This is a discussion on Keep spares! within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; So, I was putting on the holster this morning when I decided to practice my draw. Flipped back the cover shirt, pulled the gun out ...
So, I was putting on the holster this morning when I decided to practice my draw. Flipped back the cover shirt, pulled the gun out and "snap" went the kydex clip on the holster. Not good.
The story is actually a little more involved than that. I was going to put some blue loctite on the screws that hold the clips to the holster. After I took off the screws I realized that I wasn't 110% sure that I was going to put them back on in the right positions. (I was sure but not totally sure.) So, holster goes back together but screws are not fully tightened. I think that might have had something to do with the problem.
Anyway, I ordered new clips just a bit ago. Ordered the standard and some C clips as I've never tried those.
Basically, and I'm sure everyone else probably knows this already, if you have things like clips that can break buy some extras. (Fortunately I have another holster that I can use for now.)
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"We must remember that one man is much
the same as another, and that he is best
who is trained in the severest school."
~Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War
Might consider a spare for your weak hand, too. Had a strong hand injury and had a tough time using a holster that didn't really fit until I could find the right thing. One handed and hurting is not the time to be worrying about your gear.
I will second the spare holster for the weak hand. I had to carry left handed once for a month after an injury to my right hand left me unable to draw and fire while healing. I did not have a left hand holster so I went and bought one. It was not easy to get used to.
I practice weak hand drills every time I go to the range also. This is something that I have found a lot of people do not even think to do. But, it might just save your butt one day to be able to fire accurately with your weak hand.
What manufacturer of holster?