Does you carry change when you're injured?



  • So I've never thought about the scenario until earlier today after dislocating my shoulder.

    I didn't even think about it right away, but eventually I thought, "Wait a minute can I draw my weapon at the moment?" I tried and the answer was, maybe.

    Luckily it should be a fairly short term injury but I have no backup plan.

    So I am curious has anyone ever thought about it? And what are your plans? (If you care to share)

    I currently carry a M&P9c so I can flip it over to left hand if I need it, but I have been recently thinking of grabbing a Springfield XDS because the 9c gets a little heavy when I'm at work in a corn field drenched in water and the XDS would be a little lighter and slimmer for when I'm working on stuff and less likely to get hung up.



  • My right arm was in a cast about 10 years ago for about 3 months. I bought a left handed holster and carried left handed. Not ideal without gobs of training...but better than nothing.



  • That's part of the reason I carry 4:30'ish. I can reach behind my back and pull left handed if necessary. :)

    ... that and I'm afraid of blowing my junk off if I appendix carry. Also, my belly wouldn't like laying on my pistol when I sit down. lol.



  • @rhyno

    I tore my right labrum in November and could only start carrying again at my 5. I got a left handed holster and carried at my 11. I usually carry a Colt Defender but for comfortablity I carried my XDS.



  • @orkan

    Yes this was a worry at first and keep thinking about A Christmas Story.



  • @dddoo7 yea that thought occurred as well, I don't train shooting left handed, that will probably change.

    @orkan I'll have to try carrying it further back, right now I'm about 3-3:30 don't think I can reach it left handed.

    @jibnast thanks, do you like your XDS?



  • @rhyno said:

    I'll have to try carrying it further back, right now I'm about 3-3:30 don't think I can reach it left handed.

    Oh wipe the tear from your eye big boy. When you're big enough to wrestle a bull, God says you sacrifice some flexibility. :satisfied:

    Yeah, I like carrying mine a little to the rear. That way it seems to sit against my body better and not print so much.


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