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Old 04-07-2011, 09:33 PM   #11
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The Kydex holsters are better for Glocks as they stay rigid longer. The Serpa has a very dangerous flaw in that MANY ND's have resulted from a fast, stressed draw causing the inward pressure of the trigger finger to transition from the holster's release to the trigger.

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How much do you think the grip safety on the XD line mitigates this risk?
I would have to say the chances of this happening with the Glock were rare. With a grip safety, or a frame mounted manual safety as JMB intended, the chances of it happening would Lotto-esque just because you need dynamic pressure in more than one direction.

You would have to have the leather in the trigger guard, so that would be a force going on the "X" axis in, and then catch it on the center console or arm rest of the rig while adjusting your seat and have it hit the grip safety in such a way in the "Y" axis, down, to induce both the grip safety to presure release and the holster to cause the trigger to be engaged and fire the weapon.

I am sure it can be done, and probably has been done, we just haven't seen it yet.

This was a rare case, no question, but once again, with a frame mounted manual safety and a positive on/off....
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Am I just seeing it wrong or shouldn't that pic of the Glock in the holster be reversed?

The pic shows a man sitting in the passenger's seat and a hole in the right side of his pants and the seat. The pic of the holster looks to be a left hand model. That's not to say that the Glock in the pic wouldn't go off due to that holster, just that to me the pics don't work out together.

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Am I just seeing it wrong or shouldn't that pic of the Glock in the holster be reversed?
I believe you will find if you look that most holster companies put their name, model & serial numbers on the body side of the holsters, with their company logo on the outside, unless they are fancy show rigs or something.

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I think it's worth noting that it appears the gun fired when the trigger was pulled.

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I think it's worth noting that it appears the gun fired when the trigger was pulled.
All guns should if the weapon is "hot", but not all guns will do so if they have manual, active safeties.

The Glock in question has a passive safety.

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I think you are correct in your thoughts. A Rat in the Wood Pile after looking closely at the picture of the holster. Dillinger you are correct this company always puts the labeling on the body side of their holsters as far as I know. My own thoughts are of a couple. #1. This picture was staged to cover up the fact the trigger finger entered the trigger guard area and Wallah! The Pistol went BANG!
Or could it be it is an inside the pants holster being worn incorrectly with the belt on the outside of the holster? Even then, it is on the opposite side to have the seat belt buckle depress the leather as shown?????? In this case the buckle would have been on the opposite side unless I am confused! Something just isn't right! Could it be a face saving issue? That is my thought!

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Here are a couple more pictures. It may be the guy is left handed and carrying cross draw. I am right handed and carry cross draw most of the time. I find I can not draw my pistol very well in the car when it is on the strong side. That is a left hand holster.

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thats is why I love the 1911 I can decock the thing before I holster it, same with double action revolvers.

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Would not have happened with the right holster.

Just more food for the glock haters

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