Guns and Knives and your pockets

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    Guns and Knives and your pockets

    Here is something I noticed... the majority of people who CCW carry a knife clipped in their pocket. I do too. Here is my question; why does everyone I see have the pistol and knife on their strong side?

    The obvious answer is the knife is handy on the strong side, and I'm sure it is. I keep my knife on my offside. Why? I use my knife for 99% utility, and as a backup weapon if needed. When I need a knife, I can deploy it plenty fast with my left hand, and switch to my right if needed for a chore.
    If it is needed as a weapon, chances are I am in weapon retention and canít deploy my pistol, so out comes the knife with my left hand.

    Anybody have a convincing reason to carry both strong side?
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    I carry my folder strong side because I have my SureFire E2e clipped in my left pocket.

    I have found that I use my flashlight a ******* lot more than my knife, and I NEVER want my light in my right hand - my Glock goes there!

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    I carry on the weakside. That way I can grab my weapon to secure it if I get into a tussle and deploy my knife to help convince my assaliant to let go of me!

    I practice drawing and deploying my knife with my weakhand.
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    I have never quite understood this either. I have always carried my folder on my weak side, specificly because of the reasons you stated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glock 'em down View Post
    I carry my folder strong side because I have my SureFire E2e clipped in my left pocket.

    I have found that I use my flashlight a ******* lot more than my knife, and I NEVER want my light in my right hand - my Glock goes there!
    Thats a good reason, but I typically dont carry a light while off duty.
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    I carry one folder in my right pocket and a second one clipped between my zipper and badge (under my belt) which is accessible with either hand.
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    I carry mine strong side because for one I have never really thought of it. But here are some reasons I came up with off the top of my head:

    I moved my money clip wallet to my weak frontside pocket after I started carrying, so a knife fits better strongside.
    Also, I pretty much always have a knife on me, even in CPZ's when I'm not carrying my firearm. And switching it constantly depending on that would just be confusing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Thats a good reason, but I typically dont carry a light while off duty.
    What? Why not? I use mine off duty ALMOST as much as I do ON duty!

    If you carry a gun - carry a light!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glock 'em down View Post
    What? Why not? I use mine off duty ALMOST as much as I do ON duty!

    If you carry a gun - carry a light!
    I don’t want to side track the thread, but your right. I am a minimalist, gun knife and spare mag... That’s about it. I know I should carry a light, but I don’t.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I dont want to side track the thread, but your right. I am a minimalist, gun knife and spare mag... thats about it. I know I should carry a light, but I dont.
    SHAME ON YOU!!!

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    Interesting point Sixto. I actually follow that school of thought while on-duty. My Glock is in a Safariland 295 level II on my right side and my S&W 640 is in a vest holster on my right side cross draw so that I can draw it left handed. If I am fighting to retain my Glock and I feel like I may loose the battle, the 640 will be drawn with the weak hand to stop the threat.

    However, I never thought about the KNIFE being on the strong side off-duty. Good point.
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    Rig on right belt, Wave and E1e on left belt - and folder in left front pocket.

    Have always kept knife on weak hand side - and try to practice access from there.
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    I never put any thought to it. I have always carried my knife on my strong side and practice with it on that side. You make a lot of sence and I agree I carrying my knife on the wrong side. Tomorrow it will go on the weakside and I will practice with it on that side.

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    I carry a knife on both sides. And to cloud the issue even more, I am left handed, but trained to shoot right handed, so I shoot fairly well with either hand. Now I am confused...
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry View Post
    Have always kept knife on weak hand side - and try to practice access from there.
    It does take some practice, but it works well for me now.
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