Thinking of buying left handed holsters

Thinking of buying left handed holsters

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    Thinking of buying left handed holsters

    So, I am thinking I should buy some left handed holsters for my guns even though I am right handed. My rational is this: if I hurt my right hand or arm and am unable to carry strong side as I do now, I will need a holster for the left hand side.
    I already practice left hand shooting every time I go to the range and while I am not quite as good with the left hand as my right I am good enough that I could defend myself very handily with my left hand.

    So, I want to get an identical holster for the left hand side as the one I carry the gun(s) on my right side in.

    Anyone else here have a back up set of weak side holsters for their carry guns?
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    That is a really good point Mike

    (BTW - change your name to Mike already...)

    I've thought about this, I'm not fully sure where I stand on it but what I have done is this. I have a De Santis Tuck This holster, it's adaptable to either hand, it goes anywhere on the belt, it's also cheap.
    I can use it as a lefty, but more importantly it is something I am already familiar with, I know the angles.

    Look into it.

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    Thanks for the advice Pete. I was thinking about just getting an identical holster but left handed, of the one that I carry on my right hip now. That would be a Blackhawk CQB SERPA. But, I might consider just getting a Fobus paddle in the left hand mode.

    Also, thanks for the advice about the name. It is starting to make sense to me.....
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    I'd probably go with a lefty crossdraw holster, right arm in a sling should hide it just fine, and not be too hard to use with your "off" hand.

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    The Blackhawk Serpas are cheap and plentiful on ebay. Makes a certain amount of sense to have something like that on hand for contingencies.
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    I've got a couple of used Alessis that I've picked up for precisely this purpose. They're the only custom leather I've been quick enough to pick up on a forum.

    Practice with them, though.

    JD - Good point, but you won't always have a sling. Something to think about.

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    Yes I do. Mainly for my Kel-tec P11 which is a secondary gun available to my weak side.

    So not a bad idea IMHO.
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    I have a right handed paddle holster for my XD, but it's currently disassembled and attatched to my bed frame. I suppose if I ever need it, it's there... but I think I'd wind up just pocket carrying the P3AT for a while if I couldn't wear the XD on my strong side.

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    I have left and right handed holsters as I am ambi and train as well as carry using either side & hand.
    I've found crossdraw can be handy as well but what I do is mount say a right handed holster at the 9 or better yet 11 o'clock position which allows for easy concealment under a tank top and results in for me a quicker draw.

    Shooting lefty I am absolutely most accurate while with my right I'm almost as accurate but am somewhat quicker shot to shot with less recovery time.

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    I'm a lefty, BUT my wife is a righty............so I'll borrow one of hers. I also practice off hand drawing from my strong side holster.....just in case.
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    South Paw here, i've got some RH holsters I practice with not really regularly.

    One thing I've pondered alot about and maybe somebody can help. Is there a lot of cases were people loose there abilit to use there shooting hand. I'm really right handed;however, i'm Left eyed dominant I have worked for 2 years now to draw LH and I do it without a hitch, I'm now 2 times faster on the draw Lefty then Right, but I still through with my right hand. I was thinking about it because if you have to use your hand to defend yourself would you most likely use your throwing hand.
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    Great idea, and an excuse to buy MORE holsters !

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    Agreed Rob.

    In a fight (hand to hand) myself I am 100% of the time without thought going to lead with my right. I have to actually think to switch southpaw if necessary. I figure for myself in my own walking around life if I am attacked to the point where I'd need to draw it would most probably be an upclose in my own personal space issue. This is based on my own past experiences and averages specific to me.
    As such I'm comforted knowing that in a real world case I can be effective with either hand and if worse case scenario necessary that drawing & shooting with either hand and single hand I would be capable and at the very least combat accurate.
    This is similar to why I train to shoot with both eyes open as what happens if you take a bump to the head and cannot see out of your dominate eye thanks to swelling or it being flooded with your own sweat and/or blood? I've been there to in a street fight fighting with one good eye after being sucker punched in the eye and my contact got jacked up (I had to actually close the eye as open it was very painful as a result of the impact) and another time with my glasses knocked off in a tussle and broken. How often do folk train without their otherwise necessary visual aids (?). Not being able to see well while being attacked is very scary.

    Stuff seems to happen under the worst of circumstances.

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    In Which Back Pocket does Your Wallet Reside?

    I'm naturally right-handed and train both strong/weak sided. I have left-handed holsters for my "trail guns". I've always thought that my right (dominant) hand may already be busy doing something when the need to draw & fire my pistol arrives. Let's say, for instance, I'm climbing a steep trail & have grabbed a nearby rock for balance. It's only natural for me to have grabbed that rock with my right hand. But the Cotton Mouth (aggressive, poisonous, Southern snake) coiled to strike my leg really isn't interested in giving me time to rebalance, re-adjust, change hands, draw & fire. In that scenero I'll be MUCH faster using my left hand from a left-side carry. Makes sense to me. My CCW is carried right-side.

    I asked the wallet question because I carry mine in my left-rear pocket & it's pulled by my left hand. My right hand is therefore available to select bill denominations, credit cards, offer them to the cashier & accept change. That's always made sense to me as well.
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