nova wrote:When holstering, I've trained myself to put my thumb on the back of the slide, which lifts the web between thumb and index finger off of the grip safety. Not only does this mean the grip safety is not engaged when holstering, it also lets me feel the cocked indicator while holstering, as a confirmation that the weapon is ready to go.Yesterday I was in my garage loading up before heading out to the OC dinner, and when holstering my XD I noticed some resistance...so I stopped, and lifted the gun straight up. Yep! my shirt tail had found its way into my trigger guard above the holster. If I had ignored the resistence I almost certainly would have had an ND into either my leg, foot, or concrete floor, since I had my hand on the grip while reholstering (grip safety depressed) and the shirt tail would have pulled the trigger safety back.
I've wondered if this habit is overcautiousness, but your story makes me glad I do it.