Anyone know if his urban carry holster is viable?


#1

I’ve seen this holster video a bunch of times and was wondering if any of you know anyone that has or if you yourself have one.


#2

I dont have one, but this youtuber was honest from his perspective,

https://youtu.be/Ns5UKDp4fqY
I do agree with him that the holster was a intresting concept but i wasnt sure how well it would work,

I am using T,rex arms Sidecar and it works great in my opinion, pretty lowkey and s confortable for apendix carry,

Just train in what ou wanna use, it may feel uncomfortable but look at everyone that thought the iphone plus size was to big… now more people buy it then the regular version.


#3

That thing is a WHOLE LOT OF FAIL!!! Overly complicated draw, no one hand re-holster, useless in a seated position.


#4

I notice the link i shared was a wrong video, i updated and it should be fixed


#5

That’s about the same consensus the majority have shown.


#6

When people talk about stuff like this the it all boils down to two things. Practice and your nerves in a bad situation. there is no perfect holster because you need to wear it and then practice pulling the gun out. Watch TV or listen to music while getting used to it. Shooting accurately is a different story. Anyone can hit targets because targets don’t shoot back. You can simulate the shakiness of fear and adrenaline by drinking a lot of coffee in the morning and then going to the range without breakfast. It will simulate the shakiness and weakness of an adrenaline rush but won;t simulate the fear. Fear of death is something that you will never be able to simulate ever. But never forget that the one that has a gun in a situation is feeling the same fear and maybe more so because they may face death or a lengthy prison sentence.

It never is about the holster or the gun. Open carry will make you a target for really bad people wanting to do harm if need be. You will be the first. To me it is all about tactics and knowing what to do in a bad situation. Think of it like this. You are standing in line at a bank and are carrying concealed and someone comes in and tells everyone to get on the floor and then brandish a firearm. Get on the floor and bide your time. You won’t pull fast but you need to fire accurately so better to concentrate on that. You really don’t want Velcro ripping or any sound really. Not even a snap. My concealed holster is leather and inside the belt and had a snap. I did modify it and put a hammer thong in just in case. But one question pertaining to tactic is what would you do? What kind of cover is there? How much noise will it be to pull my weapon and a thousand other things in less than a second or die.

As an ex cop this is what I look for always. Cover in a place in case. A quiet holster because you want to be as inconspicuous if you have to pull it as you are while carrying it. Open carry is good but you may be the first target if the business is held up so never be a target, get a CCW. Always pay attention to people and how they act. Some people may snap and want to kill someone just for the sake of killing someone or because of having a bad day or jsut because they have no respect for human life. Unfortunately some people just want to kill a cop now so never let it be known until you have to. If any of all that makes sense.

But chances are you will never “quick draw” a weapon if needed because you will already be under gun point by a criminal. All you can do is either scare them or be prepared to shoot them if you do have to pull your weapon. It will never be an easy decision but I ain’t you in the situation and you won’t be me in the situation. So a store, bank or shop loses a little money big deal if the arrned criminal doesn’t want to be a murderer. It takes brains more than anything. Insurance replaces that but no insurance company can bring a person back to life.

All of this is something to think about before carrying a weapon. It is your second amendment right but with that right there comes really heavy responsibility. What if you have a CCW but miss the criminal and hit an innocent civilian? You would become liable for that. I am not discouraging anyone if someone took this post wrong but if you want to carry then train constantly. Train in the rain, heat. snow and cold. Train in your home with a cleared firearm and figure out what you would do if so and so was in the guest room, where the projectile may go if you miss or it goes all the way through, train on good days and bad days. Then train some more. It feels bad shooting a criminal but shooting an innocent would feel way worst. That is something to think about.


#7

The best urban carry rig I ever used was a fanny pack. Say what you like but my weapon was available in less than a second and it was the most comfortable way to carry for me. I carried a full size 1911 with extra mags this way for years. It also gave me something to put all my crap in.


#8

As for the issue of training you are so right most people are to lazy to train! On the issue of urban carry I’ve heard it called "a pulsateing ball of suck and fail,doesn’t cover trigger,it’s just in a pouch loose bs.And from sitting just no but looks awesome in ads some clever editing and camera work no dought .in closeing I’d piont out that I never met a real shooter that doesn’t have a giant bin of holsters they don’t like anymore!


#9

I dunno about this. My fear is that in an emergency situation I might stick my hand down the crotch of my pants like in the video and mistakenly grab & whip out the wrong gun.


#10

May dad’s a teacher and uses this holster for deep carry. He would rather not have any of the students know he is carrying and this solved the possibility of printing.


#11

I use belly belt system for CC. I don`t think this urban holster is comfortable enough for me while driving my car or any active moves.


#12

I find it to be an interesting idea and my mind is open to it, but I have no experience with it.

I carry off body in a Maxpedition Fatboy and that works for me*. Coupled with situational awareness I can have my hand on my gun and no one is the wiser. When shopping and the Fatboy is in the baby seat if my hands leave the shopping cart handle the wife is there to tend to it. We treat the Fatboy like the nuclear football.

*I can’t tell you how many times I’ve dressed for the weather only find it change and there I was stuck with a cover garment and the temp’ was far too hot for it. Then in the winter when I wear a parka the gun is under the layers, and in the summer when I wear sandals, short shorts, and a T-shirt (no belt), what works? Hence the Fatboy. I works in all seasons with no adjustments. If not in the baby seat it’s worn slung cross body and to the side of my belly button. Think of it as a slung fanny pack. It also allows for the carrying of plenty of rounds that I hope I never need. It also carries other emergency gear. I’ve carried that way for at least a decade an dhave yet to experience a downside. Whoops! A friend recognized my 1911 mags, so I was made then. Since then I have changed guns to something that when the mag was painted to match the color of the Fatboy no one can possibly make it (it merely looks like an OD box). Another time a gent mentioned that the Fatboy made a great carrier for a handgun. I just said, “How about that.”, and continued on my way while he looked at me like a deer caught in the headlights.