This is a discussion on Holding hands within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; always keep strong side clear I don't hold hands, carry anything, or compromise my access....
July 3rd, 2008 10:02 PM
always keep strong side clear I don't hold hands, carry anything, or compromise my access.
July 3rd, 2008 10:14 PM
Yep, I keep my wife on my weak side, and my arm in front of hers when holding hands. Why? I can bring my hand up, tuck my right elbow inside her left, and control her entire body movement - pulling her in behind me, away from a threat. Just a little something I picked up from Randy @ DTC... I still need to come up with the time to take a class from him!
July 7th, 2008 07:50 PM
I also seem to start walking on the left foot, and my wife and I almost always end up in step when we are together(she served in the Corps also). I'm lefthanded except for shooting. My right eye is dominant so I learned to shoot right-handed.
Originally Posted by Roland of Gilead
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." . . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt
July 7th, 2008 09:51 PM
As much as possible, I ALWAYS try have my strong hand free (or on a weapon)!
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other"
July 8th, 2008 09:35 AM
My weak hand carries a cane and my neck and left shoulder were damaged several years ago. Anything that needs to be grabbed or carried by necessity is done with my right hand. Best I can do is make sure to carry things in a way that they can be easily dropped should I need to reach for my gun.
July 11th, 2008 02:35 AM
I keep my right hand empty, keep the wife on my left side and can still hold hands.
John Steinbeck: Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he's too old to fight, he'll just kill you.
July 11th, 2008 11:51 AM
I bet if you posted this on YouTube the local ASPCA would have been mildly curious....
Originally Posted by limatunes
Walk softly and carry a big stick....but I find it hard to conceal a stick.
July 11th, 2008 01:48 PM
the wife likes to walk on my right...my strong side....and i have explained
the tactical disadvantage of this....she is aware of it, but she is hard to change
i know sure as all get go, that if something is happening, she is going to grab
that arm....dont know if there is anything that i will be able to do to prevent that
i just try to look far enough down (around) to stay on top of the situation
Now I don't know, but I been told it's hard to run with the weight of gold.
Other hand I have heard it said, it's just as hard with the weight of lead.
hunter/garcia (new speedway boogie)
July 11th, 2008 09:40 PM
Actually, she holds hands with me....
Originally Posted by AZ Husker
Seriously though, she's learned to only hold my left hand while we're out. And to be honest, it didn't take much, I was already used to keeping my right hand free to salute.
It takes a college degree to break'em;
and a high school education to fix'em!
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