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Re: New Article: Holster Requirements for Open-Carry

Postby Charles L. Cotton » Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:00 pm

Maxwell wrote:Jeez! What it takes to get a pistol out of the VM2 in the right direction is tough enough. Someone trying to pull it out from behind it just going to give me a wedgie... :eek6

OK, seriously: Great article Charles.

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You're right about a VMII! In order to "snatch" it from behind, someone is going to need a double-jointed elbow and I haven't seen any of those yet.

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Re: New Article: Holster Requirements for Open-Carry

Postby Jumping Frog » Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:54 pm

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The bottom line: It is unlikely that the Texas Legislature is going to remain silent on how a handgun can be carried openly, if for no other reason than the need to pacify some legislators who fear Texans walking around with guns in their hands or simply shoved into their waistband. If the manner of carry is included in Texas law, then it should be limited to requiring the use of a “holster, scabbard, or other similar device to hold the handgun.”

There have been occasions (not in Texas) where I was walking through an isolated downtown parking garage late at night, where I had my handgun in my right hand, discreetly down at my side. Or walking down a dark isolated alley at night on my way to where I parked my car. The urban creatures were unaware of the handgun, but I was certainly aware of them.

There are times when I think it can be reasonable for someone to have a bit of extra caution, and the gun already in hand helps the OODA curve.

I'd hate like heck to find myself arrested for public display of a handgun not in a proper holster for a circumstance where drawing was simply being cautious. How many times will police enter a deserted warehouse or building with guns drawn? Why do they do so . . . it is obvious that they feel if better readies them for the unexpected. We should expect that an ordinary law-abiding licensee should have no less common sense and judgment, especially in light of a 2 decade track record demonstrating same.
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Re: New Article: Holster Requirements for Open-Carry

Postby rbwhatever1 » Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:07 am

Maxwell wrote:Jeez! What it takes to get a pistol out of the VM2 in the right direction is tough enough. Someone trying to pull it out from behind it just going to give me a wedgie... :eek6

OK, seriously: Great article Charles.

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I have no idea what a VM2 is but that was hilarious.
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Re: New Article: Holster Requirements for Open-Carry

Postby C-dub » Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:18 am

rbwhatever1 wrote:
Maxwell wrote:Jeez! What it takes to get a pistol out of the VM2 in the right direction is tough enough. Someone trying to pull it out from behind it just going to give me a wedgie... :eek6

OK, seriously: Great article Charles.

Max


I have no idea what a VM2 is but that was hilarious.

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Re: New Article: Holster Requirements for Open-Carry

Postby C-dub » Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:27 am

With a few slightly different threads on this subject going on, I have a concern. At present, I do not own a holster with two points of restraint. I thought my Blackhawk Serpas were, but am not so sure. I think they are only level 1. Therefore, if I would like to OC I will have to buy another holster or holsters, depending on which gun I would carry. I've been considering checking out a safariland holster and have looked at level 2 models and am not too thrilled. However, I guess with practice I could become as good as I am now or better, but jeez, I'm no Jerry Miculek. So far, I'm not liking the idea of requiring two points of retention.
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Re: New Article: Holster Requirements for Open-Carry

Postby rbwhatever1 » Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:32 am

That is a really good looking 1911 holster. Makes my Kydex IWB look like crap.

Cant believe I don't have one...yet
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Re: New Article: Holster Requirements for Open-Carry

Postby C-dub » Sat Feb 21, 2015 5:32 pm

My kydex holsters aren't pretty and neither are my Glocks, but they can put holes in things just as easily as a 1911 and more of them.
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Re: New Article: Holster Requirements for Open-Carry

Postby Deltaboy » Sat Feb 28, 2015 11:28 am

Good read. Just leave it at a holster for open carry.
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Re: New Article: Holster Requirements for Open-Carry

Postby K5GU » Sun Mar 01, 2015 3:48 pm

..and everyone drawing from a holster, especially one with retention points, remember..PRACTICE - PRACTICE - PRACTICE !
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Re: New Article: Holster Requirements for Open-Carry

Postby Jason K » Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:01 pm

C-dub wrote:My kydex holsters aren't pretty and neither are my Glocks, but they can put holes in things just as easily as a 1911 and more of them.


If your holster is putting holes in stuff, you probably need a different holster.... :headscratch

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Re: New Article: Holster Requirements for Open-Carry

Postby Maxwell » Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:21 pm

rbwhatever1 wrote:That is a really good looking 1911 holster. Makes my Kydex IWB look like crap.

Cant believe I don't have one...yet


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