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solus

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When donning your firearm to wear, do you remove said loaded firearm from the non retention holster while you slide the holster on the belt or just slide the holster on your belt with firearm in place as you buckle and cinch your belt in place till comfortable?
 

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Loaded? yes. Non-retention holster; no reason to read beyond that point.
I do apologize for the confusion factor, shall we quantify terms...
‘There are a few different types of holster retention...

Most common is the thumb break, employing a strap, leather or nylon in most cases,

A more recent invention is the trigger guard lock. Trigger guard lock holsters employ a locking mechanism...

holster actually retains a firearm is by clamping down on a gunhough though perhaps a better noun should be devised for them than retention holsters which have a device that more strenuously holds a firearm in place than the typical holster”
Paraphrased from http://gunbelts.com/blog/do-i-need-a-retention-holster-for-open-carry/

Now as i was saying...non-retention, meaning no strap, no fancy trigger guard, or any device...just good tight fitting leather holster made for that specific firearm, with trigger covered, [not a generic ‘for J frame’ or ‘compact’ or ‘1911 style’ written on the packaging] holding my SD polymer or compact FN, or wittle shield firearm in place by ‘friction’ .
 

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To be as explicit as possible, I used to carry a small 9mm Springfield with no locking retention device in a holster that was designed specifically for the firearm. I would always remove the gun from the holster when donning or doffing. Personally, I just didn't want to take the chance of a mishap.
 

color of law

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I do apologize for the confusion factor, shall we quantify terms...
‘There are a few different types of holster retention...

Most common is the thumb break, employing a strap, leather or nylon in most cases,

A more recent invention is the trigger guard lock. Trigger guard lock holsters employ a locking mechanism...

holster actually retains a firearm is by clamping down on a gunhough though perhaps a better noun should be devised for them than retention holsters which have a device that more strenuously holds a firearm in place than the typical holster”
Paraphrased from http://gunbelts.com/blog/do-i-need-a-retention-holster-for-open-carry/

Now as i was saying...non-retention, meaning no strap, no fancy trigger guard, or any device...just good tight fitting leather holster made for that specific firearm, with trigger covered, [not a generic ‘for J frame’ or ‘compact’ or ‘1911 style’ written on the packaging] holding my SD polymer or compact FN, or wittle shield firearm in place by ‘friction’ .
On occasion revisiting the different types of holster retention that are available on the market and clarifying your question, I do open carry using a level 2 retention holster which excludes me from participating in your survey.

Yet on the other hand, on those rare occasions I conceal carry and decide to use a non-retention holster and it not a paddle type holster, I install the holster on my belt less the firearm.
 

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Now you have come to the crux of my quandary...

I have a perfectly secure, trigger covered and holstered firearm in my bear sized mitt...and you are advocating removing the non-safety firearm setting it on the dresser/bed/any conveniently available spot, slip on the holster, yep comfortable in that spot, then grab said non-safety firearm and...now where is that holster’s opening, darn it why won’t the bloody thing slid in like it should...ah there it goes...

Got it...
 

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The only Non-safety handgun I have is a double action revolver. I made a leather shoelace loop to go over the hammer. Even so, it is heavy enough that when "strapping" it on it has a tendency to flop around. I remove it when sliding the holster. Always (that I remember) with no other persons present, even my wife. Always within reach and always without interruption. Always exercising directional and finger control. I state these as it is a serious matter every time I holster a firearm.
 

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If the trigger cannot be actuated by your finger, as is the case of the gat being in a holster, a discharge is darn near impossible. Can you be too safe? Nope. Can you be paranoid? Yepper. Glock not included since those gats have a rep for going off all by their lonesome.

Proper and regular training as to your gat and the holster system will mitigate potential incidents as long as you engage cranial matter properly and effectively prior to handling your gat.
 

color of law

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If the trigger cannot be actuated by your finger, as is the case of the gat being in a holster, a discharge is darn near impossible. Can you be too safe? Nope. Can you be paranoid? Yepper. Glock not included since those gats have a rep for going off all by their lonesome.

Proper and regular training as to your gat and the holster system will mitigate potential incidents as long as you engage cranial matter properly and effectively prior to handling your gat.
There is nothing more to say.
 

Halite

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I carry in a leather non-retention holster made for my firearm, its formed enough after the break-in to be tight enough to shake upside down and retain the firearm loaded, I unholster before removing and attaching the holster to my belt, if I find a decent OWB clip holster it would stay holstered when donning.
 

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When donning your firearm to wear, do you remove said loaded firearm from the non retention holster while you slide the holster on the belt or just slide the holster on your belt with firearm in place as you buckle and cinch your belt in place till comfortable?
depends on the holster. sob no, 3pm yes, appendix, no
 
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