Bad idea? (Pocket holster with exposed trigger)

Bad idea? (Pocket holster with exposed trigger)

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    Bad idea? (Pocket holster with exposed trigger)

    DeSantis' pocket holster, with the trigger exposed. I thought one of the functions of the holster is to make the trigger inaccessible while the gun is in the holster.

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    I agree. This product goes against everything I have been taught. Might as well just drop the firearm in your pocket.

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    A gun that size, why use a holster at all if you're going to put it in one of those?

    Which makes my point, bad idea/bad design.

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    Looks like the holster is designed to allow the handgun to be fired without being removed from the holster. In this case disguising the outline of the handgun is the primary function of the holster. Not safety.

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    Look at the bright side...it doesn't 'print' and only leaves a small hole when it goes off.
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    Ugh. I've seen that thing around for a while, but now that Cabela's has started pushing it, you're gonna be reading about the ND's in the news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sig35seven View Post
    Look at the bright side...it doesn't 'print' and only leaves a small hole when it goes off.
    I am guessing that feature is exactly what its design is intender to do. Nothing else. Not saying I would like to use one. Just an observation.

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    This won't print either, and has safely carried my LCP for the last 3 years. It's still good as new:

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    I wouldn't touch it but it's a free country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
    Ugh. I've seen that thing around for a while, but now that Cabela's has started pushing it, you're gonna be reading about the ND's in the news.
    I was really surprised when I saw Cabelas is selling these. What a bad idea. I used to work with a guy that used to carry with this samw holster or at least one just like it. I expressed my concern for safety but he was adamant that that was the means by which he intended to carry.
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    Bad idea?
    Yes...

    So many other pocket options that do cover the trigger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlr1m View Post
    Looks like the holster is designed to allow the handgun to be fired without being removed from the holster. In this case disguising the outline of the handgun is the primary function of the holster. Not safety.
    This.

    My CCW class instructor displayed one of these with a blue gun to the class. I believe the intention is to have the outline of a wallet so when a BG mugs you and asks for it, he won't see that it's a gun until it's pointed at him.

    I agree that conventional wisdom suggests that having the trigger accessible is not safe, but I'm I'm not totally against this thing in all scenarios.
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    Product information says that it won't interfere with magazine release or safety operation, so I'm assuming that they think you will be using some type of firearm that has a safety on it. Even so, this wouldn't be my cup of tea.
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