DISADVANTAGES OF CROSS-DRAW CARRY
Perhaps the biggest disadvantage to crossdraw is that you are presenting the butt of your gun to a potential attacker. This is why I prefer to use it with smaller pistols and revolvers, which conceal better. It is also a bit slower and an attacker could potentially prevent you from drawing your firearm. Another downside to this is that retention is not at its best when crossing your midline. Last, the act of the cross-draw can cause a shooter to overshoot his target or even fire before their sights are properly aligned. This mode of carry requires more practice than you think for it to be effective. Unfortunately, many public shooting ranges and competitive pistol shooting organizations do not allow shooters to draw and fire from a cross-draw position as the potential for muzzling other shooters is too great. This can make practice and training quite difficult.