I carry a cane now, not because I need one about 99.9% of the time,
but every once in awhile my knee gives me problems, and then I'm very
happy the cane is along.
Most of the time it's no bother, I either hold it, hook it on a
counter, or over my left arm. But Sat I took a CC course and on the
range the cane was PITA. I tried sticking it in the gravel, but it was
gusty, and that only worked for a few seconds. I can get down to pick
it up, but it's a bitch gtting back up - bad back. The guy nest to me
picked it up for me, and I finally hooked it it over my lsft arm.
This made me think about having a cane holder of some sort, for
next time The best I could come up with was rings cut out of wood,
jointed with wood strips, cane in the center, and the bottome riing
have spikes thru it. I could hold it up on the cane with a little
finger loop to walk, then let it down, push the spikes on the bottome
ring in the ground withe my foot, and it'd hold the cane.
Best I come up with, and it sucked, so started googling. Zip along
those lines. Then got to thinking, and started surfing gun caddys.
Plenty for rifles, nothing for pistols. Hmm. Then ran across this.
Instant inspiration. I'd had to carry my magazines in my coat
pocket, and had a couple of mis-feeds I had to work thru, so if I put a
small, lipped, shelf, about 12"x12", at the top instead of a box, I
could lay loaded magazines on it, some loose rounds, and the pistol.
Possibly another shelf under, for just-in-case. Narrow the thing to
about as wide as the shelf(s), box at the bottom, for extras, and to add
stability. Wheels off a baby carriage or similar. Should be an easy
carry if need be. Perfect. I'm gonna start one as soon as I find some
suitable wheels. And, I can hang the cane on the edge of the shelf.
Excellent. Problem solved thru creative woodworking.
For inquiring minds, I had a few fliers, apparently mostly from
first round double-action, which Id never shot before, but at least kept
them all on the paper. The rest mostly pretty much destroyed the X
rung. Good times where had by all. Got my certificate, no prob, will
try to go next week to apply for the permit. Life is basically good.
Bugrit. Millennium hand AND shrimp.