Left Handed - in the drivers seat.
So about a week or so ago I was driving down a really poorly lit street in a newly developed nice part of town at about 1am. It had been raining cats and dogs all day and had just started letting up. I was in a bit of a daze when all of a sudden a guy appears in my headlights in the middle of the road flagging me down. I slam on my breaks and just barely missed him and skid past him maybe 10 feet. My window was partially rolled down, so I shouted out the window to see if he was okay. As I did, I looked at him in the sideview mirror just in time to see him pull a mask over his face and run towards my truck. I threw it back into gear and slammed on the gas. It took a couple of seconds for the tires to grab on the wet road, but I was able to get moving just as the reached for my tailgate.
Thankfully, I got out of the area and called 911. We've got a great police force here and by time I rolled back around the cops had him on the side of the road AND had pulled another guy dressed all in black from the woods on the side of the road. Couple of dangerous idiots.
Anyway, this is the incident that got me off my butt to start the CCW process. I've always wanted to get one, but I'd just been lazy. Obviously in this situation, even if I did have my Glock or my XD, I'd still have an obligation to try and get away, but I kept thinking - What if my tires didn't grab in time?
Here's my question: I'm a lefty and I plan on wearing my MTAC holster at about 8 o'clock (seems to disappear best there). Being left handed means that I have to deal with the driver's side door getting in the way as opposed to a right handed person who has open space to his/her right. Anyone here have any experience with this? Am I worrying over nothing? Should I move the gun to a different position while driving?
Draw then hand switch might work for you?
Good job staying on your toes and keeping any eye out in your rearview mirror.
I am right handed but occasionally carry a backup on my left side. If I needed my back up while seated in my car I would lean forward and to the right, draw with my left, pass to my right hand, keep my left elbow high and point shoot under my arm keeping my left hand free for the steering wheel, or I could use a two hand grip.
Watch this video clip of the draw then hand switch-
Steve Krystek of Progressive F.O.R.C.E. Concepts demonstrating CQC and firearms tactics for airline pilots.