Do you use a lanyard?


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Super Sneaky Steve
September 2, 2011, 11:44 PM
I'd like to know if anyone uses a lanyard and if you do, why?

What are the pros and cons?

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hardluk1
September 3, 2011, 08:20 AM
Only good if running around a battle field and drop your handgun or dressing up for war games

EddieNFL
September 3, 2011, 08:38 AM
Got one on my truck keys.

Wishoot
September 3, 2011, 08:40 AM
Maybe if I were backpacking or hiking, but that's about it. Otherwise, I'm suburb dweller and it would look pretty silly and serve no purpose.

Carne Frio
September 3, 2011, 12:46 PM
A lanyard might be useful while backpacking.
They are more useful when kayaking or boating.

rcmodel
September 3, 2011, 02:03 PM
Deep snow or deep water might qualify as a good excuse for me to use one.

Otherwise not.

rc

22lr
September 3, 2011, 02:12 PM
I would if over water or snow, but ya otherwise I just have a holster that offers good retention and call it a day. Besides I dont have a handgun with a lanyard ring anymore.

1911Tuner
September 3, 2011, 02:13 PM
In the past, I've used them while hiking and tryin' to hang onto a 4-wheeler in rough terrain. Lately, the rings have gone unused...but they're still there. They ain't eatin' nothin' and they ain't in the way.

we are not amused
September 3, 2011, 02:55 PM
Back packing, hunting or boating, (including kayaking). If I was still dirt bike riding, I would probably want one then.

Any time you are physically active in rugged physical activity a lanyard would not be a bad idea. I have a lanyard for my GPS, Cell Phone, digital camera and wear retaining cords on my eye glasses when sailing or kayaking.

I wouldn't bother with a lanyard when carrying concealed in town, but in an active physical environment, I would consider it as I would anything else I didn't want to lose and considered vital to remain attached to.

CraigC
September 3, 2011, 04:04 PM
Only good if running around a battle field and drop your handgun or dressing up for war games
Or you're an outdoorsman who does more than just sit in a treestand with your trusty, rusty .30-06. They are imminently useful and as stated, they ain't eatin' nothin' and ain't in the way.

I will have them fitted to all my future custom sixguns.
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hardluk1
September 3, 2011, 04:13 PM
Haven't used one yet in 40 +years of running around in the woods are , a, stumbleing now. Allways relied on a good holster to do its job.

Loosedhorse
September 3, 2011, 04:18 PM
I use them regularly on knives and flashlights: things I might want to let go of suddenly or briefly, while still retaining them and being quickly able to get a working grip on them again.

Have rings on a few revolvers, but haven't used them yet. Recently I did a little spelunking while carrying. A lanyard would have been a very good idea, but I still managed not to lose anything while wriggling through the narrower spaces on my back. Similarly, I think they'd be great in white water or on horseback above a trot--in adddition to (not instead of) a covered holster.

1911Tuner
September 3, 2011, 06:23 PM
Haven't used one yet in 40 +years of running around in the woods are , a, stumbleing now. Allways relied on a good holster to do its job.

Murphy hates me...personally...and he goes out of his way to prove it.

I go to rough country...I use a lanyard.

MM OneSix
September 4, 2011, 12:58 AM
I have one and have used it occasionally when riding through rough country. Small tool that does much for some peace of mind.

we are not amused
September 5, 2011, 12:40 PM
Murphy hates me...personally...and he goes out of his way to prove it.

Me too!:uhoh:

antiquus
September 5, 2011, 01:30 PM
Yea of course, goes nice with my Sam Browne.... :D

Rogerschrisj
September 5, 2011, 09:01 PM
I use them on most of my knives and on my scandium j frame that rides in my from pocket or deep appendix carry. It's great for aiding in extraction.

