Nope do not use a strap
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Nope. A quality holster never needs a strap. It secures the gun just fine, it's made for it. A strap is just one more thing to get in the way and cost you time when the SHTF.
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Nope do not use a strap
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If I carry OWB I always use the Bianchi Carry-Lok. I have one for my 1911 and my P229. I like it because I can draw just as fast with the lock as without a strap/lock and it secures the weapon well. I can't afford any mishaps. My IWB does not have a strap it is the MTAC. IWB aready secures the weapon well and I don't believe I have ever seen an IWB with a strap.
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I have two Galco holsters identical exept one has a strap and one does not. Concealment is my primary retention. In virginia we must open carry in restarants that serve alcohol so I almost always wear the one with the strap because on the spur of the moment while out and about my family will dine out.-Jay
I currently only have one good holster (happens to be OWB) for my CCW. It has a strap and while CC'ing, I tuck the strap between the holster and my belt so it can't get in the way or catch the trigger on my Glock.
I'll use the strap if I have to disarm. Strapping the gun into the holster so it can't become dislodged and dangerous in my computer bag or something.
NO! I carry my 1911 for CCW , no strap.
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My IWB holster for my Glock does not have a strap. The OWB I use for the 1911 has one across the back of the slide.
I do use it when I carry the 1911, mostly as an additional precaution in the unlikely event that I somehow flip the safety off, depress the grip safety, while simultaneously drilling a hole in leather to squeeze the trigger (which must be common enough given the number of reports I hear about the things just "going off").
I haven't found that it interferes with my drawing. The position of the snap is the left side (inside) of the slide, so unsnapping automatically puts my thumb in a position to manipulate the slide safety.
I honestly hadn't considered it much and I'm intrigued by the number of strong opinions against it. Is it just an issue of drawing?
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OWB for my hunting revolver...strap
IWB = no, because my holsters would be uncomfortable if a strap was added.
OWB = yes
It really is just a training issue and practicing issue. That strap won't slow you down one bit once you train yourself to draw the weapon the correct way every time.
I will support gun control when you can guarantee all guns are removed from this planet. That includes military and law enforcement. When you can accomplish that, then I will be the last person to lay down my gun. Then I will carry the weapon that replaces the gun.