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After driving 500 miles

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I was in Texas for a graduation last week and found a local club that had a match.  On the classifier, after load and make ready, I thought I holstered and when I released the grip, the gun fell to the ground.  Thought it was in the holster, but obviously it wasn't.  In ten years of shooting, this is my second DQ.  The other one was for the same thing.  I was required to move from the start box to a shooting box, and my gun fell out on the way.  

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At least you got to attend the graduation   :)

 

Part of my prep steps is to hold onto the gun until I can feel that

the gun is securely in the holster, and will NOT fall out when I

release the gun.

 

Not to say I might drop it one day, but at least part of my procedure

is to NOT drop it   … 

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5 hours ago, BARRYJ said:

  I was required to move from the start box to a shooting box, and my gun fell out on the way.  

i normally draw while starting to move, but in either case, my hand is definitely on the gun before or as i start moving, so that it doesn't pop out unexpectedly.

 

and when holstering, i look the gun into the holster, and especially with my open holster, i look and double look and wiggle it to ensure it is indeed in place.

 

and at least in your situation, while you drove a long way, it wasn't primarily for the match but for another occasion.  still sucks though...

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I will never be too cool to visually confirm holstering was successful.

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That's why i always look when holstering my gun.  

On the bright side, you didn't drive 500 miles for nothing.  at least you got to attend the graduation.

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That's a bit of a bummer, Barry.  Well, some lessons learnt that you can take away from this... Watch your gun return to the holster instead of relying on muscle memory. Give the pistol a gentle up and down shake to ensure that it is secured before releasing your grip. Least the trip wasn't all for nothing. :)

Edited by Trinimon

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