Sooo, what do you with your strong side?

Sooo, what do you with your strong side?

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    Sooo, what do you with your strong side?

    I'm coming out of Safeway with a load of groceries in my arms. Just one bag. So, practicing good opsec, I look over my shoulder and check the cars in front of me. I'm carrying. Suddenly, it dawns on me. If I get jumped, my strong side is carrying a bag of tomatoes. So, what do you do with your strong side?
    "The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Eccl. 10:2


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    I have typically planned to toss or throw whatever I was carrying in my strong hand at the bad guy in order to distract him for a second so that I can get to my pistol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aznav View Post
    I'm coming out of Safeway with a load of groceries in my arms. Just one bag. So, practicing good opsec, I look over my shoulder and check the cars in front of me. I'm carrying. Suddenly, it dawns on me. If I get jumped, my strong side is carrying a bag of tomatoes. So, what do you do with your strong side?
    Are you against using a cart for one bag of groceries and then leaving it hap-hazard in the parking lot once you're done with it? What is it your weak hand is doing that it can't take the load? Carrying strong side means thinking strong side. If you've got six bags full and carrying, make sure the fragile things are handled by the weak hand, and be prepared to drop whatever is left in your strong hand in an emergency. Besides...........tomatoes/life. Let's specify the equation. Tomatoes>life or life>tomatoes. If you've absolutely got to carry the stuff with your strong hand...be ready for ketchup. Once you've trained yourself, everything will be different, and the worries will go away. Carrying is more than thinking about things......it's a way of life.

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    After years of practice, I virtually never tie up my strong hand. I don't even scratch my nose with it.
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    I've gotten in the habit of carrying almost everything in my off hand, even my keys. Sometimes you can use a cart.

    But, if all else fails, drop everything. It's sort of a no brainer!
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Husker View Post
    After years of practice, I virtually never tie up my strong hand. I don't even scratch my nose with it.

    Best answer.

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    Carts can be used to block a BG while you draw. The cargo will probably be in good shape when the fracas is over. Forget the Macho "I don't need no cart cause I'm strong" routine.

    Stay safe.
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    I think about that each time I'm out...nothing in my right hand...keys on my belt...unlock with left hand...large load, then I use a cart. My strong side arm is always free...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Husker View Post
    After years of practice, I virtually never tie up my strong hand.
    That's the goal for me, particularly in a spot that can hide BG's until they are too close (ie, parking lots).
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    Carry those tomatoes on your weak side and eventually you won't have a weak side.

    I try never to carry stuff with my strong hand. If I were to see a threat, I would release whatever I carried or pushed with either hand.

    I also park in a remote and empty part of any parking lot both to avoid being ambushed loading or entering the car and also to avoid dents.

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    Well, that is why my BUG is carried so I can access it with my left hand.
    It has a tendency to throw the bad guys off. I am ambidextrous so I have no problem using either hand. I do make it a habit to only have one hand occupied at a time if at all possible. I use a kart to shop with and use it to take things to the vehicle. This keeps hands free.

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    Great stuff! Especially the "shove-the-cart-at-the-bad-guy" mode.


    ps. Ram - them's were expensive tomatoes. Try telling your wife why the tomatoes were squished!
    "The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Eccl. 10:2

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    Make the wife go for groceries.
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    I never carry anything in my right hand. When I can I use a cart. Well not even hold my wifes hand with my right, always with my left.
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    I am the very large, fit guy you all look at and ask...why is that lazy SOB pushing a cart with strawberries and a loaf of bread.


    ALWAYS use a cart...your life could be carried in it.
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