The COVID-19 lockdown in Oregon happened a couple of weeks after I’d completed the PST 102 class which involved quite a lot of draw-fire exercises. I’d intended to practice holster draw at the PSTC “Green Deck” range, but that wasn’t an option for the time being (almost typed “for the duration”).
With all that said, good old dry fire practice from the holster remains the ready choice, and by adding a laser training cartridge I can get some feedback as to the accuracy of the draw-fire shot.
Here’s 10 shots at 7 yards with a Glock G19 Gen 5, drawn from an OWB holster under a t-shirt and an open long-sleeve shirt. That’s about a 5-1/2" diameter target, in case you’re wondering.
Here’s another 10 shots with the same setup.
I used the Concealment Express OWB Paddle Holster and the G19 for the first half of the PST 102 class, and the combination worked well enough for me to pass. :) I haven’t tried concealing in public with the G19 in this OWB holster, as it feels a tad bulky, although that might be the case of “does this handgun make me print” that one feels while carrying concealed. Heck, I kinda feel that way anyway when carrying the smaller P365 or M&P Shield, so I gotta wonder how folks manage to pack away a G17. Huge trousers, I’m going to guess.
Anyway, I need to work on a lot of things - accuracy and speed - and continue to work on the draw and presentation.
And here’s one more set of “laser dot pew pew” but without the draw, to set a reference point.