Carry Position

Carry Position

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    Anyone change up their carry position regularly? Was wondering if anyone ever has experienced I guess confusion would be the best way to describe it, as to where they're carrying if you switch up where you carry your weapon?

    I'm a creature of habit, and a firm believer of carrying in the same position/location on the body regardless of which weapon I'm carrying on any given day. I've found that carrying, and practicing drawing from the same position helps build muscle memory. My theory is that in the unfortunate situation I ever do have to draw my weapon to defend myself, I won't have to take the extra split second to remember where my gun is on my person. So regardless of which weapon I'm carrying it is always at the 2:30-3:30 position depending on the available real estate on my pants. The only thing I do change is whether I carry IWB or OWB.

    Just wondering what other folk's opinions are on this subject.
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    No, my carry position has remained the same since I was a police officer. I have decades of muscle memory going to that position, and it would be silly for me to try and change. The instructors that taught us were sticklers' for positioning our holsters in the EXACT same spot ever day. When companies like Safariland came out with holsters that had screws to lock the holster in to our duty belts it was not a byproduct of the design. Training for us always centered around muscle memory and using that ingrained memory in our reaction.
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    Nope.

    I never change my position
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    my only position change would be from appendix to pocket depending on the season and clothes of the day.
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    Yep, a firm believer in muscle memory as well. Always carry in same place, and unless something new is in place - same gun and same holster.
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    Fast trips to store sometimes throw 642 in pocket. If driving any distance I use a crossdraw from bullard leather for my j frames. But most times 3:30 IWB
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    As a newbie to guns (and 63) i pondered as to where best to carry my firearm from. Some days I experience limited movement in my strong arm. On a good day 3 O'clock to 4 O'Clock becomes doable, but iffy. I opted for a holster (3Speed Holster) that was meant for 12:00 deep conceal. I wear it at 2:30 as an AIWB. I seem to getting good results with this.
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    I always carry at the 4:00 position. It's where the pistol rides most comfortably, and it conceals well there too.
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    It depends what I'm doing. I almost always carry IWB or OWB at around 4:00ish. On long trips it could be shoulder holster or cross-draw holster. Tonight I was cutting our lawn and a couple of neighbor's lawns, just had my KelTec P-3AT tucked in an SOB at 5:30. Then I went for a ride on a new Honda Ruckus thru the subdivision with the same SOB setup...sometimes I tuck the KT in a pocket holster. Keep in mind that my main carry mentioned first is about 98% of my CCW.
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    1911s 3:30-4:00 IWB or OWB. The 155 is appendix carry.. Does get some looks .
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    I don't mess with carry position. As mentioned, muscle memory is very important and I don't want to complicate things by going to a different position.
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    3 30 iwb or owb, only chage would be if i go to a shoulder holster but im used to them as well. The BUG may move around a tad depending on what im wearing.
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    Same spot always. For me, it's AIWB.
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    Always the same. Everything else is always in same place also (knife, flashlight, extra mags, phone, etc.). Consistency and muscle memory is good.
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    Always the same place, always. AIWB
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