I readily admit to carrying one or the other of my guns in a lovely paddle, cross-draw holster by old friend Mike “Doc” Barranti of Barranti Leather. It’s suitably hand-tooled and outspokenly perfect for the little guns. Say hi to Doc when you call him for your own.

Lest any of you wring your hands in terror and point accusing fingers over the Novak custom work, keep in mind it started out as a beater with no collector value. They’re around and you can find ’em if you look. Many are good shooters — but not pretty any longer. I’m looking around as we speak for another beater to make my own “mini” 1911. I just can’t get this out of my mind. When I find one and do the job, I’ll document it and you’ll likely see the adventure in our pages down the road some. Thanks for listening.

For more info: BarrantiLeather.com, Ph: (421) 860-4804