Gun Holsters | Pistols for Sale
Selecting a gun holster that is right for you is a lot like trying to decide which gun among pistols for sale is right for you-it is a matter of personal preference. So what should you choose-Leather, Nylon or Kydex? Let’s look at each materials advantages and disadvantages to help you make that decision.
Top Grain Leather Holster
Leathercraft takes skill, and these holsters typically cost more than others. Top grain leather is the outer portion of the hide and is one of the two top leathers you can buy. Most imported leather holsters are made from split grain, from the lower portion of the hide. Split grain is not as strong or durable as top grain leather. If you choose to purchase a leather holster look for one made of 9-10 oz. leather, it can last a lifetime. Most holsters are made from 5-6 ounce leather and won’t last like the heavier leather will.
Many people find them more comfortable, but leather does require some care. Leather has long been popular among law enforcement and is a good choice for durability, comfort and protection when you are making a selection from pistols for sale.
Cleaning a Leather Holster
Keep a leather holster clean and wipe it down with a soft cloth occasionally. Dust, blood, sweat and dirt can damage it if it isn’t removed in a timely manner, and may require a leather care product. Use only those approved for gun holsters in minimal amounts to prevent softening, which over time could cause your gun not to fit. Most leather holsters are made for a specific pistol for sale, be sure to choose one compatible for your gun. If possible use clothing as a barrier between your skin and the holster to minimize the potential damage from sweat. Wipe a sweat stained leather holster down with a dry cloth and allow to air dry out of the sun.
Never use direct sunlight, hair dryers or any other heat source on a leather holster, it will damage the leather. If it becomes wet, gently wipe it down and let it dry at room temperature. Never rub hard, it is likely to rub off any coloring leaving a spot on the holster.
Nylon gun holsters are inexpensive and come in different grades. Select a nylon holster sewn with nylon or even stronger polyester thread for longer service life. Even the best nylon holsters will eventually wear out but good grades will last for many years. Many nylon holsters are also made for specific pistols for sale, ensure the gun holster you select is made for your handgun. Nylon is popular, fairly durable and also makes a good holster when selecting among pistols for sale.
Kydex has become popular due to its low cost to produce and its long term durability. Environmental conditions won’t adversely affect Kydex as it does leather and nylon. Kydex is lightweight and is the least expensive holster you can buy.
Kydex is hard, and therefore is not suitable for use with concealed carry. It is incapable of following your body contours like leather or other products and can affect the finish of the handgun in a short period of time.
Synthetic Suede Holsters
Synthetic suede holsters are very inexpensive, extremely comfortable and very light weight. They will not wear the finish on a handgun. On the negative side they are considered disposable with an approximate 6 month life span. These holsters collapse and require removing the holster to re-holster the gun due to this.
Suede Leather Holsters
Suede leather holsters come in many grades, are inexpensive, fairly durable and if a good grade of leather by a good manufacturer can last many years. Look for one with a metal clip as they are more likely to use heavier nylon thread. Select cowhide over other leathers. Choose natural color as dyed products will bleed color onto clothing. Suede holsters will collapse when the weapon is drawn and must be removed to re-holster the gun.
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Relocating Gun Manufacturers | Rifles for Sale
The great gun manufacturers migration continues to more gun friendly states. Stag Arms intended location remains unnamed at this time, citing the availability of workforce, and local gun laws as the determining factor for their decision. Stag Arms is a manufacturer of the AR-15 family of rifles for sale.
Not only has stricter gun legislation driven manufacturers from the north, it has also spurred the growth of start-up manufacturers across the southern U.S., companies like Barrett in TN, Kel-Tec in FL, Wilson Combat in AR, Daniel Defense in GA and SC, and Red Dot Arms in AL. All of whom manufacture among other products the AR family of rifles for sale.
Foreign manufacturers have joined the migration, such as Steyr and Taurus, as well as Para USA who moved their complete operation from Canada to NC several years back.
