Friday, October 29, 2010

Holster

How is your holster? Is it a high quality name brand holster? Is it new or nearly new? Is it nice and clean and shiny? A holster hods your handgun. One of the most important tools you carry with you at work, it must hold the gun securely, even when a suspect is trying to take it away from you. That same holster must allow you to take the gun out rapidly, even instantly when you desperately need the gun. I recommend a level two or three for duty use.

When your holster begins to start to get old, you need to get it replaced. Right away. If it is broken, replace it before you use it next. Replace it even if you have to spend the money yourself, don't carry a broken or worn out holster for days, or weeks because the agency is slow about replacing yours. A hundred bucks is well spent and then make them reimburse you.

Once you get your new holster, practice with it. Practice with it a lot. A whole lot. Some holster companies recommend that you draw, and re-holster a thousand times before you carry the weapon in that holster on duty. I agree that you need to holster, draw and re-holster so many times that the weapon and holster and your hand and arm are all one. Able to get the gun in and out right away without any hang ups; that's what the SGT Says.

4 comments:

Bob G. said...

Sarge:
We've come a lonmg way from the basket-weave leather whllegun holders with no retention, that's for sure.
The composite holsters seem to hold up very well, but like anything, they need attention. The adjustment screws might need a bit of tweaking from time to time, to ensure your pistol doesn't flop around or hang up on a draw.

Sage advice.

Stay safe out there.

Bunkermeister said...

Yes, the screws are a good addition to keeping the holster in place, but do need to be checked often.

Protect_and_Serve said...

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Bunkermeister said...

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