Do you use a holster with retention snap?

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by David in FL View Post
    Never for any defensive firearm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AH View Post
    just out of curiosity..how many carry in a holster with a retention snap?

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by mp45fan View Post
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    Nope!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CopperKnight View Post
    I usually carry IWB and none of those have straps. The shoulder and ankle holsters do, as do almost all of my OWB. But I don't normally CC OWB. Those are mainly for hunting and range time.
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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

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    Quote Originally Posted by David in FL View Post
    Never for any defensive firearm.
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    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.

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    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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    IWB...no strap
    OWB for my hunting revolver...strap

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    IWB = no, because my holsters would be uncomfortable if a strap was added.

    OWB = yes

    Quote Originally Posted by Daddy Warcrimes View Post
    Is it just an issue of drawing?
    That is the reason that I have had most people give me. I think it is more a myth than a fact. The majority of law enforcement are required to use a minimum of 3 point retention holsters, and I have known an awful lot of officers who were not slowed down one bit by it.

    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.

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