Strong side grip foward

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    Strong side grip foward

    Does anyone carry (IWB or OWB) with the grip facing foward, with about 15+ deg can't? It would have to be at about 4 or closer to the 5 O'clock position. Just wonder how much it would print being like that? It seems like it is easier for me to grab with my fingers twards my body as opposed to thumb twards the body. Any opinions?

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    If I'm taking your description the right way, it sounds like you would muzzle sweep your body on the draw. Too ackward to draw and keep retention in the middle of a struggle as well.
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    Really sounds like a awkward draw . Plus i dont like carrying with butt of gun forward where if a bad guy was close enough he could get a better grip than me on it

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    Only two things come to mind here - and they are not as you describe which IMO is way too awkward with no (to me) obvious benefits at all.

    1) - SOB rig - where of course the gun naturally presents with grips facing forward - well no - to side in fact - this from approx 6 o'clock.

    2) - cross draw.
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    I do find carrying butt forward greatly reduces printing and is more comfortable, but then again I carry in cross draw and not strong side. Of course I also find weak side carry to be much better for day in, day out, day long carry. YMMV batteries not included.

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    I agree about it sweeping the body when drawing, and being somewhat awkard, just tring to find the perfect way for a "working" man to carry ( by that I mean someone who is bending, nealing, climbing ladders, sitting , standing, carring heavy stuff, etc...) thanks for the input, I have tried cross draw a few times, but its faster for me on the strong side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruces45
    ...just tring to find the perfect way for a "working" man to carry ( by that I mean someone who is bending, nealing, climbing ladders, sitting , standing, carring heavy stuff, etc...)...
    Try out appendix carry. Works well with mid size pistols.
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    Has anybody suggested a shoulder holster? Great for long periods of carry. Spreads the weight of the gun over the whole upper torso.
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    Quite forot the sho rig Ex - indeed, very good for some.

    No good for me in summer cos of heat and sweat but winter - still use it at times - Bianchi X-15 front break - pretty quick for draw. Only downside is - while it does not have an annoying ''X'' harness style is does have an elastic top strap which tends, on me, to ride up too high and so a tad irritating - otherwsie good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExSoldier762
    Has anybody suggested a shoulder holster? Great for long periods of carry. Spreads the weight of the gun over the whole upper torso.
    I was thinking about that, but it would be hard to conceal with only a Tshirt on(summer months) in about a month or so it would work awsome.

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    I was going to suggest a shoulder holster myself but you mention bending, lifting and carrying heavy objects. Dunno if the gun placement would get in your way.

    As for the gun turning to your body on the draw. I agree with the others. a major no no

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    don't know what kind of work you are talking about. For me, with contruction it is difficult to carry anything due to the tool belt . I figure ankle carry is the only option, unless I attached a pouch to my tool belt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocky
    don't know what kind of work you are talking about.
    I am in charge of the maintaince at a resort and am always on the move doing this or that.

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