Now that I have my CCW I find that I have my gun on me at home quite often. I carry appendix most of the time but now that it’s colder I have a OWB holster as well. Both holsters are kydex with one from Tulster and one from Bravo Concealment. If I’m sitting my kids will often want to come sit on my lap with me and I keep them positioned to where they’re not sitting on my pistol of course but occasionally they may hit it. As long as it’s holstered properly is there any concern of a negligent discharge? I’ve tried Googling the topic and all I could find was one instance of a Glock when the guy was carrying appendix and bent over, but I can’t tell if he had a holster or not. Then there was some talk about the CZ P10C not being drop safe but that seems to be questionable and unrelated to being holstered properly. Thoughts?
If it is holstered and the trigger guard is covered, I feel like you are good to go. I don’t see how the gun would fire.
In these cases, the handguns fired being holstered ONLY because the trigger was pulled by piece of garments.
You are good with holstered firearm whenever trigger is fully covered and holster clear from any junk…
Just remembered about safety rules playing with kids…
“Keep the muzzle pointed in the safe direction”… One of the rules which never works while playing with kids…
I agree. If you have a reliable holster that protects the trigger, there should never be a negligent discharge. I’d be more concerned with kids knocking themselves out when the run into you and take a lump on the head when they hit your holstered weapon headfirst. BTW, I’ve had it happen to me with friends kids and kids running around in the atrium at my church without looking where they are going. More than a few have walked away rubbing their heads. OOPS!
Jason, welcome to parenthood and pistol carrying. As for coming to us for advice…frankly that’s really in your court, not ours. We don’t see how or what the scene looks like or how well the holster encapsulates the trigger and vital bits.
Basically, you need to judge what looks and feels safe and stick with it. I keep trying appendix carry from time to time myself and even though I know my pistol is safe, I still don’t feel right with it pointed at my kibbles and bits. Maybe your kid is just sitting on your lap and you’re secure and know the trigger is completely covered or your kid is doing backflips on your lap and you’re worried it may knock out the pistol from the holster and discharge…you need to make that determination for yourself.
The only time I remove my pistol, other than to bath or go to bed, is if I might possibly fall asleep for an afternoon nap. I’ve carried since my son was 6, and it has never been an issue.
That’s a little funny and yes I’ve seen that coming too. Any time one of my kids runs to me my right hand naturally falls in front of it. Thanks for the reply.
I get it the accountability is on me, I’m just looking for other’s experiences carrying. My holsters all have retention and have a trigger guard. Aside from carrying OWB with a long shirt our jacket, no other positions work well for me so appendix / aiming at myself it is. lol
The kids probably think you are the man of steel, superman!
If your holster are Kydex and have the proper retention the chances of a discharge while securely in the holster are about as close to 0% as you can get.
This is all just part of getting used to carry. These worries fade with time.
(Totally random information here). Now, I have a 9 month old and I carry him in a clip panel chest carrier (my wife knows the right term ) any way, it helps me carry the baby while keeping my hands free. I don’t think appendix carry would work well for the carrier because there is no real room to reach. There is room, however, for 3:00-4:00.
Kydex can crack & wear sometimes. Need to check your holster time to time.
I would not be concerned at all @Jason148 of a negligent discharge. Those holsters you mentioned are quality holsters and as long as your trigger guard is covered you are safe. Enjoy your grandkids on your lap and a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family. God bless you.
Just make sure your holster is clear of anything that can get caught in it. The glock guy you mentioned got his shirt caught up in the holster/firearm and when he bent over it pulled up.
Be mindful and you’re good to go. Complacency kills.
Maybe you can find a molle rig for your kid to ride on your plate carrier!
The shirt getting caught is a good one to be mindful of for sure, thanks for that.
@tinknocker I don’t have a plate carrier but I do have a weighted exercise vest and I’ve been wanting to add some weight to it, that could work.
BINGO! We draw from a holster in a hurry if needed but we should all “see” our gun back into the holster slowly and methodically, EVERY time. You should never holster a gun in a rush. It is the main cause of “Glock Foot” and many other ND accidents that are just all too common.