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The folks at Pew Pew Tactical give some great advice on how to make drawing from your holster second nature; which, is essential because if you are in a life or death situations you need to have your instincts take over.   Newbees  who’ve watched too many police shows or westerns may think that drawing a pistol from your holster would be child’s play.  But, nothing could be further from the truth.  Their is a skill involved in drawing your weapons and, like all skills, those skills need to be practiced.

The old adage “practice makes perfect” really applies here.  The more you practice your draw, the better you will get at it.  When you have done the same movement a hundred times, you’ll feel a bit more comfortable. A Guide On Correctly Drawing Your Pistol Via A Holster

According to the folks at Pew Pew Tactical you’re going to at the minimum:

When you have the same move 100 times each wearing different clothing combinations, you will feel a lot more comfortable. A Guide On Correctly Drawing Your Pistold Via A Holster

Also, you need to practice drawing your pistol by taking into account all different scenarios. For example, what would you do if your attacked while your going grocery shopping.

Fill up some paper bags with something to simulate groceries and practice dropping or tossing the bag and drawing your gun. A Guide On Correctly Drawing Your Pistold Via A Holster

And practice drawing your weapon wearing different outfits.

There are a lot of obstacles that could throw everything you practiced out the door.  Seasonal clothing, for instance. That includes your big ugly Christmas sweater, as well as a jacket or sweatshirt.  Even a dress shirt instead of a t-shirt can make a big difference in your shooting. A Guide On Correctly Drawing Your Pistold Via A Holster

Check out this article for more practical ideas on learning the essential skill of drawing a pistol from a holster.