Reholstering Without Looking At The Holster

Reholstering Without Looking At The Holster

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    Reholstering Without Looking At The Holster

    I have recently read a couple of posts about looking at your holster when you reholster. I agree that this is the safest way to do it. I have three Nate Squared Tactical (N82) Professional IWB holsters that have a very strong poly-carbonate shell that the gun slides into so the mouth of the holster always remains open. I carry a Glock 17, 30 and 48. I am left handed so the holster sits IWB right behind the second belt loop on the left side of my jeans.

    I am not over weight but when a reholster the gun and try to look down at the holster mouth I really can't see it very well probably because it is at the 3:30 or 4 o'clock position on my BigFoot gun belt.

    When I reholster I first feel with my left hand to ensure nothing (clothing, etc.) is blocking the holster mouth. With the gun in my left hand I step back with my strong left foot and then lean back. This makes the mouth of the holster more accessible for the gun - a tip I read on DC a few years ago. With my trigger finger extended and touching the slide I very carefully and slowly find the back edge of the holster mouth with the muzzle underneath side of the gun and continue to slowly insert the gun into the mouth of the holster. I also practice this with the gun unloaded. Although I have never had a problem or ND when the gun is actually moving into the holster I still have a slight un-easy feeling.

    Any thoughts or comments about IWB reholstering would be great.

    Thanks! Bill
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    I always have looked and always will. There is no real reason not to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillG174 View Post
    I have recently read a couple of posts about looking at your holster when you reholster. I agree that this is the safest way to do it. I have three Nate Squared Tactical (N82) Professional IWB holsters that have a very strong poly-carbonate shell that the gun slides into so the mouth of the holster always remains open. I carry a Glock 17, 30 and 48. I am left handed so the holster sits IWB right behind the second belt loop on the left side of my jeans.

    I am not over weight but when a reholster the gun and try to look down at the holster mouth I really can't see it very well probably because it is at the 3:30 or 4 o'clock position on my BigFoot gun belt.

    When I reholster I first feel with my left hand to ensure nothing (clothing, etc.) is blocking the holster mouth. With the gun in my left hand I step back with my strong left foot and then lean back. This makes the mouth of the holster more accessible for the gun - a tip I read on DC a few years ago. With my trigger finger extended and touching the slide I very carefully and slowly find the back edge of the holster mouth with the front underneath side of the gun and continue to slowly insert the gun into the mouth of the holster. I also practice this with the gun unloaded. Although I have never had a problem or ND when the gun is actually moving into the holster I still have a slight un-easy feeling.

    Any thoughts or comments about IWB reholstering would be great.

    Thanks! Bill
    You're doing everything right. The only other advice is Tau Development Group Striker Control Device or "Gadget" that will allow you to prevent a discharge while thumb-capping the steiker plate while holstering.

    Cons for this is that 1: its a means of defeating the gun from firing.
    2: one method of making a contact shot with a Glock is to apply pressure to the striker plate to force the gun into battery, you can still do a similar method with the SCD in place, but its a little more detailed.

    Pros are that its a "passive" safety in that there is nothing required to deactivate it.

    I have not come across a documented single instance of one failing.

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    JD thanks for your post. I am familiar with the Striker Control Device - thanks for mentioning it.
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    always look, and keep doing what you are doing.
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    Even after dropping thirty pounds, there isn't anything over there to see when holstering IWB at 3:00 except me.
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    A huge plus of carrying my P99 is that depressing the decocker makes it impossible to discharge. So, I can safely reholster without looking.
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    I can’t see my holster at 4:00 o’clock but the mouth of the holster is a double layer of leather plus with both a grip safety and thumb safety I never worry about it.
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    Can't think of a circumstance where I'd need to re-holster without looking. If I'm putting my gun back in the holster, the threat has been eliminated so no need to rush.

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    It’s not easy especially the further back you wear your holster. Slow and deliberate is safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanBarnes View Post
    Can't think of a circumstance where I'd need to re-holster without looking. If I'm putting my gun back in the holster, the threat has been eliminated so no need to rush.
    What about “You have just been involved in a self protection shooting and the police are arriving on the scene.”
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    Sounds like you are doing fine now.
    Can't say I've ever found a reason for speed holstering. I almost always look when I reholster, although I have trained to holster by tactile feeling. Just never been 100% comfortable with it.
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    I put my thumb on the hammer with my Sigs. My Shield has a safety that I click off once in the holster. 365 and LCP stay in their holsters.
    I still look when holstering.
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    Sounds to me like you have the right idea, and are doing fine.

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    I look when I re-holster and I look when I perform a mag change. Its important enough to do it right the first time. Some things I simply chalk up to a tactical kabuki dance. Holstering without looking is one of those things.
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