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    Lima, bless you, not only do you phrase your thoughts clearly and concisely, you are also an excellent instructor, and you serve it up with the very palatable sauce of humor!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cupcake View Post
    Yep, strong side stays free.
    Ditto for me. Her strong side (right) thou is encumbered by my hand.

    If however, the street is on our left, then she is on my right, and her strong side is free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by limatunes View Post
    Since both JD and I are right-handed it's

    One shooter in the midst of bad guys is good, two shooters is better, but two shooters working as a team is best of all.

    We are as much a tactical team as we are a martial team and I wouldn't have it any other way.
    I pity the bad guys who are fools enough to take on you two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmarkob View Post
    Going by what you've described in your post, it works exactly as you've written it, but did you mean marital???
    Yep, .. That's what I meant... Darn fingers running away with my brain again!

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    it works for me, as I am left handed but shoot hand and am right eye dominate...so I am carry kids, or hold hand with strong arm, and then have firearm on right side...also nice when I practice 'fending' off someone with my knife or non shooting arm..
    I always keep my firearm side free....
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    I have this thing with wanting to have the lady away from the street side as was mentioned earlier as courtesy, learned it from my dad, so that normally puts my strong hand in her hand (surprisingly except for the one time I almost had to draw from this situation). With this in mind I have begun to carry a BUG in my left front pocket, which makes better sense with me shooting it better lefty. So primary is SS and BUG WS
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    Strong hand is almost always free. If it is in use it is because it is holding a gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by limatunes View Post
    My husband was laughing at me because he swears I'm the only woman he's ever met who approaches carrying a baby from a tactical standpoint rather than anything else.
    Yeah, well ... look at it from the baby's perspective. He/she is already plotting to pop out with a full bomb load, as you well know.

    You definitely need to know how to do the "bombload" two-step while carrying, and that's a fact. Perhaps one of those baby backpacks, which will free up both your hands. Hm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by limatunes View Post
    I've practiced with both a teddy-bear and my cat (the teddy-bear was easier but the cat was more like real life cause he was thrashing and didn't like being in a sling very much) but it worked REALLY well.
    I don't suppose you video taped that.
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    Keep your strong hand free.

    At one point, a gal called me on it. NOT on carrying or keeping my right hand free, but her issue was we were always walking down the wrong (left) side of the street. Me on the street side of the sidwalk, right hand free, and her to my left.

    I never knew there was a proper side of the street to walk on, they have sidewalks on both sides !! *lol* what can I say!

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    I wouldn't worry so much about holding hands with my strong side hand, or even carrying something that I can quickly drop. In any encounter therr is going to be an evaluation process that will take place before I decide to act. I don't think I am losing any time by dropping something. Granted in theory it would be good to have your strong hand free, but often not practical, so I don't stress about it.

    I do avoid burying my hand deep into my pocket or carrying my daughter with my right hand and arm. I am not willing to drop her and it would take some time and effort to sit her down or change hands. Other than that I don't really concern myself with it. But Congrats to those who are diligent.

    Don't mistake this as me saying that I don't pay attention to responding quickly or preparing for threats. I just don't see this as a big issue. In fact I am going to post a thread on, "Be your wife's bodyguard."

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    Yes, my strong hand is almost always free. However, I started keeping my right hand free not due to CCW issues, but because of my military service. It was instilled in me to keep the right hand free for saluting purposes. I was keeping my right hand free before I ever started carrying.

    +1 to the poster who said that they would hate to mess with JD and Lima.
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    Quote Originally Posted by exactlymypoint View Post
    I don't suppose you video taped that.
    LOL.. No, but it sure would have been a funny video.

    My 11 lbs cat, in my baby sling, looking around with big scared eyes cause he had no idea what was going on and me practicing my draw.... I think there would have to be a lot of explaining going on...lol

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