This is a discussion on Gun retention within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; So lets say I'm concealed carrying. My holsters have good friction retention and most certainly not going to fall out. Obviously I can extract my ...
So lets say I'm concealed carrying. My holsters have good friction retention and most certainly not going to fall out. Obviously I can extract my gun. I carry at a 3:30 position.
Let's say I'm printing. What keeps someone else from coming up from behind me and extracting my gun?
I'm not that paranoid, more curious.
YOU do. Seriously.
Are you alert, SA, etc.
Its never been an issue with me, though I do generally have my forearm over the area where my weapon is. At least in crowds.
Generally speaking, I dont think criminals want to mess with someone with a gun. They want the ones that are unarmed. I think you would actually be avoided more, than you would be targeted.
Always have good situational awareness- armed or not.
If you get shot with your own gun chances are its your fault.
You need to practice planting a face full of elbow.
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First, make your gun safe. Then, have a friend or family member attempt to quickly snatch your gun from under your cover garment.
It won't be easy. It is not impossible to do but they aren't going manage it without you noticing.
Your first line of defense is good concealment, followed closely by situational awareness. Or in other words, keep it covered and pay attention to what's going on around you.
You may also want to invest in some training in weapon retention techniques.
*WARNING - I may or may not know what I am talking about.
Mprp, beat me to it. Elbows hurt like heck
The first tactic we learned was to get your hand on top of his (if he already has his hands on the grip) and keep the weapon in the holster at all costs.
Then do what ever you have to to get him to release his grip on the weapon.
I like all kinds of foreign guns.
"Arm yourself because no one else here will save you..."
All that said, your best bet is to actually conceal the firearm. The biggest threat to any BG is the guy that he doesn't know is packing. The element of surprise is an advantage over OC, if you are negating that you are not doing yourself favors. Solid belt and loose fitting shirts or a smaller gun, you decide.
ETA: I exercise my privilege to carry concealed and my right to carry openly, I'm not bashing just posing an argument.
Last edited by MrBear10mm; August 7th, 2013 at 05:00 PM. Reason: Cause I'm a dummy