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Do you use a lanyard?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Super Sneaky Steve, Sep 2, 2011.

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  1. Super Sneaky Steve

    Super Sneaky Steve Member

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    I'd like to know if anyone uses a lanyard and if you do, why?

    What are the pros and cons?
     
  2. hardluk1

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    Only good if running around a battle field and drop your handgun or dressing up for war games
     
  3. EddieNFL

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    Got one on my truck keys.
     
  4. Wishoot

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    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.
     
  5. Carne Frio

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    A lanyard might be useful while backpacking.
    They are more useful when kayaking or boating.
     
  6. rcmodel

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    Deep snow or deep water might qualify as a good excuse for me to use one.

    Otherwise not.

    rc
     
  7. 22lr

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    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.
     
  8. 1911Tuner

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    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.
     
  9. we are not amused

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    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.
     
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    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.
    [​IMG]
     
  11. hardluk1

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    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.
     
  12. Loosedhorse

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    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.
     
  13. 1911Tuner

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

    I go to rough country...I use a lanyard.
     
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    I have one and have used it occasionally when riding through rough country. Small tool that does much for some peace of mind.
     
  15. we are not amused

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    Me too!:uhoh:
     
  16. antiquus

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    Yea of course, goes nice with my Sam Browne.... :D
     
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    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.
     
  18. Averageman

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    "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.
     
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    Ya mean Nobody uses a lanyard to steady their hold for shooting?
    robert
     
  20. Rexster

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

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    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.
     
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    I have always wanted to on my trail/hunting Blackhawk, just never have...yet.
     
  24. PabloJ

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    When I finely get that vintage Webley & Scott in .455 I be sure to wear silk ascot and finest lanyard money can buy.:scrutiny:
     
  25. FLORIDA KEVIN

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    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
     
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