Yo yo yo, ho ho ho, preparedness peeps. Here’s an end of the month shout out to all of you faithful followers that used the Amazon search bar here for your holiday shopping this month – shout out! Thanks for the small commission Amazon sends.
On that note, Santa gave me … THIS:
No, no, no, not the Smith and Wesson 638 Bodyguard Airweight .38 Special +P J Frame conceal and carry revolver. To the right of that, the Crimson Trace laser grip. I’ll tell ya, Santa really knows how to treat a guy. This is one of those items where, with my budget, I’d really have to think long and hard about, but with Santa’s budget – no problem!
I mean, if you’re packing concealed while buying a
6-pack of beer 1/2 gallon of milk at the local convenience store, and a thug pimp playa decides to throw down on the cashier, whooping out a 9mm and threatening to bust a cap on her, do you really want to take the time to aim that snub nose .38 or do you just want grab and – ooh, look at that – LASER!
Installing this thing was slick as that which hits the fan. I just unscrewed the original grip, spread the Crimson Trace grip open, threw in a couple of batteries (came included), screwed the new, more attractive looking grip on, and shazam!
But wait! Here’s the best part:
No, I haven’t had a chance to take it to the range yet to adjust the laser for thug-distance range, but I will. The thing I like about this is that there’s just no thinking involved. You’re in a stressful situation, someone is breaking into your home, your heart is racing fast, just grab and point. Thanks, Santa!
What’d he put in YOUR stocking?
Calamity got a shiny new knife! Specs and details tomorrow. Mmmm chicks with hardware, much more interesting than your “lazer.” 😉
Maybe compromise & install a laser on your new knife – ha, ha funny me
I’ve really taken a liking to those little 5-shot Smiths in +P .
I picked one up about 4 years ago , and it made a decent little summertime carry pistol .
Not long after , I ended up giving it to my fiance as her purse pistol . She couldnt seem to get used to an auto and is messed up due to a botched surgery , so it works well for her.
Just this past fall , I happened into another one , this time a Bodyguard , also in 38+P , but with the built-in laser . . . .we love it , it’s a great , light pistol and perfect for her .
The only prep related things that I received were: A WaterBOB, Large block of wax (intended as a joke but the joke is on them, I actually wanted it), and a new BOV! 85 Ford F250 (needs a lot of work but I am up for the challenge)
I’ve got a 442 that I have been meaning to get a crimson trace for for months. I’m curious exactly which model of grip you bought? I know there are, IIRC, 3 different grip types for the J frames (solid, rubberized, & something else that I don’t remember).
Santa brought me the “Crimson Trace Chestnut S&W J-Frame Round Butt Laser Grip.” I “think” he got it from OpticsPlanet.com. Should you order from them, email me and I’ll give you a 5% off coupon code.
I got wool socks and a really cool field guide that breaks Washington state down into geographic zones and lists what you might encounter and should keep an eye out for in each zone.