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Holster draw training

Discussion in 'GATE Self-Defense Forum' started by ls, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. ls

    ls Millennium Member

    May 14, 1999
    I recently watched the video of a deputy who shot himself in the leg when practicing and his analysis of how he thinks it happened, using different holsters and pistols in the same day. Is there one standard method of drawing that would have prevented this, or does one just have to be conscience of the equipment being used and the best methods to use with it?
  2. Mas Ayoob

    Mas Ayoob KoolAidAntidote Moderator

    Nov 6, 2005
    What will prevent accidental shootings on the draw is keeping the finger clear of the trigger guard until the gun clear of the holster and on target. In fact, I don't think the finger should be inside the trigger guard unless and until we are in the very act of intentionally firing the weapon.

    If this was the one involving a SERPA holster, it's worth mentioning that the finger should be straight, using the flat fingerprint of the finger to activate the SERPA's paddle release, and not the tip of the finger, which positions the digit to get inside the guard at a speed that may be too fast for the given draw.