin, Lemon Juice, and Lillet Blanc,  plus a dash of Absinthe,  or in my case Pernod.

Interesting as this drink was coined as a “Morning Drink”,  I have no idea why!

With that, we will head into the main topic, a discussion with RPS Tactical!

Main Topic: RPS Tactical Discussion
 

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HGR 073 - Alien Gear Holsters & Tedder Industries

Hello and welcome to Handgun Radio! I’m your host Ryan Michad from the wilds of Central Maine, and this is your home for all the news, information and discussion in the handgunning world.

This week, I’m joined by Tyler from Tedder Industries to discuss Alien Gear holsters and the many other products they offer!

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Week in Review:

Ryan:

  • Got in the brand new Lone Wolf Ultimate Adjustable Trigger for Test and Evalutation! Be sure to keep listening to the show and watch the Facebook page for updates!
  • Still enjoying the Kahr CM9 9mm. Ran another 50 rounds through it with perfect functioning!
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Main Topic: Alien Gear Holsters & Tedder Industries

This week I’m joined by Tyler from Tedder Industries, the makers of the Alien Gear holster.

Tyler, what exactly is Tedder Industries? What does the company do?

Alien Gear holsters is one product under the Tedder Industries umbrella, are there any other products under that same umbrella?

The holster market is definitely a crowded one. What makes Alien Gear holsters stand out amongst that huge sea of holster manufacturers?

What are some of the most common problems you see people encounter when choosing a holster?

How do you guys decide which model holsters to make?

With the rise in concealed carry permit holders, has the company seen a significant shift toward more holsters that are designed for maximum concealment vs. the standard belt holsters or has the need for both products stayed pretty much consistent with what you’ve seen in the past?

Any new offerings upcoming for Alien Gear Holsters & Tedder Industries?

Wrap-Up

Thanks for coming on Tyler!

Until next week, have fun and SAFE SHOOTING!

HGR 029 - Holsters, Mag Pouches & Reloads

HGR 029 - Holsters, Mag Pouches & Reloads

This week, Ryan and Steve Remy, Law Enforcement Specialist for the Firearms Radio Network discuss some of the different holster styles, along with methods of carrying spare ammunition and other concealed carry gear!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: Did some more shot show videos, did some videos for the Ruger LCP with a review upcoming for FI

Steve: Busy week at work, unfortunately nothing firearms related.  Discussing a proposal to move from aging Sigs to S&W M&Ps as a cost effective move due to lifetime warranty to LE agencies.

Main Topic: Holsters, Mag Pouches & Reloads

We’re just going to cover some of the various types of holsters one can use for concealed carry or duty wear, and then discuss how to carry reloads and what to carry those reloads in.

Holsters-

Inside-the-waistband:

  • Can cause discomfort (grip rubbing against side)
  • Some models allow you to tuck your shirt in around the clip.
  • Metal clips tend to lose spring tension; Plastic Clips will not.
  • Typically suited for smaller autos and revolvers (I carry my Model 60 J-frame in a Galco IWB holster.)

Belt Holster (small, compact type for CCW):

  • Belt slide type holsters like the one from Don Hume are just open topped leather holsters that offer a compact belt holster for your smaller guns.
  • I have one from Don Hume for my Model 60.  It is a good holster, but it has no retention devices whatsoever. If I had to run aggressively, I think the gun could come out of the holster.
  • I have much better luck with IWB holsters when carrying small autos or revolvers. I reserve belt holsters for larger duty sized guns like a 4” barreled S&W revolver.
  • You can have the best belt holster in the world, but if you have a weak belt it won’t mean anything if you are ever involved in a struggle. Wear a belt specifically designed for heavy use, to include the leather and the buckle; academy story.
  • Belt versus paddle holsters; same academy story.

Duty Type Holsters:

  • Retention levels (1, 2, 3 etc.) depending on how many “secure” features it has
  • Security levels developed primarily by Safariland (Level Descriptions)
  • Limited concealment
  • Practice practice practice is the key

Shoulder Holsters:

  • Good for seated /concealment options (flying, driving etc.)
  • Take a little getting used to, especially the draw

Ankle Holsters:

  • Can be awkward until you get used to them
  • Depending on the firearms, can offer extreme concealment
  • Difficult to access quickly, even with practice
  • Use for a backup firearm, if use as primary it is for lower risk or high concealment situations

Pocket Holsters:

  • Necessary to cover the trigger for safety.
  • Also breaks up the outline of the gun for concealment.
  • Some are sticky, other have hooks to prevent withdrawal from pocket.

Reloads-

Speedloaders:

  • There are two main types of speedloaders the HKS twist-type release ones and the Safariland push-type release ones.  I find the push button release ones to be more intuitive and natural to use. The HKS ones are cheaper however.

Methods of Carrying Spare Magazines

Moon-Clips:

  • Moon clips are a method of reloading a revolver that fires semi-automatic cartridges, which are usually rimless. This can allow for a fast reload, as the moon clip holds all the cartridges together, and accompanies them into the gun, unlike a speedloader which you discard after the reload.
  • Moon clips are typically somewhat fragile, and can get bent.  If you happen to carry a revolver that uses moon clips, be aware that even the slightest bend in the moon clip can cause your revolver to bind up.

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