Originally Posted by TranterUK
Your camera comes with a wrist lanyard so if you drop it it wont fall to the ground.
If I was checking out a house for intruders I would think a lanyard a good idea. There is every chance I could be knocked over, and my gun would go off, perhaps under the sofa? or worse, into the hands of the intruder.
I am a great believer in not giving advise on anything I have not done myself. There's too much of that in this world. I admit I have never used a wrist loop on a sidearm, but suggest it may warrant further thought.
I like a coiled cord lanyard for my duty sidearm. Blackhawk is my favorite or Gemtech. I never liked the old GI issue nylon cord lanyards, just a preference, even though they work good enough.
Let me say though that any lanyard I've seen would be awkward for CCW. Maybe if only the coil was exposed someone would assume it was a keychain, earpiece cord, etc etc, but I'd think it could draw attention. If you were going to field test the idea, I'd recommend attaching the lanyard ends to a belt and try wearing it in public to see if anyone noticed....who knows, it may just look like more electronic junk people carry these days...like those Bluetooths in their ears.
For home defense, when you most need a belt lanyard you may not be wearing any pants! I'd think a wrist rig would be the way to go. I'm also thinking it would take some getting used to a cord/coil hanging off your faithful ol' nightstand cannon.
Last of all, Tranter, I don't think you're thinking is far off the mark in anyway. Just yesterday I listened through a lecture from our Top about our habits with "tactical" 3-point/cross shoulder slings for longarms. See, lots of people think of those slings for keeping the longarm at the low ready while transitioning to a sidearm, tool, or two hand task....but a very big reason for always using the sling is simple weapon retention: When you are struck by a bullet or object, or even extremely surprised, there's a greater than 50/50 chance your reaction will include reflexively clinching or opening your hands.