I feel retention of some sort is a mustI don’t even carry. Just never bothered with it. So it’s like a man having an opinion on abortion.
Open carrying without a retention holster is foolish. The kinds of people that will snatch your pistol are smarter than you might think. They can gauge your speed, reflexes, pick up any movement patterns, and figure out your level of awareness. Then it’s no problem. While you’re enjoying your day off, they might be on a mission. That puts you behind no matter who you are.
What county and state please?Several years ago, one of my employees had an encounter with a neighbor that ended up with the neighbor DRT in the employees yard. This guy had been threatening the family for several months with text messages, signs in their yard, etc. my employee had kept all of the messages, photos of signs, recordings, all kinds of solid evidence. This particular night, employee and friends were playing pool in the garage, bad guy shows up, cussing, waving a gun around. Situation escalates and bad guy is dropped. Employee spent the night in jail. After close to $100,000 in attorney fees, all is made right. Lesson to be learned is, even if you are right, it can still create problems, so think before you get involved.