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Trending: Best Places to Buy Ammo Online and [Buyer's Guide] 7 Best AR-15s The Glock 18 and the compensated 18C have become legendary as fully automatic pistols that everyone wants… …but no one has. Glock 18C with Fun Switch What is the Glock 18 & 18C? The Glock 18 is a full-sized automatic pistol chambered in 9mm capable of 1200 rounds a minute. Think of it as the G17 but with a “fun-switch” that lets you choose between semi-auto and full-auto.

Glock 18: For Sale, But You (Probably) Cant Have One

Glock 18: For Sale, But You (Probably) Cant Have OneTrending: Best Places to Buy Ammo Online and [Buyer's Guide] 7 Best AR-15s The Glock 18 and the compensated 18C have become legendary as fully automatic pistols that everyone wants… …but no one has. Glock 18C with Fun Switch What is the Glock 18 & 18C? The Glock 18 is a full-sized automatic pistol chambered in 9mm capable of 1200 rounds a minute. Think of it as the G17 but with a “fun-switch” that lets you choose between semi-auto and full-auto. The compensated 18C model has cutouts in the slide and a ported barrel for gas to escape and help reduce muzzle climb during shooting. Glock 18C Barrel Porting The mechanics behind the full-auto is actually pretty simple.  The “cross” part of the trigger bar has a raised extra tab. Glock 18 Trigger Bar, H4T And remember the “happy switch” from above?  When it’s switched to full-auto, it moves a piece of metal downwards that will contact the extra tab.  So when you fire, the sear is kept engaged and you get your pew pew pew! Glock 18 Full Auto Switch, H4T How Do I Buy a Glock 18? Unfortunately, the answer is you pretty much can’t . Thanks to a bunch of laws ( 1934 NFA , 1968 GCA , & 1986 FOPA ), there are only three ways of obtaining a Glock 18 (or any other machine gun): Transferable: Guns registered prior to May 19, 1986.  These are the mythical guns that forums perpetuate are out there, but they might be so few in number you’ll likely never seen one offered for sale.  And if they were…they might be the price of a luxury car. Pre-Samples: These are ones imported from January 1, 1986 until May 19, 1986.  Only dealers could have them since machine guns were deemed to have no sporting purposes for civilians.  However, dealers could keep them after they gave up their licenses.  Again, very low in number if any since the 18 was produced right around this time period. Post-Samples: These are the machine guns made after the May 19, 1986 deadline.  However, they are only for dealers, manufacturers, military, and law enforcement.  If you’re a Class III dealer who has a “demo letter” (letter from a police department asking you to acquire a gun to test), you can get one to sample.  However, you don’t get to keep it when you give up your license. Good news is if you’re a Class III dealer or police department, it wouldn’t cost you a Porsche. It might even cost you less than a regular Glock 17 from the looks of this page from OMB Guns (now defunct site). Glock 18 For Law Enforcement, Endo Glock 18 Alternatives Another alternative if you’re a Class III dealer with a demo letter is to get a converted Glock. Here’s a picture of a converted Glock 17 3rd generation that has the selector switch on the backplate.  Good news is this one was only $1250 since so few people can buy it. You’ll also see some of these Post-Samples on GunBroker for around the $2k mark. Glock 17 Converted to Full Auto You also can check out our list of the best (and purchasable) Glocks ! How It Shoots It just looks so fun!  Here’s a guy shooting a 100 round mag in around 5 seconds.  Remember, it’s going 1200 rounds/minute! 100 Rounds in Glock 18 Full Video to see the destruction of his barrel… Conclusion We can all dream…but in the meantime, if you do have just a regular ole Glock, check out our Best Glock Mods to make it run a little better. Various Polymer 80 Glocks Or check out our complete Reviews Section for our rundown of guns, gear, optics, ammo, and more. Have you ever shot a Glock 18? How about other full-autos, have a favorite? Tell us in the comments!

6 Useful and Fun Gifts for Gun Lovers to Buy in 2018

6 Useful and Fun Gifts for Gun Lovers to Buy in 2018

Useful gifts for gun lovers consist of handgun cleaning kits, educational books, and shooting range gear bags. Other creative ideas for the gun lover in your life are gun-themed products like a gun-shaped USB flash drive. Below we have listed six of the most useful gifts for gun lovers to buy in 2018 in no particular order. 1. Whiskey Bullet Stones The whiskey bullet stones are a unique way to chill whiskey, scotch, or bourbon without diluting the liquor. They come with a revolver base for holding them. The bullet-shaped chilling stones are made of stainless steel and are anti-bacterial. Features Anti-bacterial. Stainless steel. Revolver base. Six bullet-shaped chillers. FDA-approved. Pros Fun way to enjoy liquor on the rocks. No dilution. Easy to use. Safe. Cons Some people may like ice melting in their liquor. 2. Revolver-Shaped USB Flash Drive The Revolver-Shaped USB Flash Drive can store 32 GB of data and operates at a high speed. It has a 3.0 interface, and it is compatible with 2.0 and 3.0 USB ports. Features 32 GB. High speed. Supports Windows 10, Windows 9, Windows 8, Linux 2.6, and more. Compatible with 2.0 and 3.0 USB ports. 3.0 interface. Made of metal. Pros Good amount of storage. It can store music, videos, photos, and documents. Fast transfer speed. Cons Some people don’t use USB flash drives anymore. 3. Barbuzzo Last Man Standing Bullet Pint Glass This Last "Man Standing Bullet" Pint Glass has a design of a bullet in the side of the glass. The glass is hand-blown and can hold 17 ounces of liquid. You can order it as either a pint or whisky glass. Features Hand-blown. Available as pint or whiskey glass. Pint glass is 17 oz. Whisky glass is 10 oz. Faux .50 caliber bullet. Pros Cool design. Durable. Large size. Cons You need to hand wash it for cleaning. 4. Long Range Shooting Handbook The "Long Range Shooting" handbook teaches gun owners about long range shooting. It’s divided into three main sections: what long range shooting is and how it works, the basics of long range shooting, and how to implement what you’ve learned. The author has professional experience in the US Army as a special operations sniper team leader. Features Available as Kindle ebook or paperback book. Principles and theory of long range shooting. 330 pages. Pros Master the fundamentals of long range shooting. The author has professional experience as a sniper in the military. Your choice of ebook or paperback version. Cons Not ideal for someone who doesn’t enjoy reading books. 5. Deluxe Tactical Padded Shooting Range and Gear Bag This shooting range and gear bag is one of the best gifts for gun lovers who frequently shoot outdoors or at the range. It is made of heavy duty 1000Dx1000D Cordura nylon, a durable material. The bag has 10 quilted, padded pockets for safe storage of items. Features 16″ x 11″ x 10″. Can hold up to 10 handguns. Heavy duty 1000Dx1000D Cordura nylon. 10 pockets that are padded and quilted. Pros Durable. Soft, padded protection. Plenty of pockets. High handgun capacity. Cons You wouldn’t be able to carry a rifle or other long gun in it. 6. Real Avid Handgun Cleaning Kit Without a doubt, handgun cleaning kits are one of the most useful gifts for gun lovers. The Real "Avid Handgun Cleaning" Kit can clean .22, .38, .40, .45, and 9mm handguns. It comes with a cleaning mat, cleaning patches, handgun cleaning rod, nylon slotted tips, phosphor bronze brushes, and nylon jags. Features Cleaning mat. 250 small cleaning patches. 250 large cleaning patches. Two nylon slotted tips. Small parts tray attached to the tray with a magnetic strip. Cons Some customers thought the cleaning patches could be of better quality. Summing Up The six items listed above are some of the best gifts for gun lovers to buy in 2018. Their new favorite drinking glass could become the Barbuzzo Last Man Standing Bullet Pint Glass. Or they could enjoy cooled liquor with the bullet chillers. Students or those who have a need for storing files on a USB will find the revolver-shaped USB flash drive a creative, useful gift. Which of these six items do you think are the best gifts for gun lovers?

