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Holsters

Postby Trivera » Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:51 pm

Whenever you leave your pistol in your vehicle when you can't carry do you leave your holster also or just remove your pistol and keep the holster on cause I use a owb belt carry holster and I don't feel like takin off my belt every time... Thanks


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Re: Holsters

Postby vjallen75 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:54 pm

Trivera wrote:Whenever you leave your pistol in your vehicle when you can't carry do you leave your holster also or just remove your pistol and keep the holster on cause I use a owb belt carry holster and I don't feel like takin off my belt every time... Thanks


All my OWB are paddle holsters so they can come off easily. IF I carry OWB I usually take off the holster too. I typically carry IWB and if I must disarm I keep my holster on.
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Re: Holsters

Postby casp625 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:04 pm

Trivera wrote:Whenever you leave your pistol in your vehicle when you can't carry do you leave your holster also or just remove your pistol and keep the holster on cause I use a owb belt carry holster and I don't feel like takin off my belt every time... Thanks

I leave my holster on and just cover it up. I use a an OWB holster 90+ percent of the time

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Re: Holsters

Postby WildBill » Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:33 pm

vjallen75 wrote:
Trivera wrote:Whenever you leave your pistol in your vehicle when you can't carry do you leave your holster also or just remove your pistol and keep the holster on cause I use a owb belt carry holster and I don't feel like takin off my belt every time... Thanks


All my OWB are paddle holsters so they can come off easily. IF I carry OWB I usually take off the holster too.

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Re: Holsters

Postby The Wall » Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:38 pm

I would leave it on and uncovered. Maybe hang some bright lights on it. Red, white and blue lights. Could stick a small pocket copy of the Constitution in it. Maybe next session they will pass a law banning holsters. :lol:


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Re: Holsters

Postby TreyHouston » Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:50 pm

I leave my holster on. I even went to jury duty with my empty hoster. I got a funny look after i passed through the metal detector. She asked if I was a cop and I said "no, is there a problem"? She waved me through. For some reason I didnt get picked for that criminal case.... huh.... :confused5 :confused5
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Re: Holsters

Postby vjallen75 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:26 am

TreyHouston wrote:I leave my holster on. I even went to jury duty with my empty hoster. I got a funny look after i passed through the metal detector. She asked if I was a cop and I said "no, is there a problem"? She waved me through. For some reason I didnt get picked for that criminal case.... huh.... :confused5 :confused5


I went to the Ford Center in Frisco (New cowboys practice facility) a few weekends ago for my son's football game (He's in marching band). I disarmed in the parking lot, firearm and pocket knife, and was wand (wound maybe?) down and they did not detect the metal on my IWB holster, I was surprised. I was ready for my, "it's not illegal to have a holster is it," speech.

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Re: Holsters

Postby oohrah » Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:34 am

I always remove my gun and OWB holster from my belt in the interests of safety. I prefer to keep the trigger covered. Too many instances of ND from trying to re-holster.
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Re: Holsters

Postby growlerVII » Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:01 am

vjallen75 wrote:
TreyHouston wrote:I leave my holster on. I even went to jury duty with my empty hoster. I got a funny look after i passed through the metal detector. She asked if I was a cop and I said "no, is there a problem"? She waved me through. For some reason I didnt get picked for that criminal case.... huh.... :confused5 :confused5


I went to the Ford Center in Frisco (New cowboys practice facility) a few weekends ago for my son's football game (He's in marching band). I disarmed in the parking lot, firearm and pocket knife, and was wand (wound maybe?) down and they did not detect the metal on my IWB holster, I was surprised. I was ready for my, "it's not illegal to have a holster is it," speech.

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Those wands require batteries.......sometimes they need charging, or replacing. You probably could've walked in with a 351 Cleveland.


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Re: Holsters

Postby TXBO » Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:11 am

oohrah wrote:I always remove my gun and OWB holster from my belt in the interests of safety. I prefer to keep the trigger covered. Too many instances of ND from trying to re-holster.


That's always been my thought also.

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Re: Holsters

Postby oljames3 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:00 am

My EDC is an OWB thumb break paddle holster in which I carry my BTA90 openly. I prefer that my pistol stay in the holster except during shooting or cleaning.

I have no issues with loosening or removing my belt as required to don or doff my holstered pistol. Of all the adjustments I've made as part of carrying regularly, this is the least. If I do feel the need to adjust my belt, I try to be discreet. However, I have little concern over someone seeing me do so.
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Re: Holsters

Postby allisji » Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:46 pm

I typically carry IWB, with holsters that clip around my belt. It's pretty easy to take the holsters on and off without unfastening and partially removing my belt. When I carry my Taurus 380 I can take the holster off and put the entire package into the locked box under my car seat. However when I carry my Sig P239, the Comptac MTAC holster that I use doesn't fit into the box. I am very careful to observe the four basic safety rules, but not overly concerned about negligent discharge when unholstering and reholstering my Sig because of the long and heavy 10 lb double action trigger pull.
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Re: Holsters

Postby Mrfriendly93 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:28 pm

I always leave my holster and mag pouch on. Leaving kydex holsters in your car is a great way to not have a holster when you come back to your car in Houston.

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Re: Holsters

Postby C-dub » Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:32 pm

Remove the whole thing in order to keep the gun safely in the holster.
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Re: Holsters

Postby C-dub » Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:34 pm

Mrfriendly93 wrote:I always leave my holster and mag pouch on. Leaving kydex holsters in your car is a great way to not have a holster when you come back to your car in Houston.

But you're not worried about not having a gun when get back to your car? :evil2:
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