I'm really tempted to get one of these little guys. Actually, my brother in law, who is 13, is really into prepping and has been building up his own survival pack with matches, a hatchet, knives, food, seeds, water filtration, paracord, etc. He's really been enjoying shooting with me and my 10/22. I'm thinking I might have to put one of these guys on layaway for him. It would be perfect for his pack.
What optic is that on there? Love the additional rails on the sides for a flashlight or laser or something.
The Gallati in the back has my Bushmaster 308 ORC in it with a Leupold VX-R scope on it. You carry a long gun case it says "GUN". I break my 308 down carry it in the truck of car when I travel. My company has a no firearm policy. So long case says your busted. I travel around South Arkansas South Oklahoma and North Texas. And I love busting caps in a big ole boars @$$. So that is how I discretly slip around. That is what I also liked about the TD.
As fas as the optics go on the TD it is a Sun Optics 2-6x28 scope. I did alter this scope. I tig welded one side of the base mounts to make it stable and firm. That allowed me to zero in the scope and remove it for storage. Then re-install it with it coming to zero. It was a realitve cheap scope so I was a little concerned about the welding, but was able to do what I wanted. I took the 10 round mag and removed and remounted the scope on each shot and was able to hold my sight in where they were set. Mission acomplished and much cheaper that buying high end for at least what I wanted it to do.
Regarding the patch...While the Ruger one may not be discreet, I certainly wouldn't make it any more noticeable with a HD one. I'd think I'd rather have one that was visually bland and not of any particular brand. people may see that branding and simply think it's something special because of it and act.