Just recently a conversation was had where I was asked for my opinion on “Speed re-holstering”. As the question sunk, I was honestly taken back as I thought more and more of what I was asked. Then it hit me! SPEED RE-HOLSTERING????? What is that??? Is that a technique that is being tought? In my mind, it just seemed counter productive to be focusing on Speed re-holstering.
So of course, I begin to re-search!! overwhelmingly, I find blog after blog and article after article all pretty much stating the same concern. There should be no reason what so ever for a Police Officer to be in hurry to re-holster! At all!! It turns out that the issue wasn’t so much trying to re-holster quickly for time, however re-holstering quickly to know that your able to do so, should you have an adversary in front of you and your engaged hands on.
We teach this not as a re-holstering technique after a fire fight, but as a technique should you have to go hands on with an individual and deciding to secure the weapon in your holster. So, as an instructor, it would be imperative to draw that mental picture as to why we are training certain techniques. If the student is in the proper mind-set, it will help them visualize why we are training a re-holstering technique and most importantly why.
So, Ill put this one out there for you guys to think about! let me know what you think!