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Common Concealed Carry Positions [INFOGRAPHIC]

One of the most important things I tell my new concealed carry students is to experiment with different Carry Positions if the first thing they try doesn't work for them. In an effort to show the various and most popular positions and discuss the greater benefits of each we have created the below infographic.

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16 Responses to Common Concealed Carry Positions [INFOGRAPHIC]

  1. Matthew Maruster February 3, 2017 at 3:41 pm #

    Like it!

  2. Wm February 8, 2017 at 7:21 pm #

    What about the disadvantages or drawbacks to each of those?

    • Jacob Paulsen February 8, 2017 at 7:22 pm #

      Tonight we will be recording a podcast in which we discuss both the pros and cons of each of these!

  3. David Allen February 8, 2017 at 8:43 pm #

    Carry mine in a modified position at about a 2-2:30 position. Will try the cross draw position.
    Thanks for info.

  4. Dennis February 8, 2017 at 9:01 pm #

    There is no perfect carry for everyone,the concealed carrier should try different positions

    then decide what works best for him/her

    • Jacob Paulsen February 8, 2017 at 9:49 pm #

      Well said!

  5. James Allen Wyatt, Jr. February 8, 2017 at 10:09 pm #

    AS TO WHERE IT IS BEST TO WEAR A CONCEALED SIDE ARM, THE CROSS DRAW IS MUCH PREFERRED AS THE HANDGUN IS MUCH MORE EASILY AND QUICKLY GRASP WHEN IN A SEATED POSITION BE THAT IN AN AUTO OR ANY OTHER SEATED LOCATION and one of the best examples of the wisdom of this means of wearing is none other than Wild Bill Hickok who, being a gambler and thus frequently seated at a poker table was able to have instant access to one or both of his pair of revolvers.

  6. Mike February 9, 2017 at 9:37 pm #

    When standing, the Cross Draw presents the weapon to an adversary.

  7. Tom Ballesteros February 10, 2017 at 5:08 pm #

    I think it depends on the occasion, the weather and the appropriate attire for the occasion. There is no single, simple solution. One should have different holsters and practice with all of them.

  8. Dennis February 15, 2017 at 7:46 pm #

    I like to be really prepared so I carry in all 10 positions. I also have a small wagon to carry extra mags and ammo.

  9. Larry P Beary March 20, 2017 at 11:09 am #

    How about making it so I can print it out like a banner. Then I can save it to my Desktop. I can save it as a .jpeg but then when I open it, it’s so small I can barely
    read it.

    • Jacob Paulsen March 20, 2017 at 11:25 am #

      Larry, sorry about that. Maybe in the future we’ll work on a more print friendly version!

  10. John G. March 20, 2017 at 2:42 pm #

    Shirt holsters (Kramer Confidante, Undercover Comfort, Packing T, and others) position the gun under the armpit of the non-dominant side. It is a very comfortable cross draw position. A bit slower to draw than appendix or strong side carry, however, and it is very difficult to use while wearing anything other than a button-down down shirt with velcro quick release buttons. Once you get used to it, you’ll find it to be really comfortable.

  11. JungleCogs April 5, 2017 at 5:17 pm #

    ‘Small of back’ is not so comfortable if pushed or falling backward. Serious injury could result.

  12. Chris Armstrong May 8, 2017 at 9:49 pm #

    Used to carry strong side, Beretta px4 compact, in an Alien gear cloak holster, was very comfortable and minimal print. Then tore my rotator cuff, and couldn’t draw half the time. I now primarily off side pocket carry a Sig p938 in a sticky holster, or appendix carry either gun in sticky holster.
    Love the versatility of the sticky holster.

  13. David vipperman August 1, 2017 at 10:40 am #

    I always carry in the cross draw it keeps your weapon protected by the left arm in close combat situations plus you have a 180 sweep from the holster

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