Averageman
September 5, 2011, 11:15 PM
"Put your lanyard back on your pistol", I told him.
He ignored me and bent down to shut the water on the washrack off,.....Kerplunk.
"SGT, I dropped my pistol in the water !"
"Take your shirt off and I will lower you down in the water and pull you up when you have it, just shake your feet." I said with a big grin.
There is nothing like hypotermia on a wash rack in Germany in February to teach you why a lanyard is a very good thing to have on a handgun.

robert garner
September 6, 2011, 08:00 AM
Ya mean Nobody uses a lanyard to steady their hold for shooting?
robert

Rexster
September 6, 2011, 01:14 PM
It is situational. In swampy areas, or when otherwise around water, yes. It is very easy for me to rig a temporary lanyard of paracord, with my SIG P229 pistols' factory grips having a built-in lanyard attachment point.

ForumSurfer
September 6, 2011, 01:50 PM
Deep snow or deep water might qualify as a good excuse for me to use one.

Otherwise not.

rc

What he said...but every time I've ever been in such a situation with a handgun, I've never used a lanyard.

Murphy hates me...personally...and he goes out of his way to prove it.

I go to rough country...I use a lanyard.

I keep giving Murphy too many chances. One day he'll take me up on it and my pistol will be at the bottom of a lake, river or whatever.

The Lone Haranguer
September 6, 2011, 06:32 PM
I don't engage in skydiving, rappelling, fast-roping, kayaking or any other activities that are likely to spill my gun, so the answer is no. :D I still like lanyard loops on the grounds that it is better to have one and not need it, than need it and not have it.

357 Terms
September 6, 2011, 08:14 PM
I have always wanted to on my trail/hunting Blackhawk, just never have...yet.

PabloJ
September 7, 2011, 02:29 AM
I'd like to know if anyone uses a lanyard and if you do, why?

What are the pros and cons?
When I finely get that vintage Webley & Scott in .455 I be sure to wear silk ascot and finest lanyard money can buy.:scrutiny:

FLORIDA KEVIN
September 7, 2011, 02:59 AM
I use a lanyard on my Glock 0 when hunting ,fishing or boating ! I hunt with a Ruger SRH with a sling swivel on the butt and a single loop sling for carry and shooting stability . The holster slips off and is unnattached .Kevin

mljdeckard
September 7, 2011, 04:34 AM
I have appreciated them in the past, and I am considering getting lanyard loop mainspring housings on my 1911s, or at least the ones I open carry, for riding horses or ATVs.

I will also echo what Tuner said. In Iraq, were it not for my lanyard, I would have been giving my M-9 an extra special cleaning after a late night trip to the latrine. Just sayin'.

Dr.Rob
September 7, 2011, 07:01 PM
Lanyard has always been a good idea on horseback.

Probably a good idea while doing any whitewater activity too.

Owen Sparks
September 8, 2011, 01:35 AM
Dr. Rob said:Lanyard has always been a good idea on horseback.

A two pound pistol has a lot of momentum and can easily bounce out of a holster in a gallop. Modern retention holsters like the Blackhawk Serpa have made lanyards obsolete except for the purist.

Old Dog
September 8, 2011, 03:49 AM
Some seem to be missing the fact that lanyards aren't necessarily for holstered handguns ... always possible to lose a handgun while actually holding it in the hand ... that's primarily when the lanyard comes in handy. No need to tout specific holsters as making lanyards obsolete... I always had the utmost confidence in my holster's retention capability during deployments; the lanyard was a security device in the event I fumbled my pistol when it was already out of the holster.

PabloJ
September 8, 2011, 07:58 AM
I have appreciated them in the past, and I am considering getting lanyard loop mainspring housings on my 1911s, or at least the ones I open carry, for riding horses or ATVs.

I will also echo what Tuner said. In Iraq, were it not for my lanyard, I would have been giving my M-9 an extra special cleaning after a late night trip to the latrine. Just sayin'.
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Dr.Rob
September 8, 2011, 03:56 PM
Can't imagine keeping a 7.5 inch Vaquero or Colt New Service in a Blackhawk Serpa.

My 1863 pattern holster would be a tough to 'bounce out' of but if it did my Vaquero is replaceable. My 1917 Colt, not so much.

Also (now I realize this is not for everyone) while canoeing/boating/fishing and you happen to be carrying, losing your cooler when you flip your boat is one thing. Losing a $500 firearm is another.

Just regular walking around/hunting/woods carry... I don't worry about it.

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