Skip to comments.Best holster for teachers?
Posted on 12/18/2012 10:20:24 PM PST by exhaustguy
What is the best holster to use when you Conceal Carry while working as a teacher in middle and high school? In particular a gym, shop, or music teacher who is in close contact with his/her students. What holster works best to avoid the gun being seized when working day to day and possibly being distracted by another student?
For the girls......
small gun -> pocket holster
Google “SmartCarry” , without the apostrophes.
Your students may never know you are carrying, and they are going to have to reach pretty far into your pants to get the weapon away from you.
Plus, when one of the little cherubs aims a blow at your groin, your weapon will deflect it.
Not the fastest draw the world has ever seen, but because it comes from an unexpected direction it is surprisingly effective. I had a concealed carry instructor ask me to draw my weapon, and he was astonished when I had it drawn and at the ready before he even had a chance to determine where I was carrying it.
I prefer the Akers flatsider because nobody can tell it's there. It's so comfy, you can forget it's there. It can be had with or without a thumb break. The version without a thumb break has a tension screw for customizing how tightly the holster grips your weapon. The craftsmanship is equivalent to a custom holster or better. also IMO. I can conceal a full size Glock .45 with mine by wearing a polo shirt that is slightly larger than it needs to be. I typically carry a Glock 30 subcompact .45 in it (which is still a fairly large CCW pistol) and it conceals extremely well. If nobody knows you have it, they won't be inclined to take it away.
You may wait a while to get one though. They're pretty slow at the Akers holster factory.
what about nurses?....I mean we have more nut jobs and druggies and drunks running around in a hospital than your average school.....
lets not go over the deep end people.....
Depends on body type as well as clothing choices, tho a belly band offers both concealability and an extra clothing layer to defeat someone spotting & snatching it off the teacher.
Of course, most hospitals have security on site (with guns) which significantly reduces response time. Maybe schools need to go down that route. Teachers, administrators, custodians, etc. are already there so why not train and arm them?
I would suggest you consider the Galco “Royal Guard” line of IWB holsters.
Its not going to stop someone from grabbing your weapon if they can get under your shirt and by your waist band though. For that you are going to want a level-2 or preferably level-3 type holster.
Those are usually plastic molded that are made to fit your gun. They take a sequence of events (push of a button, or the button plus a certain angle of draw) to access your weapon.
I don't know of any comfortable IWB type holsters made in level 2 or 3 but if one exists, you're in the right place for someone to come along and correct me, which I would appreciate!
The Cross Breed linked to above is by far the best "all day" comfort holster that I have found and I've been looking for over a decade.
I agree, I’m wearing a Crossbreed Supertuck right now with a Glock G23 in it. Sometimes I forget I’m wearing it.
Have you by chance tried any of their belts?
FIRST place they will search!!!;)
“is this what its come down to?......teachers carrying guns now?......”
If it hasn’t, it should...yesterday.
Mitch Rosen “workman” carrying a SW Airweight Mod 37 loaded with Glaser Safety Slugs. With. Spare bianchi speed strip in the teachers pocket.
Modify the small snub nose with the Magna-trigger modification so no one but the teacher can use that handgun.
Keep it simple, keep it clean, keep it and the students safe ....
Just what I would “ask” my school staff to consider carrying.....
Ankle holster, used by many police/detectives to secure backup; allows wear without sport coat/suit (men).
For the ladies, probably a purse holster would be the least uncomfortable unless they wear slacks all the time.
>>we have more nut jobs and druggies and drunks running around in a hospital than your average school<<
No you don’t. Take into account the drug-crazed parents who fight with each other in the school lobby every day...I suggest you visit an inner city school [anywhere USA] some fine morning.
Have you ever had a *patient* slash all 4 tires on your vehicle?
Hospitals that have high traffic of druggies, gunshots, etc. (inner city hospitals) have armed cops in the emergency room.
I know - my wife works at one, and it's standard practice.
Arming a trained teacher is the only sensible way to protect a school, short of armed police presence.
Although there are teachers at my wife’s school that I wouldn’t trust with a pair of pointy scissors, she and I discussed it last night and casually identified a few who could be trusted to carry responsibly; including the ex Army Captain and the ex-IDF volunteer.
For $400 for the Magna-trigger I like the idea very much. Would it be an onerous requirement to make those who work in current “No Gun Zones” use a Magna-trigger? I was thinking teachers, but someone brought up nurses as well who are even more exposed to having a gun grabbed during the performance of their duties.
Parents and other CCWs who do not directly interface with students/teachers probably could carry with their normal holster and practice normal safety procedures.
Just a sound and tested system that negates the “what if” crowd .....
Stay Safe !
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