The United States Concealed Carry Association gun guru, Kevin Michalowski, doesn’t value the need to re-holster your concealed carry firearm quickly. He recommends buying a comfortable, collapsible holster. “I think you’re going to keep this gun out ’til the police arrive,” he opines. And when you need to re-holster, remove the entire holster and re-holster it — which he admits isn’t a particularly efficient process.
To quote Will Smith, oh Hell no. Sure, keep your gun out until the threat is well and truly finished. Don’t be in a hurry to put your gat away. Absolutely. But the last thing I want is the police to roll up and see me holding a gun, especially if there’s a bleeding perp nearby. Who’s the bad guy now?
If the deal is done — say you brandished your gun and the perp scarpered (to use the British expression) — re-holster that bad boy pronto. To do that you want a holster than enables the process. That’s one of the reasons I use an outside-the-waistband Kydex holster. It’s the best solution for re-holstering. But that’s me. Do you use a collapsible holster? Do you practice re-holstering?