Here’s a mea culpa moment: I always feel I “should” carry at least one spare magazine for capacity and failure resistance. Do I follow through? Not nearly often enough.
American Handgunner Carry Options DeSantis OWB Season Leather – American Handgunner
Winter is here, so for me, it’s outside-the-waistband (OWB) carry season — at least some of the time. While I generally make more use of Kydex for IWB carry here in the humidity capital of the world (leather can get sticky on the draw when moist, and yes, I hate that word), the cooler months offer an opportunity to easily conceal a full-size pistol with classic OWB leather.
Vantage Point: A look at new guns and gear…
My favorite pocket/ankle pistol has an upgrade. The new XD-S OSP from Springfield Armory is now optics ready. The test model shown here came with a Crimson Trace CTS-1500 mini red dot sight pre-installed and ready to go. In fact, when I took it to the range to zero the optic, I found it was already dead on. And I do mean precisely. At 15 yards it was shooting right through the red dot superimposed on the target. Stay tuned for more on this. We’ve got a full review in the next issue and you’ll see a video look at this spiffy little pistol at AmericanHandgunner.com by now.