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tstephens220

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Shoot Through Holsters
« on: March 17, 2015, 06:23:19 AM »
I am interested in purchasing a shoot-through wallet hoster from Amazon. I have read that they are illegal. Can anyone tell me whether these are legal or not? :?:
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Re: Shoot Through Holsters
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2015, 05:19:16 PM »
Can't really think of a reason they would be illegal and haven't ever heard that they were. That said, I am not a lawyer.
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Re: Shoot Through Holsters
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2015, 01:53:00 PM »
tstephens220,

It is not illegal to buy or possess a shoot-through wallet holster. However, once you place your handgun inside the wallet holster, you have created an AOW under the NFA. So unless you create an NFA trust and get a tax stamp for that AOW, it is a federal felony to possess the gun "in" the wallet holster. Take the gun out of the holster and lay them down next to each other, and you no longer have an AOW and are perfectly within the law. Makes sense? Of course not, but it is the current state of the law.

Thank you for your question.
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Re: Shoot Through Holsters
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2015, 06:25:37 PM »
Sorry for my ignorance, but what is AOW?
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Re: Shoot Through Holsters
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2015, 10:54:19 AM »
Any Other Weapon
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tstephens220

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Re: Shoot Through Holsters
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2015, 10:34:45 PM »
Texas Law Shield: thank you for confirming that. I have read the same thing on blogs, but i wanted to confirm it with someone i could trust.
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Re: Shoot Through Holsters
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2015, 02:49:40 PM »
tstephens220,

Not a problem, happy we could help.
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Re: Shoot Through Holsters
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2015, 08:45:09 PM »
Thanks spanman. I certainly learned something here.
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Re: Shoot Through Holsters
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2015, 06:18:49 AM »
When open carry passes would "Cowboy" type holsters (I would never do this) be restricted / illegal?
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Re: Shoot Through Holsters
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2015, 04:19:26 PM »
spanman,

Unfortunately, we won’t know the answer until the final version of open carry passes. We will keep you updated.
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Re: Shoot Through Holsters
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2015, 07:48:25 PM »
I'm still a little confused on the issues with this type of holster. I thought that if the slide of the pistol is exposed the holster is not considered an AOW? I am from PA and the type of holster I am referring to is like the DeSantis Pocket Shot or the Shoot Thru by Cardini Leather USA.
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Re: Shoot Through Holsters
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2015, 11:41:47 AM »
SB 17 says 'belt holster' so a cowboy holster would be legal - IFF the House passes it and the Governor signs it. :)
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Re: Shoot Through Holsters
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2015, 06:42:01 PM »
Quote from: "switch"
SB 17 says 'belt holster' so a cowboy holster would be legal - IFF the House passes it and the Governor signs it. :)
FYI Dillon Press has some ccw type holsters for single actions. Not my recommendation but I've known some competent people who were pretty salty
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Re: Shoot Through Holsters
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2015, 02:47:03 PM »
cgdraben,

Ultimately, the more exposed the pistol, the less the chance this will be classified as an AOW. It could always come down to a fact issue.
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