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How many of you worry about the business end of your carry gun pointing at innocents behind you?
I don't, because I leave it alone if I'm carrying it that way and keep my fingers off of it.
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Me neither. Contrary to what a lot of the idiot libtards think, I seriously doubt if my "evil gun" is going to go off all of it's own volition! I put it in the holster and then keep my hand off of it. At night, I take it out of the holster and put it in the nightstand. No chance it is going to "go off" by it's self.
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Less than I worry about an IWB holster pointed at my femur.
Yeah, I saw Diehard 3, too. It doesnt work that way.
I have two Galco Miami Classic shoulder rigs. The triggers on the weapon are covered, AND there is a backstrap holding the gun in place.
Now you tell me, why should I be worried?
I was just wondering because my ccw instructor told us it was not a good way to carry ones gun.
Please Mr Bad Guy, don't do anything to warrant me to pull my gun and use it on you!
I dont worry about innocents behind me. My shoulder holsters point down.
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I pocket carry a Springfield XDS-45 as a BUG. If you are setting across from me in a room, there is a condition one .45 ACP pointed at your junk.
I carry a gun, because a Cop is too heavy.
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I guess I dont agree with your instructor. Dont get me wrong, I generally DONT use a shoulder holster.
Mission determines equipment. There are times when its just the right holster.
Perhaps he didnt like the draw method. I like it, and its sure good for driving situations.
No worries here. Been using this type of holster for years. Love it!
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As for the folks behind me, it would make me slightly uncomfortable just because of the principle, and I don't use mine except around home for this reason. But realistically, it's safe. There's no way to wear a holster that can avoid pointing towards people in some circumstance. For example, go above the first floor, and even a gun IWB can be pointed towards those in the floors below. A gun that presents a real danger of going off while holstered shouldn't be carried at all.
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