Things I'm learning not to do with my strong arm

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    So do any of you others have the below issues?

    I've had my CFP for a few months now but I'm still getting used to keeping my strong arm free. I'm used to carrying my keys in my strong hand all the time and I still have to remind myself to stick them in a pocket.

    I'm used to my cell phone being in a pocket that is on my strong side and while I'm getting better I still do it at times. I also tend to pull my wallet out very early when I'm paying for something and hold it in my strong hand while I'm standing in line. Getting better at that one as well but it still happens.

    I have almost mastered keeping the shopping basket in my weak hand but I sometimes find it in my strong hand without even thinking about it.

    I try to carry as much as I can in my weak hand and keep my strong hand free. I also have found it weird to keep my hands out of my pockets. Another small habit that is hard to break.

    I'm taking baby steps everyday it seems but I keep reminding myself to do this, instead of that and it is helping.

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    For me, the cell phone is the hardest...always kept it on my right (strong) side...now I'm trying to carry it in front when I don't have cargo pants on...
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    Good start.
    The more things you can do with your off hand the better.
    Fast food. Hold the food, burgers, etc, with your off hand and use your strong hand for the drink, which is only periodic.

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    I never liked carrying things in my hands, but if necessary I will carry a grocery bag in each hand for balance. Any carried object can be dropped instantly, just make sure your hand isn't tangled with the load.

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    I had to learn to wear my wallet in my left rear pocket because I would sometimes come close to exposing my pistol when pulling it out to pay.
    It took about 2 weeks for it to become habbit. So I know what you mean about getting used to keeping strong side hand free.

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    I've finally started getting used to wearing my wallet on my weak side, as well. I've not had a real problem w/keys in my weak hand, as I've gotten used to that in my career - gotta keep my right hand free to salute officers when I'm in uniform - so that part has come naturally enough.
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    Oh the joys of being ambidextrous

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treo View Post
    Oh the joys of being ambidextrous
    Wish I were. If I lost my right hand I'd be worthless. . .Luck you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treo View Post
    Oh the joys of being ambidextrous
    So you carry a firearm on both sides?

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    Quote Originally Posted by subcool20 View Post
    I had to learn to wear my wallet in my left rear pocket because I would sometimes come close to exposing my pistol when pulling it out to pay.
    It took about 2 weeks for it to become habbit. So I know what you mean about getting used to keeping strong side hand free.

    Fortunately, I have been doing that for years for no apparent reason. Now it is paying off in spades! Also is convenient for spare magazine storage as it stands up straight next tothe wallet. Only problem is getting it bck upright after I have paid for something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Treo View Post
    Oh the joys of being ambidextrous
    True to some extent. However, I have never known anyone with ambidextrous dominant eyes. Therefore, we ambidextrous persons are not completely ambidextrous.

    I am recovering from rotator cuff surgery on my shooting arm. My next outing I will try the other hand for awhile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Treo View Post
    Oh the joys of being ambidextrous
    I'm ambidextrous as well. However, most of my training in my life has been firing a sidearm w/my right hand. I practice with both and am actually a slightly better shot w/my left, as that's also my strong eye. I shoot rifle lefty, can't hit much shooting righty.

    Were I to go ultra paranoid and feel the need for two handguns - like when the Zombie Apocalypse starts up - I'd easily carry two pistols. I've even got a lefty Blackhawk IWB holster that I've worn out of the house once and around the house a few times. I've also worn the lefty Blackhawk IWB in the small of my back so that I could reach it w/my right hand and it works well that way.

    Hmmmm... I should look for another drop-leg holster for my left hand....
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    When talk on a phone I used to use my strong hand but have purchased a blue-tooth headset for my phone since. I use it all the time now and love keeping my hands free. I tend to pocket it when not using it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treo View Post
    Oh the joys of being ambidextrous
    Yes! I shoot equally bad with either hand!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhoWeBePart1 View Post
    So you carry a firearm on both sides?
    Sometimes. Main gun behind hip, BUG in opposite front pocket.
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