After waiting what seems like forever for a brand new holster to come in the mail, many gun owners are so excited that they fail to follow safe practices before checking out their new holsters.
In this post I will lay out 4 steps that I feel are necessary to take to test out a holster before carrying your firearm in it.
***If you would rather watch these steps instead of reading, scroll to the end to view the video.***
- If you are wearing the gun that the new holster is intended for, REMOVE the gun and the holster from your person.
- Remove the gun from the holster and CLEAR IT!!! (Physically and Visually check that it is clear.
- Pull out the new holster and check the fitment to ensure that it fits your handgun properly and that your firearm comes out smoothly. (I have had a handgun get stuck in a new holster before.)
- Keeping it unloaded, put the holstered gun on and begin trying to find the sweet-spot and get a few draw and re-holster reps in.
Once you have completed these steps and are pleased with the results, you are now ready to load your firearm and carry on!
Here is a video for reinforcement: (There’s also a clip of the holster that my gun got stuck in)
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