Saturday, March 01, 2008
About fifteen years ago, my friend, the late journalist and mystery novelist, Vince Kohler, did a slide show presentation for the Mystery Writers of America's annual convention. Seems a lot of mystery writers get the gun stuff wrong -- they put safeties on revolvers, or shove clips into the butts of same, and have folks using calibers that don't exist in the configurations they make up.
Kohler did a nuts-and-bolts presentation, and part of it was a piece on carrying concealed and how to get a handgun out and on-line. I got to be the model. We had just taken an NRA class in how to teach pistol shooting, and were feeling as if we knew stuff.
Vince's widow, who is moving to Australia, came by with some books and pictures from that session, and I thought it would be fun to put them up.
I've gotten a little fitter since, dropped a few pounds, as well as a little grayer and more wrinkled, shorter hair and all, and I went to paddle holsters over IWB carry, they are much more comfortable. Plus the Smith Chief .38 Special snubby is not a really serious gun, I prefer a K-frame; still, I thought the picture sequence got the point across. What it looks like under a shirt, the draw, and four shooting stances -- hip-point, extended-point, Weaver, and Isosceles.