Ahh, when i read the comfortable draw part, i thought it was refering more to general comfort, and comfort while seated such as in a vehicle.
The part about not being able to draw from the hip (very well) clears that up a lot.
I did skim over the part suggesting the consideration of my waist being 3in higher, as i thought it was a comfort thing more than a limited range of motion preventing a good draw.
I agree with the bottom line, and have no issues with other people carrying cross draw, i have just never seen or heard the arm pin part of it until my instructor mentioned it.
I think he was talking about a situation where the attacker is unarmed, or trying to prevent you from arming yourself, which would require both his hands, so he can either pin, or stab/shoot/choke. If they are unarmed and attempting to take the gun after you attempt to draw for whatever reason (say the attacker flat out said im going to kill you and started walking towards you).
I realize there has never been a reported gun grab, and i OC exclusively, with no worries about that, but there have been struggles over a weapon.
And if they are choking you, your arm could be trapped between your body and theirs. So 3-5 ish oclock would be better in this particular situation. Or at least thats how i feel. Im sure you could come up with situations where 3-5 would be a bad spot to carry as well.
So keep carrying how ever you prefer, and thanks for the answers. I was just curious because ive never seen the arm pin publicly considered, while gun grabs, drawing while in a vehicle, etc, have all been discussed for 3-5 oclock carry.