Close call with Glock

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Re: Close call with Glock

Postby Rangel » Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:17 pm

Thats one of the reasons why I carry an XDM. I like the Grip safety. I carry in a CBST when I Holster I place my thumb on the back of the slide to ensure the grip safety isnt depressed. glad everything turned out ok for you.
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Re: Close call with Glock

Postby Munson » Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:25 pm

Lets be fair here...its not Glocks, its striker fired pistols with no external safety. It should never be a race to reholster a gun. It should be done reluctantly. I've been carrying striker fired pistols appendix carry for years, and advocate it to my students when they are competent and familiar. But you BETTER slow down and think about the reholster. Not just from a safety standpoint, but for a fighting mindset point. You took that thing out for a reason, dont be so fast to put it back. As far as nylon holsters...they are junk IMHO. You cannot safely reholster a nylon holster with 1 hand, and that might be all you have. The same can be said for leather holsters once they get old, unless they have some type of kevlar or similar rigid structure support. Me, I just run kydex and dont worry about it.
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Re: Close call with Glock

Postby Kirtley91 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:19 pm

I really like the Kydex taco style holsters for riding in the truck, never have to worry about it collapsing on itself when I draw.
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Re: Close call with Glock

Postby TexasCajun » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:07 am

donniet wrote:I don't get to contribute often, so I hope this helps. I also carry a Glock IWB and this is how I holster. Since the trigger finger index is automatic, it was easy to form the habit of covering the trigger with the second finger while holstering. As shown in the photo the extra finger protects the trigger until the firearm is sliding into the holster. :coolgleamA:


That will keep something from snagging the trigger from the outside. But would do little against something getting caught on the inside (between gun and holster). So slow, steady, & deliberate would still be the order of the day. Of course, some of us with a bit more "overhang" should probably give the entire operation that much more attention.
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Re: Close call with Glock

Postby The Annoyed Man » Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:41 am

TexasCajun wrote:
donniet wrote:I don't get to contribute often, so I hope this helps. I also carry a Glock IWB and this is how I holster. Since the trigger finger index is automatic, it was easy to form the habit of covering the trigger with the second finger while holstering. As shown in the photo the extra finger protects the trigger until the firearm is sliding into the holster. :coolgleamA:


That will keep something from snagging the trigger from the outside. But would do little against something getting caught on the inside (between gun and holster). So slow, steady, & deliberate would still be the order of the day. Of course, some of us with a bit more "overhang" should probably give the entire operation that much more attention.

"rlol" I find that overhang to be enough of an issue as to render appendix carry in ANY kind of holster a dead issue.
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Re: Close call with Glock

Postby 9mmfan » Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:55 pm

TAM, you are not alone with this problem.
Solution? Wear those pants like they should be worn! :biggrinjester:
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Course in my case, I might have to take more drastic measures.
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But then I'm not a woman, so that would just look silly.

Incidentally, when I carry my G19 I use an MTAC Minotaur. Leather on the back, kydex for the gun. Comfy and from right here in Texas. There was a story floating around about a guy who shot himself in the, ahem, backside as his leather holster had become "floppy" and caught the trigger as he holstered. My leather CC holsters have reinforced mouths, but, says I, that sure seems like something that would happen to me.

It's a nice holster that I like a lot. Particularly if'n it saves me from the however unlikely butt-shootin', as well as the subsequent absolute ribbing I would receive from my friends for the Rest. Of. My. Life. That's just not a story I could keep to myself.
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Re: Close call with Glock

Postby The Annoyed Man » Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:08 pm

9mmfan wrote:But then I'm not a woman, so that would just look silly.

Incidentally, when I carry my G19 I use an MTAC Minotaur. Leather on the back, kydex for the gun. Comfy and from right here in Texas. There was a story floating around about a guy who shot himself in the, ahem, backside as his leather holster had become "floppy" and caught the trigger as he holstered. My leather CC holsters have reinforced mouths, but, says I, that sure seems like something that would happen to me.

It's a nice holster that I like a lot. Particularly if'n it saves me from the however unlikely butt-shootin', as well as the subsequent absolute ribbing I would receive from my friends for the Rest. Of. My. Life. That's just not a story I could keep to myself.

I'm glad you edited that post! I was trying to formulate a cogent answer. . . . .and I came up empty. "rlol"
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Re: Close call with Glock

Postby 9mmfan » Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:40 pm

"rlol"

Don't feel bad. Trying to counter the things I say and do with logic or intelligence can often be a fruitless task. Ask my poor wife. I am frequently a quite absurd man. Thanks for the laugh, BTW. :tiphat:
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Re: Close call with Glock

Postby Pecos » Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:46 pm

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.

:iagree: True for all striker fired guns with triger safties.
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Re: Close call with HOLSTER

Postby thatguy » Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:05 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.



:iagree: Gun on you...

I would also add that I'm not a fan of un-holstering loaded guns, when I remove my gun from my person it is holster,gun and all.
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Re: Close call with Glock

Postby SlowDave » Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:48 am

Jumping Frog wrote:
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.

Ditto. I have a nylon for each of my guns for nightstand and map pocket carry. Since I can't carry at work, I carry in the vehicle on the way to/from unless I'm getting out of the car for some reason. The nylon is fine for that, imho.
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Re: Close call with Glock

Postby HoosierTexan » Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:13 am

When I carry 6 oclock, I use an Uncle Mikes for my M&Ps. Whenever I unholster and reholster, I take the gun out with the holster, so the trigger is protected while sitting in glove box and so that I can reholster all in one piece so the trigger is vulnerable to tugs.
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Re: Close call with Glock

Postby HankHardisty » Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:16 am

I have experimented with these striker fired pistol. They are well-built and safe in the hands of an alert and safe-minded individual, but it seems that accidental discharges are still too prevalent in this species of handgun.

Therefore, I tend more to the 1st and 2nd generation autos and revolvers. I really like the heavy double action pull for that 1st shot.
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Re: Close call with Glock

Postby jbarn » Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:45 pm

HankHardisty wrote:I have experimented with these striker fired pistol. They are well-built and safe in the hands of an alert and safe-minded individual, but it seems that accidental discharges are still too prevalent in this species of handgun.

Therefore, I tend more to the 1st and 2nd generation autos and revolvers. I really like the heavy double action pull for that 1st shot.


Other than these holster issues, if one follow the rules of firearms safety negligent discharges would not be a problem.

Finger straight on the frame of the gun unless you intend to fire it, seems to me to cover all guns. I despise the heavy double action pull for a variety of reasons, but that is for another thread......
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Re: Close call with Glock

Postby mikeloc » Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:49 pm

Excaliber wrote:
Jumping Frog wrote:
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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