I, for one, am excited to see general holster use return to the our facility. As the Handgun Director, I think that the safest place for your handgun, aside from your safe, is in a holster.
With the return of the use of holsters is some important wording changes to the
Knowledge and Skill
Members must ensure they have the knowledge and skill necessary to conduct themselves in a safe manner for all activities being undertaken on SPFGA property.
This simple sentence, in my opinion, carries a great deal of meaning, as it places the onus of responsibility on each member’s shoulders to ensure that they have sufficient knowledge and skill to safely undertake any activity they conduct on the property. This goes well beyond holster use and includes, as one example, the firing of your own handloaded ammunition.
In regard to holster use, how you have obtained this knowledge or skill can be wide and varied. Some will have taken a Black Badge course, some have law enforcement or military experience, or been competing for years.
Just as no one asks to see your PAL when at the range shooting your shotgun, no one is going to ask to see proof that you are trained in holster use unless problems arise.
Have fun, be safe and I hope to see you out there!
SPFGA Handgun Director
Our thanks go to Sophia Hutchings for being our photo model for this piece.