Back in the 70s I figured out if my thumb was on the hammer when the gun was holstered
, it would hold down the hammer of a double-action handgun so it couldn't rise or fall, or hold back the hammer of a cocked and (maybe, maybe not) locked single-action auto.
That level of versatility is rarely seen in production holsters, and usually that means there's some slop and play when the gun is holstered
. I didn't find that to be the case with the Rapid Slide S3.1 carried a Ruger American Compact, a CZ P-10 C, and a Ruger SP101 and found that this holster held each of the three guns securely in place because the leather wraps around the gun and grips it firmly.
* Crawford grabbed the holstered
(unloaded) gun in the SSIII, literally lifted me into the air, and swung me around.
If you can grab the butt of your holstered
pistol and slide it back and forth on your hip, either your belt isn't tight enough or you're not properly using your belt loops to help lock the holster in place.
After six weeks, the heavy-duty LFA-1 doesn't show any wear on the exterior, while the inside shows the usual scuffs and cuts from having a pistol holstered
and drawn numerous times per day and many times while on range trips.
When the driver is behind the wheel, the holstered
gun is hidden by his legs, and quickly accessible with a simple reach between the knees.
The vinyl "Alien Skin" outer texture helps keep a pistol holstered
in place without reducing drag.
The belt-worn cross-draw is further criticized by claims that the position and orientation of the holstered
pistol make it an easy target for a gun takeaway.
As the pistol is holstered
, a flexible claw grips the trigger guard making it inaccessible from any angle other than the specific angle of draw.
Speaking of belts, it's critical to wear a proper gun belt with your holstered
There's also more room for inserting a magazine into the magazine well while the gun is holstered
during a one-handed reload.
Rob says one customer was carrying a holstered
S&W when he wound up swimming after a runaway jet boat.