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SikDMAX
01-13-2010, 1:16 PM
Looking for a good holster for CCW carry for draw from a wheelchair.

Best situation that I can see is a shoulder holster setup. Weapon will most likely be Glock 26, perhaps Walther PP. Also 1911 5" but is probably a bit big.

Anyone familiar with wheelchair setup? Id imagine it would be very similar to a sitting draw. The person has full mobility of their upper body.

Can anyone recommend or point me in the direction of some quality shoulder holster manufacturers, or some personal opinions/recommendations?

Thanks!

Corbin Dallas
01-13-2010, 2:02 PM
Looking for a good holster for CCW carry for draw from a wheelchair.

Best situation that I can see is a shoulder holster setup. Weapon will most likely be Glock 26, perhaps Walther PP. Also 1911 5" but is probably a bit big.

Anyone familiar with wheelchair setup? Id imagine it would be very similar to a sitting draw. The person has full mobility of their upper body.

Can anyone recommend or point me in the direction of some quality shoulder holster manufacturers, or some personal opinions/recommendations?

Thanks!

Cross draw would probably be your best bet.


http://www.gunweek.com/2005/feature0101.html

SikDMAX
01-13-2010, 2:09 PM
The way he is seated with folding armrests being able to reach down and clear the armrest and clothing from down there to a shooting position I forsee an issue.

Thanks for the input though, will take a look at some of those.

QuarterBoreGunner
01-13-2010, 2:55 PM
Galco used to make what they called a 'chauffeurs holster' that was made specifically for drawing from the seated position; it was a modified cross draw type. Haven't seen one in years, but I'll bet if you look hard enough you'll come across something similar.

SikDMAX
01-15-2010, 2:03 PM
Thanks, I saw a few like that. Anyone know of a quality Kydex shoulder holster?

Corbin Dallas
01-15-2010, 5:22 PM
The way he is seated with folding armrests being able to reach down and clear the armrest and clothing from down there to a shooting position I forsee an issue.

Thanks for the input though, will take a look at some of those.

I think you misunderstood the article...

this is the problem...

http://www.gunweek.com/2005/pix0101arc/5-8.jpg


This is the solution:
http://www.gunweek.com/2005/pix0101arc/4.jpg


I think you may be able to get a modified IWB specifically for your needs. Cross draw and just under the shirt.

I am not a fan of should holsters for a LOT of reasons, the main one being they are FAR too easy to defeat when it matters.

Desert_Rat
01-15-2010, 6:03 PM
www.calccw.com a member there "The Gimper" I believe He is wheelcahir bound.I've seen Him answer this question before.

CCWUSA
01-16-2010, 8:52 PM
I have always recommended cross-draw or shoulder rigs for EP Drivers, or people traveling long distances in a seated position. One other option is the Safe-Packer by the Wilderness Company out of Arizona. The only "Tactical" Man-Purse I have seen. It looks harmless, conceals the firearm, and can be worn on your belt, over the shoulder, or attached to a seatbelt or wheelchair, allowing quick access and the comfort of all-day carry. Just don;t forget it's there and leave it behind!

SikDMAX
01-17-2010, 6:30 PM
Draw will be from this:

http://www.rolandpriestley.com.au/SiteMedia/w3svc257/Uploads/Images/af8ab2fb-456e-4dee-b701-a68f5bda7e14.jpg

Thats why I was worried about snagging the armrest on the way up, even with crossdraw.

CCWUSA
01-17-2010, 8:00 PM
Here's a link for the SafePacker. It could be attached to your buggy on the front or side. Does not look like a holster...hidden in plain sight.

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=146243&utm_source=froogle&utm_medium=free&utm_campaign=10611

Practice, Practice, Practice

Wulf
01-17-2010, 8:10 PM
I'm normally not a big fan of fannypacks, but its probably a good choice for the wheel chair bound. Cross draw is most practical, but they should be prepared to carry and work strong side for range practice/training purposes.

When I trained at front sight we had a wheel chair guy in our squad. The instructors really went above and beyond to work with him on adapting gear and techniques to his unique situation. A++ job they did.

emc002
01-17-2010, 8:29 PM
I just attended my CCW renewal class yesterday and there was a gentleman in class who was in a wheelchair.
They tried a few different things for him, but what worked best for him was a shoulder holster.

Fannypacks take FOREVER to draw from and our instructors (active and retired LEOs) discussed how gangs are targeting fanny pack wearers assuming they're carrying by yanking them off so as to break the cheap plastic hasp and running away. Remember, action is always faster than reaction.