Re: RARA-AVIS: Mr. Blur

Date: 27 Feb 2005


Re your comment below:
> 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.

Haven't you ever seen a western where somebody where their gun strapped low to there thigh? On THE LIFE AND LEGEND OF WYATT EARP, for example, Hugh O'Brian would wear a two-gun rig, his right-hand gun, a Buntline Special, strapped low on his thigh because of the extra-long barrel, and his left-hand gun, a regular Colt Peacemaker, strapped a bit higher. Maybe no real-life western gunfighter ever really wore a two-gun rig like that, but it looked neat.

The ostensible (perhaps not the actual) reason was that's where the hand naturally fell.


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