[Review] Palmetto State Amory (PSA) 6.5 Creedmoor

[Review] Palmetto State Amory (PSA) 6.5 Creedmoor

Trending: Best Places to Buy Ammo Online and [Buyer's Guide] 7 Best AR-15s Need something hard-hitting and supersonic at 1200 yards ? The (recently) venerable 6.5 Creedmoor is your caliber. 6.5 Creedmoor Ammo vs 5.56 Add in the semi-automatic capabilities of the AR-10 platform and you have a true long-range precision shooting and hunting rifle. For a while 6.5 Creedmoor guns were in the $1K range and above…but with Palmetto State Armory entering the game…it’s a lot less. PSA 6.5 Creedmoor AR-10 Great pricing…but is it accurate, reliable, and presentable at that price? PSA 6.5 Creedmoor Uppers 449 at "Palmetto State Armory" Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 449 at Palmetto State Armory Prices accurate at time of writing We take a look with a couple hundred rounds down-range up to 1250 yards across multiple loads.  Complete with video of me smacking 9/10 targets at 600 yards. By the end you’ll know if the PSA 6.5 is for you. Table of Contents Loading... Who Is It For? Someone who knows the awesomeness of the caliber ( 6.5 Creedmoor Guide ) But wants the best bang-for-the-buck semi-auto AR-10 version Someone who doesn’t need a lot of customization…there’s only 20″ stainless steel uppers with M-LOK handguards Why is PSA So Affordable I always have to include this section since the price makes people new to Palmetto State Armory go… huh ?!? So Cheep Well…it’s all made in South Carolina and the reason it’s so affordable is that they are vertically integrated.  Starting with raw materials they make everything in house. The 6.5 Creedmoor is just another in a series of PSA rifle reviews. Sometimes there’s discoloration or the barrel isn’t as accurate as I wanted…but they’ve all been reliable. PSA 5.56 & .223 Wylde General consensus online is that they are affordable and GTG.  Plus…we’ve tested (almost) all their guns…check them out in our PSA Reviews section. Let’s see if the 6.5 lives up to the that…and accuracy. But first… Fit, Feel, & Finish Here is the 20″ 6.5 Creedmoor compared to the 18″ .308 upper I have also from PSA ( .308 upper review ). PSA .308 vs 6.5 Creedmoor Uppers Color match between the upper receiver and handguard is better with the 6.5 compared to the .308 version. The bolt and barrel are also nicely labeled so you don’t mix stuff up if you have a bazillion uppers. PSA Creedmoor Bolt Note that it will come with a flash hider from PSA but I switched to a compensator for compliance. PSA Creedmoor Barrel Marking Feel of the handguard is also decent (not sharp) but this a gun you’re not going to be shooting standing up due to its weight. It also has an excessive amount of screws (including a set screw) to hold and align it.  But I’d rather my handguard stay on! PSA Creedmoor Handguard Screws And now after a lot of loosening…check out the thickness of the barrel. In awe at the size of this lad… PSA 6.5 Creedmoor Barrel Next…here’s the BCG broken down…kinda bummed that there’s no MPI (magnetic particle inspected) mark on the bolt.  But the gas key is properly staked. PSA 6.5 Disassembled BCG It also comes with an adjustable gas block which is rare for PSA rifles.  I would have loved to have one in the .308 since that bad boy is definitely over-gassed for my ammo and environment.  Great for reliability…not for my shoulder. PSA 6.5 Creedmoor Adjustable Gas Block As for the lower…everything worked and I tested out my Magpul PRS stock ( Best AR Buttstocks ).  Only complaint is that the pins are still impossible to loosen without tools. PSA AR-10 Lower with 2-Stage Trigger and Magpul PRS Putting it all together…perfect fit. PSA 6.5 Creedmoor Front How Does It Shoot? Thanks to its heavy barrel…quite mildly for a round that will stay supersonic out to 1200 yards.  I’d clock it in at a little more recoil than a semi .308 at factory settings.  Not too bad to shoot 100 rounds in a session. PSA 6.5 Creedmoor at High Bar Homestead I tried a variety of ammo and magazines (it takes regular 7.62x51mm)…and if you have the gas dialed in correctly (leave it alone unless you know what you’re doing)…it will do its job too. Magpul and DPMS Mags with 6.5 Creedmoor Accuracy PSA’s 6.5 Creedmoor is the most accurate AR-10 I’ve shot so far… Hornady 6.5 Creedmoor And in true PSA fashion, somehow the cheapest plinking round fared the best (like in the .224 Valkyrie review). Read on! Break In But first…since it’s a precision gun…I broke it in with the following sequence: 5x: 1 shot, copper remover, wait 5 min, bore brush, gun cleaner, clean patch 5x: 5 shots, copper remover, wait 5 min, bore brush, gun cleaner, clean patch Sometimes people will make some of the steps 10x…but it takes a long time…AND rounds are around $1.50 each! Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That Groups Testing I set up my standard testing rig with PSA’s 2-stage trigger that mimics the gold standard Geiselle SSA triggers ( Best AR Triggers ). It didn’t break as clean but so worth $100 vs Geiselle’s $240. PSA 6.5 Creedmoor Testing Setup Lead Sled DFT ($200) Schmidt & Bender PMII 5-25x Scope with Larue Mount ($3500) Magnetospeed Sporter Chrono ($179) PSA 2-Stage Trigger ($99) Targets for groups were 100 yards away and I shot 5 rounds each group at a slow and steady pace (roughly one shot every 10 seconds). 