US20110226825A1 - Handgun positioned horizontally in comfortable holster - Google Patents

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US20110226825A1
US20110226825A1 US12661750 US66175010A US20110226825A1 US 20110226825 A1 US20110226825 A1 US 20110226825A1 US 12661750 US12661750 US 12661750 US 66175010 A US66175010 A US 66175010A US 20110226825 A1 US20110226825 A1 US 20110226825A1
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    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F41WEAPONS
    • F41CSMALLARMS, e.g. PISTOLS, RIFLES; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR
    • F41C33/00Means for wearing or carrying smallarms
    • F41C33/02Holsters, i.e. cases for pistols having means for being carried or worn, e.g. at the belt or under the arm
    • F41C33/0209Pouch or pocket like containers for small arms covering all or most of the small arm
    • F41C33/0218Pouch or pocket like containers for small arms covering all or most of the small arm having a flap substantially covering the opening of the pouch or pocket
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F41WEAPONS
    • F41CSMALLARMS, e.g. PISTOLS, RIFLES; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR
    • F41C33/00Means for wearing or carrying smallarms
    • F41C33/02Holsters, i.e. cases for pistols having means for being carried or worn, e.g. at the belt or under the arm
    • F41C33/04Special attachments therefor
    • F41C33/048Special attachments therefor for concealed carrying of a small arm

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This is a comfortable holster that allows a wearer to position their handgun in a secure, HORIZONTAL position. This position allows wearer more freedom of movement, while allowing the wearer the ability to sit, drive, or bend for extended periods of time, in comfort. This design locates the gun, of a driver, in between the seatbelt and shoulder harness, when seated in a vehicle, for easy access. This holster design is ideal for the wearer involved in strenuous activities, as it is centered and balanced on the wearer's body. The handgun is accessed from the side instead of from the top. The holster wearer simply slides their hand under a shirt or jacket, to draw their handgun. This aspect makes this holster, ideal for people using wheelchairs. There is no lifting up of the shirt or jacket. The holster is flexible and adjustable.

