Help w/ smart carry
This is a discussion on Help w/ smart carry within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Wonder if anyone had this problem. I have a PF9 and when I draw sometimes my thumb goes the backing of the holster so I ...
November 17th, 2009 01:08 PM
Help w/ smart carry
Wonder if anyone had this problem. I have a PF9 and when I draw sometimes my thumb goes the backing of the holster so I don't get a good grip. Wondering if there is a way to reinforce the backing to the band so it stays tight against me to prevent this. I am still working on wearing this so possibly higher up near my buckle will prevent it. Curious if others have this problem too
November 17th, 2009 01:10 PM
I have never had this problem but I do wear mine so that the pistol grip is postioned at my pants waist line
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November 17th, 2009 01:50 PM
First, make sure the straps are tight, so the holster pocket does not sag.
Second, when you draw, place your thumb on the backstrap of the pistol first. Then, slide it to the side of the grip. Becomes easy and fast with practice.
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November 17th, 2009 02:40 PM
If you haven't all ready, it may help to place some safety pins on the smartcarry such that the ride depth and position of the grip is "just right".
November 17th, 2009 02:59 PM
That's the problem when I grip my thumb is under the back fabric. I do tighten straps. Will check about the safety pins but thinking it is a correct depth to protect the trigger. Bet I can raise it a tad which would help with he grip. Just nice if the holster with the backing was attached to the straps so the whole thing was tight not just the sides where it's attached
November 17th, 2009 04:01 PM
as 10thmtn said.....you need to practice the draw using your thumb on the back of the slide, moving the thumb to proper grip once cleared of the holster
I think you'll see good results if you try this
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November 17th, 2009 07:35 PM
November 17th, 2009 08:57 PM
I draw with the thumb over the rear sight, as the gun begins to clear the thumb slides down and around the grip.
My gun doesn't have a manual safety, but if it did this motion can be used to snick off the safety at the same time.
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November 18th, 2009 02:37 PM
To make my SC "just right" I wear it about 1" to the right of midline. I cinch it up to ensure that the grip rides just below my belt line and use my first three fingers to secure the grip of the gun, raise the gun and then usemy thumb to finish grip and draw the gun. Takes a little practice but it works quite well.
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November 18th, 2009 04:15 PM
I'll pratice that draw- thanks!
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