Originally Posted by CHLChris
Here's an odd question, but still important:
What to do with your gun after the shooting?
1) Holster it hot. With a huge amount of adrenaline coursing through my veins I'd rather not holster my gun. Without being super careful, this is a possible moment one could shoot themselves.
2) Clear the chamber and holster it. I would never want to clear my gun after a critical incident in case the BG has friends.
3) Set it down hot. At least you don't have the risk of holstering and don't have a paper weight.
4) Clear it and set it down. All the risks of having a gun out when the police arrive, and none of the protection of a hot gun in case the BG's friends come back.
5) Tactical reload. This one really appeals to me.
If I had my wits about me, I am thinking I would strongly consider doing a tactical reload, removing my holster, and placing the hot gun into the holster. Then I'd set the holster near to me. It seems to me that a holstered gun would make arriving police feel a bit more comfortable.
What do y'all think?
I fully agree with tactical reload if you have an extra mag available. This is just me but I want that gun as close to me as possible and that will be in my holster on my side just in case another BG comes out.
I train everything from the holster and I don't want a situation to happen were I can't defend myself since I left it on the hood or seat.
I do understand your concerns with reholstering and shooting yourself but isn't that why we train? Accidents do happen so I see where some have an issue with it.
Either way you go about it, you are 100% correct to not unload your weapon.