Now first up, I was really reading this book for sport and curiosity more than anything. I’ve been carrying for about 6 years, and overall my carry methods have been pretty solid for all of that. You can see my own carry guns and holsters here.
Tom Talks about his “Box of Holsters”, I know Jay has one of those too. I don’t. Overall I did my research and bought the guns and holsters I wanted, and stuck with them, and have been very happy with the results.
So given my background I didn’t think I’d gain much knowledge about guns and holsters. Hey but I’m a gun nut, so reading a gun book would be fun.
Well for starters it WAS fun. Tom is very funny, and loads the book with light-hearted, and silly humor. I mentioned to him while I was reading that many of his jokes reminded me of books by Dave Barry. Tom replied that Barry was one of his favorite Authors. It really shows, and shows well.
Also Tom heads off chapters with some of his “Half Cocked” comics, makes for a good start to a chapter.
OK well while funny, it isn’t a comedy book. How is it on Holsters and holster talk?
Damn good, it appears that Tom’s “Box o Holsters” is bigger than most I’ve seen, also most of the holster boxes I’ve seen are filled with no-name cheap garbage, but Tom reviews many reputable brands I know of, and several I haven’t heard of before. Nothing he reviews is “junk”, so you aren’t wasting your time reading about items that are unsafe, or impractical. Also his reviews are broken up in topics, like Off-body carry, Belt Carry, Belts, Holsters for Women, etc. He explores many methods of carry and holsters I hadn’t thought of.
Now granted I’m happy and comfortable with how I carry every day, still I found some new holsters and methods that might be useful.
So even if you’re pretty well-read on holsters, there still some new materiel here.
Overall I was VERY impressed with this book, and despite my late review (sorry Tom), it was a quick read.
Give it a read!