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Where do you carry your handguns?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by WalHam, Sep 24, 2003.

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Where do you carry your handgun?

  1. On your side?

    60 vote(s)
    27.3%
  2. Behind your hip?

    114 vote(s)
    51.8%
  3. Crossdraw?

    7 vote(s)
    3.2%
  4. Other?

    61 vote(s)
    27.7%
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  1. WalHam

    WalHam Member

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    I would like to know in what position do you carry, and why. IWB on your side, behind the hip, crossdraw or any other method. What do you feel are the advantaged or disadvantages of any carrying method.

    Thanks, and feel free to take the poll. :)
     
  2. jsalcedo

    jsalcedo Member

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    VZOR 70 at 3:00 IWB
     
  3. GoldenLoki

    GoldenLoki Member

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    Voted "other" for pocket carry.

    GL
     
  4. LiquidTension

    LiquidTension Member

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    Strong side, behind the hip (~4-4:30).
     
  5. DMK

    DMK Member

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    Full size IWB behind hip or subcompact pocket carry.

    Sometimes both. ;)
     
  6. greyhound

    greyhound Member

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    Not allowed here.

    For Pete's sake, we're barely allowed to keep 'em in the house!:cuss:
     
  7. Smoke

    Smoke Member

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    about 4:30

    Sometimes (rarely) S.O.B; Colt Gov't 380 goes in pocket.
     
  8. MikeJ

    MikeJ Member

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    Most of the time I carry in my right front pocket. Other times I carry an IWB holster fastened to my belt, between my pants and belt, at about 3:30.
     
  9. BerettaNut92

    BerettaNut92 Member

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    Strawng side.
     
  10. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

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    About 4:30 behind right hip in a slip in holster kind of mexican with a holster that is not attached to belt, it can be pull out and slipped in pocket if I want.
     
  11. Checkman

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    Strong side and and ankle holster. Sometimes the ankle is all that is available when the temperature is 102 degrees. I like winter for that reason.
     
  12. Andrew Rothman

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    SmartCarry. So I guess, 12:00, Deep IWB! :)
     
  13. Lancel

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    Usually 4:30 IWB for concealment, comfort, and accessibility.

    Larry
     
  14. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Um? about 4:30 "Mexican" style.

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
  15. A Johnston

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    Just behind the point of my hip in an IWB.
     
  16. manwithoutahome

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    Strong side IWB at around 4 - 420 (or 1600, 1620 for the military folk). Other: Ankle at work or Pocket at work (no guns policy at work).

    M
     
  17. Aleko

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    Same as most people here - 4:30 IWB.
     
  18. C.R.Sam

    C.R.Sam Moderator Emeritus

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    2 4 8 10 oclock.
    Shoulder.
    Ankle.
    Cummerbund.
    Pocket.

    Mostly 4&8 oclock, OWB, high n tight with gooood belt.

    Depends on guns, dress, what doin and where.

    Sam
     
  19. WalHam

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    Thanks for everyones input. I must say I was a bit surprised with the results. I definitely believe that the 4:30 position is the most comfortable, at least for me, but does anyone worry about that position as far as a bad guy having a better chance at grabbing the gun from behind?

    Thanks again.
     
  20. BHPshooter

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    Well, I pretty much only carry at home and the range, but It's usually from 3:30 to 4:30.

    I have "played around" trying to see how well it would conceal, and WOW... IWB carry REALLY must be easier to conceal. :uhoh:

    Wes
     
  21. Ultraman

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    OTHER... Right back pocket.

    I carry a S&W Model 640 in .38 Special.
    It wears a set of Spegel High Horn Boot Grips.
    It's Loaded with 110 Grain Federal Personal Defense AMMO.
    It rest securely in a Hedley Pocket Holster.

    Ahhhhhhhh, it's so sweet when you get it right. ;)
    [​IMG]
     
  22. Flashpoint

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    Where?
    At 4-4:30 OWB/IWB

    Why?
    It the most comfortable, hides well, I can sit down without haveing to move the gun, and it is easly accessable.
     
  23. cool45auto

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    Other, I carry at 1:00.
     
  24. Dave R

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    4:30 strong side IWB. "Other" for pocket carry.
     
  25. V-fib

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    Usually I carry my Sp101 in a smartcarry.
    I also use a UM's paddle strong side at 3:45 or crossdraw at 2:25
    Ocasionally I wear a horizontal shoulder rig

    :cool:
     
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