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Epic Jarhead Dude

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

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  1. doc540

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    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

    [​IMG]
     
  2. SharpsDressedMan

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

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    He told me, but I forgot.

    It wasn't cheap. :eek:
     
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    JRH, there's really not much similar with the one on Amazon.

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

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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. :)
     
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    ^^ 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??
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Looks like it can activate the grip safety. Were they only supposed to carry it in Condition 0?
     
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    As a Arrny Officer and Marine Sergeant I carried the 45 with the hammer down on an empty chamber. (1955 to 1968)
     
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    Round in the chamber with hammer down is condition 2.
     
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    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
     
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    Dude's cool
    He reminds me of hank hill
     
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    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.
     
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    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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    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.
     
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    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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