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Im new to cc and find myself in a few PFZ a few days a week One being a school, I will be locking firearm up in vehicle before exiting car, but my question is it preferred to remove entire system (gun + IWB Holster) when exiting car then just replace holster in pants when returning to car or do most just remove the gun lock it up and keep holster in pants then just re holster gun on return? The latter seems more risky for ND but would like others input on this topic.
 

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Why is putting your gun in your holster more risky for ND??? Keep your finger off the trigger and the gun won't go off..
If people were careful the yes, but based on historical evidence we know most NDs where people shoot themselves involve reholstering. On this very site I've read about many things other than fingers getting into the trigger guard. Drawstrings, shirts, flaps of leather, all things that can easily get tangled in the trigger.

I prefer my complacency infidel holster, when I need to disarm I can quickly and easily take the whole rig off with zero risk.
 

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So then I should never take my gun out of the holster?? Because it might go off?? What is wrong with this picture??
 

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So then I should never take my gun out of the holster?? Because it might go off?? What is wrong with this picture??
If you fail to see the potential risk in holstering while seated in your vehicle, no, you should never take your gun out of your holster.
 

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Im new to cc and find myself in a few PFZ a few days a week One being a school, I will be locking firearm up in vehicle before exiting car, but my question is it preferred to remove entire system (gun + IWB Holster) when exiting car then just replace holster in pants when returning to car or do most just remove the gun lock it up and keep holster in pants then just re holster gun on return? The latter seems more risky for ND but would like others input on this topic.
I absolutely hate holstering while seated in a vehicle, but it is a reality I live with. My holsters aren't easy on and off, so it is something I am compelled to do from time to time.
 
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So then I need to sell my holster and buy one like yours...Please show me yours so I can be like you...
Sorry, but the ones I use aren't available to the general public.
 

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If I know that I'm going someplace legally banned (school, post office) I will leave my pistol at home just to avoid any potential issue (but keep my IWB holster on - just empty). When going to a courthouse or someplace with a metal scanner I take everything off to avoid problems. Otherwise, I lock it in my car (I keep a pocket holster in the car). When doing that I unload and take all ammo with me (in case some idiot breaks-in - it's bad enough that they would have my gun, but it would be worse if loaded).

As far as being "risky," you really need to be proficient enough and careful enough with your firearm to not view this as a risk. Negligence is negligence. I'm more concerned about someone seeing me reload in my vehicle (which I do out of sight), them calling the police, and then being surrounded by squad cars. Nobody needs that.
 

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One problem, if you are entering a school and have left the firearm in the car on school property, you are probably illegal...check your state laws.
Same thing in the post office...:yup:...I'm just sayin'...
 
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If I am carrying a double action firearm or a firearm with a safety I just unholster and reholster when I get back in the vehicle. If I am carrying a striker fired firearm I do the same thing I just cringe through the re-holstering process. If I suspect that I will have to unholster I will make sure that I am carrying either a double action firearm or a firearm with a safety. I am talking IWB.
 
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I haven't found an easy way to holster while seated, behind the wheel. I carry an XD so I am careful to stay away from the grip safety.
 

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I haven't found an easy way to holster while seated, behind the wheel. I carry an XD so I am careful to stay away from the grip safety.
The gun shown in my avatar is by far the safest one I carry for holstering while seated in a vehicle. Its ambidextrous de-cocker allows it to be holstered in the safe position, then switched back to DA/SA.
 

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I simply remove the gun from the holster and lock it in the storage box in the car. If I am going onto a military installation where my vehicle has a high probability of being searched I leave it and the holster at home. If you can't safely remove and insert your sidearm into and out of your holster in all positions you need to reconsider carrying or at least find a different carry method because you are probably going to injure yourself when removing it under duress.
 

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In many states, at least mine, your car is an extension of your home, I thought flordia was the same, sorry if its not, that sucks. Anyway, I always leave my IWB holster on beacause my pants would be too loose without it. If possible, I reholster standing up before I get back into my car. My firearm being displayed is not a crime in missouri. I stick my finger in the the kydex before i re-holster.
 

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Interesting that this topic came up. I have to work within many police jurisdictions with the various agencies. Like others, there are some agencies where I am not allowed to carry a firearm inside the police station.

Several years ago, I had to go into a police station of a mid size city. I removed my sidearm from the holster and secured it in my vehicle and proceeded to walk inside. A desk sgt came from his desk with his hand on his sidearm and approached asking that I keep my hands up. After some brief questioning, all calmed down. His fear, and in retrospect I see his point. He sees a man he does not know walking in with a holster showing but no gun. He assumed I might have a gun in my hands or a place where I could have gotten it to do some damage inside the station. It has happened in the past at several police stations where officers were shot. There is even at least one You Tube video of it happening. If the holster is showing, then where is the sidearm. Since then, I remove the entire combination and leave them in the vehicle. Yes it is a little more effort but it is also safer for everyone. I now consider it to be the cost of carrying.

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If I know that I'm going someplace legally banned (school, post office) I will leave my pistol at home just to avoid any potential issue (but keep my IWB holster on - just empty). When going to a courthouse or someplace with a metal scanner I take everything off to avoid problems. Otherwise, I lock it in my car (I keep a pocket holster in the car). When doing that I unload and take all ammo with me (in case some idiot breaks-in - it's bad enough that they would have my gun, but it would be worse if loaded).

As far as being "risky," you really need to be proficient enough and careful enough with your firearm to not view this as a risk. Negligence is negligence. I'm more concerned about someone seeing me reload in my vehicle (which I do out of sight), them calling the police, and then being surrounded by squad cars. Nobody needs that.
I actually had this issue one time, entering a court building I took my snubbie out of my holster and locked it in my vehicle and proceeded to go through the metal detector at the door. The single thin metal clip on my holster was to much metal to allow me to go through the detector so I had to go back out to my vehicle and leave the holster there. Now I know that I cannot wear the holster through the detector so I remove the holster with the gun in it and lock it up.

And YES I think this actually safer than taking the gun out of the holster because the holster adds one more layer of safety to prevent anything from accidentally coming into contact with the trigger. Keep in mind though that you want to grip the gun, not the holster because a slip or moment of distraction might allow the holster to be turned mouth down and let the gun fall. The best thing to do if the gun falls is LET IT FALL. If you attempt to catch the gun you just increase your chances of getting a finger in the trigger guard.

I also agree though that reholstering after having to remove the holster and gun is difficult in public. I always try to make sure the gun free zone is my last stop of the day so I can just leave the gun off until I get home to reholster. It's still with me should I need it. Just make sure you don't leave it on the seat if it's not legal in your state or where a sudden stop could send it flying like happened in the Miami FBI shoot out.
 

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One of the many reasons I primarily carry in Remora holsters.... if I need to disarm to enter a gun-free-zone (as I do every day when I get to work) the gun and holster come out together with no hassles. None of the firearms controls are ever exposed and re-arming doesn't require fumbling around with belt clips.
 
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I carry IWB in a CBST and have a Nano safe in my Explorer. If necessary, I'll unholster and store my firearm inside the safe leaving the CBST in place. I'll re-holster when I get back to the car. Pretty simple. Caution and respect for the firearm and I'm not worried about an ND re-holstering.
 
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