XDS Pocket carry and where my loaded gun is pointing

XDS Pocket carry and where my loaded gun is pointing

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    XDS Pocket carry and where my loaded gun is pointing

    I'm going to start pocket carrying and XDS 9mm. My only concern is when I sit down the gun will pointing across the room, possibly at someones gut. How do other people feel about this? I know the gun cant go off in a good holster, but it still bothers me. What do you all think????? Thanks for your time. I always find good information here.
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    What about the people on first floor, when someone has a strong-side holstered firearm pointed at the floor is on the second floor?

    A quality firearm in a properly fitted holster that covers the trigger is considered safe.
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    If you have a pocket holster that covers the trigger, and don't put other things in the same pocket, don't worry about it. That is, unless you have one of those evil guns or defective "bullets" that fire themselves at random times.
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    My firearms and bullets are very well behaved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slambars86 View Post
    My firearms and bullets are very well behaved.
    As it should be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slambars86 View Post
    My firearms and bullets are very well behaved.
    I use a whip and sensory deprivation to keep mine in line.
    EN MI VIDA AL MAL NO TEMERÉ, POR QUE EN MI CORAZÓN Y MIS DOS .38 SUPER COLT.

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    None of the guns I have at home have shot anybody. There is always the possibility if there is a nut loose behind the trigger.
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    The four rules of gun safety primarily relate to gun handling. Should a discharge happen because one rule is broken, the safety redundancies of the other rules, if followed, will drastically reduce, if not eliminate, injuries resulting from a discharge.

    The rules are not as applicable when holstered - they come into play as soon as you unholster and stay in play until you "re-holster." Holstered guns point at people, places and things as you move around. If your gun is not defective, there is no issue.

    Now the imaginative ingenuity of idiots to do stupid things never ceases to amaze me, and I suppose there are idiotic things one can do with a holstered weapon. But if one is doing idiotic things with a holstered weapon, then I suspect their gun handling skills are quite dangerous to begin with.
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    i don't know what ya'll are talking about. just last night mine was rooting aorund in the trash and made a mess in the kitchen. over the weekend he was tied up in the back yard, slipped his collar, and followed some neighbors down the street. peeing on the carpet. I am afraid this poorly behaved sucker may in fact randomly harm some innocent bystanders some day....

    ...oh... wait.... no... my dog is better behaved than that. and my guns. my guns haven't ever attacked anyone unexpectedly. BUT i do keep them current on their rabies shots.
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    I think the OP's question is a valid one, especially if s/he is new to carrying.
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    In a good holster with the trigger guarded not a problem.
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    The same way I feel about it when it's on my waist - pointing at my thigh, leg, foot...

    Quality gear, folks, quality gear.
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    Thanks for the input, everyone. This is what I assumed. Just needed to hear it from other people.

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    In all seriousness, it's a healthy concern and certainly deserves consideration. With quality gear (good belt, good holster (all holsters should have the trigger covered), and quality gun) you'll be in good shape. The best advice I can give on pocket carry is: have absolutely nothing else in that pocket!
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    Yes, when holstered it's safe. I will confess, though, that pocket carry does make me uneasy for this reason at times. No good reason for it, but sometimes (especially when there are kids around) I'll take care to avoid lining up my holster with anyone, or even put my hand where the bullet WOULD go if it went off, figuring I'd rather the energy went to destroying my knuckles than into a bystander.

    I know, I know, it's paranoid, but I'm gradually getting over it.
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