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Old October 11, 2012, 10:32 PM   #1
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concealed carry gun grab defense

I finally figured out a very comfortable and concealable gun/holster/clothing combination.

It's very well concealed. But I am concerned about the possibility of a gun grab from behind. I'm carrying in the 4 o'clock position.

I try to maintain good situational awareness and keep my head on a swivel.

Aside from that...how do you prevent/defend against a gun grab from behind.

I think the angle would be hard to pull. I can lock my elbow down over the gun. If they hold on, should be able to work a trip or hip toss.

This concern almost has me interested in going back to cross draw.
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Old October 11, 2012, 11:04 PM   #2
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Why would someone grab for a gun that's "very well concealed"?

If you're worried about it, I suppose you could always switch to a retention holster designed to defeat gun grabs.
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Old October 11, 2012, 11:26 PM   #3
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Why would someone grab for a gun that's "very well concealed"?
The reasonable part of my mind agrees with this. Also what kind of mad man would knowingly put hands on someone with a gun, but there are crazies out there.

It would also have to be a multiple step attack to take the gun which would in theory give me ample time to react.

I also know cross draw is a mess in other ways.

I think I will just take peace knowing it's well concealed and the logistics of any potential attack would be way too difficult to pull off successfully and quickly.
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Old October 12, 2012, 02:37 AM   #4
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Fairly involved, related discussion elswhere in T&T: http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=503444
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Old October 12, 2012, 06:25 AM   #5
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Since going to Panther Inside The Pants holster, highly unlikely event.
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Old October 12, 2012, 10:55 AM   #6
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Admittedly my holster sometimes protrudes below my vest, but its a holster not a gun. Could be a cellular telephone or I-pad or tool case.

My gun is not visible, and being grabbed from behind, no one would know to cock the hammer (it a Single Action Blackhawk) and my vest would bind the gun to prevent firing.

However, I don't permit folks getting that close behind me.

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Old October 12, 2012, 03:02 PM   #7
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I don't want to chase this concern too far.

I keep aware of my surroundings, my concealment setup is very good and upon further consideration I agree the perfect storm is pretty unlikely in this instance.
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