The recent court house shootings bring up the issue of how law enforcement officers, be they police, sheriffs, or bailiffs, can have a handgun, have instant access to it, but the bad guys can't access it. Can these shootings be prevented? And how do you prevent such tragedies? There is an answer, and it is made by a Boise company, Tactical Design Labs, the subject of a recent post on this blog. Mike Lowe of TDL has designed a security holster that allows such speedy access that it can be used in quick draw competition. At the same time, the bad guy just can't get it out of a holster. After seeing the way this holster works, I can say that it is the answer for preventing court house shootings.
I recently talked to a police officer who had used it. He was left handed, and had tried the right handed version at a demonstration. He said he could draw a handgun faster from the TDL holster with his weaker hand, his right, than other officers could draw their handgun out of competing security holsters with their stronger hand. It allows absolutely unimpeded access to the gun, and provides absolute prevention of access by bad guys.
There are a number of security holsters on the market, but TDL's is the only one that works! Every Sheriff, Police Officer, Bailiff, MP, SWAT team, special forces, and military handgun carrier should have one.