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Does anybody out there carry crossdraw? Due to big gut it is easier to conceal, but boy is hard to get used to. Just was wondering who else has experience. Thanks :D
 

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I use a shoulder rig for my 627 when I am out in the woods. It is far slower on the draw compared to a strong side belt holster, but I don't wear it with speed drawing in mind.

One thing that you really have be careful of is sweeping yourself with your gun on the draw. That takes practice.
 

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pocketcarry said:
Does anybody out there carry crossdraw? Due to big gut it is easier to conceal, but boy is hard to get used to. Just was wondering who else has experience. Thanks :D
Yeah it can be tough feeling for a bit. But if you want fun, try a crossdraw rig, with a 13" long Judge! Actually, if I am on a tractor, or my utility vehicle it is the most comfortable way to wear it.

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I use a shoulder rig for my 627 when I am out in the woods. It is far slower on the draw compared to a strong side belt holster, but I don't wear it with speed drawing in mind.

One thing that you really have be careful of is sweeping yourself with your gun on the draw. That takes practice.
Hmmm! sweeping yourself with your gun, now it may be just me but I come closer to doing that in a strong side holster than I do in shoulder, or crossdraw. Admittedly I am talking about my legs and feet, but that is the closest I come to sweeping myself.
 

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Robby said:
Hmmm! sweeping yourself with your gun, now it may be just me but I come closer to doing that in a strong side holster than I do in shoulder, or crossdraw. Admittedly I am talking about my legs and feet, but that is the closest I come to sweeping myself.
so what do you do with your weak arm. I have to raise mine up like a scarecrow to avoid sweeping it during a draw. A cross draw hip holster would make it easier to get your arm out of the way, but if you draw with your weak arm just hanging there, you're pretty certain to sweep it.
 

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so what do you do with your weak arm. I have to raise mine up like a scarecrow to avoid sweeping it during a draw. A cross draw hip holster would make it easier to get your arm out of the way, but if you draw with your weak arm just hanging there, you're pretty certain to sweep it.
As currently, with a cross draw, I do not have to wear a vest or coat with my big gun as it sits about 1030 or 1100. But with the PT111, or rossi, my weak hand comes up above the belt line, and is never in play until the gun is pointed down range and I am bringing it under the grip. I would never want my weak hand in play, unless I was going to make it the shooting hand for some reason.

I still say, even strong side, I only could sweep a leg or feet, if I was stepping back during the draw.

I guess my weak arm could come into play, in a shoulder holster,and be swept, but I keep my finger off the trigger until I am pointed down range.
 

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Might be okay if you spend a lot of time in the car. But, I'm usually on a motorcycle.
 

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Now you got me thinking about how I would "draw" my firearm in need. I wear crossdraw because of a large scar on my right side where I had a nephrectomy (kidney removal). The muscle under the incision tore and they won't fix it (said I might not survive another such surgery). I just don't see how I could ever be very fast on the draw so I figure I will just stand and deliver if the need arises.

Mostly I carry because we are campers and I want to be big animal prepared. But one of the reasons I come in hear is to hear the more experienced and said experiences. So I am rethinking and am going to practice some and see what might work for me.
 

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I used to carry in a left handed shoulder rig when riding my motorcycle. What I lost in speed, I made up for in surprise. Not many people expect you to draw left handed when you are right handed. Handy on the bike with the trottle on the right hand, too. During the same time period, I used a right hand cross draw with a single action revolver and practiced cowboy shooting some. I was not that much slower than most of my friends that used the strong side draw. Either way my off hand is used to hold my jacket out of the way, if needed. If not my off hand comes just over the horizonal level of the gun and turns into a two handed grip just comming on target. Now days, I just pocket carry most of the time, but do occassionaly use the inside pocket of my down vest, so that is a sort of modified shoulder carry, but a little easier to get to.
 

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When I was a detective I carried a snubby in a crossdraw (left side) as I had occasion to spend time sitting in the undercover car of the week talking to some distinctly unsavory types seated next to me. Wanted my gun as far away from them as possible.

I think if you use a cross-draw and have a large belly it might be difficult to get at your weapon?

I never thought about sweeping my left arm during a draw until I read this thread.
 

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AZ605 said:
I never thought about sweeping my left arm during a draw until I read this thread.
Yeah, just make sure if your in the car or chair, you get it up to your chest, or disconnecting the seat belt, then your not sweeping much of anything.
 
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