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Removing Holster from Belt

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Regen, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. Regen

    Regen Well-Known Member

    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?
  2. DJAteOhAte

    DJAteOhAte Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. AirForceShooter

    AirForceShooter Well-Known Member

    Usually I pull the belt off my waist and hold the holster and gun as I do


    OOOXOOO Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. csmkersh

    csmkersh Well-Known Member


    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.

  6. FireArmFan

    FireArmFan Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. silverking

    silverking Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. bnkrazy

    bnkrazy Well-Known Member

    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.
  9. rantingredneck

    rantingredneck Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    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.
  11. TallPine

    TallPine Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 Well-Known Member

    I use an IWB and remove holster and gun together, then remove the firearm. It stays loaded.
  13. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    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.
  14. American_Pit_Bull

    American_Pit_Bull Well-Known Member

    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.
  15. Atla

    Atla Well-Known Member

    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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