I’ve been watching Fauda (“chaos” in Arabic) on Netlix. It’s about an Israeli anti-terrorism unit that works undercover to catch or (mostly) kill terrorists. The agents are all fluent in Arabic, the operations are highly structured, there’s lot of high-tech surveillance involved and lots of action. Good show if you’re looking for something to binge watch.
My question (or complaint) is that there are no holsters in any scenes. The characters shove their pistols in their pants either in the small of their back or appendix carry. The last episode showed a uniformed Palestinian cop shove his Beretta in the back of his pants while getting dressed.
The characters also universally show the Israeli method of carry – empty chamber, rack the slide before pointing it. I guess that’s why inside the pants with no holster does not safety ring alarm bells. They seem to run, jump and fight with a full size service pistol stuck in their pants that never seems to fall out or pull their pants down. Maybe that’s the magic of video.
Is this how Israeli agents, military and undercover police actually carry? Is there a shortage of holsters in Israel?
TV is not the place to look for reality😏. Your handgun will run out of ammo. It will also cause you pain if you shove it appendix carry without a holster. (If you doubt this load up your plastic uber pistol and see how many times it works before you blast yourself and earn a Darwin Award😳
That’s one of my favorites and I mentioned Fauda at least twice in other threads.
Glad I’m not the only one who noticed it, especially the latest season which showed a cop getting ready for work.
Doron, the main character, also carries SOB. Same actor did the same thing in another tv series, Hit and Run.
By the way, I tried it last week-holstered-when I went to lunch with family. Worked well because I was carrying my nine-month old grandson almost the entire time.
I just didn’t like how less accessible it was compared to appendix (for a lefty).
We just finished season one of “The Recruit”. A CIA themed show which is totally Hollywood in all gun related aspects. My wife gets annoyed at me constantly pointing out inaccuracies or flat out silly firearm details. I enjoyed the series for the entertainment value but, again, most main characters not in military style uniform have no holster as they run, jump & fight for the Op to be completed. There is one particular Walther 380 style pistol that the female Russian assett always ends up with even after loosing it in a struggle several times that I counted 16 rounds fired out of in one scene alone.
You bring up an important point. Like most here I have a couple drawers of holsters. I have never gone locked and loaded out the door without wearing each one in and around the house for at least a week (with firearm, x-mag and snap caps). As I move through the day I practice drawing and acquiring “targets”, tactical reloading, and anything else I can think up. Those that fail go back to the vendor or for sale online. “Be prepared” is more than a motto.
Watch again, several of the officers use an IWB holster behind the hip or small of back. The unit is styled around Yamas, the Border Police (Magav) UC unit operating primarily in the West Bank. There is also a representative from Unit 8200, like our NSA, seconded to the unit. “Captain” Abud is actually a representative of Shin Bet, or Shabak, the Israel Internal Security (like our FBI) and a reserve IDF officer. You’ll also see mini uzi’s as well as Glocks. The bad guys favor Beretta 92, or Taurus copies, or the Israeli Jericho’s. Military carry Tovar bull pup design 5.56 and the Magav units carry M-4’s or M-16’s. Cheers!