Why a holster is such an important decision:
You may have noticed that I mention holsters a
lot…. we are a holster company, so I suppose that makes some sense right? But
have you ever asked why this is such an important piece of kit? Most have
likely not, because it is something that you “just get” because that’s what you
do. But there needs to be a lot more consideration into the reasons why to get
one and why you should choose one from JM4 versus others on the market.
Why do you need one?
This may sound dumb
to most but think about it. Why do you need a holster? Most will say it is
something to carry their handgun, which is more or less an accurate answer but
in my opinion it is incomplete. If you are a person that goes to a range once a
month, is it really something that you need to get? I would argue yes, but that
is not its purpose being used only to hold your gun so you can use your hands
to put up a target. A holster is so you can maintain your handgun for personal
protection in daily carry. If you look back to the advent of the flintlock
pistols being shoved in belts, there was a need to carry that concealable
defensive tool where it was retained until it was needed, as well as protected
your firearm from the elements (to some effect). If you are a follower of the
late Colonel Jeff Cooper, his thoughts were it was more advantageous to have a
rifle, but a handgun helps you get back to that rifle or take protection
without walking down the street with an AR-15 which may draw attention.
Why a holster from JM4 Tactical?
As stated above, if you are going to carry a firearm versus
lugging the heavy case they come in everywhere you go, you need to bring a good
holster, and here is why. If you are using a holster, that means you are
putting your life on the line by protecting yourself. Anytime that you are
introducing a firearm to a situation it is likely going to result in a
potentially fatal situation. If you are willing to do all of that, why on earth
would you trust the retention or rapid draw of your weapon to a cheap or mass-produced
holster? As I wrote in a different blog, kydex has some serious drawbacks as
does using a holster that is built for a generic batch for guns, verses a
leather one that fits your unique firearm like a glove.
Second is that these holsters are innovative, such as the
magnetic retention. This offers many unique carry opportunities, as well as it
enables the easy put on or take off of the holster. It has the added benefit of
being able to place your holster on the steering column for easy access versus in
a glove box. Again, you never know when you might need it.
Finally, the holsters from JM4 are made in Texas which
supports an American company, not one that is mass produced overseas. With all
the current events going on, that to me is extremely important not supporting
companies who may not have the US or 2A rights in their core beliefs.
Author: Ian Bolser