Leaving a weapon in a holster?

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    Leaving a weapon in a holster?

    I have a G30 with a miltsparks holster. Is it ok to leave it holsters when I take it off? It goes from my night stand to either my bag or my belt in the morning, to my nightstand at night. I really don't want to mess up my holster/gun but I have 2 cats and a small dog and I don't want them to step on the weapons trigger guard juuuuust right and have an ND?
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    You could always stick it in a drawer.
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    I never keep my firearms holstered when I am not carrying them, and I have pets too. I just put the guns in a drawer; it is not harder than that. The Glock’s slide might be very resistant to rust, but the internal parts are not. In addition, the holster has to dry too.
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    Traditional "Blue" guns should not be stored in a holster.
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    ....why didnt I think of the drawer, as in inches from my wife's gun. K makes sense. Thanks
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    My guns live in their holsters, even on the nightstand...hasn't hurt them in 7 years.OMO
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    I concur. All of my guns that are out of the safe and loaded are in a holster. Just safer, me thinks.
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    Mine are always in the holster. Get kydex if your worried about rust.
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    My "on hand" gun is holstered. Those put away are not.
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    My carry guns (G30, MK40) are stored in their holstesr ALWAYS! HD gun (USP) is stored inside my night stand, +1. I have a child proof door knob, handle type of thing on my door so my nieces and nephews can't get to anything if they're here.

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    My duty gun (MP9) is in it's holster all the time, the whole duty belt comes off with it. My CC gun is a MP9c and that is always in a MTAC holster, and usually never comes out except when I'm putting the holster on, then I take it off. I also have a Kahr P380 now, and that one I haven't had the chance to buy a pocket holster, so i carry it on my external ballistic vest in a pocket for now, and putit in my shorts if i'm wearing shorts. once I get a pocket holster, it will stay in there too

    holsters really won't hurt a pistol. no more than a drawer would lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    My guns live in their holsters, even on the nightstand...hasn't hurt them in 7 years.OMO
    I'm with you on this one. Mine live in their holsters. I won't put an un-holstered loaded (one in the pipe) gun in a drawer or on a nightstand without the protection afforded by the holster. I've no cats, dogs, kids, who would touch it, but ....

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    I leave mine in a nylon holster... no moisture issues with it at all.

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    I have a blued (well, it was blued!) Ruger Super-blackhawk that has been in its holster for 3 decades. It has over 10,000 miles of hiking and such on it, not to mention the open-country miles of snow machining, skiiing, and the fact that nearly half of those years were in and around a salt-water environment. I still trust my life to that gun, and it has not failed me once. I doubt it ever will.

    Granted, that Ruger is a particularly tough example, but I've had similar luck with many other handguns, just not quite so extreme. The holster will not hurt the gun other than some cosmetic marking. Negligence hurts the gun. Don't neglect the gun, and you can keep it in a holster, even wet. You just have to inspect, dry and oil properly.

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    I keep my pistols holstered pretty much all the time.

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