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Samizdata quote of the day

I never had a mammogram and never hope to get one, and far from dreading mastectomy, the subject makes me positively canty: I could get a better fit in a shoulder holster.

– Florence King, “The New Hypochondriacs”.

9 comments to Samizdata quote of the day

  • Well, to each her own, I guess. Personally, I’ll settle for a belt one, thank you very much.

  • Mose Jefferson

    I had typed half of a sentence explaining how the mammogram allows you to diagnose the cancer before it metastasizes to the rest of your body when I realized I had missed her point entirely.

    Time for more coffee.

  • the other rob

    Alisa – I don’t know whether Crossbreed products are sold round your way, but thought I’d mention that I find their “Supertuck” IWB (Inside the Waist Band) holster to be the best that I’ve ever tried. Even with a double stack 9mm, it’s still comfortable and concealable.

    One does have to buy bigger trousers, though…

  • Rob: round my way there is no such thing as CC, as far as I know, and any kind of new Cs are becoming more and more rare by the year, including hunting. (Hint: I don’t live in TX:-l)

    That said, it seems to me that all other things being equal, shoulder should be more concealable – but I could be wrong.

  • the other rob

    Alisa- The thing about shoulder carry is, it’s not only the holster, but also the jacket. The latter being something that I’ve quite lost the habit of wearing, in the Texas heat. :-)

    Incidentally, your reply prompted me to read up on carry laws in Israel and I was surprised by how ill-informed I was!

  • Right, but even with a belt one, some piece of clothing is necessary to cover the damn thing, no?

    As to Israel, I was actually almost as surprised myself when I actually began looking into the matter a couple of years ago.

  • I mean, to think that the citizens’ personal safety is actually not at the top of the priorities’ list of the PtB.

  • the other rob

    Indeed. I’m shocked, shocked, to find that a government has priorities above the personal safety of the citizenry!

    As to belt or IWB carry, an un-tucked shirt does the job very well. With “tuckable” holsters, such as the Crossbreed, one can even tuck in one’s shirt and merely “blouse” it a little at the waist.

  • Thanks Rob, I’ll keep that in mind if I ever decide to move to TX (a thought I have caught myself toying with):-)