Archived material Access restricted Article

Today's Front Page   View All of Wed 06/19/2019 View Tue 06/18/2019 View Mon 06/17/2019 View Sun 06/16/2019 View Sat 06/15/2019 View Fri 06/14/2019 View Thu 06/13/2019
2019-06-19 -Short Attention Span Theater-
Speed Holstering: Why It's a Bad Idea by Sheriff Jim Wilson
Archived material is restricted to Rantburg regulars and members. If you need access email with your nick to be added to the members list. There is no charge to join Rantburg as a member.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-06-19 03:15|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6540 views ]  Top

#1 The danger of speed re-holstering is increased if the shooter is using a striker-fired pistol with no external safeties.

"Speed" and firearms...generally don't mix. Striker-fired pistol without a safety? Never owned one, never will.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-06-19 07:58||   2019-06-19 07:58|| Front Page Top

#2 Not much of a hands-on sheriff, I guess.

When a citizen is momentarily subdued by the threat of the gun a one-handed grab is used for further control. A speedy reholstering frees the gun hand for a cuff reach or other grab (stun baton, pepper spray, taser,...) before the citizen thinks to make a 'break-away' move.

Not a lot of time to find an open holster mouth when the potential for violence looms in close proximity.
Posted by Skidmark 2019-06-19 08:02||   2019-06-19 08:02|| Front Page Top

#3 I disagree completely with this man. At first I thought it was a joke. Speed holsters are a good thing. The second you save might just save your life. His points talked all around the truth. Whoever shoot himself using a speed holster does not practice using it. We go to the range and shoot hundreds of rounds so we can hit out target. But how often to people work on the reflex of proper drawing and aiming a gun? If you draw and your finger goes to the trigger, you need a few hundred hours of draw practice.
Posted by 49 Pan 2019-06-19 10:50||   2019-06-19 10:50|| Front Page Top

#4 The worst part of the "gun culture" is all the know-it-alls it attracts. It's always interesting holding a loaded gun at the range while someone tells you you are doing everything wrong, often in an uncomfortably rude fashion.
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-06-19 11:41||   2019-06-19 11:41|| Front Page Top

#5 Whoever shoot himself using a speed holster does not practice using it

That would seem the crux of the matter. Train like you fight, fight like you train and all that.

By no means an expert, but keeping your finger off the on-switch unless you mean it is a good general rule. Same with power tools.
Posted by SteveS 2019-06-19 12:21||   2019-06-19 12:21|| Front Page Top

#6 I don't know about "Gun Culture". Sort of has a negative connotation in the way your saying it. Ya want arrogant know it alls? Go to a cooking or fashion convention. They are on every group, loudly proclaiming to know the truth. I chimed in because when there is an AD event, the root cause analysis more often than not, comes back to training deficiency. We see it in guys buying high end 700 HP cars and crashing them within 100 miles. We see it boat owners, and aircraft pilots.
To B point, every weapon and holster is a personal choice, and responsibility to learn how to use effectively. I don't have a problem with no safety, like B does - and he is all good for his choice, I wont own a Glock because you cant control the hammer. Before you all jump me as Glock being the safest gun on earth, its personal preference- nothing more.
Posted by 49 Pan 2019-06-19 14:15||   2019-06-19 14:15|| Front Page Top

#7 Re-holstering. Isn't this returning your weapon to the holster (how I envision it)? What's the point of rushing that?
Posted by Frank G 2019-06-19 18:46||   2019-06-19 18:46|| Front Page Top

22:58 charger
22:52 Albert Angitle1976
22:50 Albert Angitle1976
22:49 Albert Angitle1976
22:06 Canuckistan sniper
21:52 Bugs Smiter of the Slytherins2880
20:58 Tom
20:07 Phaick Uneretle6310
20:01 trailing wife
19:51 SteveS
19:50 CrazyFool
19:47 Blossom Slomoque1149
19:21 Frank G
19:17 Frank G
19:16 Frank G
19:02 Herb McCoy
19:01 Frank G
18:59 Large Untervehr3733
18:55 Frank G
18:48 Frank G
18:47 Dale
18:46 Frank G
18:42 Rambler in Virginia
18:31 Frank G

Search WWW Search