How many of you own a support side holster?

How many of you own a support side holster?

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  • Yes, I own one support side holster.

    10 16.39%
  • Yes, I own several support side holsters.

    16 26.23%
  • No, I do not own any support side holsters.

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    How many of you own a support side holster?

    I've read many times that it's a good idea to have a support side holster in the event your primary arm/hand is injured. I was giving it some thought today and although I have quite a few holsters, I do not own even one for my support side (I am right handed). I was thinking about which pistol I should buy one for, how good a holster I should get, etc. What are your thoughts on this subject?

    Note: This poll is not focused on those that regularly carry two firearms, but aimed (pun intended) at those of us who normally only carry a single firearm, and have an injury that puts their primary side out of commission for an extended period of time. Sorry if that was not made clear earlier.
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    Never thought of it, if I do carry a BUG it is pocket carried.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    Never thought of it, if I do carry a BUG it is pocket carried.
    My primary pocket carry holster is also for my right side. Really have to give this some more thought on what is the most intelligent way to handle it. I do have an ambidextrous Galco that could go in my left pocket.
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    I've been considering it. However, at this time I do not. I've been thinking about getting a short barreled revolver and pocket holster to carry on my weak side.
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    I seldom carry 2 guns...when I do, one of the guns is in my pocket...the only way that I will carry 2 guns.
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    Appendix carry let's me draw with either hand. Might not be as smooth or fast but it works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shootnlead View Post
    I seldom carry 2 guns...when I do, one of the guns is in my pocket...the only way that I will carry 2 guns.
    The poll isn't really about carrying two guns, but how to handle being armed in the event your primary side has an injury that puts it out of commission for an extended period of time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbit212 View Post
    Appendix carry let's me draw with either hand. Might not be as smooth or fast but it works.
    I had not really thought about that option. I will have to try that and see if I have sufficient flexibility to get a good grip and do that.
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    I have a whole drawer full of holsters and I have used all kinds, but I have no idea what a "support side holster" is, nor have I heard that term in 50 years of shooting handguns. You mind explaining?
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    Quote Originally Posted by G26Raven View Post
    The poll isn't really about carrying two guns, but how to handle being armed in the event your primary side has an injury that puts it out of commission for an extended period of time.
    How is it not about carrying 2 guns...are you asking if I carry a my gun off my primary side? Would I do that just in case my primary side gets hurt...in that event, it should have been on my primary side.

    You asked about carrying on the support side...that means 2 guns, or at least it does to me.
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    I don't have a support side I have two strong sides. I own many both right and left handed and practice drawing, reloading from both sides.
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    Thinking back to when I had rotator cuff surgery, if you have something like that on your shooting hand side, it will be several weeks at minimum before you can draw and aim with your strong hand. This has been discussed on several other threads and it really is a good idea to train and learn to shoot with either hand. Or take it farther: As @rob99VM104 said - he has "two strong sides."

    There are several quality holster brands that can be ordered and delivered to you in about a week, so if you don't want to invest money in an "off side" holster in case you never need to carry that way, I don't see it as a major problem.
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    I normally always carry a pocket gun in my left front pocket (right handed), with a bigger iwb gun. But I do also have Remoras or Sticky holsters for all of my guns, so I can and have used them support side iwb.

    Some people don't care for Remoras, but I like em alot. I have taken my German Shepherd for 5 mile hikes while carrying anything from my p2000sk to my 3" Gp100, and they have never budged. I like that they can be placed anywhere around the belt line that you want. Makes for a good floater gun.
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    I own both left-hand and right-hand pancake style belt holsters. I am left-handed and right eye dominant. I have primarily carried and shot right-handed since 1969. Off-hand drills are a piece of cake for me. I can carry and shoot from either or both sides. I have carried guns on both hips.
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    I suppose if you were really that concerned about it, then it’s a good idea.

    But hell, I ain’t. If my strong arm goes down , I’ll just do what I did the last time and either just wear my 1911 holster on the other side, stick it in my offside sans holster Mexican style, or just pocket carry on the left side.
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