Epic Jarhead Dude


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doc540
May 6, 2013, 09:52 PM
met this retired jarhead at the range today

saw his WWII-design shoulder rig and walked over to check it out

it was an exact replica

IN IT was an original, unrestored, 80%, 1943 Remington Rand 1911

and he was shooting it

my hero:D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/bd1fcbe4-b45b-4a81-b3af-3bd5d4d9876a_zps9a4652ab.jpg

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SharpsDressedMan
May 6, 2013, 09:58 PM
Left hand, yet! I need to know where he got that holster. Looks to be of good quality, not like some repros.

doc540
May 6, 2013, 09:59 PM
He told me, but I forgot.

It wasn't cheap. :eek:

JRH6856
May 6, 2013, 10:41 PM
Here is a similar one at Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BHKRV6S/ref=asc_df_B00BHKRV6S2499857?tag=thefind0013146-20&creative=395261&creativeASIN=B00BHKRV6S&linkCode=asn). (left hand)

And a right hand version from El Paso Saddlery (http://www.midwayusa.com/product/318672/el-paso-saddlery-1942-tanker-shoulder-holster-right-hand-1911-russet-brown?cm_vc=OBv1) at Midway

doc540
May 6, 2013, 10:48 PM
JRH, there's really not much similar with the one on Amazon.

Take a close look at the craftwork on EJD's holster.:what:

JRH6856
May 6, 2013, 11:25 PM
I agree, especially after looking that all of the pics. OTOH, El Paso Saddlery does good work as the price difference might suggest. But I do like EJDs better.

mljdeckard
May 6, 2013, 11:45 PM
I still have the one I was issued in 1992 in 3rd ID in Germany, and I still use it for ATV and horseback riding.

Twiki357
May 7, 2013, 04:10 AM
I bought one online from Cabela's a few years ago. Not top quality, but fully serviceable and [I think] it was only about $30.

orionengnr
May 10, 2013, 10:13 PM
Speaking in general terms:

--If you are a former Marine, "jarhead" is a term of endearment. (Note that there is no such thing as an "ex-Marine", unless you were Dishonorably Discharged.)

--If you are not, it is generally taken as a pejorative.

If you served in another branch of the armed services, it may be taken as good-natured ribbing. Or maybe not. Largely depends upon the age and personality of the recipient.

This is intended to facilitate harmony and understanding, and comes from a 21-year USN vet, who has interacted with many Marines, both in the past and in the present...and who has the utmost respect for them.

It may or may not be successful. :)

CPLofMARINES
May 10, 2013, 11:49 PM
^^ Thank you, SEMPER FI
BTW, nice rig, I'm looking for something like that for my
Ruger SBH 7.5 in. Something that sits across the chest.
Anyone have any recommendations for that type of rig??

JTQ
May 11, 2013, 12:40 PM
BTW, nice rig, I'm looking for something like that for my
Ruger SBH 7.5 in. Something that sits across the chest.
Anyone have any recommendations for that type of rig??
As mentioned above, El Paso Saddlery makes a "tanker" rig.

http://www.epsaddlery.com/c-14-military.aspx

Simply Rugged makes some chest holsters. As "former Marine", you may like their "Chesty Puller System".

http://shop.simplyrugged.com/ecommerce/Chesty-Puller-Conversion-System.cfm?item_id=160&parent=672

bannockburn
May 11, 2013, 01:47 PM
I found one similar to EJD's holster at ima-usa.com though it appears to be only available as a right hand version. Pacific Canvas and Leather also have an M3 shoulder holster (right and left hand), and it is available with USMC embossed on it.

bigdaa
May 11, 2013, 02:05 PM
Glasses aside, The Epic Jarhead appears still ready and able to chew through some mean stuff.

This 57 year old civy thanks and salutes him and thanks the op for bringing him here.

k_dawg
May 11, 2013, 02:12 PM
Looks like it can activate the grip safety. Were they only supposed to carry it in Condition 0?

M2 Carbine
May 11, 2013, 06:04 PM
Were they only supposed to carry it in Condition 0?
As a Arrny Officer and Marine Sergeant I carried the 45 with the hammer down on an empty chamber. (1955 to 1968)

Darkbob
May 11, 2013, 06:32 PM
Round in the chamber with hammer down is condition 2.

loose noose
May 11, 2013, 07:22 PM
In the Corps we carried with an empty chamber and the hammer down,(65-69) however on the PD we carried it locked and cocked and ready to go less the safety.:D

xxjumbojimboxx
May 11, 2013, 07:26 PM
Dude's cool
He reminds me of hank hill

22250Rem
May 11, 2013, 11:06 PM
If you see that dude at the range again tell him I said "Semper Fi"; and there's also no such thing as "retired" ... "inactive duty" maybe but never actually "retired" . He has excellent taste in his choice of sidearm and how to carry it.

Bill4282
May 12, 2013, 05:44 PM
When I was issued a .45 for escort duty in 'Nam '69 in the Corps, I got a web belt with holster. All my officers used web belts also.

Jaymo
May 12, 2013, 05:57 PM
I see he's wearing his watch on the wrong wrist.
I've been a Southpaw my entire life and never could get used to trying to wear it on my right wrist.
Too much PITA to wind and/or set.
Guess I have a good reason to buy either a pocketwatch or a left-handed wristwatch.
I have one of the surplus "tanker" canvas shoulder holsters, somewhere. Seems to me, the shoulder straps aren't long enough to allow my belt to go through the belt loop.
That, and my arms aren't long enough to comfortably reach the gun, when in that holster.
Too bad.

Glad he shooting that old warhorse. It sure wasn't built to sit in a safe.

rondog
May 12, 2013, 09:17 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't the WWII holster the single strap M3, and that's a later two-strap M7? I have two M3's, an original Enger Kress and a new repro. I also have a new repro of the M7, but don't like it, it's still new and unused.

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