6.5 Creedmoor 100 Yard Target (Berm) I waited about 5 minutes between loads for the barrel to be only warm to the touch. I also used a variety of ammo brands and weights. Tested 6.5 Creedmoor Ammo Here are the results for the first three loads: PSA 6.5 Creedmoor Group 1 American Eagle 120gr: 2734 ft/sec, std deviation: 28 ft/sec Federal Gold Medal 130gr: 2761 ft/sec, std deviation: 19 ft/sec "Federal Gold Medal" 140gr: 2609 ft/sec, std deviation: 16 ft/sec "American Eagle 120gr" kicked butt with 4 rounds touching…and of course I got excited to get an entire sub-MOA group (less than 1″ spread at 100 yards) that I jerked the last one. However, Federal’s Gold Match in both 130gr and 140gr was a little disappointing at ~2 MOA. The next two loads: PSA 6.5 Creedmoor Group 2 Hornady 120gr: 2790 ft/sec, std deviation: 29 ft/sec Sig Sauer 140gr: 2664 ft/sec, std deviation: 12 ft/sec Hornady and Sig Sauer ammo fared better with ~1 MOA groups. Again…this is with my personal rifle so yours might differ.  I also suggest getting a couple boxes of stuff to see what does the best with your rifle, environment, and end purpose. Now…groups at 100 yards are good and all…but how about stretching the Creedmoor’s long-distance legs? 600 Yards I went to the 600 yard side of my local range.  You can see the berms for 100-600 yards. Angeles Range 100-600 Yards Over on the left are the 500-600 yard berms. Angeles Range Zoomed In And the standard three 600 yard targets I’ve been using for my long distance shot videos. Angeles Range 500-600 Yards And here’s the video from my spotting scope of me hitting 9/10 targets…with the last three in rapid succession.  Plus vapor trails! This gun can shoot fast and transition well even when you have average skills like me. 1200 Yards I had the honor of shooting past 1200 yards with the PSA 6.5 at High Bar Homestead in beautiful Wyoming.  And on some sweet trucks! HBH Trucks of Fun They had 100-1000 yards known distance. HBH 1000 Known Distance Range And 1250 yards. HBH 1000 and 1250 Yards I ended up shooting a couple 6.5 Creedmoors the most since it was so much fun (and they had the most rifles). HBH Going Long Distance It was quite easy for me and the others to shoot up to 800 yards.  A little harder at 1000 yards.  And way past my skill level for 1250…although plenty others were hitting it. So it’s plenty capable…just make sure you have the actual shooting chops! Reliability At HBH we ran into a lot of problems at first.  Lots of double-feeds and dented brass. PSA 6.5 Creedmoor Dented Brass But then HBH said it’s a common occurrence when rifles are zeroed at a different location.  Given we were thousands of miles and 5,000 feet elevation different…we had to adjust the gas block for more gas. PSA 6.5 Creedmoor Once we did that the guns ran like a champ and locked back on empty. Same thing happened for me at home. Everything ran fine the first two trips to the range where I broke in the barrel and zeroed my scope. But after I did some modifications like an extended bolt catch and played with the gas settings…along came the double-feeds and not holding back on empty mags. PSA AR-10 with Extended Bolt Release Once I switched the bolt catch back to factory (and gas settings too)…everything was good again. So it seems the PSA 6.5 Creedmoor is a little more sensitive than others. If I were you…I’d leave the bolt catch and gas settings alone.  And to double-check zero and reliability if you travel to a drastically different environment. Predator Game Reserve Planet Recommended Models Complete PSA 6.5 Creedmoor rifles are almost always out of stock. And that’s fine. Because for people in the know (like you now)…you want to purchase the upper and lower separately to save on some completed firearms taxes. First snag a complete AR-10 lower…I’d recommend the MOE STR stock version with 2-stage trigger.  Great cheekweld and trigger for the price. PSA Complete AR-10 Lowers 179 at Palmetto State Armory Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 179 at Palmetto State Armory Prices accurate at time of writing And finish it up with a 6.5 Creedmoor upper. There’s not too many choices…the only differences are the handguard or if it is blemished.  I got the more lightweight/expensive handguard version shown in the picture. PSA 6.5 Creedmoor Uppers 449 at Palmetto State Armory Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 449 at Palmetto State Armory Prices accurate at time of writing By the Numbers Reliability: 4/5 Ran great with multiple loads and two types of magazines.  UNTIL I messed with the bolt catch and gas settings.  Lesson learned. Accuracy: 5/5 The most accurate AR-10 I’ve shot so far…sub-MOA with the cheapest ammo.  PSA’s 2-stage trigger helped.  Even better triggers would probably help even more ( Best AR Triggers ). Ergonomics: 4/5 Pretty heavy with the 20″ stainless steel barrel so you’re probably not packing it around long distances.  Perfectly at home on the range or for hunting.  I’d opt for a precision oriented buttstock like the Magpul STR ( Best AR-15 Stocks ). Looks: 4/5 Coloring matches up and the long stainless barrel looks good…but otherwise it’s pretty normal. Customization: 4/5 It’s an AR platform with M-LOK so you can do anything to it.  At least on the rail end.  I’d avoid messing with the gas block or bolt catch.  Buttstock, trigger, and grip are fair game!  And of course…a long range scope . Bang for the Buck: 5/5 Again…PSA cannot be beat in this area.  1200 yard 6.5 Creedmoor for under $800. Overall Rating: 4.5/5 Conclusion PSA 6.5 Creedmoor It’s heavy and a little finicky if you start messing with it… But I think PSA’s 6.5 Creedmoor is the best bang-for-the-buck semi for the caliber. Want another caliber?  Check out our reviews of other PSA offerings: AR-10 .308 PSA AR-15 (3 Rifles) 9mm AR-9 .224 Valkyrie How did we do in our review…are you going to get a PSA 6.5 Creedmoor?  Or check out the rest of our Best AR-10s .

