Close call with Glock

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Re: Close call with Glock

Postby Josias » Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:11 pm

mikeloc wrote:
Excaliber wrote:
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Excaliber wrote:Never again - no nylon holsters for this kid.

My only use for a nylon holster is serving as a glovebox holster. I keep it in the glovebox. If I need to go inside someone disarmed, I'll draw from my IWB and put it in the glovebox holster.


That makes sense and is a good use for a nylon holster. It keeps the gun from getting scratched up while banging around in the glovebox.


When I put it in the glovebox I put it in a Remora holster to protect the trigger. Can you scratch a Glock?

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Why yes you can. Glocks are meant to be ugly. They work better that way ;)

And I also second the notion of the gentlemen who holsters why gripping his 1911 between the hammer and firing pin. I know people that dont keep the thumb safety engaged on her pistols while holstered. Never understood this concept, but I know with practice drawing and disengaging the safety can be done instantly.

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Re: Close call with Glock

Postby C-dub » Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:16 pm

mikeloc wrote:Can you scratch a Glock?

Mike :evil2:

Sure, but who cares. It might even increase the value since one would know it was not a safe queen.
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Re: Close call with Glock

Postby bauer » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:38 pm

C-dub wrote:
mikeloc wrote:Can you scratch a Glock?

Mike :evil2:

Sure, but who cares. It might even increase the value since one would know it was not a safe queen.


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My scratched 1911 would still fetch a pretty penny =P
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Re: Close call with Glock

Postby CoolBreeze » Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:18 pm

MadMonkey wrote:This is why I stay away from nylon holsters and keep a close eye on wear and tear on my leather ones. Glad you're okay!


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Re: Close call with HOLSTER

Postby Javier730 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:41 pm

texanjoker wrote:I would re title that to close call with a holster. It wasn't the glock causing the issue.

Why are you taking it out and putting it into the center console? My opinion is a person should carry in the same way to build muscle memory. If you had to bail out during a car jacking, your gun probably would be sitting in the center console and you would be reaching for an empty holster.

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Re: Close call with HOLSTER

Postby CoolBreeze » Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:21 pm

:iagree:
Javier730 wrote:
texanjoker wrote:I would re title that to close call with a holster. It wasn't the glock causing the issue.

Why are you taking it out and putting it into the center console? My opinion is a person should carry in the same way to build muscle memory. If you had to bail out during a car jacking, your gun probably would be sitting in the center console and you would be reaching for an empty holster.

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Re: Close call with Glock

Postby jmoney » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:48 pm

Stick with Kydex, or a Kydex leather hybrid for this exact reason. Second, when re-holstering, LOOK when you are doing it. The last range I worked at was pretty good about getting people to do so. Taking that 1-2 seconds to be sure you have a clear holster are well worth avoiding that ND.


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Re: Close call with Glock

Postby rockinar » Fri May 09, 2014 2:07 am

OldCannon wrote:"Soft" holsters are bad, exactly for the reason you have (safely) observed. If you have a gun with an external safety, like a 1911, they're not AS bad, but still.



"Soft" holsters are not bad. Holstering and unholstering any gun while sitting down in a vehicle is bad. Gun in a center console is useless. Might as well leave it at home.


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Re: Close call with Glock

Postby IsraelisJewish » Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:11 pm

Wow, always wondered what the big deal was with leather. I suppose the rigid kydex is good too.
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Re: Close call with Glock

Postby jrs_diesel » Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:03 pm

Leather isn't too bad, feels nice against skin. My Triple T IWB holster is a leather/kydex hybrid, and comfortable. Whenever I holster my XD-45, seated or standing, I make sure to hold it in a way to not engage the grip safety. Other times I will holster the gun and then clip it to my belt.

I do keep a soft Uncle Mikes holster in the truck for long trips. The XD then goes in the door pocket. Far more comfortable that way than having the grip sticking into my lower back.
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Re: Close call with Glock

Postby carlson1 » Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:15 pm

There is ZERO wrong with leather if you use quality leather makers. Fifteen years using same DM Bullard holster with my G19 it has never went off. :shock:
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Re: Close call with Glock

Postby treadlightly » Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:36 pm

Josias wrote:And I also second the notion of the gentlemen who holsters why gripping his 1911 between the hammer and firing pin. I know people that dont keep the thumb safety engaged on her pistols while holstered. Never understood this concept, but I know with practice drawing and disengaging the safety can be done instantly.


That's a good habit. Another one I like, when I carry a 1911, is to holster with my thumb under the safety, giving me assurance that thing is on.

I usually feed the gun into the holster with my index finger straight and my thumb under the safety, forcing it on. When it's time for that last little push to seat the gun is when I move my index finger under the hammer, still keeping my thumb under the safety.

Before I got too trusting about safety mechanisms, though, I would make sure I fully understood how they worked and how to inspect them to make sure they are doing what they should. A 1911 safety separately blocks the hammer and the sear, for example. There is a clearance between an internal face on the safety and a pad area on the back of the sear that's critical for full functionality.

And it should also be noted the four big rules don't mention safeties. I'd never carry a 1911 cocked-and-unlocked, but on the other hand, the safety doesn't buy a pass on anything.

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Re: Close call with Glock

Postby AndyC » Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:14 pm

Slight correction - a 1911 thumb-safety only blocks the sear, it doesn't do anything to the hammer.
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Re: Close call with Glock

Postby treadlightly » Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:35 pm

AndyC wrote:Slight correction - a 1911 thumb-safety only blocks the sear, it doesn't do anything to the hammer.


That's why I shouldn't play expert and I should heed my own advice about thoroughly learning how safety mechanisms work. Somebody told me the hammer was blocked a long time ago, and it seemed to make sense, given that cutout on the hammer.

But a quick Google search indicates that's not what that cutout is for. It's there to block the safety from being engaged when the hammer is down.

Thanks for the correction - I got to learn something new, and a good thing for me to remember. I've been under the impression my thumb safety did more than it actually does, and I'm not real happy I had that confusion.

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Re: Close call with Glock

Postby T.Chaney » Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:16 am

No nylon for me.I too like a holster that I can re holster my weapon one handed.Had a few when I was younger.Every one I had would tear at the loop for the belt.
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