Hi, I am looking for some drawing suggestions. I carry IWB at about 4-6 o'clock. I have heard how to draw from strong side, but nothing really about drawing from small of back.
Let me know if this is in the wrong location, and I will repost in the right forum.
Thanks for all the great help:image035:
It works much like the way you would draw at a 2 or 3 position... I'm not sure what your after here. You need to find what works for you.
I am not a big fan of carrying anything past 3... it puts your strong hand in a negative position when your attacker is likely already to close. Its to easy for the attacker to lock your hand down once you are in a negative position.
Just practice over and over till it feels natural. I agree with Sixto , anything more than 3-4 o'clock is more difficult to effectively draw while up close and personal.
Ayoob made exactly that point on PDTV. He demonstrated a method of drawing from 4:00 that brought the elbow close to the body rather than the more normal outward. Of course, he makes everything look easy. Practice, practice, practice...
Originally Posted by SIXTO
Did he? Great minds really do think alike!
Originally Posted by SelfDefense
When drawing from the SOB position, you need to avoid the tendency to start bringing the muzzle forward before it has cleared your body. This is sometimes referred to as "sweeping your body".
Start by standing in front of a full length mirror with your unloaded holstered weapon and slowly draw, watching your muzzle through the draw. Have your off hand by or on your stomach ready to engage your shooting hand and weapon while still close to the body and before full presentation.
Do this over and over until you can develop a smooth presentation then work on your speed!
Practice practice practice! :bier:
Yep, pay close attention to not crossing your body. It can be done. You'll figure it out.
Small Of Back carry demands more cautious re-holstering also...for obvious reasons.
Just be careful and you'll do fine.
Thanks guys! It is difficult for me to carry concealed at 3. I am a girl and we have different curves than you boys:blink:
Anyways, I think I will practice, practice and do some more practicing.
Thank you Lord for those curves! :rofl:
Originally Posted by KahrGirl
+1 QK, I should have mentiond re-holstering! :yup:
Another non-fan of much beyond 3.30 to 4.0 ........ but will say this ..... IMO if the rig is well canted (to suit you) and kept as close to 4.0 as feasable (as against beyond) then it should be possible to still expedite a smooth draw with practice.
My own judgement re chosen cant is concerning whether the web of the strong hand goes quickly, naturally and firmly onto and into the area of backstrap under beavertail. This is because IMO that part of the grip aquisition is vital - after which as the gun is presented the rest of the grip comes to hand consistently and firmly.
I have found that if this ''indexing'' stage of grip aquisition at start of draw is iffy and sloppy, then the gun will not be stable or, the same each time.
I think you have some experimentation and practice to go thru.