Readers that are about the same age as I am may remember a sketch cartoon called Animaniacs. One of the repeating sketches in the show was called “good idea, bad idea“. Hit the link for a delightful Youtube compilation of the sketch if you’re not familiar with the concept. Today at Gun Nuts, we’re going to do a little “good idea, bad idea” ourselves.
Good idea: Having a holster that allows quick access to your pocket pistol.
Bad idea: Having a holster allows quick access to your pocket pistol by leaving the trigger
exposed. Meet the “Shoot Through Wallet Holster” from HolsterPro. Aside from the fact that using this holster makes your gun an AOW, any pocket holster that leaves the trigger exposed is a bad idea. Ever had the fabric of a pants pocket bunch up and make it hard to get your keys/pen whatever out of that pocket? Now imagine it’s bunched up inside that trigger exposure, and when you sit down “BLAM”.
A pocket holster should never allow access to the trigger guard. Just like you should never have any other “stuff” in the pocket that your gun is carried in, because you don’t want something to work its way inside the holster and then the trigger guard.
That’s a proper pocket holster. Made by our friends at Galco, it holds the gun in a proper orientation to help give a faster draw, and it also covers the entirety of the trigger guard. For people that carry pocket guns, remember these two rules in addition to the 4 Rules:
- Use a holster
- Don’t put other junk in your gun pocket
I guess now I’ll have to add that you also should make sure that the holster covers the trigger guard. A holster for pocket carry serves two important roles – the first role is to keep the gun oriented “butt up” so you can draw it easier. The 2nd is to keep the trigger guard covered so your pants don’t bunch up and cause an ND.
Because the hilariously named “Shoot Through” holster fails to meet even the most basic holster safety requirement, I would strongly recommend that anyone thinking about that holster go buy a Galco or Uncle Mikes or any other pocket holster. The Shoot Through holster is aptly named though, since you’ve have a great opportunity to “shoot through” your own leg.