Removing Holster from Belt


July 25, 2008, 11:42 AM
How do people go about removing their holsters.

Do you remove gun from holster first?
Do you remove gun and unload gun prior to removing holster?
Do you remove holster with gun in holster?

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July 25, 2008, 11:43 AM
It depends on the situation.

I don't see why I would need to unload the gun to remove the holster like your second example, though.

July 25, 2008, 11:47 AM
Usually I pull the belt off my waist and hold the holster and gun as I do


July 25, 2008, 11:47 AM
It depends, if my belt goes through the holster than I remove the pistol. If it does not(paddle or pocket) I leave the gun in the holster.

July 25, 2008, 11:50 AM

If it's in camp, I hang the holster with the gun in it and loaded. If it's at home and the gun is to return to the safe, I'll table it, hang the holster and belt up, then unload the handgun and either clean it if it's been fired or merely return it to the safe if not. If it's a house gun, it goes back to its hidie-hole loaded and then the holster comes off the belt.

July 25, 2008, 02:08 PM
I carry in an IWB holster that clips on so it doesn't require taking off my belt first. I simply grab the holster with the firearm still inside and take it off.

July 25, 2008, 02:25 PM
With hand covering both holster and gun, I simply slide it off the belt. Putting the holster on the belt is another thing. I remove the gun from the holster, place the gun on a flat surface -table or bed-, slide the holster through the loops and secure the belt and return the gun to holster.

July 25, 2008, 03:46 PM
I take the holster off with gun in it and place it on the nightstand.

In the morning, it goes back on the belt.

I only unload it to clean it/dry fire.

July 25, 2008, 03:50 PM
My usual carry holster has snap belt loops. Unsnap and pull the holster and gun out as a single unit. Gun goes in safe, holster in box on top of safe.

July 25, 2008, 04:05 PM
I either remove the gun from the holster first or remove them together, depending on the circumstances. In the end, safe being safe, it doesn't really matter.

July 25, 2008, 05:41 PM
Do whichever is easiest. Do you take your pants off or your socks off first when you go to bed ? :)

Me, I take the gun out of the holster and lay it on the dresser. Holster stays on the belt/jeans. If I'm putting on fresh jeans (hey, I live out in the boonies - yesterday's dust is as good as today's :p ), I re-rig the belt into the jeans with all the other stuff: flashlight, reloads, knife, and holster. Finally the gun goes back in the holster on my body.

July 25, 2008, 06:43 PM
I use an IWB and remove holster and gun together, then remove the firearm. It stays loaded.

The Lone Haranguer
July 25, 2008, 09:43 PM
Generally I remove the gun from the holster and set it aside first. If it was loaded I don't bother to unload it. I like to maintain control of the gun at all times and do not wish to have it possibly fall from the holster.

July 25, 2008, 10:03 PM
The fewer times the firearm is removed from the holster, the less of a risk of an accident.

The more you load and unload a firearm, the more chance of an accident.

Take that into consideration and you don't have much of a decision.

July 25, 2008, 10:35 PM
With my Comp-Tac Minotaur holster, I remove the holster with the gun still in it. Than I leave my pistol holstered wherever I lay it so I can grab the holster and stick it back in my pants without messing around with two items.

Either way, it's not really a big deal what you do.

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