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  • Holster with bulletproof end part?

     ashley308 updated 1 year ago 2 Members · 14 Posts
  • ashley308

    May 15, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    I don’t actually own any firearms currently…
    I am, however, curious as to whether holsters with end caps that are bulletproof exist?
    Obviously the main issue with accidental discharge has to do with the trigger, which the vast majority of holsters protect.
    As a person who’s considering getting a concealed weapon (for hiking and biking safety), I would only consider carrying one around if I can pair it with a holster with passive protection such as a metal buffer that won’t let a bullet through in any case.

    So, does anything as such exist?

  • ManInMASGrey

    May 15, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    This does not exist. There is no way to make a plastic holster strong enough to actually resting the kind of force. A metal end cap would very quickly become dislodged and would direct fragments of the bullet outward into your pelvis and at pelvis height away from you.

    The solution to this is to get over your fear. Guns are inherently dangerous, yes. That’s the point. But if you keep things in proper working order and keep the trigger protected, particularly during holstering and unholstering, the likelihood of negligently discharging into yourself goes away. Know what you are doing and train with your equipment, like you should anyway if you are carrying concealed, and these fears quickly become irrational.

  • Black_Benis

    May 15, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    No, this is a solution for a problem that doesn’t exist. A modern pistol in a proper holster is never going to go off by itself.

    Hot take, people who buy cheap unsafe holsters and don’t know how to re-holster or draw get what they deserve.

  • Rangebeard

    May 15, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    When I was a carry newbie I worried about discharge as well. So I carried a pistol racked but with nothing in the chamber (basically remove the mag, rack it, insert the mag; if you need to fire you have to re-rack). This let me see for myself that in my daily carry nothing would go click. Once I understood it would be ok I started carrying with one in the chamber. So do whatever makes you comfortable with the carry, but follow all safety procedures.

  • bub117

    May 15, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    The last thing I’d want would be a metal end to direct spalling into my leg/junk and add extra weight if some how the extremely unlikely event of the trigger depressing by itself happened. Keep your finger off the trigger and don’t fiddle with anything and you’ll be fine. Read up on all the passive safeties modern pistols employ they are very safe.

  • 906Dude

    May 15, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    I’m offhand not aware of any holsters like you are asking about.

    I might suggest rethinking in terms of getting a double-action pistol with a decocking lever. Or maybe even a revolver that you can carry on an empty chamber.

  • Ottomatik80

    May 15, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    Yes, there was a company that made Kevlar holsters in the past, I don’t know if they are still around though.

    That said, a holster that properly covers your trigger makes it so that your gun can’t go off while in the holster.

    If you’re that worried, carry a gun in double action or with an external safety.

  • MrAnachronist

    May 15, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    This is the second time I’ve seen this question posted recently.

    Basically, no. Guns don’t just “go off”. That is a lie typically claimed by people too embarrassed to admit that they shot themselves effing around with their gun. It’s further perpetuated by a media that’s completely ignorant about firearms, and love writing stories that make guns seem more dangerous. Guns “going off” and shooting people is a perfect false narrative, and they push it whenever they can.

    If you want to be safe, do the following:

    Carry a modern firearm from a major manufacturer.

    Carry a new firearm, rather than one you bought used.

    Carry in a modern holster made by a major manufacturer.

    Practice following the 4 rules of firearms safety AND practice drawing, and (especially) holstering safely.

    Common causes of guns “going off”

    Dumbass messing with guns when they shouldn’t be.

    Re-holstering in a hurry, and catching clothing inside the holster.

    Worn out/broken firearms.

    Gangsta carry without a holster

    Pocket carry without a holster

    Purse carry without a holster.

    Failing to follow the 4 rules.

  • SniffyRockroot

    May 15, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    The best thing to do would be to learn about trigger discipline and holstering safely. You can’t buy your way to being a better shooter, and you can’t buy your way to being a safer shooter.

  • MrTiddy

    May 15, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    If you’re worried about that get a glock.

    It will not fire unless you pull the trigger.

    Millions of citizens and cops carry them everyday without incident.

    Your main “safety” is being in the holster that securely covers the trigger. Once it’s properly seated in the holster you can’t make it fire no matter what you tried to do with it.

  • Oneshoeleroy

    May 15, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    If there were a holster that could stop a bullet, and if you had a gun that could go off without a trigger pull, wouldn’t physics kick in, and you’d have a gun that can go off by itself flying out of the holster? Guns that can go off without trigger pulls flying through the air would be a wicked accident waiting to happen.

    Quality firearms only fire when the trigger is pulled. There is nothing to fear as long as you have a quality gun and a quality holster.

  • Bobathaar

    May 15, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    that buffer you’re talking about is what the rest of us call an obstruction. When you fire a round into an obstruction you end up with an explosion wherever the structurally weakest area of the system is. Usually, that structurally weakest area is out the barrel, which is how a gun works…. find a way to plug that up and it’s going to be out the sides of the holster or blowing up your gun… something that I would NOT want to happen with the holster down my pants.

  • MeagerUyghur

    May 15, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    It’s not a real concern though, buy a pistol with a safety and a secure holster. The pistol will never discharge in the holster.

  • jsaranczak

    May 15, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    Lol no, it’d be pointless.

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