Originally Posted by PSYCHOFREAK3
Kind of an akward question, my Utah permit came in recently and I plan on a short trip to WI to test it out. My issue is I was planning on carrying my Glock 19 as I am more than proficient with it and it's a little smaller than a 5"1911. My problem is I will not be carrying with one in the chamber until I get used to the idea of being in public with a firearm, but when I get to that point holstering/re-holstering is my issue.
I am a big guy 6'3" about 240lbs so when I carry in a Galco king tuk at the 4 to 4:30 position I can't visually see when I reholster. my problem is if I can't see to holster and a round is chambered how do I make sure a foreign object is not in the trigger guard while I am holstering which would depress the trigger causing a ND? The only thing I have come up with is during the holstering process sticking my finger between the rear of the trigger and the trigger guard and that way if I felt any pressure on the trigger I would stop holstering.
Am I reading too much into this? I am a little nervous coming from IL I have only been able to carry around my house which I haven't done with a round in the chamber yet. So how do you guys do it that have a similar situation?
Hi, Psycho...I had the same feelings when I first started carrying my Glock. Like several others have said, CLEAR and CHECK the gun, practice holstering, draws AND dry fires until it is a natural action/reaction, not a planned movement. Planning will let you down, training will help keep you alive. Please keep your finger out of the trigger guard until your sights are on your target, what happens if you accidentally get your finger on the trigger
This is what I did and still do.
Set up mirrors in front of you so you have multiple targets, not
to watch how you holster your gun. Move the mirrors around the room to different locations, again with a CLEARED gun, keep practicing your draws each time dry firing, cocking and re-holstering your gun each and every time. When you re-holster your "EMPTY" gun listen for the click of the dry fire, you will be amazed I hope, I never did hear it while re-holstering.
I picked up a few cheap full length mirrors at Lowes to do this and even use them outside. Turn them vertical and horizontal for different effects, elevate them with chairs or place them behind the couch to lower them, turn them at funny angles, place them 2/3rds behind a door way, use your imagination.
Some call it an Accidental discharge, I feel it is always a Negligent Discharge unless it is proven to be a mechanical failure. Good luck