This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Collins Concealed Carry



Have you tried different draw strokes from a cover garment?  Cover garments can range  from a lot of things such as open jackets, Tshirts, button-down shirts, etc.  

Chris talks about an open jacket position at about 22 seconds in this video.  He quickly demonstrates how to sweep the garment back, come down by driving your hand towards the gun once the garment is properly swept, and then of course draw, extend the gun, and break off a shot.  

Chris demonstrates a few repetitions on how this can be done rather fluidly from a front-open garment.  

As discussed in 55 seconds, if a coat is zipped, this dramatically changes the draw stroke. The draw is slower and Chris demonstrates using monkey fingers to lift the garment from the front. To do this properly, sweep the garment as high as you can and then drive the thumb down around the gun where the three fingers wrap around the grip. From here, the gun is pulled straight up to clear the holster you engage your regular draw stroke.  

Chris demonstrates this several times and we recommend you follow along with your SIRT training pistol.  

As described in 1:52, Chris cautions concealed carry holders that you have to train your draw stroke with your garments to ensure you develop a proper technique. Too many concealed carry holders get their pistol and do not train getting the gun out in the most efficient manner possible.  It is important to replicate real world scenarios when training.

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