Top Four CCW Holsters Glock 40 Gen4 MOS [Buyers Guide]

Top Four CCW Holsters  Glock 40 Gen4 MOS [Buyers Guide]

LAST UPDATED: July 1st 2020 GUIDE: Chris Browning The Glock 40 Gen4 MOS is a great gun, used extensively by both military personnel and the police.  The full 6-inch barrel improves muzzle velocity, and it is designed to be the perfect weapon for the hunter, outdoors person, or sport shoote r . If you have invested in such a high-tech piece of weaponry, it is worth really thinking about the holster you are going to use to carry it. Too often, people see their holsters as an accessory rather than an important part of their shooting kit, leading to decreased performance and sometimes damage to their weapon. But with so many holsters available for this gun, how do you know which to choose? That’s where we come in. After reading hundreds of reviews and talking to a number of experts, we can recommend the Black Arch IWB Hybrid Holster. Well, in our opinion the Black Arch IWB Hybrid Holster is the one to go for. If you are taking your Glock 40 out hunting, the comfort offered by this holster is a huge advantage. 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If you don’t, but want a pistol that is great for hunting, it is really worth checking out . Whilst the slightly longer barrel of the Glock 40 MOS is one of the major advantages of the weapon itself, it can make finding a suitable holster difficult. You really shouldn’t compromise, however, on getting a holster which fits your weapon perfectly. An ill-fitting holster, especially if it doesn’t grip your weapon tightly enough, can easily lead to you losing your gun, or even accidental discharge. There are many things to look for when choosing a holster , and the priority you give to each factor will depend on how you use your weapon . A holster for competitions, for instance, is quite a different item to one designed for long periods of concealed carry. However, no matter what your purposes, the basic features to look for in a holster for your Glock 40 MOS stay the same: Weapon Security First and foremost, you need to be sure that your gun will be held securely in the holster you choose, and that it will protect against the possibility of accidental discharge . Nowadays, all of the best holsters for the Glock 40 MOS feature fully adjustable retention screws . This means that even if your Glock 40 MOS features aftermarket adaptations , you can easily adjust the holster to firmly hold your gun. The advantage of this is obvious – unless your holster holds your gun securely, you run the risk of it falling out, and potentially losing it at a critical moment. In addition, look for a holster with a solid trigger guard . Even if you are are an experienced weapon handler, the risk of accidental discharge cannot be ignored, but with a trigger guard that totally encloses the trigger of your gun will be greatly reduced. Ease of Access The flip-side of weapon security is ease of access. Of course, you want your gun to be securely held in place, but if you cannot draw it quickly than your holster is almost useless. The way in which you carry and draw your weapon is unique to you, so look for a holster that matches your preference . Look for a holster which offers variable cant – the angle at which your gun is held. For competition, where quick draws are a necessity, this is especially important. Equally, whether you prefer a dropped offset holster, or a belt holster, is a matter of personal choice. For the Glock 40 MOS, with its slightly longer barrel, a dropped offset set up is perfect, as carrying this gun on your belt can be awkward. Reloads Most of the best holsters available at the moment for the Glock 40 are able to carry an extra magazine , and some allow you to carry two. The advantage of designs like this is obvious – you do not need to ferret around in your bag or pocket for more ammo. Concealment Again, whether you need a holster which is able to conceal your Glock 40 MOS is a matter of how you use your gun. For most owners, we’re going to assume that having a holster which protects your gun whilst you are out hunting, and allows you to draw it quickly , is the most important thing. Accordingly, we’ve not prioritized concealment in this review – if you want a gun you can hide, it might be worth getting a smaller one. Durability Last, but of course not least, look for a holster that will provide years of reliable service . Whilst it may look like hard-case holsters, typically made from extruded plastic, will last the longest, this is not necessarily true. Soft holsters, if made from tough fabric, can last equally as long. That said, if the way you use your gun means that it is likely to get knocked about, go for a hard-case holster . This will protect your weapon from accidental damage, and prolong its life. Glock 40 Gen4 MOS Holster Reviews 1. Black Arch Glock 40 IWB Hybrid Holster Simply a great holster in almost every respect, and one that is perfectly suited to the Glock 40 MOS. Quite apart from all the other features which makes this holster a great choice, first and foremost it is the most comfortable holster for long days spent hunting . Especially in the summer, and especially when carrying a weapon as bulky as the Glock 40 MOS, you need a holster that is not going to become uncomfortable, and therefore affect your hunting performance. This is that holster. In addition, it offers the following features: The adjustability of this holster is amazing . Almost anything you can think of can be adjusted, from ride height, cant, to retention. This is amazing for professional huntsmen or competition shooters. The materials used in this holster are of similarly high quality. It is composed of a mixture of Kydex and suede , and the two materials are joined together with super strong stitching, ensuring that this holster will last forever. We know that many people prefer to carry a Glock 40 OWB , but the comfort afforded by this holster actually makes IWB a genuine alternative. In addition, if you are in the field carrying your weapon IWB means you are less likely to snag it. The only slight disadvantage of this holster is that it can feel a little bulky, but this is a small price to pay for all the other advantages it offers. 2. Kenai Chest Holster for Glock 40 MOS Yes, we know this is a chest holster . And yes, we know that many of you really don’t like carrying your Glock 40 in a chest configuration. But hear us out. The reason why this holster is so high up our list today is that carrying your Glock 40 MOS on your chest whilst out hunting is actually pretty useful . Especially when you are carrying a load of other kit, having your gun out of the way can really improve your efficacy. If you’re looking for a chest holster for your Glock 40 MOS, this is the one to go for. It also has some other advantages: The buckles on this holster are designed to stay out of the way of your backpack and other equipment , reducing the possibility that you will get your holster caught up in your other equipment. The holster can be used with all configurations of the MOS system , meaning that any sighting system which is compatible with your gun will also fit in this holster. The only disadvantage that we can see is that this holster is a chest holster. If you really don’t like chest holsters, this one is obviously not for you, but we urge you to give it a try. 3. The Holster Store Custom Fit Leather Holster This is a soft-body holster which is extremely light, and so if you are going to be carrying your Glock 40 MOS around all day, you can do so without it getting tiresome. Being soft-body, this holster might not last as long as the Kydex holsters it is in competition with. However, in our experience, if you look after holsters like this they can last for a very long time . In addition, this holster has a range of additional features: The fit around the Glock 40 MOS is really good, considering the slightly unusual shape of the gun. Even with the sighting attachments fitted, this holster holds the weapon very securely. The soft leather used here is a joy to feel and look at, and less bulky than some of the rigid holsters we tested. The lifetime guarantee that comes with this holster gives great piece of mind, though with such a solid construction we are not sure it will be needed! 4. Classic Old West Styles Leather Holster for Glock 40 MOS Last but not least, we have a vintage-style holster. Whilst this holster might not be the most technically advanced holster on the market, it looks and feels great, and if you are used to this style of holster it is nice to be able to combine it with your Glock 40 MOS. In addition, it comes with some added features: The security thumb break holds the weapon securely, and actually offers a good level of security for a leather holster. The high ride on this holster means that it stays close to your body, giving you an extra few milliseconds in your draw . In those situations where you need to be really fast, this is a real advantage. The holster fits the Glock tightly, but allows you to draw it out relatively easily. This is a good reminder of why leather was the material of choice for so long for gun holsters ! Final thoughts What you should look for in a holster for your Glock 40 MOS depends, to a great extent, on how you use it. All of the holsters we have reviewed today offer a good compromise between safety features, comfort, and ease of use, and which one is perfect for you depends on whether you primarily shoot in competitions or go out hunting. Our Pick Best Holster for Glock 40 Gen4 MOS Black Arch IWB Hybrid Holster Simply a great holster in almost every respect, and one that is perfectly suited to the Glock 40 MOS. Check Price In our opinion, though, the Black Arch IWB Hybrid Holster is the one to go for. If you are taking your Glock 40 out hunting, the comfort offered by this holster is a huge advantage. In addition, the combination of leather and Kydex used on this holster means that it will last a lifetime. We are calling all Glock lovers to help us decide the winner between the Glock 19 vs Glock 17 – tell us what you think! 5/5 (1 Review) 11 COMMENTS Roy Whitmore November 6, 2017 at 2:35 am Have there been any tactical holsters made for the Glock 40 Gen 4 10 mm auto made yet Looking for a holster similar to the Safariland SF x300 Something that has weapon retention in it And would like to incorporate it into a thigh holster rig with Safariland detachable clip system Reply John Butler November 7, 2017 at 11:34 pm I just found one on Facebook TR Holsters Reply Chris Browning November 8, 2017 at 5:43 am Thanks for pointing that out, John. I was looking around a bit after seeing your comment but couldn’t find anything. I will pass this along to our editor and reach out to TR holsters to see if we can get one to review! Reply Garland Sizemore February 9, 2018 at 4:24 am g-code holsters Reply Mike March 4, 2018 at 6:14 pm Classic Old West Style: Never answer their phones, canceled my order through my credit card after a month with no response from company. Reply Adam Viles October 25, 2018 at 5:00 am Apologies Mike. COWS closed down officially March 16th. I was an employee there and tried to get everyone their money back before the lights turned off. I developed this holster for myself and am making them again. If you’d still like one, please email me at [email protected] . Reply Kev April 7, 2018 at 10:55 pm Thanks so much for the helpful reviews! Based on your suggestion I ordered the Black Arc holster. Let me tell you, that thing is quiet, concealable and comfortable! It rides a bit lower than my Crossbreed Supertuck Delux and is a little more comfortable. When I got it I tested the retention and it would keep the gun upside down loaded with 16 200gr rounds so that’s good. Reply Calling you out July 10, 2018 at 1:36 pm Your first line, “The Glock 40 Gen4 MOS is a great gun, used extensively by both military personnel and the police.” Says it all. You dont know much about this firearm. This is a completely incorrect and false statement. You should have at least done some research before you wrote an article on something you new nothing about. Sounded like the only real push was for the IWB holster. Really who uses an IWB for hunting, practicaly no one. Sounds like they were the one paying for the article. Wish you writters would stick to writting what you knew about. More reads need to start calling you out, when writter are clearly clueless about what their writing. Reply calling out the caller outer November 14, 2018 at 10:40 pm why are you so angry? I don’t care how precisely accurate the writer is, but am glad they’re giving some info and resources for me to consider. I could give two shits whether M&P actually carry this monster. Evidently you do. you also seem to have a bug up your ass about IWB. get over it. Reply Bruce March 31, 2019 at 4:23 pm Gotta Glock G40 w/ optic holster compatible with mole webbing for us hunters wearing high end backpacks? Must be able to cant. Thanks, Bruce Reply Dave Free October 9, 2019 at 10:31 pm I’ve never heard of any military or police organization use the Glock 40. I live in Montana and carry the Glock 40 with 220 grain hard cast bullets for grizzlies and mountain lions. I prefer an IWB holster because I conceal carry it. If I was using it for hunting, I would have an OWB holster. I don’t now anyone who would carry it IWB just for hunting. Think it through for a minute. Thanks for the review on the holster, I’ll check it out. Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply

