Shooting from Holster?

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    Shooting from Holster?

    Has anyone ever attempted, or had to for some strange reason, shoot while they gun was still holstered? I would think that in most cases, the slide wouldn't cycle.
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    most holster ya couldn't get finger in the trigger guard

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    Depends entirely on your holster. If it's one of the tight fitting models, it may not cycle. If not, it will likely stovepipe when trying to eject the spent brass.

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    I would think that if you could fire from a holster you need a new holster, since one of the primary functions of it is to keep things out of the trigger guard.

    If it had a thumb break I'm not sure how that would effect a DAO, but if it blocked the hammer on say a 1911, it wouldn't fire.

    It would also certainly jam if it did for some reason fire in the holster, since even if the slide did cycle, the empty casing wouldn't be able to leave the action (revolvers obviously excluded, although they bring up issues like not being able to cock the weapon due to the cylinder not being able to move.)

    I guess the short answer to your question however, is no.
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    From retention...yes...from the holster...no...not possible with MY holsters...

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    This thread is confusing to me as QKShooter scratches his head and wonders how and why it came into existence.

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    I can't say I was ever tempted to be put a whole through a $100 plus custom holster.

    Tell you what, why don't you try it on yours and let us know the results.

    If you could do several different handgun models, including a revolver vs. auto range report that would be greatly appreciated.
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    I'm kind of curious, what brought this question to mind?

    Geronimo45- I was thinking the exact same thing. And now that I actually think about it, I see all the reasons why that wouldn't work.
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    Barney Fife did, but it resulted in his gun being taken away.

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    you'd have to be cocked and unlocked, then as stated could you get to the trigger. There probably are holsters that let the barrel protrude through the bottom but to get a second shot it would have to be a revolver so there was no stoppage when you pulled it for the second shot as the cylinder must rotate. Then if it was a revolver, how much damage would there be to the holster, your clothing, and how bad would you be burned and where?

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    What would you be shooting? Moles? Any holster I've got wouldn't rotate enough to shoot anywhere but down. I guess my smartcarry would if I had time to unbutton my pants and rotate it forward. But I wouldn't want to try that one , oh no.

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    Back when the Galco wallet holsters were legal (before they became "AOW"s)- yes. If you mean any other holster type, everyone else has covered it. Either you need a holster where such an action isn't possible, or you don't use a holster, but one of those "pocket-orienting devices, like:
    http://www.artofthehide.com/

    Bianchi or Safariland, as I recall, used to make a polyme device that held a J frame, and replaced its grips, as well as holding 5 five extra rounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob72 View Post
    Back when the Galco wallet holsters were legal (before they became "AOW"s)- yes. If you mean any other holster type, everyone else has covered it. Either you need a holster where such an action isn't possible, or you don't use a holster, but one of those "pocket-orienting devices, like:
    http://www.artofthehide.com/
    What's "AOW"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy W. View Post
    Barney Fife did, but it resulted in his gun being taken away.
    He got it back later, but was only allowed to carry one bullet. In his shirt pocket.

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    with a Smart Carry holster this would be bad
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