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I've told you what the Safepacker is all about and what it has
to offer you as a holster that doesn't look like a holster....so let's see how
Since I shoot right handed, I carry the Safepacker in my support
hand with the carry strap over the back side of my hand (as seen in the photos
on the previous page). I bring the Safepacker up in front of me and
squeeze the quick release buckle with my strong hand (it only takes a thumb and
a finger). This allows the flap to "pop" open just a bit.
With my strong hand, I continue to open the Safepacker's flap
while I turn my support hand to orient the Safepacker (and thus the muzzle)
towards the threat.
Next, I thrust my hand into the rear opening of the Safepacker
(now fully exposed by the opened flap). At the same time this happens, the
hook and loop fastener along what is now the top of the Safepacker literally
tears open. My trigger finger is along the side of the XD's slide
(remember your gun safety rules!) and I have a firm grip on the XD. I
prefer to drop the Safepacker at this point although you can certainly leave it
strapped to your support hand. As my strong hand is positioning itself on
the XD, my support hand is sliding out of the strap....sounds complicated but it
is very natural....one hand pushing forward while the other pulls back.
And the XD is presented or kept at a low ready to further asses the threat, as required.
Right up until the hook and loop strip begins to tear open and
the XD is revealed, there is no indication that I am but a fraction of a second
away from bringing online 14 rounds of .45ACP to stop a threat.
As I mentioned, you do not need to drop the Safepacker when
bring the handgun to bear. Leaving it strapped to your hand (keeping the
spare magazine closer) works just as well as is shown in this photo. It is
pretty much a personal preference .