Reviews of the Best Mosin Nagant Recoil Pads 2020 Guide

A Mosin Nagant rifle uses a heavy 7.62 x54R round, which has a jerky recoil. Apart from this, there are several other factors which entice people to buy recoil pads. Here, we’ll learn about recoil pads and whether your Mosin Nagant needs one. We have also reviewed some of the best recoil pads available in the market, if you want some help with your buying decision. Comparison of the Best Mosin Nagant Recoil Pads PRODUCT DETAILS Our Top Pick Our Top Pick Limbsaver Slip-On Recoil Pad Made from high-quality materials. Fits on most Mosin Nagant stocks. Available in different measurements. View Latest Price Pachmayr Decelerator Speed-Mount Slip-on Recoil Pad Easy to slip-on design. Available in black or brown. Made from high-quality materials. "View Latest Price" Limbsaver Protective Shooting Pad Made from high-quality materials. Available in different measurements. Designed to fit most Mosin Nagant rifles. View Latest Price Pachmayr SC100 Decelerator Recoil Pad Thin, but durable design. Made from high-quality materials. Fits most Mosin Nagant rifle stocks. View Latest Price Best Budget Option "Best Budget Option" Aim Sports Mosin Nagant 1-inch Extended Recoil Buttpad Easy to install design. Buttplate screws included. Made from high-quality materials. View Latest Price What is the Purpose of a Recoil Pad? A recoil pad is a soft, thick pad made of cotton or synthetic material like NAVCOM (Noise and Vibration Control Material). Recoil pads can be wearable or slidable. A wearable recoil pad can be worn over the shoulder and fastened to provide a soft base for the rifle stock. This soft base protects the shoulder from the recoil jerk. You may not mind the recoil while shooting 10 or 20 rounds. But if you shoot more, you’ll end up having a bruised shoulder, especially if you're a skinny guy. The recoil pad not only dampens the recoil of the rifle, it also makes target re-acquisition much faster. Obviously, once you shoot the rifle, the recoil makes the reticle shift a bit. This shift is wider in rifles using heavy ammo , like the Mosin Nagant. It usually feels like a hammer has hit the rifle after firing a shot. In the long run, recoil pads take care of the overall health of your shoulder joints and cervical parts. It makes shooting a rifle more comfortable. Plus, it also improves the accuracy a bit. Although this change is not substantial, even a slight improvement counts for long-distance shooting. What Makes a Great Recoil Pad? Some things make a recoil pad stand out over the rest on the market. You should know how to distinguish a great one from one that isn’t so reliable or crappy in quality. The following are a few features and characteristics you should be looking for: Affordable for Your Budget We understand that you may not be able to afford higher-end recoil pads. However, you won’t be limited only to recoil pads that are poor in reliability and quality. You should find one that will not only fit your budget but will also be the best quality and performance you can afford. Never sacrifice either for the sake of saving money. "Pachmayr Decelerator Speed" -mount Slip-on Recoil Pad Find the Best Quality Materials Most recoil pads are made from the best synthetic materials. Granted, they are tough and do a lot of things you never knew were possible. For example, recoil pads are made from rubber. They have the ability to absorb quite a bit of shock. Remember, the best quality will always stand out and last you a long time. Easy to Install Most of the recoil pads you’ll find on the market will be easy to install. Very rarely will you ever see one where the services of a professional gunsmith are needed to install a great quality recoil pad. Fortunately, these pads will take only a few minutes to fit on. Additionally, you may not need any tools at all to install them. Quick Take - Best "Mosin Nagant Recoil" Pads These are our recommendations for the best Mosin Nagant recoil pads: Limbsaver Slip-On Recoil Pad Pachmayr Decelerator Speed-Mount Slip-on Recoil Pad "Limbsaver Protective Shooting" Pad Review of the Best Recoil Pads for the Mosin Nagant The following is a list of the five best Mosin Nagant Recoil Pads currently on the market. As you go through each one, make a note of any features and characteristics that make it stand out. This way, if it matches your ideal description of a recoil pad, you may have found a winner. We’ve reviewed the five best recoil pads available for the Mosin Nagant in the market. These include all three types of recoil pads and represent what we feel are the best in their line. Select the one which fits your requirements best. Now, let’s kick off the list by taking a look at the first recoil pad on our list: Best Overall: Limbsaver Slip-On Recoil Pad CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Affordable for most budgets Eliminates muzzle jump easily A slight increase in length of pull Reduces felt recoil by up to 70% Easy to install, takes a few minutes Cons Some fitting may be required Sanding may be required to dull out any ragged edges Some have received the wrong size, so be sure to measure accordingly What Recent Buyers Report As expected, recent buyers were quite satisfied with the recoil pad. They managed to attach this on the stock of their Mosin Nagant rifles in a matter of a couple of minutes. One user said he installed it, took it to the range, and noticed instant recoil reduction and no muzzle jump. Why it Stands Out to Us The recoil pad is available in different sizes. However, you’ll need to know which one will fit your stock perfectly. The material is a rubber that can absorb a ton of shock. You know that your Mosin Nagant produces a ton of it from its powerful recoil. So you need a recoil pad that can get the job done so you can shoot accurate and precise shots without dealing with finicky muzzle jump. Limbsaver makes a great slip-on recoil pad which offers a snug fit with easy installation. Made with shock-resistant NAVCOM material, it can be transferred from gun to gun and requires no fitting. This recoil pad is available in small and medium sizes. However, the small size will likely suit your Mosin Nagant best. Since the Mosin was made over such a long period, though, it’s possible your stock is slightly different. We suggest you measure your stock and match it with the respective specifications on Limbsaver’s website prior to buying this pad. No grinding or fitting is needed. Just slide it over the butt to protect your shoulder from any damage. It’s an exceptional product for hunting and competitive shooting. Who Will Use This Most This pad will work to your advantage in a hunting situation. Of course, you’ll need to give it a whirl once the installation process is said and done.Hunting and target shooting would be your best bets with this pad. Either way, if you want the best recoil reduction possible for your Mosin Nagant, it takes a recoil pad like this to get the job done. Bottom Line The Limbsaver AirTech Slip-On Recoil Pad is by far the best in the business when it comes to a recoil