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So venturing into the CCW world I have been carrying now and then and everything has been just dandy. I do have one thing that always has me wondering. Is it possible to have an AD on a holstered gun? The holsters I have cover the whole trigger guard, and I know that is usually what you want to look for, but I'm not really concerned with an object getting IN to the trigger guard, but rather the holster itself, I don't know, "bunching up the material" in such a way that a wad of material gets pressed against the trigger when I bend over or crouch. Probably just paranoia, but does anyone have any insight? Or are holsters typically made with this in mind to therefor have the material stitched in such a way that that cannot happen?
 

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It can happen. It has happened. The reason is a bad quality and/or neglected holster. The only other reason is people that have 'trigger jobs' done and they are sent back a liability. Other than that the guns are very reliable with several safety features built into them. Nothing is impossible but with the right setup the probability is so low that one should be able to sleep well at night. I would not be more concern about that than being hit by lightning if you look at the statistics.
 

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Well it would be the stock trigger for the Glock 26. The Glock is the only one that has me concerned because with my P99 you have double action and therefor a long, heavy pull. With the Glock it is much lighter.
 

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Chances are slim while holstered. I would be more concerned about catching shirt material in the trigger during the holstering process. That unfortunately happens.
 

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I'm always mindful when handling the gun directly (holstering, unholstering, etc.), but when I get in my truck say, and lift my right leg up (my gun is on my right waist) I always have that tiny tinge that "I hope the holster doesn't bunch up." I've tried to get the trigger to depress with an unloaded gun in the holster, and I can't...I don't know, perhaps it IS just paranoia...
 

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What holster are you using? It shouldn't even be close to bunching up. I've wondered the same thing, but I think it is just paranoia.
 

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My grandfathers partner in yonkers shot himself in the foot when putting his gun back in his holster. But that was because his finger was on the trigger and it got caught on the holster so it was his error not the holsters error. Plus this was back in the 60s when they had revolvers only.
 

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A holster incident I remember reading about involved a rather large guy wearing a cheap leather holster. As he sat down in his car, part of the holster folded up underneath the trigger and the gun went bang. Bullet went straight through the seat and through the floor, and grazed the guy's leg. I believe the guy's wife was also in the car at the time. Could've been a lot worse.

Personally, I prefer kydex holsters - they're solid material, nothing to fold up underneath the trigger. A t-shirt could still be an issue, but the chances of a ND in a solid holster that snaps around the trigger is very unlikely. I use a Comp-Tac holster when carrying my G19 - it snaps perfectly into the holster and un-holstering is just as easy.
 

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It isn't close. Like I say, I've tried to get it in there and can't really. For the P99 it is a Crossbreed supertuck and that I'm not too worried about because of the Kydex, but for the G26 it is a holster that has no Kydex. Paranoia probably, but understandable I'd imagine because, I mean, you are carrying one in the chamber, and I'd rather not carry with an empty one.
 

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A holster incident I remember reading about involved a rather large guy wearing a cheap leather holster. As he sat down in his car, part of the holster folded up underneath the trigger and the gun went bang. Bullet went straight through the seat and through the floor, and grazed the guy's leg. I believe the guy's wife was also in the car at the time. Could've been a lot worse.

Personally, I prefer kydex holsters - they're solid material, nothing to fold up underneath the trigger. A t-shirt could still be an issue, but the chances of a ND in a solid holster that snaps around the trigger is very unlikely. I use a Comp-Tac holster when carrying my G19 - it snaps perfectly into the holster and un-holstering is just as easy.
This guy?

Glock goes off in holster

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Yep, that's the one. I was too lazy to look it up. ;)

Meketrefe is right though, the holster was a POS. Guy probably bought it at a flea market. Ignore the BS posts in that forum about a manual safety being the way to go. A cheap holster is a cheap holster, the ND was a result of a cheap/faulty holster, not a Glock design flaw.

I think someone also posted this story within NYF, and there were some additional photos, one showing the hole through the car floor if I recall correctly...
 

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If you get a leather holster, you want a quality holster that is stiff, especially around the mouth so you don't have to worry about collapse when you reholster.

But just because it's a quality holster doesn't mean it can't fail or wear out over time. Always inspect it before you put it on and make sure it's holding it's shape and not going to fold or collapse like in the previous case mentioned. If the integrity has been compromised, toss it and get a new one.
 

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If you can fold the leather easily with your hands, that's not a great sign. I am using a High Noon Mr. Softy with my 26 currently, and while it is thin leather, I have no doubts that the leather can not get into the trigger. Holstering and unholstering are the only times you are at risk, and I do that very rarely and carefully.

For training or extended holstering/unholstering with a loaded gun, I wouldn't use this holster. I would use either something with thick heavy leather (like a High Noon Public Secret), or Kydex. You still haven't told us what kind of holster you're using, which makes me think it might fall into the cheap/POS category. Do yourself a favor and get a High Noon Bare Asset if you carry behind the hip (Bare Asset), while you look/research/save for a better holster.

Or get another Crossbreed. They are great choices as well. Personally I am waiting on ROCity to start selling a AIWB holster, or Raven to ship my ACR, whichever comes first.
 

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I like this response to the article, I personally feel safe with the XD's and the double safety. This would not happen with an XD, you can pull the trigger all day long. Without the back strap safety pressed nothing with happen..
 

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I dont carry (havent even finished my application yet) but I wouldn't be to concerned about it going off in your holster

just make sure your finger is out of the trigger guard when you holster it
 

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Only in the Liberal press and TV News shows.....otherwise...not so much
 

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The leather holsters I have are so tight and hard that for me to bend that leader I would need a vise and a hammer.
If I had any indication that leather was going to bend then I would put that POS in the trash or give it to the dogs to have some fun. The guy in that picture didn't and he paid the price. Actually a small price for what it was. A glock will not fire unless you pull the trigger.
 
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