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Open Trigger guard

Discussion in 'Self Defense and Handgun Carry' started by Burk Cornelius, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. Burk Cornelius

    Burk Cornelius Sharpshooter

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    Would anyone have any reservations about carrying a J Frame in a holster WITHOUT the trigger guard completely covered? Like this offering from Bianchi called a Black Widow.

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    I would think that a double action revolver wouldn't be much of an issue.

    BC
     
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    I would not use it. I want the trigger covered.

    I also have no use for the thumb break on a holster meant for J frame concealed carry.

    Other than that, its perfect.

    jej
     
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    It's highly unlikely that any object would be able to enter the trigger guard and overcome the resistance of the trigger pull weight and the holster bearing on the cylinder enough to fire it in the holster, so it's probably safe. But, I'd much prefer a good open top holster with covered trigger guard instead.
     
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    Having seen a beginner fire off a round trying to operate the thumb break on such a holster, I have a particularly low opinion of them. Of course you should never put you finger on the trigger in the holster, but Murphy's law...........
     
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    I never considered someone stupid enough to do that, but I really should have known better. :disappoin
     
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    I don't see the problem with them that some of you seem to see.
    I have an original Roy Baker Pancake Holster that still sees some use. I have never had a problem with either the open trigger guard or the thumbbreak. Using them safely is a matter of training.
     
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    Especially considering your "foolproof" sig line!!!

    And training seems to be something lacking in CCWers at times. And I don't necessarily mean formal training, but even just going out and using the equipment on the range.

    As long as the thumbbreak covers the hammer, I would think it is safe. The trigger can not be pulled while the thumb break is engaged. If someone sticks their finger in and pulls the trigger while breaking the TB, and shoots themselves, well, reread GTG sig line. Personally, I prefer open tops and covered trigger guards.
     
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    How quickly I forget! Must be that whole wanting to believe the best in others thing. :wink2:
     
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    Back in the Dark Ages of holster design, most every semi-auto holster had an exposed trigger. The retention strap ran over the back of the slide in most cases. Back then everyone knew that "auto's" were safe to carry only if the chamber was empty (sarcasm mode). I can remember the trouble I had finding a factory holster in 1977 with a covered trigger guard. I needed the feature to go shoot the new game of IPSC.

    Fast forward a couple decades and every modern auto holster has a covered trigger guard. We almost universally have concluded that it is safe to carry a semi with a round chambered in such a holster.

    I'd personally rather have the trigger guard covered feature on a double action revolver holster vs. the thumb break/open trigger option. The SERPA DA revo holster has both the covered TG and retention; other modern designs accomplish the same.

    If the individual is willing to train to suitable proficiency with the thumb break/open TG holster for DA revo, then they're okay. Nothing wrong with a closed TG/open top or even thumb break, provided training goes along with the choice.
     
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    But I only consider myself to be a moderately-talented fool. :anyone:
     

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