I am certainly not one to heap unwarranted
praise every time something new comes my way. I had been aware
of Mike “Doc”
Barranti’s Boot holster for some time. Our mutual friend
and brother Mark Hargrove came up with the concept and I watched
it develop with mild interest. Then in July of 2020 I took up
Mountain Biking and ordered one of Mike’s Boot holsters to
keep in the bag on the handles of my bike. It did a great job
protecting my Smith 351
PD 22 magnum, but then the day came when I had a flat.
I had to separate my pistol from my bike when
I dropped it off to get fixed so I clipped The Boot to my bike
shorts and was immediately amazed. I mean that thing was clamped
on there. The clamp system itself is extremely strong and it
holds on like a Pit-bull on a Pork Chop. The correct moniker for
said clamp system is Ulticlip.
Combined with the light weight of my Smith, the tidy
little package was not only secure but it didn’t cause my bike
shorts to sag at all. Ok, I was impressed.
A couple months later my wife decreed that I
would dress appropriately for a visit to the San Antonio
Riverwalk and Mercado. It was too warm for a jacket and with a
tucked in shirt my normal inside the waistband carry was out. I
checked with Mike and sure enough the little Boot Holster was
indeed tuckable. But I had another idea….
During its development, our friend Mark
Hargrove had taken to clipping his Boot Holster to the inside of
his boot. Now I am sort of built like a 5 inch section of a 2X4
and run about 225 pounds on a 5'-7” frame. So I don’t have
much room between my calf and the shank of my boot but in a
moment of curiosity I clamped that mean little Ulticlip onto the
top of my boot. My skeptical brain wondered how long it would
take before the rough out leather started to chafe my shin skin.
We walked about 5 or 6 miles that day and the day after that. I
kinda forgot The Boot was in my boot. Since I have discovered
this, it has completely done away with any excuse I might have
for not having a second gun on me to back up my high capacity
9mm Sig inside my britches.
about it some highlights just how versatile this super secure
clip on holster named The Boot can be. Boot Gun. Bag Gun. Second
Gun. Ladies can clamp this thing just about anywhere you can
think of. Shorts. Lingerie. Purse.
One of my favorite Doctors is a gun guy and runs around
all day at work in scrubs. I ordered one for him since I already
know with a lightweight snub in it it won’t drag his scrubs
down around his ankles. I
also ordered one for a buddy on Homeland Security SWAT. You
should consider these a most excellent gift for friends and
relatives. This excellent unit is $75.00 USD. There is very
little available in the gun world today that offers so much
quality, utility, and versatility, and for such a low price.
Look for The Boot at www.barrantileather.com!
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