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Clipdraw legal in Ohio?

Discussion in 'Ohio Glockers' started by smittyG27, Mar 18, 2007.


  1. smittyG27

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    Would a clipdraw be legal to use in ohio? Or do we have to use a holster.

    The way I read everything, the gun would have to be in a holster.

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  2. shadow_dog

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    I have wondered the same thing. I am considering getting a clip for my KelTec P40.
     

  3. firedog978

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    I do have a belt clip on a KelTec P-32 (it fits pocket holster with it on).

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    But Ohio law states IT MUST BE IN A HOLSTER.
    So, when carrying the gun in Ohio you must use a holster.
     
  4. Ol' 12-toes

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    TTBOMK -

    the clipdraw would be legal if you were not in or an a motor vehicle.
     
  5. glockman513

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    But the law doesn't specifically define what a holster is, nor the requirement for a retention strap. With this lack of a specific definition, why couldn't you use your waistband as a holster.
     
  6. firedog978

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    As stated above; if you are not in a vehicle you can use a clip. You're only required to have it in a holster (per the Ohio AG laws on concealed carry), if you are in a vehicle and carrying concealed. And, there is no mention of a retention strap being necessary for said holster.

    I didn't mean to cause confusion. The only time a holster is mentioned as necessary while carrying concealed is if in a vehicle and it's on your person. According to the Ohio AG website on concealed carry, there is no other time stated as having to have a weapon holstered.

    Go here: http://www.ag.state.oh.us/spotlight/ccw.asp
     
  7. Ol' 12-toes

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    But the law doesn't specifically define what a holster is, nor the requirement for a retention strap. With this lack of a specific definition, why couldn't you use your waistband as a holster.
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    Please, Lord, deliver us from Philadelphia lawyers -

    If a manufacturer calls something that he makes a 'holster,' a case can be made that it is legal for motor vehicle carry -

    Granted that some articles of apparel are provided with features intended to hold a gun, how many trouser manufacturers call their waistbands 'holsters?'
     
  8. Roadking522

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    (Definition: Holster - a holder for carrying a handgun or other firearm) I use a Clipdraw exclusively on my PM9 and my G26, in both 12:00 and 4:30 positions. Very comfortable and very secure. It is my understanding that they quilify as holsters but like everything else on here, opinions are like buttholes. Everyone has one . . .
     
  9. Dave Williams

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    In the CCW class I co-instruct I tell the students re the clip draw: "don't be the test case". The law is just too unspecific.

    Roadking522, doesn't having the 26 make you nervous IWB with no covering on the trigger guard?

    Dave Williams
     
  10. Roadking522

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    Hi Dave. No - not a bit. I've read all the possible "cons" about so doing, but simply can't imagine my clothing binding enough to pull that trigger. I just don't know how it could happen and frankly, think it's paranoia to believe it possible. (but of course - that's just me) To "accidently" fire a Glock or Kahr is, well, really really hard. Obviously, we all have our own "comfort" zone but I am quite comfortable with the set up and have carried daily in this fashion for years.
     
  11. Dave Williams

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    Roadking522,

    Thanks for the reply. I know several guys who carry IWB with Glocks with no holster, and a relative of mine uses the clipdraw with his G33 and he really likes it. You are right, it is a comfort zone issue.

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  12. anyplainjoe

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    That's what my CCW instructor said too!
     
  13. thorn137

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    It's not a holster, it's a clip. Just as a lanyard isn't a holster.

    thorn
     
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    That CCW class was the wisest $150 I've spent. Well, it was the wife's Christmas gift to me, but I'm sure you guys get the point!