pad for a Mosin Nagant. If you want something made from thick materials which can absorb a great deal of shock, this recoil pad will be exactly what you’ll need for almost any given purpose. Runner-up: Pachmayr Decelerator Speed-Mount Slip-on Recoil Pad CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Will fit most stocks Durable and tough Eliminates muzzle jump It can absorb a lot of shock from recoil Easy to install, takes a couple of minutes to install Cons None What "Recent Buyers Report" ​ This recoil pad was a breeze to install, according to most new users. It didn’t require any fitting, nor any alterations to ensure it would fit on Mosin Nagant rifles. One user said it was quick to install and recoil reduction was noticeable right after. As expected, they noticed no muzzle jump right from the start. Why it Stands Out to Us This slip-on design is made in two different colors but your choice depends on your personal preferences. However, of all the recoil pads, this one is probably the easiest to install. Plus, it’s made with some pretty sturdy materials so it will be ready and raring to go if you’re taking the Mosin Nagant out for a hunting trip or a day at the range. The Pachmayr Decelerator Slip-on Recoil Pad is one of the most widely-sold recoil pads in the market. It features a rounded heel section made up of slick polymer to limit friction. This allows the rifle to slide smoothly on your shoulder. This section has been specially contoured to allow quick shouldering. The material of the pad is stretchable which allows easy installation. This recoil pad adds 15/16” to the length of the rifle. Priced quite inexpensively, the Pachmayr is a renowned and reliable slip-on recoil pad for your Mosin Nagant rifle. Who Will "Use This Most" This recoil pad is for general purpose use. So if you’re hunting, target shooting, or taking part in competitions, you’ll want this recoil pad. The sooner you grab hold of this, the better off you’ll be in the long run if you want to get rid of all that recoil throwing off your shots. Bottom Line The Pachmary Decelerator Speed-Mount Slip-on Recoil Pad will be your best friend out in the field or on the range if you want something that will get rid of muzzle jump and reduce a lot of recoil in a moment’s notice. Once it’s on, you’ll notice the changes at the snap of a finger. Best for the Money: Limbsaver Protective Shooting Pad CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros No muzzle jump to report Affordable for most budgets Easy to install, it takes a couple of minutes Reduces recoil almost instantly upon install Super durable construction, can absorb recoil and shock Cons Some fitting may be required Some rough edges may need to be smoothed down (if any) It can come loose at times, some Loctite may be required to keep it on What Recent Buyers Report As expected, this recoil pad worked without any issues with most recent buyers. Most were able to find the right measurements and fit this on their stocks in a matter of a couple of minutes. Once installed, a lot of new users reported instant recoil reduction and elimination of muzzle jump. Why It Stands Out To Us Limbsaver is one of the best brands when it comes to recoil reduction products. Not just for the Mosin Nagant, but also for other rifles as well. This version put out by them is no different. It provides durable recoil reduction and absorbs an excellent amount of shock. And like all of their pads, the installation time takes about a few minutes, tops. So it is quite easy to use. A wearable recoil pad from Limbsaver, the Protective Shooting Pad is easy to wear and effective while shooting. The pad can be easily strapped around your chest with adjustable straps and side release buckles. The shooting pad is reversible and can be worn either on the the right or left shoulder. The NAVCOM material disperses the recoil across the surface to dampen the vibrations. The pad can be easily detached from the harness in case you want to wash it. You don’t have to worry about the size of the pad, as it is fully adjustable. You don’t have to drill any holes in your stock to use the recoil pad. Just keep it in your range bag and use it with any rifle. This shooting pad is reasonably priced and obviously will work with any rifle. Who Would Use This Most If you’re a hunter or a target shooter, you’ll more than likely put this to good use, especially if you want something that will get rid of muzzle jump and reduce felt recoil by nearly 70%. What exactly will be the reward for that? Being able to shoot straight and hit your targets accurately from some impressive distances. Bottom Line If you want an excellent recoil pad that is affordable, durable, and puts in the work every time you use your rifle, the Limbsaver AirTech Slip-On will most likely be the kind of recoil pad you choose for your Mosin Nagant rifle. Regardless of which size you go with, this pad gives you better control and increased accuracy. 4. Pachmayr SC100 Decelerator Recoil Pad CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Recoil reduced by nearly 60% Little to no muzzle jump reported Available in different thickness levels Easy to install, takes no more than two minutes Super-durable, can take on a lot of shock and recoil Cons None What Recent Buyers Report Most recent buyers didn’t have a problem with the thickness of this recoil pad. While it’s thin, it did them a favor by reducing a lot of recoil. One user said the material was soft and makes it easy on the shoulders, even with a little recoil still present. As expected, they also reported little to no muzzle jump as a result of the installation. Why it Stands Out to Us Yes, the pad is thin. But it’s also available in different levels of thickness. Regardless, the intent here is to keep your shoulders well-protected from the abuse they’ll withstand using a weapon with highly powerful recoil (which is found in Mosin Nagant rifles). The material is made from genuine leather. It’s nice and soft but at the same time prevents your shoulders from being bruised up. So if you want something that will protect your shoulders, this might be exactly what you’re looking for. The SC100 Decelerator Recoil Pad  from Pachmayr has been manufactured with shock-absorbing material and is coated with leather. A head insert at the heel allows the heel to slide smoothly on your clothing. This pad needs to be screwed to the butt of your Mosin Nagant rifle. The plastic base for installation is pre-drilled for the screws. Attaching this recoil pad to your rifle does require some basic skills, like drilling and grinding. Match the pad with the position of pre-drilled holes in the stock for proper alignment. Use the butt-plate screw holes and tighten the recoil pad with the screws included in the package. You can use a belt sander or grinder to customize the recoil pad to better fit your Mosin Nagant. Who Will Use This Most This will usually be used for older Mosin Nagants. While still packing a punch on the recoil, it can still deliver some excellent firepower like nothing else. So if you want something