Stolen from Predator Tactical LLC. I don’t disagree one bit with their message.

This photo was posted in a comment on another instructors page, talking about when things get caught in your holster, while your gun is out. I hear, all the time, “my last instructor told me I shouldn’t have to look at my holster, to holster my gun. I should keep my eyes on the threat”
Ok. But if there’s still a threat, why are you holstering your gun?
In the heat of a gunfight, any number of things can happen. One of those could be something taking up residence in your holster. And that something (in this photo, it was a drawstring from his jacket) could potentially get into your trigger guard, and then you catch a round in your leg. ORRRR…. you can take a second to look at your holster, and reduce the chances of shooting your self, by a factor of ten. Your choice. This guy got lucky, that it just ruined his pants.

You have all the time in the world to reholster a gun. Use it.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

5 thoughts on “Missed it by this much.”
  1. I bet it ruined his pants in TWO places. ADn that by the way, was how I was trained- do NOT be in a rush to re holster. Take your time and if you need to look, then look!!!!!!

  2. This is also why a good, quality holster with a reinforced mouth is pretty much mandatory. Floppy bits and soft leather can also get into your trigger guard for the unintended loud noise.

    Plus, this is good thing about things like hammer fired guns- you can feel if the hammer is coming back, and stop pushing down. Todd Green’s “Gadget” for the Glock works in a similar way.

  3. My conclusion: if I ever find myself in a class where the instructor claims I shouldn’t look at the holster because of a threat, I’ll get up and leave and find a course taught by someone with functioning brains.

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