You may have seeing gang guys bouncing around without holsters, same as most people in the movies who simply tuck the guns under their belts and it has no issue for them, right? Holsters are expensive and seem to slow you down when you want to shoot, right? That’s never the case and should not be a justification for you not to house your gun in a holster. Ask from the NFL wide receiver serving prison statement guilty for possessing a firearm that discharged after it accidentally slept out of its hiding place. This way you can get the picture of what you will lose when you carry around your weapon in your pants without a holster. You will lose your weapon first, your freedom and friends!
Holsters help to maintain your gun in one position, the same position you put it. You would not need to touch around to find where it has moved to when you want to use it. So it ensures that your drawing is consistent, and your feel too. Look at it this way, if your gun shifts its position in the waist, pocket or under your belt, how sure do you know you are supposed to hold it for you to hold the right part? Of course you will use guesswork, you might get bad and it can get worse when your adrenaline is activated in those emergency moments. You might end up pressing the trigger and imagine what that will fire when your gun is someone in your waistband. Ouch!
People have objections, let’s see what they say
Holsters are costly – Yes they can be quite expensive. However, there are many options in the market made from different materials, leather, kydex, fabric or plastic. As they vary in the materials used to make them, they also vary in their prices. There are holsters meant for the hip, ankle, belt, shoulder, or cross draw. Many people prefer the waist holsters and this post can help you know why. There is more information online about the other types as well, or you can just ask around.
Holsters make drawing the gun slow- I have not heard any competition shooters complain about this, about holsters reducing their chances of winning the trophy. So this one too, is overruled.
Holsters can get uncomfortable- well, maybe be, just a little but anyway, carrying a gun has never felt comfortable, it is just comforting with the idea that you are safer. Use a holster that fits your clothes style and the design of your gun and all will get better.
I can’t access the holster when sitting- this is valid, but must it be around your waist? If most of the time you are sitting, you can opt for the ankle or shoulder holster. When you are wearing a seatbelt, you can find difficulties of reaching a holster that around your hips.
All this objections are actually mere excuses. Bottom-line, carrying a gun without a holster is an unnecessary risk.