that will be good on the shoulders and will lessen a lot of recoil, this will work for your Mosin Nagant rifle. Bottom Line The Pachmayr SC100 Decelerator Recoil Pad is no ordinary recoil pad. Iit’s durable and soft enough to give your shoulders a good deal of protection, while reducing a lot of recoil in the process. If you want something for hunting or target shooting, this recoil pad will do its best to take recoil down a few notches and eliminate muzzle jump. 5. "Aim Sports Mosin" Nagant 1-inch Extended Recoil Butt-pad CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Fits on most Mosin Nagant rifles Absorbs a lot of shock from recoil Reduces recoil by nearly 40 to 50 percent Easy to install, takes a couple of minutes Super-durable, doesn’t wear or tear easily Cons Some complained about the pad being a little uneven It does not include pre-drilled holes for easy installation Some have complained about a foul odor from the material What Recent Buyers Report Recent buyers were quite satisfied with this affordable recoil pad. Not only did it save a lot of users money compared to finding a high-end recoil pad, but the quality and performance are worth more than the price tag, according to most users. One user said this cut his total recoil in half and also eliminated all muzzle jump in the process. Why it Stands Out to Us This recoil pad will fit on most Mosin Nagant rifles. While it may not be a universal fit, it might be your fail-safe go-to if you’re having difficulty trying to find the right recoil pad for your rifle. As expected, it’s thick enough to absorb a ton of shock and gives you a little less recoil to work against. Just simply install this bad boy on your stock and you’ll notice the reduction right away. Who Will Use This Most This will likely be used for hunting and target shooters, alike. If you’re tired of dealing with inaccurate shooting from muzzle jump and heavy recoil, you need a pad that will reduce it in a snap. This recoil pad is designed to do just that. Bottom Line The AIM Sports Mosin Nagant recoil pad might be right up your alley if you want something that will fit most rifles. If you’re looking for something that is a textbook example of how a recoil pad should work, this would be worth looking at closely. AIM Sports offers another simple and inexpensive recoil butt-pad for your Mosin Nagant. Installing this butt-pad is not rocket science if you know how to drill holes and align them. Made from hard, non-slip rubber, the butt-pad is one-inch thick. The manufacturer claims the butt-pad reduces recoil by almost 40%. It can be mounted easily to your stock using existing butt-plate screws. The product is backed up by a lifetime company warranty, so you can be assured of its quality. Types of Recoil Pads Now let’s look at a couple types of recoil pads available. We suggest you try out each kind to determine what works best for you. Slip-on Pads Slip-on pads are the simplest and easiest-to-use recoil pads for your rifle. These pads are made of nylon or cotton, with a neoprene or NAVCOM material. These pads are like a butt-cover which can be easily slid over the butt and removed the same way. The slip-on pads fit easily over the butt and last longer. Wearable Recoil Pads These wearable pads are a smart solution for people who want to use multiple rifles at once and don’t want to buy individual recoil pads for each one of them. A wearable recoil pad can be worn on either shoulder. The adjustable belts allow the user to make himself comfortable with the pad. The area marking the shoulder has a neoprene filling to provide a rest for the butt. If you are not in favor of customizing your rifle, this one is for you. Butt-Plate Replacement A new butt-plate requires a bit of customization to your Mosin Nagant rifle. These butt-pads are made up from materials like rubber and replace the rear end of the stock. The steel butt-plate of the Mosin is replaced by these butt-pads by drilling a screw on the bottom. This is a permanent solution for people who don’t want to carry slip-on or wearable pads. DIY Ways to Protect Your Shoulder Some people don’t like spending money on accessories they consider irrelevant. They devise their own innovative ideas for the recoil pads. One such idea is to use a folded towel or a folded mousepad and cram it between your shoulder and the butt of the Mosin. These methods, even though they’re not highly technical, may still get the job done for you. This method looks smart, but isn’t recommended, unless you’re stuck in a particular situation. Why is the Recoil Pad Important for the Mosin Nagant? There are several aspects typical of the Mosin Nagant that might make you interested in a recoil pad. Let’s go through some of them. Shoulder Pain The Mosin Nagant uses a 7.62 x 54 round, which is not a light round to burn through. The recoil of a Mosin Nagant is the same as a .30-06 round or a standard .30-cal round. Mosins aren’t meant for novice shooters. Shooting a Mosin without proper care may result in a bruised, sore, or in worst cases, a damaged shoulder. The Mosin has a metal stock base which adds to the effect of the painful recoil. Remember that butt-stroke was a standard move in hand-to-hand combat in earlier days. That meant that extra hardness and weight would be put to good use. Rifles like this are used for long-range shooting. The staggering recoil of the 7.62 round calls for pulling your aim back into line to a lesser or greater extent. The recoil pads help make that lesser rather than greater. Length If you have length issues with the Mosin, a recoil pad would help you perfectly. If you’re not familiar with the Mosin, you might not understand how important this can be. This was a gun designed for Russian soldiers wearing all their heavy winter gear - so the stock was made shorter. Recoil pads generally increase the length of the rifle up to 3/4th of an inch, due to the shockproof neoprene filling within them. People with longer arms can use recoil pads to their advantage in such situations. People with shorter hands can obviously use the shorter carbine models of the 91/30. Purity and Integrity To some people, the condition of a rifle matters most, especially if it is an antique piece with some history connected to it. An attachment used to cover-up the length issue is known as the butt-pad and is made from rubber/polyester. It has to be drilled into the bottom of the stock, which requires some drilling and sanding. This affects the original condition and finish of the rifle. However, many recoil pads are slip-on accessories which can be taken on and off without damaging the stock in any way. Conclusion A recoil pad is an important accessory for your Mosin Nagant because of the weapon's heavy recoil. This addition can help improve the accuracy of your rifle and prevent your shoulder from getting bruised or seriously damaged. There are quite a few options available in the market. Some need customization and some can simply be attached. You can choose an appropriate model according your needs but recoil pads are definitely worth the expense.

