Worst Carry I've Ever Seen in the Wild

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I'm assuming he's carrying this way so he can cavalry draw, but there's a good reason that's not in common use. Why on earth would you carry your gun this way? I saw this guy while I was out eating with my family and just for the life of me can't understand his holster positioning. Good for him with having a retention strap since he's OC'ing, but with that present there's just no scenario where this can be quickly drawn and placed on target. Does anyone here carry like this, am I missing something?

 

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The only people I know that usr a cross draw is bikers, and the people I know are too ignorant to listen otherwise.
 

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He probably saw one of these Hollyweird movies with some "super-bad chicks" dual-wielding Desert Eagles and thought that 3733+ way they did cross draw looked rad.
 

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From history Wild Bill Hickok carried two single action pistols this way. It came from Calvary days while carrying a sword on the left side in a cross draw. The butt forward made getting out of chairs easier. No practical use today.
 

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Maybe he's thinking that he can draw with either hand? But since he's open carrying it's all just academic :stickpoke:
 

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Well what do you expect from a guy that carries a 1911? Lol.

But seriously though, there could be a few factors at play here. The first thing I though was some sort of physical issue that required he use a crossdraw. It might be that the movement of his should doest allow for a standard draw.
 

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Obviously he was out with his lady friend to go slow dancing. She would be able to draw from his holster that way.
 

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Another thing, I thought about is blading when encountering a possible threat... assuming the firearm was concealed (with like a jacket), it actually may be a faster draw than strong side.
 

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Probably my son in law and my daughter didn't check him before he left the apartment, at least he put his shoes on the right feet.
 

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Point of order:

This is NOT cross draw. Cross draw is where you reach across your body to draw. Ie, your right hand reaches to your left side, generally around the 10-11 o'clock position. Cross draw does have some advantage, mostly applicable while you are seated. The pistol butt is toward your navel and the gun is canted for a firing grip upon the draw.

This is cavalry draw. It's worn on the same side as the hand that will draw, but pistol butt facing forward like cross draw instead of rearward like a traditional set up. So, the right hand draws from the right side, but you have to twist your hand so your knuckles are facing your torso. Cavalry draw has zero advantage in the modern setting that I'm aware of.

Cavalry draw demonstrated:

[video=youtube;16dWIuH-4qw]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16dWIuH-4qw[/video]

Note that his cant is backward for crossdraw and how far back the pistol is. This is not cross draw. It's wearing a holster wrong in some jacked up version of cavalry draw.
 

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Point of order:

This is NOT cross draw.

This is cavalry draw.


Hence why I called it that in the first sentence of the OP. :lol2:

Good video though for those not familiar with it. Combine the carry method with that retention strap though and he's about as likely to draw and get that thing on target before he gets shot a Hillary is to be the next POTUS.
 

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Hence why I called it that in the first sentence of the OP. :lol2:


Right, I knew *you* knew. Some of the replies made it obvious others did not, however.

At least he had some retention. I saw a fellow OCing his gun in the back pocket of his jeans at the Speedway on Madison Av not terribly long ago. Combined with the "sag" that put his waistband somewhere about mid-thigh, it presented a lovely grip for anyone who wanted to bend down low enough to grab it. Gravity was close to disarming him (and pantsing him) on it's own.
 

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The hammer is down on the 1911 is that how you carry the antique pistol ?

50/50 bet it's never been fired ?

Just really don't get the OC thing in that situation it's more of a look at me I have a pistol.


Better than the guy carrying one of the cheap .22 Single Actions in a nylon holster covered in rust!
 

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