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Anyone carry a back-up offside crossdraw?

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by emt1581, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    I carry my G19 on my hip and my G26 in my pocket...both are carried strong side.

    Anyone carry their back-up gun in an offside crossdraw rig?

    Thanks!

    -Emt1581
     
  2. McGAP

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    I have carried a Springfield XD-9 Sub-Compact in a Comp-Tac cross draw paddle holster on occasion. I found it to be very good while travelling, and for ease of access as a BUG (of course I live in MN, so clothing/concealment is only an issue during the 8 weeks of summer). :crying: Obviously, there are some drawbacks to cross draw carry, but I felt comfortable with it for a BUG. For what it's worth.........

    Glock on!
     

  3. hikerpaddler

    hikerpaddler

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    For ccw? Really?

     
  4. McGAP

    McGAP

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    Could you possibly elaborate as to what specific aspect of this causes such astonishment?
     
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    Kosher Larry MWAG

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    I'm kind of curious as well. I've done the same thing on multiple occasions. It's really not that hard.
     
  6. Ryobi

    Ryobi SummertimeRules

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    Nothing wrong with crossdraw if you train using it. Don't see much relevance for backup guns and ccw, but if it's legal and it makes you happy, rock on!
     
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    I don't carry a BUG very often, but when I do it's a G19 in a Don Hume JIT worn in the cross draw position.

    By wearing it that way the gun is accessible to either strong or weak hand.
     
  8. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    This is what I was thinking.

    Thanks!

    -Emt1581
     
  9. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    I agree with the others. Could you explain a little more about what you're thinking?

    Thanks!

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    I can tell you what I am thinking.

    Your strutting down the sidewalk with a serious gangsta lean. I find my G26 alone to be heavy. I would at a minimum want to balance the load.
     
  11. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

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    Nothing wrong with backups or crossdraw in my book. I don't see much chance of the average ccw'er needing to defend themselves with a primary weapon, much less needing a backup. I think a spare magazine for malfunctions is prudent, so if it makes a ccw'er feel better to have a second gun instead, cool as long as they're safe with it.
     
  12. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    I need to lose weight but I'm close to 200lbs. 5lbs. on my side isn't going to make me lean like a gangsta. The G26 is a heavy gun when compared to the P3AT or NAA mini. However, in the grand scheme of things it's not prohibitively heavy, at least, not for me.

    I do carry a spare 17rd. mag in my offside pocket. Along with my Griptilian, cell, and keys, and pen and minitor.

    -Emt1581
     
  13. farley45

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    This is a good point.

    When I carry a BUG it is a pocket gun on my weak side. I carry it that way mostly because of comfort.

    I have a friend that will carry a cross draw BUG. He has whatever he's carrying either IWB or OWB strongside, and then he has a small (pocket sized) gun in a cross draw holster that rides right around the appendix area.
     
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    Arr6 .com

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    Curious to know how you carry that 26 in the pocket....
     
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    emt1581 Curious Member

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    AHolster

    -Emt1581
     
  16. Ryobi

    Ryobi SummertimeRules

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    Precisely.

     
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    I carry my BUG in weak side pocket. Works for me.
     
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    This thread just makes me want to try pocket carrying my 26.
     
  19. Kosher Larry

    Kosher Larry MWAG

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    It's not very difficult, you just have to get the right pocket holster for it. That can be a bit of a chore as everyone's pants are different. I personally use a Nemesis, but I've seen people use all kinds of different holsters for it.
     
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    LongGoneDays Misanthropical

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    Exactly. And not all of my pants have the same pocket. I see different shapes online, but it's not like eyeballing a regular holster or knowing your belt size.