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/* custom css */.td_uid_2_5f379d79a5ef4_rand.td-a-rec-img { text-align: left; } .td_uid_2_5f379d79a5ef4_rand.td-a-rec-img img { margin: 0 auto 0 0; } The Bianchi Allusion Model 135 Suppression CCW holster is an inside the waistband, or IWB holster design, which is all about concealability and comfort. Bianchi's new Allusion is a top-notch IWB holster with lots of features. The first word in concealed carry is, obviously, “concealed.” For the longest time that meant simply hanging a holster on your belt and covering with a shirt or jacket. But as consumers demanded more options, holster makers became more creative and the Inside the Waistband (IWB) Holster has come a long way since the original “lay-flat” pouches used to hide J-Frame revolvers. Today you have all kinds of options including tuck tabs so you can tuck your shirt in, but still have access to the pistol and, most importantly, molded internal components keep the holster open so you can easily re-holster your pistol, should you need to do so. Related GunDigest Articles Optics-Friendly Galco BlakGuard Holster Introduced Carry Your Way: New Blackhawk 3-in-1 Concealed Carry Holster One in the Pocket: New Blackhawk TecGrip Holster Best Starter Kit for Concealed Carry: S&W M&P 9 SHIELD $394.96 guns.com Safariland IWB Holster $43.99 brownells.com Safariland Duty Belt $88.99 brownells.com SnagMag Ammo Pouch $LOW! gundigeststore.com Disclosure: Some of these links are affiliate links. Caribou Media Group may earn a commission from qualifying purchases. Thank you! Still, there is one thing most IWB holster buyers forget: You need to get bigger pants when you carry IWB. The pistol and holster combination adds another entire waist size to your belt line. If you usually wear a 36-inch waist, get 38s to help you carry your .38 comfortably. Now back to the holsters. One of the biggest names in the holster business has a new IWB that you will love. "The Bianchi Allusion" Model 135 Suppression inside the waistband design is all about concealability and comfort. Concealability is enhanced by the holster sitting low enough that the thickest part of the weapon lies directly underneath the belt, helping to obscure the shape. Meanwhile, two shirt-tuckable C-clips grasp the belt and, taking as little real estate as possible; give the appearance of an empty belt. The gun cant is optimized to put the grip into the kidney area of the back, minimizing any visible printing. Comfort is enhanced with a body-facing holster liner composed of soft foam covered with an anti-microbial mesh coating to reduce bacteria growth and odor.

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Trending: Best Places to Buy Ammo Online and [Buyer's Guide] 7 Best AR-15s The Glock 18 and the compensated 18C have become legendary as fully automatic pistols that everyone wants… …but no one has. Glock 18C with Fun Switch What is the Glock 18 & 18C? The Glock 18 is a full-sized automatic pistol chambered in 9mm capable of 1200 rounds a minute. Think of it as the G17 but with a “fun-switch” that lets you choose between semi-auto and full-auto.