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I bought a nylon IWB holster for my S&W sigma sw40ve. i only paid 16 bucks for it but the reason i chose this one was because it seemed a little less bulky compared to a leather one. the only downfall i thought of was that it doesnt keep form when i pull out my weapon. i can get it back in with a little help. then i thought that why do i need to worry about putting it back in with ease if the only reason im getting it out is to use it. any thoughts or ideas? anyone had both and chose one over the other? let me know?
 

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You're right. If it's a draw for an emergency, you don't need it to be convenient to put back in it's holster. You need the trigger protected while you carry - but when the bad guy is there - you don't need the holster - once it's pulled.
An easy in and out holster is more for convenience at the range or hunting, etc.
 

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... You need the trigger protected while you carry...
Ive seen this brought up couple times...i understand from a safety standpoint the only time the trigger should move is when you purposefully pull it...but its starting to sound like some of you carry one in the chamber...?
 

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rferguson61 said:
Ive seen this brought up couple times...i understand from a safety standpoint the only time the trigger should move is when you purposefully pull it...but its starting to sound like some of you carry one in the chamber...?
I would have to agree with you on that one, my trigger is covered by the holster and is also 12# for pull weight. Not to worried about accidentally misfiring especially because I don't usually carry one in the chamber
 

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axxe55 said:
then you're carrying around a 2 pound paperweight. do either of you expect the BG to allow you time to chamber one? how would you chamber one if an arm or hand is incapicitated?

in a situation that might possibly require you to use your pistol to defend yourself, it will be up close and happen very quickly. if you are hesitant about carrying with one chambered, then maybe you require more instruction and training or consider a different type pistol.
That's a good point but to each is own. Every one has there preference
 

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axxe55 said:
it's your life and limbs, not mine. to me a unchambered pistol is useless.

think about this. you're getting ready to get into your vehicle, then a BG decides to jump you and you have to fend him off with your non-gun hand, and pull your pistol with your gun hand, how do you rack the slide? you can't. so now what good is you pistol? none, it's useless, unless you want to use it as club.
I understand completely what your saying, but to be honest in my opinion If a guy see me pull out a gun I doubt he or she will keep trying but we really don't know that.
 

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axxe55 said:
what about the unseen threat, that's upon you before you have a chance to pull your pistol and is trying to pin you down or trying to stab you?

what if he's coming out of a dark alley? or waiting in the shadows behind your car and jumps you as you are trying to get into your vehicle?

there are plenty of other situations where you either don't reconize someone as threat until it's too late, or they catch you by suprise. the BG isn't always going to look like a BG and they aren't going to give you fair warning.
You can make a case about anything. I can say this BG will incapacitate you and your chambered round gun is a paper weight as well
 

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axxe55 said:
well i can see that any further discussion would be a waste of my time and energy. best of luck to you and hope you don't have to learn the error of your ways the hard way.
Any further, you obviously just wasted all of your time. Haha! Good Luck to you
 

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The debate on carrying chambered or not has been beaten to death. I carry chambered. Its what I feel is most tactical.. I gave up on debating with people about it. Everyone is different and prefer different things so I just leave it alone now.
 

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Ive seen this brought up couple times...i understand from a safety standpoint the only time the trigger should move is when you purposefully pull it...but its starting to sound like some of you carry one in the chamber...?
You don't?

It's called Condition One. Google it.
 

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axxe55 said:
exactly my point. that's why i felt any further discussion would have been wasteful and pointless.

but with his smart alec remarks, if he doesn't learn to curb them, the Mods will be more than happy to do it for him.
I sure hope the mods would be more patient with a guy like that than you are Sir. I see you in the middle of fights all over this forum. Cheer up Axxe!
 

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well i can see that any further discussion would be a waste of my time and energy. best of luck to you and hope you don't have to learn the error of your ways the hard way.
Any further, you obviously just wasted all of your time. Haha! Good Luck to you
He's right axxe, it only takes a heartbeat to chamber a round.

Unfortunately it may well be his last heartbeat.

 

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I sure hope the mods would be more patient with a guy like that than you are Sir. I see you in the middle of fights all over this forum. Cheer up Axxe!
Oh he's happy....you should see him when he gets pissed.........then again, maybe you shouldn't.
 

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Concealed carry is a personal defense action requiring a certain level of professionalism and confidence.

If you are afraid to carry a gun in the proper PD manner, maybe you shouldn't carry at all.

Please take a look at this;

Read this before you decide to carry!
 

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WillBender said:
I understand completely what your saying, but to be honest in my opinion If a guy see me pull out a gun I doubt he or she will keep trying but we really don't know that.
Criminals arent scared of guns, thier only scared of someone who will use it so pulling your pistol just to show it off wont end well for you. If your not prepared to pull the trigger dont pull it because when the criminal takes your empty gun and loads it he'll kill you with it.

A buddy of mine was nearly killed when a guy reached in his open car window and put a large knife to his throat. He had his left arm on the top of the door so the bad guy pinned it to the door. He only had use of his right hand to draw his .45 which was on his right hip. He drew it and pointed it between the badguy's eyes and clicked off the safety. The punk ran and my buddy got a new knife, he'd be dead if his weapon wasnt loaded.
 

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Besides, this isn't his question. He asked about a holster issue. To answer that: NO, because when it comes to the weapon and equipment that I will use to protect myself and my loved ones, I didn't go cheap!
 

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then you're carrying around a 2 pound paperweight. do either of you expect the BG to allow you time to chamber one? how would you chamber one if an arm or hand is incapicitated?

in a situation that might possibly require you to use your pistol to defend yourself, it will be up close and happen very quickly. if you are hesitant about carrying with one chambered, then maybe you require more instruction and training or consider a different type pistol.
That's a good point but to each is own. Every one has there preference
The debate on carrying chambered or not has been beaten to death. I carry chambered. Its what I feel is most tactical.. I gave up on debating with people about it. Everyone is different and prefer different things so I just leave it alone now.
I believe it's all a process. Us "newer" gun owners will learn to trust our guns and have the confidence to safely carry in condition one. Let's all be nice and explain to each other civilly and politely. You're not going to "bully" someone into thinking as you do. I'm not sure I would be ready to carry in condition one right off the bat. I know I will get there. For me, many things are a process. Let's respect each other and support each other as best we can.
 

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I don't want to get in the chambered or not chambered conversation, however I would like to see the video you referenced. Do you have a link?
It's called the Tueller Drill. Google it.
 

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I thought this was about a holster lol, I just started carrying last Friday as a matter of fact and I will admit I'm not worried about it going off on accident (because I do carry with one in the chamber) my question is back to the holster, Is it a bad Idea to have the thumb strap or what ever it is called not fastened?? I stand in my mirror with the gun and mag unloaded to practice being able to draw my weapon and even when I unfasten quickly it still seems to get hung up on something?? I have returned 4 different holsters and REALLY wanted a pocket one but I guess my pockets are deep and it also got hung up. Does anyone make a pocket holster that may clip on the pocket so it won't drop all the way down?? It's a Taurus PT 738 btw
Thanks all be safe
 
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