Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Once you have the handgun out at some point, you have to put it away. There is training you need to have to be able to put the gun away properly. You can't just fire off a few rounds and then put the gun back in the holster.

When the gun battle is over, don't be in a rush to put the gun back in the holster. Officers are often killed when there are multiple suspects. That means, even if you overcome one suspect there could be one or two or more still out there. So, don't be in a hurry to put the gun away.

Once you have subdued one suspect, look for other suspects. Look to the left, the right and the rear to insure there are no suspects who could approach from any direction. Once you determine the threat is over and there are no additional threats, then replace the gun in the holster, without looking at the holster. If you don't train to do this, you won't do this; that's what the SGT Says.


Bob G. said...

I admit to (even as an old civvie) that I "practice" drawing and then re-holstering my weapon(s) without the use of visual assistance.

And by ALL means, if you DO have multiple pistols, then you need to practice with EVERY ONE of them.

It does (and should) become relexive.
Good info!

Stay safe.

Protect_and_Serve said...

Sarge, I remember getting that speech from you 15 years ago. Some things never change.

Bunkermeister said...

Yes, every weapon you have should be practiced with under combat conditions! Good point Bob G.

Bunkermeister said...

Yes, P&S there is no thing that is new under the sun.