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In Search Of…

Old stuff!  (NO – not the 70’s TV series!)  😛

I’ve recently been blessed with the acquisition (or re-acquisition) of two firearms, as recounted in these pages – a first-year, original old frame style Ruger Security Six, and a Sig Sauer P245.

Both long out-of production and both ‘classics’ in their own right.

And both are fine to carry and shoot just as they are, but…

Like most gun folks, I cannot leave well enough alone!

Regarding the Ruger Security Six, she has the standard stocks.  When I was previously gun poor and carried her as a loaner (thanks again Dave the genius mechanic!) she was resplendent with a pair of Herrett Shooting Star checkered stocks.  Reportedly, these cracked beyond repair and have been discarded.

And Herrett no longer makes them for the original old frame.

Does anyone know where an old set might be acquired, or failing that, a similar style manufactured by some other manufacturer?

(Being an old-school gun guy just doesn’t get any easier?)

Now to the Sig Sauer P245.  Again no longer in production.  And the long-used night sites have faded to the brightness of the spark generated by breaking a Wint-O-Green Life Saver or white Necco Wafer in a dark closet.  Fortunately, when I can afford it, replacements ARE available.  (Although she does shoot quite well without any tritium, regardless!)

The ‘problem’ here is a decent IWB concealment holster.  Just like the Ruger, as they are no longer in production, finding accountrement for her is difficult.

AND, of course, I’m left-handed!

I like the idea of something straight-drop in Kydex, but at this point anything above a Fruit-Of-The-Loom, metal clip-on chamois pouch would suffice.

Anybody?  Bueller?  Bueller?ferris-bueller

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About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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10 thoughts on “In Search Of…

  1. The shooting community is large enough that surely someone has what you need. Good luck!

    Posted by Rev. Paul | January 30, 2017, 10:39 am
  2. Try On Your 6 Designs in San Antonio for the holster…………..;-)

    Posted by GomeznSA | January 30, 2017, 12:32 pm
  3. The problem with the 150-series Ruger is that the step on the upper part of the backstrap is tapered forward instead of being vertical, and it makes the gun slide down in your hand on recoil. (I bought one in 19-mumble-mumble, for my 21st birthday.) They changed that starting with the 151 series, as I recall.
    Since I carried mine on duty, I ended up having the step ground vertical and the butt rounded, so that it took grips made for the round-butt K-frame.
    Of course, I did this (redacted for security reasons) years ago, when I was modifying a carry gun. Today it would be considered butchering a piece of history.
    As for the holster, I always carried it in an IWB or OWB concealment holster made for the Smith K-frame and it worked fine.

    Posted by Old 1811 | January 30, 2017, 2:40 pm
  4. I stand corrected. I had the backstrap reshaped to the 151-and-later Ruger shape, so grips for the Ruger round butt (not the Smith) worked on it. You can likely do the same thing to it and keep the square butt, if you like it. I wanted the round butt because I carried it concealed in plain clothes.

    Posted by Old 1811 | January 30, 2017, 2:47 pm
  5. P245 is a great gun. Bladetech still lists a IWB for it.
    http://shop.blade-tech.com/index.php?cPath=1_13_16

    Posted by Wilson | February 3, 2017, 9:03 am

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