Concealed Carry Hand Guns - - THE ARMORY -

A hol­ster worn ei­ther in­side or out­side the waist­band in the 3 o’clock to 6 o’clock po­si­tions nor­mally fea­tures a forward cant, that is the grip of the gun is tilted forward with the muz­zle to the rear. This pro­vides for a very fast draw from these po­si­tions. But a hol­ster with such a forward cant can­not sim­ply be moved to the front of your waist­line to make it an ap­pen­dix hol­ster. The ap­pen­dix hol­ster is usu­ally best with a rear­ward cant, that is with the muz­zle slightly forward and the grip an­gled back. For some, es­pe­cially tall shoot­ers, the neu­tral draw is best. But even those that pre­fer the neu­tral cant will find that by slightly an­gling the butt to­ward the dom­i­nant hand they will have a more ef­fi­cient draw. The ideal cant would al­low the shooter to grasp the han­dle with a locked wrist. Pre­sen­ta­tion from con­cealed carry must be safe and smooth. Speed comes with prac­tice. The ideal cant al­lows the shooter’s dom­i­nant hand to nat­u­rally grip the firearm with­out con­tor­tion or awk­ward­ness as well as al­low­ing a draw stroke that is smooth, with­out any ex­cess move­ment or un­nat­u­ral arm and hand bends. A cant that is too ex­treme will cause fum­bled draws, and can even cause the gun to get hung up in the hol­ster if the hol­ster’s fit is a bit slack, or even if the hol­ster is tightly molded and you are pulling against the grain, so to speak.

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