Royal Flush Barrel Jimmie Review
"Pistol Safety? It's In The Bag"
After hearing of a barrel bag that would
actually fit my pistol arsenal, I had to pry open the
wallet and get one. I placed an order with the
Crash Landing store, and bunkered the mailman for
the next 3 days until it arrived.
My initial response was that it seemed
very well put together. The bag is made from Cordura
- the same material that many motorcycle jackets are
made from. The stitching was very solid, unlike some
other bags that are currently available *cough*
32degrees *cough*. The length adjustment seems fairly
standard; just depress the button on the length
adjuster, slide it up the strings until the bag is
tight on the barrel, and release. The wide mouth on
the Jimmie was now going to be put to the test.
1'st up was the Splatmaster. Loaded with a
paint tube, the Splatty fit perfectly with no effort.
Tighten the drawstring, and take 2 shots. At roughly
260fps, the bag barely flinched. Nice. The bag was
easy to clean with some hot water, and onto the
Illusion Pro with the 15rd Sheridan feed. The Jimmie
fit over both "barrels" - again with no effort. 2
shots in at 285 fps, and the bag didn't even move.
Clean up, and on to the PGP. Hmm...using the
bone-stock configuration, the bag doesn't really fit
the end of the older PGP's - the mouth isn't quite
wide enough to clear the pump handle. I put my
extended CO2 changer on, and tried it again. The bag
hooked over the end of the knob, and I secured the
string by the trigger frame. At 255 fps, the shot
went into the bag, but also blew the bag off the end
of the gun. I tried it again, this time tightening
the string near the bolt. Two more shots went in, and
the bag barely flinched. For reference, the Jimmie
works well with the newer PGP's.
After the test, the bag was rinsed in hot
water, and hung outside to dry. Too bad we had 40mph+
winds that day. My neighbor 5 blocks over wound up
with a great pistol cover. Oh well.
After beating one of these things into
ground, it seems that Royal Flush has not only
supplied a needed product for a mostly ignored
market, but supplied a great product as well.
Durable, easy to use, good looking, and now a
necessity on pretty much all legal fields. If you own
a pistol, KP series, or one of many short
barrel/large pump configurations, the Royal Flush
Pistol Jimmie will be a long-term "must have!" safety
item. Cheap insurance such as these can be very
hard to find.