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Hey fellas I decieded to stay home from work tonight so Ill post a little while. I have leather coming from Big ED. I ordered rh cross draw. Not sure why I did that but I noticed most of the people in the books I have wearin them so I figured there must be something to it. I know before you guys start lecturing me I should have tried one first.. Well I did. It seems to work ok but, I just feel uncomfortable . Worried about sweeping someone,
So whats the best way to shoot crossdraw?
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The accepted draw is made by swiveling your hips to face the holster at least to 180 degrees of the firing line, toward downrange, watch some shooters and you'll see it. If you don't do the "Cowboy Swish" you can get DQ'd. Most shooters use a crossdraw to avoid drawing with the left and swapping the gun to the right hand. I personally use a left hand holster because I like the look better than a crossdraw, but it's all in the spirit of the game.
 

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You'll have to do that cross draw dance both when you draw, and also when you reholster after shooting. Something to practice in front of a mirror until it starts feeling comfortable. Eventually, it becomes second nature, but until it does, it will require some concentration, especially the REholstering bit.
 

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Shoot the cross draw pistol first. Seems most stages start with pistol, a lot of times you can wait for the buzzer standing perpendicular to the line to the target, which should keep your cross draw pistol within the 180. When you've finnished with that pistol, step back with the strong side foot and reholster. If you work at exagerating the move you'll become more comfortable with it. The people around you will be more comfortable too.
 

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Good advise from all. Remember the 170 does not follow you as you turn. So you can start with your crossdraw inside the 170 and shoot it first. Then turn facing the fireing line and shoot your strong side.
This is the method I use and it seems to work.
If someons says YOU AINT DOING THE DANCE. just tell them you started legal inside the 170 and therfore do not have to DANCE. Just remember to reholster the crossdraw before truning back to face the line.
Hope this helps

Pete :wink:
 

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Ya 'All Don't Have to dance

You don't have to always do the swish or the swivel to draw and shoot from the cross draw holster, providing the angle of the cross draw holster is not to extreme, that is the muzzle is not alreading breaking the 180 rule as it rests in your holster. Case in point strong side butt forward(right hand strong hand for this example) holster on the right side. Proceedure for the draw is to take the right hand lift the gun stright up out of the holster barrell pointing down, extend right arm forward with the barrell remaining pointing down when arm is extended past yourself, rotate right wrist clockwise to bring barrell on target, that way no one in cluding the shooter is "swept" by the business end of the barrell.

On the cross draw if the barrell is not breaking the 180/170 rule as it sits in the holster. take the right hand lift the gun stright up from the holster keeping the barrell pointing down, extend the right arm keeping the barrell point down until you clear youself, rotate your wrist clockwise to bring the barrell on target, again no one including the shooter is swept by the business end of the barrell.

I use this method at SASS matches, sometimes I have to explain and demenstrate that this technique meets the 180/170 rule. I got this info from the Cowboy Chronicle.

FRED..........................
 
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