Originally Posted by markie357
Ok thanks wow I feel stupid
Don't feel stupid. I pocket carry without holster. Instead I keep hammer down, on a single action handgun, which is called condition 2. Most recommend against this, I don't. In fact, I do it confidently.
The only thing a holster is good for is preventing the tigger from being accidentally pulled, but in a situation where the gun isn't cocked, it's a pointless prevention.
Ultimately its up to you. If you're carrying a DAO style gun you should always have safety on. The short time I carried such a piece I did so withoht holster, cocked, with safety on. It was a Ruger LC9 which had a very stiff safety and I worried none about the possibility of negligent or accidental discharge. I don't think anyone should.
I hate holsters and refuse to use them unless open carrying.