Being "Swept" by a gun in a sholder holster!

Being "Swept" by a gun in a sholder holster!

This is a discussion on Being "Swept" by a gun in a sholder holster! within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Come on folks, is this even possible? I read comments from people that won't carry in a vertical holster because they consider it "sweeping" anyone ...

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    Being "Swept" by a gun in a sholder holster!

    Come on folks, is this even possible? I read comments from people that won't carry in a vertical holster because they consider it "sweeping" anyone behind them. I'm sorry, I just don't see it. If a hand is not on the gun, and the gun is not out of the holster so a finger can get to the trigger I don't consider it "sweeping". Do you? Is there any case of a gun going off by itself in a verticle shoulder holster at all and is there any case of a person being shot like this?
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    No, it's not a concern, except for those who don't know diddly-squat about guns & holsters, the same people who think guns have a life of their own.

    NOT referring to you, Joe!


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    Definitely a non-issue
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    I don't think it is an issue...but I must admit I thought about a similar situation while laying on the couch with my IWB holster on...leaving the gun pointed to the side of the room.
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    Keep your booger hook off the bang switch until the firearm is pointed at your intended target. A proper holster will eliminate even your own stupidity from that equation.
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    Not something I consider a problem...holstered is holstered...concealed is concealed.

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    There are no problems like this with proper shoulder holsters. Don't worry about it.
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    Non issue. Just like with a cross draw.
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    Agreed CC...A non-issue when properly holstered in a holster type holster.

    For that matter FBI cant holsters sweep others as well but I hear of no one proposing the same argument toward that.



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    A holstered gun "sweeping" the room is about as plausible as your car speeding while setting in the garage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matiki View Post
    Keep your booger hook off the bang switch

    Oh for GOD'S SAKE would people please stop saying this?

    On topic; a vertical shoulder holster points the gun at the ground. Unless you are bending over, how are you sweeping anything?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blinko View Post
    Oh for GOD'S SAKE would people please stop saying this?
    hey I think that phrase is great. It sure hasn't been around as long as "oh for God's sake"....and it's comical...
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    Even a horizontal shoulder-holster is not a problem...the gun is in a holster for crying out loud. People get too wrapped-up over this stuff...(that comment was not directed at the OP...just a general observation).
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    A non issue with a vertical shoulder as long as you keep your booger hook off the trigger. OOPS Sorry for the booger hook part.
    I can only guess what was meant was a horizontal holster in which case I still see no issue as long as the booger hook stays off the trigger.
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    Funny, or not, but I just swapped out my horizontal for a vertical. Bottom strap had come undone from my belt, (probably from sitting down somewhere, and when I reach in to store the firearm it twisted the holster about half way out and when the gun started to fall I grabbed it and heard a 'click' . No round in the chamber ( not usual but thankful this time). No one behind me, either. But still I got the shakes and went down and got a vertical. Now the gun twists forward to come out and I am quite happy with the feel after a few draws to get used to it. Also feels more secure, some how. Just my 2cents.

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