I was made aware of how difficult it is to draw while seated in a vehicle today. Nothing happened I just had to run into a post office and obviously could not bring my carry with me.
I went to remove my sig from the owb holster at 4 o'clock and it went nowhere. Completely lodged in the holster. It took quite a bit of wiggling and pulling to get it loose. After I got home I unloaded the firearm and tried again. Same basic problem. I inspected the holster while standing and could not figure out the problem. I eventually discovered that my belt changes shape significantly while seated and causes the leather to pinch tight around the ejection port.
I switched to my iwb rig and tried the same drill. Very similar result. Very difficult but was able to do it with some practice.
So after poking around on this forum and others I found some people basically take the stance that they will never need to draw while seated and this is not applicable. That is not a healthy stance IMHO so I am ignoring that.
Another option is to replace the carry holster with one that works seated and standing. That is an option however that will require lots of trial and error as well as money.
The last option I found is to remove your carry when you enter the vehicle and place it in a vehicle mounted holster or other accessible location. I don't like this option since I feel drawing your gun while standing then getting in your car gun in hand does not seem like a great idea for many reasons. Obviously people might get the wrong idea and you might increase your chance of an ND while handling the firearm multiple times.
So I am going to see if I can get my holsters to break in more to allow the gun to draw easier while seated however I was wondering how others address this issue.
Have you tried this drill? If not I suggest you do. I spend a fair amount of time in traffic and the threat of a car jacking is very real.
Thanks in advance for the assistance