This is a discussion on Holsterless carry within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I can't imagine going without a holster...for me it is a 'safety' concern. Too easy for an accident to happen with an exposed trigger...but then, ...
March 9th, 2008 06:49 PM
I can't imagine going without a holster...for me it is a 'safety' concern. Too easy for an accident to happen with an exposed trigger...but then, to each his own...be sure to post any problems you may (or eventually will) experience.
Stay armed...use a holster...stay safe!
Last edited by RETSUPT99; March 9th, 2008 at 08:09 PM.
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March 9th, 2008 06:49 PM
March 9th, 2008 06:56 PM
Very true, and very important consideration. I tend to favor guns with a manual safety, but that in no way invalidates your point. One thing all good holsters do is prevent stuff from sneaking into the trigger guard.
Originally Posted by retsupt99
Also, a holster will better break up the lines of a gun, so if you're wearing snug pants, you'll be less likely to run into the "Is that a gun in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?" situation. :)
March 9th, 2008 07:25 PM
We have a holster that is close as you can get to Mexican carry. Bare Asset Try it you have nothing to lose.
Originally Posted by Danger Mouse
March 9th, 2008 08:40 PM
Carried Mexican for years with no difficulty, strong side behind the pelvic prominence.
It was a 1911 and I was much, much more slender.
After becoming a cop, and after long and many conversations with Brethren of the Badge, it's the general consensus that good guys use holsters and BGs don't. I don't like to make broad and general categorizations, but this one seems to be a consensus.
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March 9th, 2008 09:13 PM
If I saw someone carrying Mex-style, I'd be weary of him. Holsters are not "like bottled water". I have many different types of holsters, I use them all, they all have their place. They give me a variety of ways to carry "safely".
It wouldn't even cross my mind not to use a holster. I like my trigger covered. I think Ohio requires a holster. Maybe other states do too.
March 9th, 2008 09:17 PM
Another factor is having the mag release accidentally bumped without a holster. I will continue to carry in a holster , thanks.
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March 10th, 2008 03:34 AM
I personally would not ever carry that way. It's not a method of carry that I would feel comfortable with.
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March 10th, 2008 05:05 AM
I tend to lean toward BG don't spend money on a good rig! If I'm out an see a glock stuck in someones belt or pants I'm on high yellow and wouldn't turn my back on them. Holsters are like everything else, you get what you pay for. As far as leo's They will ask alot less questions when they see a $1000. gun and a $200.00+ rig (gun belt,holster,mag pouch), because they know BG's just stick there glocks(seems to be there gun of choice) in there pants. Not to mention dropping my gun, having someone grab it(any holster has better retention then a belt), trigger snagging. I have done it, but it was more of the walking outside, to the mailbox or just for a minute or 2. A cheap holster beats no holster!
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March 10th, 2008 06:20 AM
Check you state laws. This is from a section of the Georgia Gun code. You might be breaking the law!
Code Section 16-11-129 and even then the person may only carry the pistol, revolver, or concealable firearm only in a shoulder holster, waist belt holster, or any other holster (ankle holster, crotch holster, fanny pack holster, pocket holster,ect) and also a hipgrip or any other similar securing device (a hipgrip is a type of grip that has a clip sticking out to hook on to your belt or pants, a similar device to the hipgrip is a clip) at which point the weapon MAY BE concealed by the person's clothing, or handbag, purse, briefcase, or any other close container. (Concealed carry is an option but is NOT required to carry a firearm. Firearms can be openly carried, however in each case; the firearm MUST be carried in a holster or other type of securing device)
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March 10th, 2008 06:24 AM
It only takes once when you shove that pistol down the back of your drawers then later sit down. It's a horrible sound when the muzzle is pushed up and your secret weapon hits the floor behind the chair. Especially embarrassing in church or at an anger management meeting.
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March 10th, 2008 06:50 AM
I tried carrying with out a holster when I firs started CCWing. I learned two things, I liked inside the waste band carry. The other thing I learned was carrying with out a holster my gun shifted around too much to find a consistent grip. Not having a consistent grip slowed down my draw and the time it takes to line up the sights so I stick to using a holster.
March 10th, 2008 07:43 AM
Where is the thread where we all told our "back before I got a good holster" stories? My story involved a G23 plopping out into the middle of a beach volleyball court...
I've used a good quality rig ever since.
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March 10th, 2008 09:44 AM
I carried my PT1911 "Mexican" while I was waiting for my holster for it. My pop and I went to the local junkyard to get some car parts and after wearing it for three hours the safety was really digging into my side so I pulled it out as we were driving away and my pop said, "You keep carrying that thing around like that and you're going to end up blowing your [hindparts] off." I went and got a little Uncle Mike's after that, but it wasn't nearly as good as my VMII. As others have mentioned, holsters keep the angle of the grip and it's location consistent. I carried my Beretta 96 a few times like this, but that was when I had to tuck in my shirt and didn't have a tuck-able holster at the time. I skated by those few times without losing the pistols down my pants leg, but I was just on borrowed time.
I refused to carry my M&P until I had a holster for it because it's just too much of a risk to stick a (in my mind) condition 0 pistol in my waistband "nekkid". Get a bit of shirttail bunched up in the trigger guard and see what happens with a striker pistol having only the safe trigger, it'll be a surprise for sure.
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March 10th, 2008 10:07 AM
Especially embarrassing in church or at an anger management meeting.
Anger management meeting + guns =
Really thou, I use to carry without a holster at church, SOB style, I had a close buddy that would hug me and always check to see if I was carrying. He push the gun slightly and I didn't release it moved, about a minute later it hit the floor which was a hard floor. Everybody in the area turned around and looked at me. I was able to place my foot on it and no one saw it but picking it up and placing it back was tough. Holsters only now
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