Uh oh! BBT!
This is a discussion on New MTAC holster - feel stupid within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have never carried IWB, so that said, I have never used an IWB holster. Since I have decided to carry IWB mostly, and now ...
I have never carried IWB, so that said, I have never used an IWB holster. Since I have decided to carry IWB mostly, and now own a CTAC MTAC IWB holster, I wanted to test it out while measuring for a gun belt.
My holster came with the "standard" CTAC belt clips. Black plastic clips that loop up and over the waistband and have a small outward curl at the bottom.
While testing for fit and comfortable carry rake and position, I decided to test the draw and re-holster capability making sure my pant waist band wasnt covering the holster entry and the belt tightness wouldnt interfere with my draw.
I place my hand on my weapon, gave a firm pull upwards, and to my surprise the whold damn holster came out in all its glory still hugging my gun!
I thought, WTH?!?
What I didnt realize is that the curls on the ends of the clips are designed to loop UNDER your belt so the holster stays put!
In other words, the holster goes inside your pants with the clips looped over your waistband. Your belt then goes on OVER the holster clips making sure the curled ends will come up against your belt when you draw your weapon.
I felt like such a dummy!
So, to all you other IWB newbies, make sure you figure out your holster design PRIOR to carry! That could have been a costly mistake if I had been in a bad position.
I hope you tested with the gun unloaded.
Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse or Rapture....whichever comes first.
Actually, I didnt test with the gun unloaded. I trust my XD45 safety and I handle it as if it is loaded all the time, which it is unless I am cleaning it or am about to hand it to someone else to fondle. I always drop the mag, clear weapon, and lock slide back before I hand the gun to anyone.
At no time does my trigger finger go anywhere near the trigger unless I am ready to fire. My draw has been practiced and my finger naturally falls along the slide, even when I went to IWB holster.
So, that being said, I practice with a loaded weapon so that I never get any tendency to think that the gun ISN'T loaded. This doesnt include times I practice trigger pull (dry fire exercises!)