OK, I have been thinking about this for a while.
Here's the set up:both my wife and I are right handed, I carry strong side, she either does not carry or purse carries. If with a purse, over her right shoulder. We walk with her on the right next to me on the sidewalk, etiquette is normally that the woman walks on the inside. No problem walking through the neighborhood. We also usually hold hands when together (I know, old married people should not have PDA's :image035:).
Now we go to an urban setting. We pass oncoming pedestrians on the right. The street has inset doorways, steps, etc. So, I am really pushing her towards a potential threat. If confronted, I must reach for my weapon which again pushes her to my right, possibly towards the threat in a doorway, etc. Also, her purse is on her right shoulder which makes it an easier snatch and grab scenario.
I would appreciate everyone's thoughts. The best way would be to have her walk on my left, closer to the street so I can access my weapon and keep her away from hidden threats, but it is against our "nature"-50+ years of habit/teaching dies hard. What do you folks do when out as a couple?