This is a discussion on Does your holster and draw require you to shift your grip before you fire? within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; My Brommeland Max-Con V's all allow a consistent grip through the grasp, draw and fire....
My Brommeland Max-Con V's all allow a consistent grip through the grasp, draw and fire.
If I can't get my full "combat" grip because of the holster, I get rid of it. The Crossbreed SuperTuck with Combat Cut works perfectly fine.
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My IWB holster I can grip the whole gun and go. My OWB has a thumb break on it so other than me placing my thumb on top of the gun to unsnap the holster, I can grip the whole gun.
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Most of my holsters are from Fist...a quality holster that allows one grip/draw that is ready for instant action.
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All of my Pure Kustom Black Ops pros allow for a full combat grip. My High Noon shoulder holsters also allow for a full combat grip. I have one Fist OWB holster that also allows for a full combat grip. My Kholsters need to be trimmed - combat cut - to keep the backing leather from getting gripped. Once trimmed, they allow for a full combat grip. My SuperFly pocket holster allows for a full combat grip - once you have your hand behind the security pannel.
The above assumes that the adjustable holsters are properly adjusted.
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What I like about Garys design that makes it stand out from the other similiar IWB leather styles, is the thinness, yet still able to re-holster one handed; the retention; the belt loops are NOT gigantic like others, yet are very very secure; the sciatic flap (not sure if thats what its called) and the cant. I think what turns people off is the price and wait times. But you get what you pay for and the wait time, well I personally have never waited longer than 4-6 weeks. THumbs up to Gary!
Glock 19 Gen 3 in a Brommeland Max Con V
Glock 26 Gen 4 in a Brommeland Max Con V
Karh PM9 in a Isotope 7 (made by Gary Brommeland)
Mossberg 500 and Kimber Custom II 1911.
Muscle memory being what it is, it’s not a good idea, to have to adjust your hand position when using your sidearm.
Negative on the draw, on reholster maybe. I would not want to have to change my grip to then have to fumble around and figure out what my hand and gun are doing under stress.
One of the reasons I absolutely loathed the Safariland 070, my mandated duty holster for most of my police career, is because I had to shift my grip after the weapon cleared the holster, in order to properly grip an autopistol for best shooting results. (It functions OK for revolvers, as a proper firing grip is possible.) This was especially problematic with a 1911, as I had to shift my grip after clearing the holster, in order to completely depress the grip safety. I gave up carrying the 1911 while at work because of this factor, switching at first to the horribly thick Glock G22, then the acceptably-thick SIG P229. (After a certain date, if we gave up carrying our "grandfathered" duty pistols, we would have to start carrying one of the mandated double-stack .40s that the newer officers had to carry; I could not switch back to revolvers at that point.)
My current duty holster, the level three Safariland ALS design, allows a proper grip to be achieved from the beginning of the draw. (I am unsure of the exact model number.) I reckon my survivability quotient has gone up exponentially now; a more-secure holster, with a much smoother draw-stroke.
The holsters I use for concealed carry, on my own time, allow for a proper firing grip. I have been aware of this factor since
the mid-1980s, when I first started carrying. At that time, actually, many holsters did not cover the trigger guard, which left plenty of clearance for a proper grip. When it became trendy to cover the trigger guard, many holster makers, even some of the really skilled ones, did not understand this. Milt Sparks got it right, from the beginning, and every holster by G. Wm. Davis I bought or have seen shows that Mr. Davis got it right, too. I reckon I am dating myself; I bought my first Sparks and Davis holsters when those brands meant Mr. Sparks or Mr. Davis actually laid hands on the leather themselves.