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Episode 126: Is Your Holster Dangerous? Part 2

Topic: Is Your Holster Dangerous? Part 2

Riley gets together with Matthew Maruster to continue their discussion about “dangerous holsters”. We talk about a couple of very popular holsters that seem to give some CCWers problems, and we talk about some concealed carry methods that can be more dangerous for gun carriers and highlight which ones shooters should spend more time training with to make certain their safety and shooting fundamentals are really solid before heading out the door. Press ‘PLAY' above to listen now!

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3 Responses to Episode 126: Is Your Holster Dangerous? Part 2

  1. Windraven June 1, 2017 at 4:29 pm #

    Absolutely love the podcasts ! I have been catching up this past few weeks and am learning so much! Please keep it going no matter what, and appreciate all the guests you have on your podcasts.

    I hope this message finds you well for two podcasts ideas I haven’t seen you talk about (so far I’ve caught up to episode 40):

    1. Finding a good place to go training and practice live fire :
    – I live in Las Vegas and work in your typical office job. By the time I’m off work almost all the ranges are closed or will close by 6pm 🙁 The one shooting range we have that is open late is the Clark county shooting range but because others are closed it’s always packed!
    – could you didicate an episode in how to find a good place , that is legal to shoot at? Google helps find spots that you can pay for but it’s really hard to find a spot like Riley mentioned a couple times where it was like a “community” shooting range and you pay “on your honor”. Hope that makes sense!

    2. Can you talk about Summer Carry Weather gear and training like you did with winter carry weather gear and training?
    – Las Vegas is hot man! 115 degrees at times! As a soon to be newly permitted CCWer I would love some tips on how to carry in the heat !

    Thanks guys , wishing you all the best in your podcasts and your company!

  2. Jorge June 4, 2017 at 9:17 pm #

    Riley as always you guys are hitting it out of the park – Grand Slam brother! After I listened to Is Your Holster Dangerous? Part 1 – I went home and checked all my holsters (all 20 of them) kydex and leather. The last leather holster I purchased was custom made and it is heavy duty reenforced around the trigger guard to last years of abuse. I have a Serpa variant holster for my HK-45C that I use as show & tell cause it’s complete garbage – to this day I don’t really know why I brought it cause it sucks!!! In one of your recent episodes you mentioned a mag holder can you provide additional information on it since I can’t recall the episode. Also check out this mag holder from Alien Gear …I just ordered one to use with my CZ 2075 RAMI BD. Keep these podcasts interesting!!!

    Lastly, I agree with Jacob, you guys need to do a podcast on lights – I’ve heard that one should use the following ratio: 1 lumen per yard to shoot but to identify a target one needs 2 lumen per yard…so a 120 lumen flashlight is good for 60 yards to identify one’s target.

    • Matthew Maruster June 12, 2017 at 10:50 am #

      Thanks so much. Really happy to hear you liked the episode. I am not sure about the mag holder episode, but Riley has a great memory I trust he will know which episode you are referring to. Thanks again!

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