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Epic Jarhead Dude

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by doc540, May 6, 2013.

  1. doc540

    doc540 Well-Known Member

    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

  2. Left hand, yet! I need to know where he got that holster. Looks to be of good quality, not like some repros.
  3. doc540

    doc540 Well-Known Member

    He told me, but I forgot.

    It wasn't cheap. :eek:
  4. JRH6856

    JRH6856 Well-Known Member

    Last edited: May 6, 2013
  5. doc540

    doc540 Well-Known Member

    JRH, there's really not much similar with the one on Amazon.

    Take a close look at the craftwork on EJD's holster.:what:
  6. JRH6856

    JRH6856 Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. Twiki357

    Twiki357 Well-Known Member

    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.
  9. orionengnr

    orionengnr Well-Known Member

    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. :)
    Last edited: May 10, 2013

    CPLofMARINES Well-Known Member

    ^^ 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??
  11. JTQ

    JTQ Well-Known Member

  12. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member

    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.
  13. bigdaa

    bigdaa member

    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.
  14. k_dawg

    k_dawg Well-Known Member

    Looks like it can activate the grip safety. Were they only supposed to carry it in Condition 0?
  15. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine Well-Known Member

    As a Arrny Officer and Marine Sergeant I carried the 45 with the hammer down on an empty chamber. (1955 to 1968)
  16. Darkbob

    Darkbob Well-Known Member

    Round in the chamber with hammer down is condition 2.
  17. loose noose

    loose noose Well-Known Member

    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
  18. xxjumbojimboxx

    xxjumbojimboxx Well-Known Member

    Dude's cool
    He reminds me of hank hill
  19. 22250Rem

    22250Rem Well-Known Member

    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.
  20. Bill4282

    Bill4282 Well-Known Member

    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.

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