Carrying - shopping that is.

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    Yep.

    Strong gun hand stays free.

    Course BUG on weak side and knowing how to comes in handy.

    I don't need a cane , sometimes I use one. Neat part is when the groceries are carried out for me. Now I got the options to use the cane or either gun.

    Chris - your 'old' - you can get by with this cane thingie.
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    Thumbs up Good Training Makes for Good Habits!

    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry
    I even carry my coffee mug left handed when to and from the house to office Habit I guess.
    My IDPA Club runs matches with courses of fire very similar to this. Sometimes, we even have a BABY (life sized doll) scenario. On the sound of the buzzer, you have to solve the tactical problem while retreating to cover and protecting the child. Sometimes we have a shopping bag as part of the scenario. Once we had to start while wearing a barbeque mitt and holding a spatula. Lot's of movement, tactical reloads and firing on the move. I have video of a buddy of mine clearing this stage with a Class III Uzi. Pretty kewl.

    This is the kind of practice that breeds good habits like yours. You have no choice but to breed good habits because B-A-D habits bring penalties and losses. Plus you look like a dolt in front of yer buddies. My other personal habit is to always sit in a restuarant where I can have my back to a wall and see all entrances and or exits.
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    If I'm off-duty with a BUG, I usually have my left (weak) hand in my pocket on gripping the BUG....on-duty or not carrying the BUG off-duty, my right (gun) hand free.
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    Chris - your 'old' - you can get by with this cane thingie.
    Could well soon be an option Steve!
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    I'm a vet. Stuff goes in your left hand so the right is available to salute.
    Problem for me is I'm a lefty.

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    I developed the habit during my 8.5 years in armored trucking - everyone ants to kill you and take the money, so the right hand was ALWYS free, to make as clear a picture as possible for potential BGs, and fastest reaction time I could get. Always practiced dropping whatever it was, coal bag, coin box, (used an empty for practice), or handtruck, and returing fire. Must have worked - I was never robbed....
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    Little Strange

    Quote Originally Posted by Tangle
    OK, I do that too, but when you and your wife, or girlfriend as the case maybe, come to a door, who goes through first?
    If my daughter or granddaughters are with me I go through first. The Wife I let go first, She is possibly more dangerous than me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmiked
    ...The Wife I let go first, She is possibly more dangerous than me!
    good plan!

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    Add me to the military trained to keep right hand free list. (fortunately I'm right handed).

    I've also shot with groups that do the "carry the baby" and arms full of groceries scenarios.
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    OK, I do that too, but when you and your wife, or girlfriend as the case maybe, come to a door, who goes through first?
    Proper manners dictate she goes through first.......if I'm in a tactical situation, neither of us does.......the weapon goes through first :-)

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    Hmmm - I actually intentionally carry things in my right hand (gun on right hip IWB) - that way my weak hand can be moving to lift my shirt while my gun hand is dropping whatever it held. Seems pretty logical to me, though I guess until I'm actually in a situation, I won't know for sure if it is better or not...
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    The military taught me to keep my right hand free.

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    Good thought Cybrus. The right hand should be free if no help is required by the left. If the left must act first, it should be free. If the SO carries all the groceries, then both hands are free.
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    I always leave my Right hand (Strong side) empty, too.

    I originally learned to do this while SCUBA diving. If you were carrying a goodie-bag or something else into the water from the beach, you would always leave one hand free to catch yourself when you fall (such as a big wave knocking you over). being Right handed, this would be my free hand.

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    I also carry stuff in the weak hand. I try to choose purses that are cross-body or backpack style, just so I can walk around with my hands free. While holding hands with Mrshonts, I try to make sure he's got my left hand.
    "Americans have the will to resist because you have weapons. If you don't have a gun, freedom of speech has no power." - Yoshimi Ishikawa

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