October 30th, 2006 09:53 PM
Question: Re reaching for wallet while carrying
Recently, I took a training course from Rangemaster (Tom Givens). The course was titled Combative Defense Pistol 1, and I highly recommend it. Over the course of the weekend, we must have drawn from a concealed position a couple of hundred times.
Now my question. I'm now so used to flinging the jacket back and reaching for my firearm that when I'm paying for anything at the store, I tend to fling my jacket back! Thus revealing my firearm. I would prefer not to reveal to anyone that I'm carrying, yet, the training really got me going for that particular motion (reach back with the right hand)!
Sounds silly, but I think I need one motion to get the wallet (come from behind and under the jacket) and another for a draw (quick sweep from the side to fling the jacket back).
Anyone else had this issue?
Thanks for any thoughts!
October 30th, 2006 09:55 PM
I carry my wallet in the weak hand side pocket or front pocket. I know several others do so as well.
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October 30th, 2006 09:58 PM
Originally Posted by rocky
A simple solution to a simple problem...
October 30th, 2006 09:59 PM
i use a small wallet and carry of side front pocket but for guys who carry everything in there wallet like my dad does i suggest just switch sides with it
Will take awhile to get used to but better than flashing gun
October 30th, 2006 10:00 PM
^What they said. Front pocket, off hand side.
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October 30th, 2006 10:03 PM
I had carried wallet back pocket strong side for years. When I started carrying I was getting bothered by trying to be surupticiously groping for wallet and not showing the piece!!!
I changed to left rear pocket and didn't take too long to make the change a total habit - well over four years old these days. Now it is easy and efficient.
If I sweep right side of shirt or jacket - it'll be not for money!!!
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October 30th, 2006 10:04 PM
October 30th, 2006 10:09 PM
I have carried a money clip in my right front pocket for almost 30 years. When I reach for it I simply put my hand in my pocket. I carry my wallet is in my left rear pocket and have since I quit wearing jeans to school in 1962. The left rear pocket had the button on it so I put the wallet there. I tried for a while recently to carry my money clip in my left front pocket, but could not get used to it. Then when I started carrying a Kel-Tec in my left front pocket the arrangement was settled and the money clip resides in the right front.
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October 30th, 2006 10:12 PM
I am probably the most prudent of the group, (some may read PARANOID) but being raised in Brooklyn my dad taught me to carry 2 wallets.
One for me and one for the mugger My 'wallet' has ~20 singles(muggers money) in the wad and a bunch of those fake credit cards you get with the mail offers 250 times a week and a fake DL. "My" wallet resides in my front pocket on the weak side.
October 30th, 2006 10:13 PM
Off hand side..
Also if I ever have to produce my ID's for a LEO (DL and permit) I can tell the LEO that I'm carrying at 4 o'clock and that my "paperwork" is at 7/8 o'oclock. I believe that a LEO would be more at ease knowing that I wasn't digging anywhere near my weapon for ANYTHING.. Not a good time for any misunderstandings.
October 30th, 2006 10:31 PM
I had to switch wallet to opposite side, at first awkward but got used to it.
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October 30th, 2006 11:34 PM
The moment I started carrying, placing the wallet in my weak-side front pocket solved all of that. No movement of the strong-side arm, where it can remain in "cover" position. No fumbling with the strong-side hand, leaving it free for its primary duty (to draw, if need be). No printing. Works very well. No problems that I found, other than getting used to it.
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October 30th, 2006 11:39 PM
Weak side rear pocket for my wallet for me as I most always strong side carry. Money clip/card holder in weak side front pocket is usually all I reach for so I don't need to get out my wallet for every little thing.
By the way, good question/thread!
October 30th, 2006 11:48 PM
I carry my wallet in the cargo pocket of my strong side leg. This is handy many times a day because I have to often get to my wallet while in the car. It is also far away from the weapon so the movements are different than a draw.
October 31st, 2006 12:32 AM
I do the exact same thing.
Originally Posted by mhawk
I don't carry anything at all in my rear pockets.
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