Retraining for Weak Side Wallet

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    Retraining for Weak Side Wallet

    Not sure if this best fits this part of the forum, but here goes.

    I don't see this discussed much and I don't know bout you folks, but one of the most difficult aspects of carrying adjustment for me is my wallet. I'm right handed and have carried my wallet strong side for 40 some years. I can almost manage normally with extreme caution when carrying IWB, but am afraid I might expose myself every time I reach for it...more paranoia for the noob. OWB is impossible. I like the barrel right over the right corner of my right rear pocket - call it 3:45. When carrying OWB, I have to weak side the wallet and since I don't have an "arse divot" there, it too is no all that comfortable. This is a lot to get used to.

    Anyway, this is something else to consider when deciding to carry and rarely gets mentioned - maybe because most folks don't have this problem. I guess I am gonna have to train myself to carry my wallet on "the other side".

    Got any tips for wallet carry retraining?
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    i moved my wallet to my front pack and haven't looked back! give it a try ... your back and bottom will thank you!

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    I too had to switch and oh how I wish I had done so earlier in my life!

    My wallet had a lot of "non essential" items in it. I pared it down to what I actually needed day to day and put it in a Front Pocket Wallet. (Left front) My wallet is more secure, not noticeable and my back is much happier! Oh yeah, my gun hand is free to do whatever I need it too.

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    I used to carry my wallet in right rear pocket. Since getting my ccw I switched left for the reasons you mentioned. Didn't want to risk pulling out wallet and alarming someone.
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    +1 on moving the wallet to the front. One of the best things you can do for back pain present and future. I carry mine in my front pocket and have a dog leash snap for my keys so I have room for other stuff.
    Takes a while to get used to, but think of it as an exercise in higher conscience :-D

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    Back or front...weak side.

    Went from a thick wallet to a new wallet I found at my chiropractor's office...simple leather fold with clip...each side of leather holds a card or two.
    I now carry only 6 items: DL, CCW, BC/BS, Delta Dental, CC, and cash.
    My wallet is paper thin...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper View Post
    I too had to switch and oh how I wish I had done so earlier in my life!

    My wallet had a lot of "non essential" items in it. I pared it down to what I actually needed day to day and put it in a Front Pocket Wallet. (Left front) My wallet is more secure, not noticeable and my back is much happier!

    Give one a try, you'll like it!
    I carry a card case with a money clip in my right front pocket(southpaw). Started carrying phone in shirt pocket. Keys are my demon. I carry them in my off hand, and set them down to do bidniz. Strong side pocket is worthless!

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    I have kept my wallet in my front pocket for years. Why sit on something that puts your hips out of alignment?

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    I dont carry a whole lot in my wallet and have worn it rear weak side since I got my CCW about 18 yrs ago...... it was pretty easy to get adjusted too.

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    I would suggest retraining to carry your wallet in your weakside back pocket. If you are ever approached by an attacker asking for your wallet, if it is on your strong side, you will be tying up your strong side hand retrieving it. If it's on your weak side hand, then you can retrieve it with your weak hand, which will allow your strong hand to be available to access your weapon.

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    Shirt pocket over heart

    I started carrying in shirt pocket over heart in Nam after an Aussie buddy was saved by the Bible the "Sally Army" gives them with steel inserts front and back. I carry enough metal and plastic to stop most bullets and I can pull my ID with out getting anyone hinkey

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    Get used to it and carry 'weak side' either front or back.

    My dad had me carrying my wallet like that since I was in high school. CCW aside, you can be easily 'sucker punched' while reaching for your wallet w/your strong hand. You always want your strong hand free, CCW or not.
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    Moved my wallet to front left pocket after returning from Europe in 1992. If it prevents it from getting pick-pocketed there, it would do the same thing here at home. The main benefit is that my back stopped hurting as a result of having one cheek sitting on the wallet and throwing my hips out of alignment.

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    I changed to weak (left) side when I got my CHL. Took a couple months to get used to it, but now it's habit.

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