Some people are criticizing him for speaking ill of a dead man who leaves behind a wife and four children.
Nope, this man is dead, his wife a widow, and his kids without a father because he was too cheap or stupid to buy a $10 cheap holster for what was probably a $300 gun carrying $10 worth of ammo.
My shoulder holster is a mass-produced unit so it is VERY low priced at $120 (really reasonable when you note it comes with a double-mag carrier) and I have a $700 gun stuffed into it, and $25 worth of ammo in $90 worth of magazines. If somebody showed me a carry rig that was better (even by a bit) than the one I have that was $300 or $500, I’d buy it. This is not a cheap hobby, nor is it a hobby without risks. You put your $80 stamp in a $2 collector’s book the worst you get is a ruined investment….you spare expenses and skip the holster you could be finding yourself bleeding out in your minivan. If you skimp and buy a cheap piece of crap holster you also might find yourself shot (If you’re lazy, it was a thin nylon holster that allowed a crease of fabric to depress the trigger) or fail to replace a warn holster. Heck a “Better” circumstance might be you chasing your dropped gun across a parking lot where people might notice and call unwanted legal attention to you. Is a $10 one-size-fits all nylon holster worth potentially worth losing your $100 carry permit because somebody called the cops when they saw you collecting and re-holstering your gun when it got drop-tested in the Mall Parking lot?
BTW I’m not talking about a $500 Milt Sparks rig here! Holsters are like guns, you can get a REALLY nice one for a LOT of money, but in the end the difference between “Good” and “The Best” is really academic.
This man’s life could have been saved by a $20 Galco Stow-and-Go holster. Instead of stuffing the Glock into his pants, he could have stuffed it in this inexpensive holster and into his pants. He wouldn’t to have needed to adjust his gun in the first place, and the trigger guard would be surrounded by leather…probably is a LOT more comfortable too.
Also pocket guns need pocket holsters! Pocket holsters are different as they don’t “Hold” the gun the same way a belt holster does, your pocket does most of the retaining (tho the holster can keep a gun from slipping out of a pocket say if you lean back in a reclining chair) but what they DO is keep crap that shouldn’t be in your pocket from fouling your gun, and keeps your trigger in the un-pulled condition until you have drawn it. I bought my Desantis Nemesis directly from the factory (because Midway USA hadn’t yet stocked the PM45 model) and I paid about $25 for it….Probably could have gotten it for $15 or less once Midway or another warehouse starts stocking it.
You don’t need to go buy a holster that costs as much as your gun…you don’t even need to buy a holster that costs half-as-much as your gun, but if you carry a gun you SHOULD carry it in a quality holster. This is one of those things you can’t be cheap with.