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    CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS
  • This application claims priority from provisional patent application No. 61/209,344, filed on Mar. 6, 2009
  • STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT
  • This application did not receive federal research and development funding.
  • THE NAMES OF PARTIES TO A JOINT RESEARCH AGREEMENT
  • Not Applicable.
  • INCORPORATION-BY-REFERENCE OF MATERIAL SUBMITTED ON A COMPACT DISC
  • Not Applicable.
  • BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • 1. Field of the Invention
  • The invention is to be used as a carrier, for firearm(s), as in Class 224. It is an article carrier. More specifically, the invention consists of an adjustable, flexible holster system that includes the carrying of at least one handgun, in a horizontal position.
  • 2. Description of Related Art Including Information Disclosed Under 37 CFR 1.97 and 1.98
  • There are many types of handgun holsters. Most holstered handguns become uncomfortable and inaccessible while doing various activities throughout a person's day. Most handguns can not be moved easily to a new location, to give a different access point. A concealed carry, stretch holster, usually gives the wearer only one holstering option, which is up and down. This is usually under an arm or in the very front. Women in particular have a difficult time finding a comfortable holster, which is easily accessible. People confined to a wheelchair have even more problems locating a suitable holster. This holster also allows the wearer to carry more than one handgun, at one time.
  • BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • This invention is a gun holster system which allows a wearer to carry a gun or guns in a horizontal position. The horizontal gun receiver is ideal for extended time periods of sitting or driving. The gun is located on the front of the torso and the gun doesn't pinch or dig into the leg, the lap, or the chest. In this position the gun is still accessible, even when using a vehicles' seatbelt. The gun is located between the lap belt and shoulder harness and thus easily accessed.
  • This angle of the invention is ideal for various strenuous activities, such as jogging, horseback riding, hiking, and outdoor work. The weight of the gun is at wearer's center of gravity and the gun is well secured. Again, there is no digging into the wearer's body.
  • This holster can be quickly turned, so as to place the gun to the wearer's side or back. If wearer is wearing a jacket or over-shirt, over the holster, jacket can be worn open and holster appears to be a back brace.
  • This invention may give the wearer additional carrying options. One or more gun receiver may or may not be located on the holster. It may or may not be a vertical carry, gun receiver. This option is ideal for women carrying the handgun as concealed, if the garments, to be worn, are tighter fitting. The gun is placed in the optional vertical receiver and placed over the front of the torso. The holster can be tightened to give a smoother look to the covering garment.
  • Moreover, the optional vertical receiver can be turned to a different location on the torso, be it front, back, or either side.
  • The horizontal gun receiver is ideal for wheelchair bound wearers. The gun can be located in the front or slightly to the side of the torso. Gun is drawn from the side instead of having to raise it up and out of a vertical holster. The angle of the horizontal carry gives more comfort for long period of sitting, in a wheelchair. This angle makes it easier and quicker for a handicapped wearer to access. Wearing the holster attached to wearer's body makes it difficult for a threatening attacker to see and or take away.
  • The gun receiver allows the wearer to carry a handgun in the horizontal receiver.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWINGS
  • “The patent or application file contains at least one drawing executed in color. Copies of this patent or patent application publication with color drawing(s) will be provided by the Office upon request and payment of the necessary fee.”
  • FIG. 1A is a front view of the handgun holster.
  • FIG. 1B is a back view of the handgun holster.
  • FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the horizontal gun receiver.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
  • Now to refer to the drawings of the handgun holster 3, note the like elements are designated by the same reference number, on all drawings. FIGS. 1A and 1B are the front and back views of the handgun holster. FIG. 2 is a perspective view showing the opening into the horizontal handgun receiver 6.
  • The handgun holster 3 is a device configured and designed to allow a wearer to carry a handgun(s), on their person. It is configured and designed to fit around the wearer's torso area. It may be arranged in such a way as to be used by a left-handed wearer, or a right-handed wearer. The drawings FIG. 1, FIG. 1B, and FIG. 2 are shown in the right-handed wearer arrangement.
  • Gun holster 3 may be of any flexible material known in the art, including but not limited to elastic, neoprene, leather, nylon, polypropylene, and plastic. The length is sized to accommodate the wearer's torso area, and may be 3″ to 8″ in width. Its shape is a long rectangle or it may take a different shape.
  • Closure 4 and closure 5 are designed to ease the putting on, adjusting the fit, and the securing of the holster 3. It may comprise, but is not limited to ‘hook and loop’ closures, buckle closure(s), snap(s), or tying.
  • Gun receiver 6 is designed to accommodate a handgun. The gun enters the receiver, from the side. The receiver holds the gun in a horizontal position, close to the wearer's body. It is sized to accommodate one handgun. There may be one or more horizontal gun receivers on a single holster 3.
  • Optional gun receiver 6A may or may not be added to holster 3. It is designed to accommodate a handgun. The gun enters the receiver from above. The receiver holds the gun in a vertical position. The receiver is sized to accommodate one handgun. There may be one or more gun receiver(s) 6A on a single holster 3.
  • Gun receiver restraining strap 7 is design to securely restrain the gun, in gun receivers 6 and 6A. It may comprise of any material known in the art, including but not limited to elastic, leather, neoprene, and plastic. The gun receiver restraining strap 7 may be, but not limited to 3″ to 7″ long and may be, but not limited to ¼″ to 5″ wide. The strap 7 over-laps the gun butt and is then attached to the gun receiver 6 and 6A, by way of closure strap 8. It may comprise of, but not limited to ‘hook and loop’ closure(s), snap(s), buckle(s), or tie(s).
  • Magazine holder 9 may or may not be added to the holster 3. There may be more than one magazine holder 9. It may comprise of any material known in the art, including but not limited to elastic, leather, neoprene, and plastic. It may take the shape of a rectangle or take a different shape. It is sized to hold one magazine. It is angled on the holster 3, for ease of access.
  • Above the magazine holder 9 is a restraining strap 10. It is attached to the holster 3 and folds over the top opening of the magazine holder 9, to restrain a magazine into holder 9. It closes over the holder and is attached by way of, but not limited to ‘hook and loop’, snap(s), buckle(s), and tie(s). This restraining strap 10 may be the shape of a rectangle, or any other shape. It may be 2″ to 6″ long, or it can be shorter or longer.
  • There may or may not be various other pocket(s), restraining device(s), holster(s), hidden compartment(s), and/or attachment(s) on this holster 3.

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  1. 1. The holster's gun receiver is designed to carry a handgun, in a horizontal position, by way of strong, flexible material which is shaped to receive the gun. This material is attached to the holster.
  2. 2. The horizontal position allows the handgun to be holstered and drawn from the side, of the handgun receiver.
  3. 3. The handgun, once placed into the horizontal gun receiver, is secured by a restraining strap, which overlaps the gun butt and attaches to the front of horizontal gun receiver. This connection may be fixed or adjustable. It is located approximately in the middle of the gun receiver. It can be higher or lower.
  4. 4. On the opposite end from the horizontal gun receiver is the closure, for securing the holster around the wearer. It is adjustable. It may be made of ‘hook and loop’ material, but is not limited to this.
  5. 5. On the back side of the holster, behind the end with the horizontal gun receiver, is the corresponding closure, to secure the holster around the wearer. It is to be adjustable. It may or may not be made of a ‘hook and loop’ material.
  6. 6. The holster is to be made so as to flex and stretch to accommodate the wearer's activity and comfort requirements. It may consist of 1 to 4 layers of material.
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