Welcome to Outdoor Savages! We are a small group of friends that enjoys nothing more than to spend our free time in the outdoors. Here are the first hand accounts of our adventures. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

DeSantis Quick Snap

On the Belt in Service
   Over the summer I purchased a Ruger LCP .380 pistol.  The intended use is to carry for self defense.  The  major reason i ended up with the LCP was the endless options in holsters and ways to conceal it.  The varity of holsters is partly due to the fact that the LCP is a Clone of the Kel-Tec P3AT.  I enjoy carrying the LCP because it is small,  no safety devices, and it is only 11.5 ounces, loaded! 
    When I got the gun it came with the DeSantis Nemesis Pocket Holster.  The pocket holster is nice because being armed or not being armed is very easy.  I usually run in it the Nemesis when i walk the dog.  The pocket holster does have some limits.  First, it is loose (still secure) in your pants pocket.  Second, in some of my pants the outline of the gun shows up.  Mainly the outline is visible through dress pants.  I was looking for a holster to fill the holes the Nemesis left, and i found it in the DeSantis Quick Snap. 
Backside View of the Quick Snap
    The Quick Snap is a small all leather holster.  I got off Ebay.  I got a good discount because it was a factory cosmetic Second, although i can not find the scratch.  A snap on the thumb break secures the gun while another snap secures the holster around the belt.  The snaps are heavey duty and will not fail.  The leather is of good quality and the stitching is top notch.  I can comforatably carry my LCP out side the waste band all day.  Access to the gun is instant.  I would recomend the Quick snap to any of you that own a Kel-Tec P3AT or Ruger LCP. 

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Gear Score!

         Life has been busy to say the least.  Christmas was no different.  Before the sun came up i found myself scanning in at work.  Working Christmas day is not my idea of fun but i was going home at 3 so i just had to tough it out for 8 hours.  My work day started out good.  I made my rounds to insure the process was in good order.  On my walk i noticed the smell of smoke in the air, but thought nothing of it.  When I got back to the office I went on the computer and found that a house fire down the road from work claimed the lives of five people.  The whole event is very tragic and as the story continues to unfold it gets sadder.  My best wishes go out to that family.  The rest of my day went by quickly, and soon 3pm came and i was scanning out! 
      I got home and was greeted by my wife.  I presented her with her gift of Sapphire earrings, and off to my mom's house we went.  We had a wonderful dinner with a Crown Roast, Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, and all the usual side dishes.  I really want to thank Savage Ed's wife for making the roast.   After we all ate we opened gifts.  My wife got me some really cool camping and hiking stuff.  Among the items were utensils from GSI, Techwick shirts from EMS, a Mess Kit, Starbucks Via, and a bunch of Backpacker Pantry meals for our hikes.  My mom got me a Streamlight flash light, and i have to tell you this light is Bright!  My brother, got me a Kodak PlaySport video camera to do Youtube.  Jan D. got me a few assorted saltwater plugs. 
    The Rest of the night was spent hanging out with Savage Ed and his family.  We had so much fun eating and laughing.  It was a real treat to spend the evening with good friends.  Stay tuned for the YouTube Channel.