The Holster Light Gap and You

The Holster Light Gap and You

Today we tackle one of the hottest topics of the holster world - the light gap. Whether you run a TLR-7 or an X300U, or a PL350, you'll notice there's a sizeable gap around your trigger guard. Should we panic? Or is this just part of owning a light-bearing Kydex holster? To answer your question - yes.


Actually, it's the latter. You shouldn't panic at all. But you should be observant. 


The light gap is an inevitable consequence of designing a light-bearing holster. If your holster requires the space to fit a weapon light, there is going to need to be a sizeable enough channel for it to slide into. This channel, and therefore the gap associated with it, will vary in size depending on the size of your light. For example, a holster for a TLR-7 Sub will have a light gap considerably smaller than one for a TLR-1 HL or and X300U. 


So, what do we do? How do we deal with these large gaps that may potentially expose parts of our trigger guards? Do we go and jam our finger in there? Probably not. The light gap is a required feature for light-bearing holsters, so it's here to stay. Some companies might have light gaps slightly smaller than others, and others with flared light gaps like ours to make it easier to reindex your light-bearing gun back into the holster, but there will always be a gap.


With this conclusion, we wholeheartedly recommend using this as another reason to exercise proper weapon safety and situational awareness. Worried about loose items working their way into your trigger guard? Don't leave your weapon somewhere like your middle console or glove box. Worried about a drawstring from your hoodie getting in there? Practice properly re-holstering your weapon. Worried about your finger somehow accidentally slipping in there when you draw from concealment? Practice your dry fire.


Tl;dr - practice your dry fire. 

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