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Field expedient holsters and slings

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by OLDNEWBIE, Aug 2, 2015.

  1. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    O.k., all your planning and prepping went to hell because you were skinny dipping at a swinger's party when the SHTF and are far from all your gear. Besides, word has it where you store everything is ground zero anyway.

    You were lucky enough to acquire a firearm or two, (and some clothes!) somehow but how to carry them and have your hands free to do other survival stuff like make a fire or filter water etc.?
    I think this was supposed to be a joke but........
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    I've thought about things like windex spray bottles cut up and duct taped.
    When the SHTF you can't just run to Cabela's and find just the right holster.

    Anybody ever tried to think of what you could use from common stuff laying around any ones house?
     
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  2. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    As for the sandal holster? It needs a slit in it to thread the belt through for a start!
     
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  3. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    My minions'll carry my guns on velvet pillows for me.
    true story
     
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  4. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    If I were the dude in that photo, I'd be more concerned with harnessing the stored energy in the "done-lap" gut and putting THAT to use for something other than an armrest/coffee table. :rolleyes:
     
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  5. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Field expedient body armor perhaps?
     
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  6. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Sumo suit.... ;)
     
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  7. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    I have a sumo suit...

    I have great caloric reserves. Seriously though.... (You can quote that @Stomper- its glandular. :mad::mad:)

    You will find car seat leather, an awl and some fishing line (Dracon or a braided) to he of help making a holster. Sure you could make a nice chest rig from that.

    Of course lightweight is key so that rules out things like molding ABS to work.

    If you knit or know your para cord weaves you can make anything from some rope/string.
     
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  8. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The Boonie holster. Great for swimming.

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  9. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Ski goggle semi concealed holster, very uncomfortable:D

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  10. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    The ski goggle set-up looks more secure but a quick draw would be problematic.
     
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  11. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Ya, you might loose an ear:D
     
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  12. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    You could easily make a Yaqui Slide or L-27 out of a 6x2" strip of tire sidewall. If you need a belt or sling, a seatbelt would work. Might need a knife though.
     
  13. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    I give up
     
  14. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Of course duct tape is the go-to material for field expedience!
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  15. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I'm right handed so with the gun on the left in the goggles,I thinking my nose is going to pay the price when I pull it right and down
     
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    ROC Estacada Member

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    Inexpensive and rather universal chest rig.
     
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  17. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Old zippered camera pouches picked up cheap at thrift stores can be used for spare ammo and misc. pouches.
    In fact a huge variety of bags, back-packs, belts and straps as well as camping gear that could be re purposed as part of a SHTF rig can be had for prepping on a budget at thrift stores.
     
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  18. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    If you need a bag for a big revolver, an old laptop case works good.
     
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    powersbj Seattle Area Active Member

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    Diaper bags totally fly under the radar, are well built, and a dime a dozen.
     
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  20. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    I grabbed out of our trash at work an old mini DVD player case. IPad mini fits nicely on one side, my little friend and dos spare mags on the other, ear buds, lighter and easily a few more items. Black, non threatening padded nylon, handles strap and shoulder strap. Also fits easily in a MC saddle bag.

    Brutus Out.
     
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