when walking or standing carrying

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    Arm rest yes, hand rest no. It's kind of like a passive deterrent against a gun grab.
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    I very rarely carry owb anymore, but I can't remember that ever being a problem when I carried in a paddleback or pancake holster.
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    Guilty as well, although not too often. My EDC rides at (appx.) 4:30 posit so resting/placing my arm there isn't much of an option unless I'm sitting or standing in a slightly askewed position.
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    I'm might but my pf-9 at 4:00 o'clock with it's belt clip screwed to the frame keeps the pistol plastered to me skin tight and it’s so small that I couldn’t possible rest my hand on it.

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    I don't want to start a flame war. But could part of the problem be ego?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmac00 View Post
    I don't want to start a flame war. But could part of the problem be ego?

    By resting your hand on your firearm you are announcing to the world ~~~~ I have a firearm and it's ready to go.

    no im not one to be like that. an ego is sumthing i dont care about . i dont do it all the time im use to putting my hands in my pockets, now i dont no what to do with them

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    I've done it too, but I try not to. I have moved my Crossbreed more to the 4 o'clock position, and it does help. I am always concerned that by resting my hand or arm on the pistol, it will be a give away.
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    Hard habit to break.
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    When I worked as an officer years ago I did it all the time, and it is a hard habit to break. I changed the position of the gun,and wore the grip tighter to the body. Seemed to help.

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    Nope, can't say I do. I can recall when I first started carrying 20 + years back, that on an occasion I would find myself adjusting the rig, but not using it as a prop for my strong arm/elbow. JMO, but that's a habit that needs some immediate attention.. Good luck.

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    Cross your arms instead so they have a place to be. I broke myself of this habit very quickly...too hard on cover garments and makes you print usually. I make it a habit to avoid touching my firearm casually so that I conceal better. Then again I practice my concealed draw frequently (in private, of course!!), so it's not like I never bother the thing.
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    No, I do not rest my arm on my weapon, never have, don't think I ever will. Why would you want to? Definitely blows your concealment...Definitely would interfere if draw was necessary...Definitely is poor weapon control...and on and on....Personally think you should break the habit if you do this...JMHO
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    Just hook your thumbs in your front pants pocket. That will support your arms. Easy to draw from that position and not threating either.

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