Does anyone use an extreme forward cant?
Another "Just curious" thread.
My new FIST holster should be getting here sooner or later, and this particular model features a fully adjustable cant. I have figured out that's a feature that I should really invest in from now on because it suits my needs. That's what got me thinking about extreme forward cant. Extreme forward cant as I know it I've only seen used for small of back carry.
Personally, small of back carry is something I really don't see as a good idea at all unless for some reason you routinely stand in one place or sit on a stool and don't move for hours at a time. Like if you had to operate a toll booth, sell carnival tickets, or work in a little pill box gas station it might work for you. It doesn't work for me because I move around too much and thus have an excellent chance of falling flat on my backside, plus it creates a huge bump on my back that is conspicuous if of course you are standing behind me.
But I've considered that the same extreme forward cant may indeed be useful for strong side carry. I have kind of a long torso for my height so my arms don't reach quite as low on my person. It's a minor difference at best, maybe 3/4 of an inch. But compounding the problem is I have ham hands. The point I'm trying to make is I find a grab and pull lateral motion to be much easier than a grab and lift vertical motion.
It also seems to me that the extreme forward cant could be more conducive to getting in the ready position in a hurry. It seems counterintuitive at first as the extreme forward cant would mean rotating the arm through a larger angle to correct the position, but I tried it with an el cheapo holster I keep around for such experimentation and it seems like my suspicion is right. It just follows the natural arc of the arm better and doesn't require as much articulation of the wrist.
But then again personal ergonomics are going to be way off for each individual person. I think we had a similar thread before and a lot of people favored the FBI cant. Does anyone ever use the extreme forward cant? It seems somewhat rare as a lot of holster makers don't do extreme forward cant.