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How does two-handed reholstering violate Jeff Cooper rule #2 (vanity)?
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Posted on 11/21/2003 9:23:00 PM PST by rudy45
The second rule, of course, is "NEVER LET THE MUZZLE COVER ANYTHING YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DESTROY."
The accompanying text explains that this rule applies to the (inadvertent) covering of one's own body or extremities. Then, the passage cites, as an example, reholstering a pistol with both hands.
I can understand why this practice is undesirable in terms of limiting the ability to use a free hand for some other purpose. But I'm unclear about how reholstering with two hands is related to covering one's own body. Thanks.
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posted on 11/21/2003 9:23:01 PM PST
What are you holstering that's so big it takes two hands?!!!!
posted on 11/21/2003 9:47:14 PM PST
(Proud father of an Enduring Freedom vet, and friend of a soldier lost in Afghanistan)
Most instructors I've had require equipment capable of a ONE-handed reholster for that very reason. But there are holsters that close up after the draw - a soft-sided inside-the-belt holster, for example, that do involve two hands but do not involve one being in front of the muzzle at any point.
For a right-handed reholster in one of these I open the holster with thumb and forefinger with the left hand, keeping the firearm below holster level and pointed slightly outward in a semicircular motion to the rear, trigger finger alongside the barrel. The two fingers index together (which means you don't have to look down, and this only works with a relatively short-barreled carry piece), the trigger finger slides outside the holster, and the heel of the hand seats the firearm into the holster. Done properly the muzzle never covers any part of the hands. Takes a bit of practice. "Practice, practice, practice, and then more practice."
Well now pardner. When you got to go, you got to go.
posted on 11/21/2003 10:20:07 PM PST
671 grains, 50 caliber. Takes two hands! :-)~~
posted on 11/21/2003 10:22:47 PM PST
(POW/MIA Bring 'em Home, Or Send us Back!! Semper Fi)
Extreme care should be taken if wearing a shoulder holster. A round in the chamber should be avoided and keep that finger off the trigger. Make sure the safety is on to prevent that Barney Fife moment.
posted on 11/22/2003 12:54:24 AM PST
I wear a Galco Miami classic shoulder rig, it requires 2 hands to reholster. I also carry my weapon (sig 220) with one in the pipe. It is possible to reholster without covering myself or anyone else, but you must be aware of your surroundings and careful of where you stand and your hands position (INDEX always INDEX!!!) while you are doing it.
posted on 11/22/2003 4:00:08 AM PST
(Gimme a bottle of ANYTHING! .......and a GLAZED doughnut!........TO GO!!!!!)
Reading your post makes me think that maybe I misinterpreted their statement. I think that when they talk about "two handed reholstering" they mean
- using ONE hand to hold the gun
- using THE OTHER hand to hold open the HOLSTER
I can see that this practice could involve inadvertently pointing the gun at the weak hand.
If we interpret the phrase the way I originally did (using TWO hands to hold the gun while inserting it into an already-open holster, then I still have trouble seeing how doing so covers the body or an extremity.
posted on 11/23/2003 5:34:43 AM PST
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