Congrats on defending yourself. I think you came up with a case for carrying a gun on both hips, other than the whole weight distribution thing. You picked a rough place to work. Hopefully this was a one-time thing. Just to give more reason to OC, how much closer do you thing the thug would've gotten had you been CC'ing and had to draw from concealment. Adds 1, maybe 2 seconds, but at 6-8 feet away even 1/2 seconds count.