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    Carry Question

    All,

    This is probably a newb question, but I didn't find it after searching a bit.

    So my question is, I have seen pictures of guns tucked in the back (around 5:00) with the grip pointing towards the right side. In terms of being able to reach back and grab the gun, it seems to make sense. If carrying that far back is it normal to flip the gun so the grip is facing the right side? Right is my strong side. Thanks.

    Victor

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    Yes, the grip would be facing your strong side, with the muzzle pointing slightly down towards your weak side.

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    The "cavalry draw" you're describing is slow and potentially dangerous. It must be practiced heavily if you intend to use it for defense. Even though Galco makes a holster designed for this practice, I very, very seldom recommend it. It offers no real advantages to compensate for the loss of safety and speed.
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    It's also potentially dangerous to your spine in a fall, and damned uncomfortable to sit against in a car.

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    I've never been a fan of any type of carry that involves sweeping myself when I draw.

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    is there a more comfortable way to carry when you are sitting? currently i have an owb comp tac paddle holster that i use for carry (open for now...yay for VA). i really only carry going to and from the range. i will be taking the concealed carry soon. anyway, i can't seem to sit in the car with my holster on without it digging into me. i was at work and saw a pic of the calvary carry and thought that it might be comfortable in a sitting down position. just wanted some more info on this type of carry. doesn't seem like a good method from the feedback. thanks as always.

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    I can sit pretty comfortable with My Ruger P345 tucked in the small of the back if I don't slouch. I even bought a holster to use like that but I don't really like the draw angle and such. I bought a Don Hume H721 OT belt type which is quite comfy if you get it set in the right spot right around 3:30. I have a feeling that this will be my main rig with shirt tails out or a light jacket. It has a shield that helps keep the pistol from rubbing your side.

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    I don't like that position for it's lack of comfort and seemly vulnerability. I just can't protect it well when it's back there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vel525 View Post
    is there a more comfortable way to carry when you are sitting?
    The hard, curved plate on paddle holsters digs into a lot of people. For greater comfort, try a conventional belt holster with loops rather than the paddle design. I carry around 4:00 (slightly behind my strong hip) with no comfort issues when seated, even with an IWB holster.
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    A paddle holster that is straight up, not canted can be moved to the weak side to make it more comfortable when driving.

    Small of back holsters hold the gun so that you grab it with your palm facing inward toward your body and your index finger down. This is OK if it works for you. "Calvary draw" is where you draw the gun palm out, with your hand between the gun and your body and your index finger is up. This is very unsafe and definitely not recommended.

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    i will look into trying a conventional holster mike.
    thanks all for the great replies guys.

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