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    always keep strong side clear I don't hold hands, carry anything, or compromise my access.

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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roland of Gilead View Post
    Same thing here (Army, early 80's). What bugs me though is that I'm a lefty, so I'm SOL whatever I do.

    (I also seem to start walking w/ my left foot . . .)
    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.
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    As much as possible, I ALWAYS try have my strong hand free (or on a weapon)!
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    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.
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    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.

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    Funny

    I bet if you posted this on YouTube the local ASPCA would have been mildly curious....





    Quote Originally Posted by limatunes View Post
    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
    Walk softly and carry a big stick....but I find it hard to conceal a stick.

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    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)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Husker View Post
    You hold hands with your WIFE???
    Actually, she holds hands with me....

    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.
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