What about “You have just been involved in a self protection shooting and the police are arriving on the scene.”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.
Why are you holding people at gunpoint?? Back away put distance between you and them. Your jacked up on adrenaline and your playing cop?? Look out that guy is making a run for it!!! BANG BANG!! oh boy you just shoot him twice in the back.I certainly can!
You've just done something about the guys who were about to rob you at gunpoint. They're on the floor, legs crossed, hands finger-laced atop their heads.
But you're not completely sure that they'll stay that way, if you take your attention away from them.
And now, the cops, who someone else called for, are arriving. You need to reholster before they see your pistol and think that you may be a bad guy.
But you mustn't take your attention away from the BGs on the floor.
I suggest that you do indeed need to be able to holster your pistol with only one hand, and without "looking it in."
And even if you think otherwise, I further suggest that it's a very useful skill to have, even if you never use it.
If I've just been involved in a SD shooting, either the threat is over or I'm dead. If I've ended the threat, or it has ceased by any means, then it will be safe for me to reholster. If I'm still in a shooting match, I'm not reholstering just because LE is finally arriving to record details.What about “You have just been involved in a self protection shooting and the police are arriving on the scene.”
That seems like a good way to end up on trial for at least manslaughter, if not murder.Why are you holding people at gunpoint?? Back away put distance between you and them. Your jacked up on adrenaline and your playing cop?? Look out that guy is making a run for it!!! BANG BANG!! oh boy you just shoot him twice in the back.
But then the BG, or one of the BGs, might do a slither, and grab your grounded gun, even as the cops are running in....I would place the gun on the ground and put hands up when police arrived, not re-holster.
If you've "already run it to slide lock," and you haven't reloaded quickly, what will you do when his until-now-unseen buddy starts on you?In that scenario, I've already run it to slide lock, so there is no need for me to look when holstering.
Once again, my dry humor has been confused with sincerity. Sorry.If you've "already run it to slide lock," and you haven't reloaded quickly, what will you do when his until-now-unseen buddy starts on you?
You don't know what's going to happen, so you have to be prepared for anything. Really. Anything.
Three pages later, I'm thinking the approach you have described is solid.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.