New Kayak and a Valid Case for Maritime Spring Cups

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by DevinBreeding, Jun 5, 2020.

  1. DevinBreeding

    DevinBreeding

    Messages:
    297
    Likes Received:
    287
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2016
    After renting a sit on top kayak from a local company in the Low Country here in SC, my wife and I decided to invest in our own tandem sit on top and a roof rack for the Q7. I know there is a lot of push against the necessity to have Maritime spring cups, but anyone that lives in this type of environment and spends time outdoors, is usually on or around the water. Much of the boating around here is gator country and although they are generally peaceful and keep to themselves, I wouldn’t hesitate to fire a warning shot to scare a curious one away if a paddle didn’t work. Also during an unlikely overboard, maybe having the option if one came around. Am I creating a fantasy situation? I don’t know, maybe. I personally really like seeing Alligators around here. They are one if the last large predators in North America you can easily observe in their natural habitat.

    Curious how you all would/do carry on a boat as well as beaches and such?
    I’m thinking something rigged up to a life vest or zipper pocket short
    Any experiences kayaking or boating that are interesting?
    Recommendations on must visit kayaking within 500 miles of the SC coast?
    What ammo would you carry?

    I carry my Gen 3 Glock 27. Only modifications are the Glock brand Maritime cups and Glock brand 28 newton red firing pin spring. Actually all my Glocks get this treatment, the spring seems to crisp up the trigger.

    Tandem Perception with a middle seat. We will probably get a second one soon and take the kids out with us.
    1A11E921-F0BF-4B88-BEF9-AF967D5D0D1A.jpeg
    Took this at Woods Bay State Park SC
    409CA9EB-F1B9-43D8-8E6D-5305FAE9DE5C.jpeg
    Murrells Inlet, SC
    81AA8E60-984E-4FEC-BE4D-C4D557B722EC.jpeg
     
  2. Ronaldo

    Ronaldo Ancient Member Millennium Member

    Messages:
    1,097
    Likes Received:
    459
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 1999
    Location:
    Free Republic of Tejas
    You need a bigger boat...
     

  3. 5.45 Shooter

    5.45 Shooter

    Messages:
    332
    Likes Received:
    321
    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2009
    You won't catch me kayaking with gators in the water, I'll be doing the walk on water routine. LOL
    The worst thing I have had happen was a 4' gator gar jump out of the water & land on the front of my kayak. LOL :outtahere:
     
    Dave514 and DevinBreeding like this.
  4. DevinBreeding

    DevinBreeding

    Messages:
    297
    Likes Received:
    287
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2016

    Haha probably trying to sunbath with you.

    In reality most that approach boats have been fed by humans which is why its illegal to feed them. I bet that was a pucker up moment!
     
    5.45 Shooter and FullClip like this.
  5. DevinBreeding

    DevinBreeding

    Messages:
    297
    Likes Received:
    287
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2016
    Kayaks can get to many places around here a bigger boat cannot. There are water trails through Cypress roots barely as deep as your knee. Although a pontoon or deck boat is on the radar. What is the saying about boats? Best day of your life is the day you buy it and the day you sell it?
     
    5.45 Shooter and Joshhtn like this.
  6. Ramjet38

    Ramjet38 Mentally Frozen

    Messages:
    23,578
    Likes Received:
    68,988
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2001
    Location:
    Wilderness of Life
  7. DevinBreeding

    DevinBreeding

    Messages:
    297
    Likes Received:
    287
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2016
    Oh man! Was that one caught on his line? Not a big fisherman. What was he supposed to catch? I like how he chucks his float and just books it.
     
    Ramjet38 likes this.
  8. pittpa

    pittpa What did I come in here for?

    Messages:
    10,392
    Likes Received:
    21,722
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Location:
    Fortress of Solitude on 11th floor - SW PA 'burbs
  9. Ramjet38

    Ramjet38 Mentally Frozen

    Messages:
    23,578
    Likes Received:
    68,988
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2001
    Location:
    Wilderness of Life
    Yes it was, and he probably had the trotline set for catfish is my guess.
     
    FullClip and Joshhtn like this.
  10. Joshhtn

    Joshhtn The eBay Guy Gold Member

    Messages:
    19,561
    Likes Received:
    39,624
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2009
    Location:
    Middle Tennessee
    I would've had to throw those pants away afterwards...
     
    K. Foster, 6Actual, -JCN- and 2 others like this.
  11. amd65

    amd65

    Messages:
    3,594
    Likes Received:
    5,744
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2004
    Location:
    North Coast of Ohio
    I guess he didn’t have his fish finder set for gator, lol

    A couple friends did some water trail in the Everglades in sea kayaks. There were platforms to camp on, and they had a great time.
     
    Russ in PA and DevinBreeding like this.
  12. 5.45 Shooter

    5.45 Shooter

    Messages:
    332
    Likes Received:
    321
    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2009
    I'll have to remember your line about boats "Best day of your life is the day you buy it and the day you sell it." We have a lot of boaters around here that think the bigger the boat the better. They brag about where they went in their big boats but then I show up in my kayak. LOL
     
  13. CC Glock

    CC Glock

    Messages:
    998
    Likes Received:
    718
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2010
    Location:
    Thankfully The South. Arkansas
    I'm sure a little burner 25acp would suit you well for kayak duty with the gators ;)
     
  14. Crane1

    Crane1

    Messages:
    424
    Likes Received:
    321
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2020
    I usually carry my G26 when I go yakin'. It's carried in a Galco Escort Fanny pack below my PFD. Also carry a Snake Charmer .410 in a "sheath" lashed to the inside of my sit-in. Have on occasion carried a Taurus Judge cross-draw when going into holes where sneks are a problem.
     
  15. Stuntman Mike

    Stuntman Mike

    Messages:
    183
    Likes Received:
    224
    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2016
    Location:
    Ohio
    Great post OP.
    I had a 14' wilderness Systems sea kayak back in the 90's. Paddled inland lakes around Ohio, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. Did alot of fishing from the cockpit. Loved it. No gators though here up north. I do have a G27. Would be a good firearm to have on board.
     
    DevinBreeding likes this.
  16. Lithium

    Lithium

    Messages:
    377
    Likes Received:
    530
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2002
    Location:
    1950
    IIRC the maritime spring cups are only meant for 9mm... or have things changed?
     
  17. DevinBreeding

    DevinBreeding

    Messages:
    297
    Likes Received:
    287
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2016
    I’ve never heard that. I wouldn't fire a .40 underwater but maritime cups were originally developed for cops in wet environments from my understanding. Not for underwater shooting but in case of submersion before needing to fire.
     
  18. Bud0505

    Bud0505

    Messages:
    785
    Likes Received:
    985
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2011
    Location:
    Middleburg, Fl
    All Lizbeth had to choot gators with was a .22.
     
  19. FireMedic-50

    FireMedic-50

    Messages:
    1,238
    Likes Received:
    1,123
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2013
    Location:
    West Virginia
    True about 9mm.

    However since you already have a 27, use it.

    You will need full metal jacket for wet environments, I would carry 180 grain.

    Lastly you have a 'Valid Case' for a lanyard....Possibly secured to your life vest, carried where easily drawn

    Let us know what you go with