Including domestic, foreign and start-up manufacturers, the south now claims at least 37 manufacturers in the gun industry. The list of those companies is greater when you consider other gun friendly states that have benefited from gun manufacturers leaving states with anti-gun policies. Those who chose the south for relocation as well as start-up operations are as follows:
- American Derringer, Waco, TX
- American Tactical Imports, Summerville, SC
- Ashbury Precision Ordnance, Ruckersville, VA
- Barrett, Murfreesboro, TN
- Beretta, Gallatin, TN
- Bond Arms, Granbury, TX
- BPI Outdoors, Duluth, GA
- Colt, Breckenride, TX
- Daisy Manufacturing, Rogers, Arkansas
- Daniel Defense, Ridgeland, SC
- Daniel Defense, Black Creek, GA
- Diamondback, Cocoa, FLDoublestar, Winchester, KY
- FNH USA/ Winchester, Columbia, SC
- Heritage Manufacturing, Miami, FL
- High Standard/AMT, Houston, TX
- Ithaca Gun, Aynor, SC
- Kahr Pike Co., Pennsylvania
- Kel-Tec, Cocoa, FL
- Knight’s Armament, Titusville, FL
- Les Baer Custom, LeClaire, Iowa
- Lewis Machine & Tool, Davenport, Iowa
- Lothar Walthar Precision, Cumming, GA
- Magpul Industries, North-central, TX
- MasterPiece Arms, Comer, GA
- O. F. Mossberg & Sons, Eagle Pass TX
- Para USA, Pineville, NC
- PTR Industries, Aynor, SC
- Red Dot Arms, Calera, AL
- Remington Arms, Huntsville, AL
- Remington/Marlin, Mayfield, KY
- Steyr Arms, Bessemer, AL
- STI International, Georgetown, TX
- Sturm, Ruger & Co., Mayodan,NC
- Taurus/Rossi, Miami, FL
- Walther Arms, Fort Smith, Arkansas
- Wilson Combat, Berryville, Arkansas
Competition among the states has been strong with offers of lower taxes, assistance with costs and other incentives. It a win-win situation for manufacturers of any product, guns included. In return, the states receive jobs and tax money, and citizens are happy that some of their favorite handguns and rifles for sale are made locally.
Texas has achieved the highest gain with six gun manufacturers, five each for Florida and South Carolina, with the remainder divided among other mostly southern states.
Gun manufacturers aren’t alone in the migration. Boeing, BMW, Honda and Michelin Tires have chosen to relocate to South Carolina.
In Alabama the last few decades have seen a large influx of manufacturers flock to the state. Hyundai, Mercedes Benz, Honda, Air Bus, Toyota Engines, Lockheed Martin’s Cruise missile plant expansion to name a few.
Peterbilt, GM, International and Toyota chose Texas and the economic growth is even sweeter with a recent tally of 41 manufacturers including new and those who are expanding.
The future looks good in the south with wages nearing those of union based workers. This boon is in a region where the cost of living is well below most northern areas. Guns in general are selling well, and popular rifles for sale won’t be the only manufactured goods going south. Nor is the trend expected to stop anytime soon with hundreds of manufacturers looking south for expansions and relocation.
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Night Vision | Gun Parts
If you are considering the purchase of a night vision device the advantages are unquestionable. Night vision makes it possible to see what you otherwise couldn’t. A flashlight may expose the intruder at the garage door. But then he knows you know, a confrontation will occur, or the intruder will flee, to possibly come back another night. GrabAGun offers a wide selection of night vision devices in our optics and mounts division, along with a tremendous inventory of gun parts and much more.
Night vision gives you an advantage by enabling you to see without being seen, providing you with the necessary time to call law enforcement. The intruder is arrested, and shouldn’t be coming back. Night vision also enables you to observe wildlife without startling them.
Many models have built-in IR illuminators, while others can be upgraded with IR illuminators to increase brightness and range. View our selection of night vision devices under the Optics tab.
Selecting a Night Vision Device
If you are looking at night vision goggles or binoculars select the unit that fills your needs in features, size and cost.
One of the most common questions involves the differences between the generations. All night vision devices work by amplifying available light, enabling you to see in conditions too dark for the human eye. The difference in the generations of night vision devices is in the technology and ability to intensify the image you are viewing. The higher the generation the better the image will be. GrabAGun offers all generations of night vision, as well as offering gun sales gun parts accessories and hunting supplies.
