Yesterday, Women firearms instructors shared a link on Facebook via Rob Pincus. Though I'm not friends with Rob, I have utmost respect for both Women firearms instructors and Rob. I'm absolutely certain they posted the article from CheaperThanDirt.com as an "Oh My God, who would do this?" thing, because that's exactly how I took it.
The article has since been removed from CheaperThanDirt.com, so I'll have to summarize it from memory rather than directing you to the article.
Basically, the article suggested that one way to re-holster a striker-fired gun without an external safety was by using the Babineaux Method. This "method" instructs the shooter to lay his/her finger along the frame, drag it back to the place that would be opposite of the magazine release and then insert their finger into the trigger guard behind the trigger to prevent rearward movement of the trigger. The thought being that the shooter's finger is a physical block so that there's absolutely no way the trigger can move.
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I don't know about you, but this scares the hell out of me. The old firearms "law" that the fingers must be out of the trigger guard until ready to fire is a "law" for a reason. Fingers never venture into the trigger guard for any reason unless you're willing to destroy what's in front of the muzzle.
I've never really thought of safe holstering/unholstering as an advanced skill. Yes, it's a skill, but it is a skill that every shooter should have and be proficient at. And if you're concerned that your holster will "drag" on your trigger, thus causing an ND, then maybe you should re-think your choice of holster.
I am appalled that this is being passed off as a safe practice for holstering a gun. All it takes is someone to get in a hurry trying to get their finger behind the trigger guard and Bang!. It's really not if it's going to happen, it's when. It's only a matter of time before someone shoots themself.
Especially if you carry in what I like to call the "pecker wrecker" method like this guy...
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