By Dean Weingarten
Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- Police have long understood that violent criminals almost never use holsters. The obvious reason is that a gun is readily abandoned by tossing it from a car, in a dumpster, down a drain, or off a bridge. A holster, normally worn on a belt, is much harder to discard, and can result in embarrassing questions when found in a search. Having a holster on ones person when you are not allowed to carry or possess a firearm becomes rather problematic.
Here is a comment from Landric at defensivecarry.com:
There is no real firm answer, but in general, no street thugs don’t tend to use holsters. The reasons are many, and the main ones are posted above. I’ve come across people illegally possessing/carrying weapons in holsters, but they tended to be concealed in vehicles inside a holster (generally the holster the gun was in when it was stolen).
I’m working on year 13 as an LEO and I’ve never charged illegal possession or CCW against someone who was actually wearing a handgun in a holster.
My experience mirrors Landric’s. I can tell you that I have seen …Read the Rest