Generation I night vision devices (goggles, monocular and binoculars) uses an intensifier tube that amplifies ambient light by accelerating electrons and striking a phosphor surface.
Generation II night vision devices add a micro channel plate that multiplies the number of electrons before they strike a phosphor surface.
Generation III night vision devices (goggles, monocular and scopes) add a Gallium Arsenide photocathode which creates a significantly greater number of photoelectrons than a Generation II device is capable of. Gen III night vision is military grade.
Generation IV night vision is currently the most advanced night vision providing even greater visibility and the ability for target detection. GrabAGun offers generation III and IV gun scopes under the optics tab. Peruse our large selection of firearms, gun parts, archery supplies and much more.
Night vision devices are not created for magnification as binoculars and telescopes are. Most night vision devices offer from no magnification to a low 4x magnification. Night vision enables viewing in dark conditions, not long range magnification. Infra-Red (IR) will increase your viewing in even darker conditions.
The selection of a night vision device comes down to how clear an image you want to view. If your use is general recreational when you are camping, watching nature, hiking, surveillance, search and rescue or property management then a Gen. I will probably be adequate.
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Spring Camping Tips | Pistols for Sale
It’s that time of year again and after a cold winter, spring could not arrive fast enough for most people. It is the perfect cure for cabin fever, and under the warm deep blue skies of spring it provides some flower laden down time to enjoy the new season. If you haven’t already purchased a concealed weapon, now is the time to think about it, before that camping trip. GrabAGun offers an extensive inventory of pistols for sale.
Spring camping is a yearly ritual for many families and often provides the opportunity to meet new people during camping trips and especially those coupled with planned events. Even the most seasoned camper will occasionally forget a coffee pot or the salt, but such items are just common sense.
This guide addresses the most often overlooked, unconsidered or mustn’t-be-forgotten-and-yet-is items. GrabAGun offers camping equipment, as well as pistols for sale for carrying concealed on your camping adventure.
Don’t forget to put together a first aid kit. I always make my own.
- Small bottle of peroxide
- Triple anti-biotic ointment (not double)
- Assorted sizes of Band-Aids
- 4 × 4 sterile gauze pads (5-6)
- paper tape (many people are allergic to other tapes)
- tweezers & a needle (for splinters)
- alcohol wipes (for insect bites)
- Technu Skin Cleanser (This product is unsurpassed for preventing the rash due to exposure to poison oak & ivy-as well as for clearing it up if you already have the rash)
- Solarcaine-Great for the sunburn pain. I also used it for shingles pain when I had an outbreak a day’s hike into the woods, it worked great.
- Tylenol, Aspirin & Ibuprofen
- Burn cream
- Bath Tissue (Public restrooms often run out)
- Baby Wipes
- Hand sanitizing gel
- Earth Pad - Use under the sleeping bag, and prevent rock gouges and the cold ground from seeping through to you.
- Ground cloth- Always use under the tent to protect it from damage.
- Flashlight - For those late night trips to the bathroom.
- Appropriate clothing - Check the weather forecast ahead of time. Nights can be cool in the spring, especially at higher elevations, carry a coat and rain gear.
- Tent - Inspect your tent before the trip. If you haven’t done so recently, it may be a good idea to seal the seams with seam sealer. Let it air, storage can make for a smelly tent. Carry a tarp in the event the tent leaks during a surprise spring shower.
- Firearm - If the location you are camping allows firearms carry your concealed weapon for protection against both four legged and two legged varmints. GrabAGun offers the largest supply online of pistols for sale.
- Wasp/Hornet Spray-Gets rid of more than just bugs. If you camp in a park where guns aren’t allowed, bug spray to an assailant’s eyes will blind them and give you the time you need to escape.
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UTS-15 Shotgun | Shotguns for Sale
A shotgun is part of many persons equipment for home-defense and like any firearm for home defense there are characteristics that must be taken into consideration. In the case of modern shotguns for sale one of the problems is the reduced ammunition capacity.
Ted Hatfield, a former staff editor for the American Rifleman, has developed a solution. The UTS-15 is a tactical styled pump-action bullpup with dual tubular magazines and a capacity of 15 shells. Its unique appearance, claims for reliability and the extra-capacity are making it a popular firearm among shotguns for sale.
