The only time an empty gun should be placed in a holster is during training to develop effective presentation and re-holsering skills. These skills are critical and are the among the very first things taught and reviewed in all of our "Beyond Concealed Carry" curricula. Take a look at the video linked below from Craig Douglas. If you've attended training with us, it should look familiar. Also, don't consider this video as complete instruction; go spend your money and get the real thing. Take a look at our class schedule at Target Masters of Columbia.