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Re: Us Poor Lefties

Postby flechero » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:50 am

The Annoyed Man wrote: The problem isn't so much drawing left-handed, it's being able to access a gun that is pressed up against the inside of the door. There's not enough room to access it effectively.



Tam- What are you driving? When seated in my truck there is at least 6" between my gun and the door... and in my wife's car there is still sufficient room to get a full firing grip with a very light lean to the front right. (and I'm not too small.) Seems like the only problem when in the car is elbow clearing the back rest which is universal, not a R or L issue.

Be honest, are you driving a Prius or a Smartcar??? :shock:


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Re: Us Poor Lefties

Postby canvasbck » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:31 pm

I'm also a lefty (left handed, not political leaning)

Best answer, get into competitive shooting. Either IDPA or USPSA (IDPA is a little more newbie friendly, but USPSA has more complicated puzzles). You will find yourself shooting from awkward positions and even from inside a vehicle through both drivers and passengers windows. You will be able to practice things that you cannot practice at most ranges. I have shot out the driver's side window of a vehicle enough that it is just another shooting position.

Through competitive shooting I've shot from a recliner, a zero gravity chair, the toilet, a vehicle, a golf cart, from the trunk of a car, prone through a culvert, strong handed, weak handed, through ports that had to be held open, standing on an unstable platform, seated in an unstable canoe, handcuffed, even tied to a swinging pendulum. Started with hands under water, gun in a box, gun on a barrel (loaded and unloaded), gun in a tool box, gun in a center console, gun in a dresser drawer, gun and mags in a gym bag, mags in an apron pocket, etc.
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Re: Us Poor Lefties

Postby The Annoyed Man » Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:41 pm

flechero wrote:
The Annoyed Man wrote: The problem isn't so much drawing left-handed, it's being able to access a gun that is pressed up against the inside of the door. There's not enough room to access it effectively.



Tam- What are you driving? When seated in my truck there is at least 6" between my gun and the door... and in my wife's car there is still sufficient room to get a full firing grip with a very light lean to the front right. (and I'm not too small.) Seems like the only problem when in the car is elbow clearing the back rest which is universal, not a R or L issue.

Be honest, are you driving a Prius or a Smartcar??? :shock:


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No, I'm driving a 4Runner - which is a mid-sized SUV. The problem is that I'm a "wide-body". :oops: Yes, I can lean way to the right and draw the gun, but it isn't as easily or quickly done as it would be in a right-side holster......which is one reason why I favor a shoulder holster for longer distance drives.
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Re: Us Poor Lefties

Postby flechero » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:10 pm

I actually test drove a 4runner and remember it being a bit tight in the drivers seat. I think it had more of a bucket style seat as well- which makes it tighter.

Do you have a dedicated car rig? I never really gave it much thought, even on long trips. I'm fortunate that my gun doesn't bother me in my (or the wife's) vehicle.


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Re: Us Poor Lefties

Postby Medley86 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:42 am

I'm not left handed, but my normal carry is in my back pocket so no go while driving. As stated above first option is to use the car itself to get out of the situation all together. I also keep a full size 40 in a pocket sewn to my seat cover on the front of the seat that is very easy to get to. Also at times i put my smaller carry gun under my left leg while driving, I can drive with my left hand keep my right in or near my lap and get to it very quickly without making obvious motions. When I go to get out i just put it back on my pocket. Looks just like someone who pulled their wallet out to drive and is putting it back when they park.
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Re: Us Poor Lefties

Postby priusron » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:41 pm

MPA is very specific on how to conceal in a vehicle. By brother has a holster clipped under the steering colum but that is not legal in our state, he lives out of state. You could fasten a holster to your console by your rt knee and cover with a towel. I am left ha dead but right eyed. I learned to shoot rt handed. I have never had safety issues because I carry either XD 45 or an M&P 45 with external safety removed. I am comfortable with either hand. I halos have an AR 9 mm that I can carry in the jeep.


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