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    Re: CROSS DRAW or RIGHT HIP DRAW For Concealment

    Dixiegalexy,
    Cross draw is slower and you will need to sweep the area during your draw.
    Strong side draw is proven the fastest and most accurate method.
    Strong side is down to grab & up to sight and draw, simple as that.
    It's my understanding that IDPA matches don't allow any type of cross draw, if that's any indication of which is a better/safer method.

    Cross draw is reaching across the entire body, grasp for the pistol.
    Let's hope in the excitement you don't miss locating the pistol correctly in your first attempt.
    Lift the pistol out of the holster and then sweep it across your body to the sighting and shooting position.
    Cross draw is fine for competition, but not fast or safe enough for this kid.

    I'll stick to strong side draw. I'm practicing both left & right handed draw, since most of my holsters are right handed and I'm a lefty. I'm nearly as accurate with both hands after a year of practicing.
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    Re: CROSS DRAW or RIGHT HIP DRAW For Concealment

    Everyone I too vote for strongside draw.

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    Re: CROSS DRAW or RIGHT STRONG SIDE DRAW For Concealment

    A crossdraw rig is harder to conceal because most of 'em sort of ride up front...and you have to wear a zipped jacket or buttoned coat over it to keep it from view.

    That said - I have several crossdraw holsters, and the ones I have are a lot more comfortable to wear than any of my strong side OWBs or IWBs when riding around in a vehicle.

    Also, when sitting in a vehicle, I can draw a weapon and address a target much quicker from a crossdraw than I can from any of my strong side holsters that ride back on the hipbone. In order to draw from one of them (when sitting in a vehicle), I have to raise my elbow nearly as high as my shoulder and either twist my upper body or lean forward. All this adds precious seconds to a draw that might be lightning fast if you were standing.

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    Re: CROSS DRAW or RIGHT STRONG SIDE DRAW For Concealment

    Xtimberman,
    I never really considered that issue with strong side carry in a vehicle.
    Normally I carry my pistol in easy reach within my car or truck.
    It's nice to hear opinions and thought on both sides of the holster.
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    Re: CROSS DRAW or RIGHT STRONG SIDE DRAW For Concealment

    Again....xtm beat me to the punch. Must be gettin' old. My thoughs are the same. Strong sidde when walking around. Cross-draw when I'll be seated in a vehicle for a long time. It conceals well under a shirt, when seated in a car, using the crossdraw. Also, it's a simple matter to draw, when seated, and you don't have to go thru a bunch of gyrations, just to grab your gun....never mind trying to draw it!

    I like a 3 slot pancake holster, that can be worn in both positions. When you get out of the car, just switch your holster to strong side. Best of both worlds!!! Bob
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    Re: CROSS DRAW or RIGHT STRONG SIDE DRAW For Concealment


    Right strong side draw. I prefer K-frames for concealed holster carry. J-frames, hammerless I usually slip in a pocket, like my 640-1 or 638.
    Hank

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    Re: CROSS DRAW or RIGHT STRONG SIDE DRAW For Concealment

    First time I saw one of Roy Baker's 3-slot pancake holsters, I was mighty skeptical - then one of my buddies gave me a well-used one for a short-barreled Colt Single Action Army. Comfortable, stable, versatile - and rides way up high and out-of-the-way of the seatbelt latch when carried strong-side.

    Now...just what have I done with that holster?

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    Re: CROSS DRAW or RIGHT STRONG SIDE DRAW For Concealment

    DixieGal, There are alot available from different makers. I have a Bianchi Shadow 3-slot for my 2 1/2" M- 66, and a Hume JIT slide holster (no cant) for my 2" M-10. They both work fine either way. Both are for short barreled K frames. Bob
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    Re: CROSS DRAW or RIGHT STRONG SIDE DRAW For Concealment

    In my post in this thread I displayed a 4 inch model 13. I feel it is as easy to conceal a 4 inch K-frame as it is a two inch. Just wondered if anyone else feels that way, as it seems three inch barrels get a lot of attention in the forum> Hank

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    Re: CROSS DRAW or RIGHT STRONG SIDE DRAW For Concealment

    Triplelock, The reason 3' barrels are popular on this forum, is that it is rare, and it is more collectable. Costs more too!!!

    However, on the practicle side......... the extra 1/2" allows for a longer extractor rod, making extraction of empties more positive. On a 2 1/2" barrel, you've got to hit the extractor rod forcefully, to get the empties to clear the cylinder.Bob
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