The dual tubular magazines can be used together, or separately. You set how the ammo will fire, feeding from both tubes automatically alternating between both tubes, or setting the gun to feed from one tube only. This system enables you to have one type of shot in one tube, and a different kind in the other, allowing you to choose the appropriate ammunition for the current application. Selecting the magazine of your choice is accomplished by moving a lever on the top of the gun.
The short overall length of the UTS-15 provides the maneuverability need for close quarters handling. The pistol grip allows firing to be accomplished with one hand, leaving the other free for other activity such as opening a door. The shotgun weighs 6 pounds, 13 ounces and is 28.3 inches in length. It is chambered for 12 gauge 3-inch shotshells, meaning it can use 2 ½ inch and 2 ¾ inch shotshells as well.
The barrel is smooth bore and threaded for chokes with a Beretta thread that screw in. It features a flush-fit cylinder bore choke from the factory. It features an optional cylinder-bore, ported tactical breeching choke. The user has the option of installing any choke including full and rifled choke.
The gun is not designed to be a point weapon like other shotguns having a straight comb that is in-line with the top rail, nor is it designed to be shot like a conventional shotgun. Rather, it is designed to be used with sights or optics on the top rail. An optional adjustable rear and front sight is offered. The front sight is adjustable for elevation while the rear sight is adjustable for windage. The rail and offset are similar to an AR-15 and the literature on it claims any optics or sights designed for an AR-15 should work with the UTS-15 shotgun. With the barrel located below the magazine tubes, reviewers report low impact at close range and recommend learning the offsets for each range you anticipate shooting.
Other optional features offered with this unique shotgun for sale include an integral light and laser system with the laser being nonadjustable and mounted below the barrel. The buttpad is designed to accommodate future options for a pull longer than the current 12 inches.
The cheekpiece is hinged for easy access to clear a jam or provide service. The user operates the gun by sliding the fore-end grip under the barrel. Vented covers indicate how many shells remain in each magazine tube.
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Derringer Pistols for Sale | Pistols for Sale
Henry Deringer was the son of a German gunsmith, and after an apprenticeship in his father’s shop he established his own firearms manufacturing facility in Philadelphia in 1806. He manufactured flintlock pistols, muskets and later, percussion rifles for the U. S. Army. In 1825 Deringer began the production of percussion dueling pistols. By 1840 he was manufacturing a smaller dueling pistol and by the 1850s the short barreled, single-action percussion pocket pistol which rapidly gained popularity among pistols for sale.
The Deringer’s popularity peaked during the mid-1850s and became a favorite of civilians as a concealed handgun for personal defense. It single shot limitation led to the carrying of two pistols, which were sold in pairs for $22 to $25.
Interestingly, the Deringer lacked a standardized caliber and came with its own bullet mold specific to the caliber of the pair of pistols which varied from .33 to .51 inches.
The diminutive Deringer went down into infamy as the gun that killed President Abraham Lincoln, who was shot in the back of the head at point blank range by actor John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865, Lincoln died the following morning. Forensic evaluation of the pistol in 1997 revealed a characteristic unique to the Booth Deringer, unlike the majority of Deringer pocket pistols, the Booth pistol bore rifling with a left twist.
With Henry Deringer’s death in 1868, competitors began applying the breechloading system to their own versions of concealable pistols for sale, and called them derringers to avoid trademark infringements. From then on, guns made by Henry Deringer were the Deringer, while any small short barreled and non-automatic concealable firearm was called a derringer.
The end of the Civil War saw the decline in the percussion Deringer’s popularity. The new .41 Short rimfire cartridge was introduced in 1863 resulting in the availability of more modern pistols for sale using the more convenient rimfire cartridges.
It seems ironic that the President during the time of the American Civil War who was both one of the most hated as well as loved of presidents would be brought to his death with such a tiny pistol and change forever the course of history for the south, if not the nation. Today the infamous tiny pistol is on display in the Ford Theater Museum.
Today’s derringer is an exceedingly popular among pistols for sale used as a concealed carry pistol. The typical modern derringer or pocket pistol is significantly improved over Henry Deringer’s little gun providing greater quality, increased round capacity and improved safety features and performance.
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