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Another firearms training post

It’s been awhile since I posted my last firearms/combatives post. I know there are others in the AKKI like myself who are working hard to incorporate their firearms training into their kenpo training with the principles Mr. Mills is giving us. I also know we have many members in the US armed forces, PD’s, FBI etc…

Here are some thoughts and practices I have been toying with. I am curious as to other AKKI’ers input;

Considering factors like weapon retention at striking and grappling range, draw speed and angle of draw (think up against a wall or confined space) what are your thoughts on location of carry for ccw?

Strong side hip?
Cross carry?
Appendix carry?

Most of the combative firearm industry (from schools like thunder ranch and front sight to most PD’s etc) teach strong side carry at the 3:00 or 4:00 position. However, there are a few who are moving towards centerline carry such as the appendix carry. I have been working this, and I think I agree with their notion.

What are your thoughts on what fits best with our mechanics – which best incorporates the draw stroke into our patterns of movement? Which works best for speed? Less telegraphed draw? Retention? How concealable is a factor too.

Re: Another firearms training post

No thoughts??