Let’s Talk About Looking Down While Holstering Your Firearm. Should You Do It?


Recently, we created a poll on our Facebook page that asked the question; When you holster your firearm, do you look down while doing so?

The results:

That was a little surprising to us, as we thought the vast majority would say Yes.

Anywho, we’re here today with a post from Pew Pew Tactical, and while we’re not sure where the photo originated from, we are sure that a negligent discharge occurred.

While sifting through the comments, it would seem that at least one person had knowledge of this actual event. The culprit is said to be a jacket drawstring that found its way into the holster, and then as the person went to holster, the drawstring got into the trigger guard and pulled the trigger.

It’s a likely scenario, so we’ll go with that.

What we aren’t discussing, at the moment, is the holster itself. It’s a Serpa Holster, and a simple Google search will show you that it’s… not ideal.

With all of this said, if you’re not typically a person to look down into your holster while holstering, does this change your mind?

My take: If you’re holstering your firearm, you aren’t in any type of danger at the moment, so why not at least glance down to check and make sure that your holster is clear? Anything can get in there, such as a drawstring or article of clothing, and to me it’s better to be safe than sorry.

About the Author

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP, with a Shield Sights RMSC Red Dot, that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in a Vedder Holsters ComfortTuck IWB holster.

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