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Mitch H. writes . . .
Sometimes I get nostalgic and bring out my EDC from the early 80s. Even though we didn’t call it that back then, this H&K P9S in .45 ACP loaded with Black Talons was my constant companion. It has consumed thousands of rounds without a failure.
In its day it was one of the few large caliber pistols that would work really well with a suppressor. It came to me through a tortuous path. At the time I drove a 1971 Corvette from which I traded cylinder heads for a bolt action in .270 Winchester.
Not long after I traded the rifle for a Browning Hi-Power and then traded that to the P9S. As a poor college kid, I felt like I’d made the greatest of scores and the H&K become my Precious.
Over the years, my collection has grown and carry pistols have improved. The P9S usually sits in the safe jealously watching as I holster my P365, but when the weather cools and I can conceal a bigger pistol she still gets out.
I use a simple custom IWB appendix holster from Turtlecreek and load her with Black Talons. Just to compound her audacious size I drop a Bundeswehr gravity knife in one pocket with an excellent Fenix E15 flashlight in the other. Alles ist gut!