I have a Sticky Holster for a micro pistol I carry sometimes when I have to step outside the house wearing the Florida Uniform (Shorts, flip-flops) and it is an exercise on being VERY careful every time I manipulate the combo.

I confess that I have used it as waist holster and I admit it did never felt safe to do so. It is a holster to carry a gun in the pocket safely because it keeps the trigger covered from outside influences. In fact you must double down by keeping only the holstered gun in that pocket and nothing else.

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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.

9 thoughts on “Negligent Discharge: Bad Holstering & Bad Manipulation”
  1. That guy is all kinds of stupid. Why would you reholster with the safety off? Why would you double down on stupid when it doesn’t go in, in the first place?

  2. I remember all the cowboy movies and TV shows of my youth. The hero out bad guy finishes shooting and with a twirl and a flourish he holsters his gun.

    Today I know that the gun was unloaded and likely a SAA. The trigger just doesn’t do anything with the hammer down. It was as safe as twirling a stick of wood.

    Today the rule is take your time holstering your weapon. You are not on the clock. Remember that your light trigger pull means less pressure needed if something gets caught on the trigger.

    If it doesn’t want to go in, stop! Figure it out and be safe.

    I have a couple of pocket holsters. The holster comes out of the pocket. The pistol into the holster, both go back into the pocket. You have to be safe.

  3. I have never used a sticky holster IWB, I wouldn’t trust it.

    I have used the soft nylon ones with the clips like the Blackhawk and Uncle Mikes because they are very comfortable with subcompact pistols.

    When I holster up, I undo my belt, unbutton my pants, and put my gun in and then button up. The compression on the holster from the pants and belt is part of the retention system for the holster.

    There is no award for being the fastest reholstering, better safe than going to the ER.

  4. Had a Sticky (brand) sticky holster once. They actually listed for a light+laser combo I was looking for. Got it out of the packaging, and immediately started looking on MidwayUSA’s site for how to return product. It seemed flimsy, compared to the Desantis Nemesis that’s my usual goto.

    No way, ever, I’d use this as a “belt holster”.

  5. Pocket holsters are for the pocket, period. In addition, these holsters aren’t secured, so they move around. In order to holster your firearm in one safely, you first must remove the holster from your pocket, then place the firearm in the holster, then place the whole thing back in your pocket.

    That video should be used by trainers forever.

  6. This is a good argument for treating the pistol and holster as a single unit for administrative handling. I use a hard plastic holster and pants to nightstand involves simply unclipping the holster with the gun firmly locked in. I also use the safety when handling.
    This guy could have avoided this aggro by putting his pistol on the bench, removing his holster, reholstering on the bench and then put it away. I hope he learned

    1. For pocket holsters that’s clearly the answer. IWB, I don’t know. All I have is an OWB holster, for a gun with no safety. But reholstering is easy for those, at least given that I use the other hand to move my shirt out of the way (if I’m wearing an overhanging shirt at the time). It’s a nicely made one from Side Guard Holsters (who, unlike DeSantis, were willing to make a holster for the Boberg XR9).

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