Re: RARA-AVIS: Mr. Blur

From: Joy Matkowski (
Date: 27 Feb 2005

It makes about as much sense as wearing a leather cat suit, I suppose, the thought of which makes me feel sweaty and itchy. How one could do something martial in that uncomfortable get-up--nah, I take that back. A suit of armor would feel worse, for one example.
    We'll just have to conclude that verisimilitude probably isn't the book's strong point.


Richard Moore asked:
> Well, Joy, I have read the entire chapter at this point but let me
> ask you: why strap weapons to one's thighs if not for concealment?
> It makes no sense to me. Do you think a pistol can be drawn more
> quickly from the thigh than from the hip (or the shoulder, for that
> matter)? If not for concealment, why the thigh? What makes that
> superior to the shoulder or the hip? Especially when one considers
> that the thigh automatically imposes a friction problem not there
> when using the hip or shoulder option? Come on! As a gun collector
> (and nut) I have numerous hip and shoulder holsters. This makes no
> sense.

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