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    What time do you carry?

    LOL ok so more specifically, at what position do you prefer to OC? 3 o'clock? 5 o'clock? Personally I've found that if I carry at the 2 o'clock position I feel much better about having positive control over my firearm, and with more than a few trips to the range I've noticed that I am WAY better at drawing and being accurate in a hurry. Also, when I go to the bar and shoot pool, my gut hangs over my gun in the 1-2 o'clock range, so it would be harder to for someone to try and take my gun from me. I've tried carrying cross draw before and I feel more exposed, which is weird. Same thing with 4 o'clock to 5 o'clock carry. I just don't feel as though I have positive control over my firearm. What "time" do you carry? And why does it work best for you?

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    have moved it a bit, and settled on 3'o'clock. Depending on pants, try to keep it clear of both front right and back right pockets so i can get in and out easily with a hand for wallet/whatever. It feels best there. Carry a mag at 9' if i'm in dress clothes,, gives symetry, or my cargo type pants, 5.11 have a mag pocket around 11oclock. I can keep my thumb in my right pocket with my arm over holster...keeping contact and feeling in control. I've only really tried drawing and firing from 3 o clock. Any closer to my crotch seems like i'm flagging something important....and further behind seems like unnecessary movement.


    CC'ed with holster tucked in at 12 o clock...felt weird, especially sitting, and at 6 o clock...the 6 o clock gave me a bruise after a few hours around my spine heh. Since I OC most times, the CC times were rare, hence more use would probably be less bruising.

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    3 O'Clock right side & 2 O'Clock cross-draw.

    I just don't understand the 5 O'Clock position/4 O'Clock.

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    Depends on my clothes. 3 o'clock most of the time, but sometimes, if the pants are too soft, 3 o'clock will tend to lean out a bit, so I go 4 o'clock. At 4 o'clock, my elbow is against it, and it keeps in nice and tight. I'll also go 4:00 if I want to not be noticed right away, and have a chance to make a first impression before I get spotted. So they see my smiling face and friendly demeanor before they see my gun.

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    3:00 for OWB
    4:00 for IWB

    usually.
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    Snubbie .357 between 1 and 2 o'clock on my right side. Just ahead of my pocket. I feel it gives me much better control over someone coming up behind me and attempting to relieve me of it. I also practice presentation from that position and it actually works better for me than the 3 O'clock. Much faster and smoother as my draw hand and support hand meet up faster giving me far better control on shot placement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Big Guy View Post
    Snubbie .357 between 1 and 2 o'clock on my right side. Just ahead of my pocket. I feel it gives me much better control over someone coming up behind me and attempting to relieve me of it. I also practice presentation from that position and it actually works better for me than the 3 O'clock. Much faster and smoother as my draw hand and support hand meet up faster giving me far better control on shot placement.

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    this is exactly what I've come to find as well. I have my serpa set to where the grip of my gun is canted forward and it just seems that 2:00 is the best position for draw. I've actually run drills where I draw, crouch and move backwards all at the same time and fire one shot. At 7 yards I was consistently making 1 inch groupings because my grip was perfect from straight from the draw.

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    2:30? 2:45? 3:00?


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    i'm at 3 o'clock with an FBI tilt.
    Hoka hey

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    Quote Originally Posted by FallonJeeper View Post
    i'm at 3 o'clock with an FBI tilt.
    Same here.

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    what is an FBI tilt??

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    The gun is tilted more butt-forward than a standard tilt. The FBI made it famous because it is slightly faster from under a suit coat.

    If you Yahoo search it (we don't use Google anymore, remember) you will probably find it more often referred to as the "FBI cant."
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC702 View Post
    more often referred to as the "FBI cant."
    I use tilt because the other word isn't in my vocabulary. ;o)
    Hoka hey

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    I just like saying "the FBI can't."
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC702 View Post
    I just like saying "the FBI can't."
    lol
    Hoka hey

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    ah ok, yeah I wear mine with an extreme forward tilt like that.

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    im a lefty so i carry at 9 o clock.

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    Anywhere between 230 and 4 depending on the holster, clothing, and firearm.

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    Like Battle, I'm a lefty. I carry at about 9 o'clock with a forward tilt/cant. My arm naturally rests on the firearm at the 9 position when either fully extended at my side or bent at 45 degree angle, so I feel pretty secure about weapon retention. I keep my mag at about the 4 o'clock position.

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    What time do you carry?

    3:00 with a slight cant putting the butt at about 2:30 in a Blackhawk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue996tt View Post
    3:00 with a slight cant putting the butt at about 2:30 in a Blackhawk.
    Welcome to the forum. Hope to hear more from you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Big Guy View Post
    Welcome to the forum. Hope to hear more from you.

    TBG
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    Re: What time do you carry?

    Hey guys, I thought id bring this up again. After playing around with my (unloaded) gun i've come to find that 12:00 is the most comfortable position for me to conceal. Obviously having a loaded firearm pointed at my junk doesnt sit right with me, so i wanted your opinions on 1200 carry with a holster? I realize carrying in this position violates one of the cardinal rules, but if its in a holster shouldn't it be ok? I mean, I've seen shoulder rigs that point the barrel straight at whoever is behind you...


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    Many holsters point the gun at something that should not be destroyed. The rule applies when the gun is being handled. If you have an appropriate holster for the weapon type, the exact body part being pointed at shouldn't matter.

    Appendix carry is quite popular, but a shot to the femoral artery is far more deadly than sewing back on your manhood.
    Last edited by MAC702; 04-17-2013 at 01:05 PM.
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