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    I can't see cross draw as any slower than any other Concealed Carry methodology. And certainly if you are seated a lot of the time (driving or at a desk) it is much handier (and faster) than carrying elsewhere. I find the fastest draw for me is somewhere between 10 and 2 with 10 much more convenient (and faster) when seated. If you don't put your finger on the trigger until you are on target, "sweeping" means nothing. So if you train correctly, it is not going to be any more dangerous than any other method of carry.
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    Long story short, find a spot for your firearm that YOU are comfortable with and that you have ease to get to. Now, when you have picked that spot, practice practice practice how to draw and fire quickly and on target. Do this repetitively until you have your muscle memory built up and then continue to practice regularly. Now, here's the important part, DON'T SWITCH FROM THAT SPOT!!! ... that is, unless you wish to retrain just as hard until you have reprogrammed your muscle memory.

    Whether you carry strong side, small of the back, cross draw, ankle or shoulder holster, the above applies. I personally do not recommend carrying in something that can be removed from your body, like a purse.

    -- side note... why did you title this thread "Righty Tighty, Lefty Loosy"?
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  4. Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    One reason for cross draw is if the gun is not the only weapon the person carries. Some people must use non-lethal weapons as their primary weapons and the gun is only the back up weapon. In that situation, on the job, it would make sense to carry the primary non-lethal weapon strong side and the gun on the weak side. It is counter productive to carry in one way on the job and another way off duty when there is no real need to.

    The historically accurate way for a Naval Officer to carry their sidearm, for example, is cross draw, because their primary weapon would be the sword they carried strong side.
    I like this, a lot. Bringing a sword AND a gun to a gun fight.

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    I'm left handed, but shoot and carry (IWB) right handed because I'm right-eye-dominant. I've been shooting that way since I picked up my first .22 rifle at around six years old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolf_fire View Post
    Long story short, find a spot for your firearm that YOU are comfortable with and that you have ease to get to. Now, when you have picked that spot, practice practice practice how to draw and fire quickly and on target. Do this repetitively until you have your muscle memory built up and then continue to practice regularly. Now, here's the important part, DON'T SWITCH FROM THAT SPOT!!! ... that is, unless you wish to retrain just as hard until you have reprogrammed your muscle memory.

    Whether you carry strong side, small of the back, cross draw, ankle or shoulder holster, the above applies. I personally do not recommend carrying in something that can be removed from your body, like a purse.

    -- side note... why did you title this thread "Righty Tighty, Lefty Loosy"?
    lol, For me, and I'm only talking about me, My standard 4:00 carry is right and tight. I put my IWB holster where these guys were carrying and I was all over the place. #1 the cant of my holster was wrong but that aside, try that once, its a cluster! I could better train to change to 2 o~clock than to 10 or 11. Zoinkies.
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    Howdy,

    Cross draw = slow draw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stengun View Post
    Howdy,

    Cross draw = slow draw.

    Paul
    I would say probably not and certainly not if you are seated compared to most any other carry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve2511 View Post
    I would be concerned about what you are sweeping with a cross draw.
    Nothing against you personally Steve, but I'm sick of people saying this. I guess people just parrot what some "know-it-all" says, and the more it's repeated, the more true it is. I have cross drawn for years without "sweeping" anything more than you do, no matter how you carry, or how you draw.

    Sorry for venting.

  10. How many swords have you seen carried "on the strong side"??????
    I get a chuckle out of that "sweeping" term. If I had a dollar for every time I've "been swept" seen someone else "swept" with a hot weapon, I'd have a bunch of dollars. I'm not saying it's right or safe but it happens in combat a LOT. If you know what you're doing and keep your finger off the trigger, it's not nearly as dangerous as just walking past some goofus that just got his first handgun and is playing with it.
    Just my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobuck View Post
    How many swords have you seen carried "on the strong side"??????
    I get a chuckle out of that "sweeping" term. If I had a dollar for every time I've "been swept" seen someone else "swept" with a hot weapon, I'd have a bunch of dollars. I'm not saying it's right or safe but it happens in combat a LOT. If you know what you're doing and keep your finger off the trigger, it's not nearly as dangerous as just walking past some goofus that just got his first handgun and is playing with it.
    Just my opinion.
    This is a straw man argument about the swords... there is no comparison. How many people have arms long enough to be able to draw a sword from their strong side? This is the only reason swords are worn on the other side, their length prohibits strong side carry.

    I'm keeping my mouth shut about where one carries, because I've seen idiots who can't cross draw, and idiots who can't strong side draw, but I've seen experienced folk to do well from either position.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote."
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