I would strongly advise you to get that pistol off of your spine. A simple fall with that steel slide over your spine could be crippling. It is not at all uncommon to get knocked on your ass in a fight, even a gunfight. If you fall on that gun there is a strong chance the fight will be over for you.
I have broken my back 3 times. I have 8 compression fractures and one burst fracture. I have lost 3" in height due to the spinal compression fractures.
Two weeks ago yesterday I fell very hard on just the area where you gun is. I fell from a porch that is two stairs high onto asphalt. If I had been carrying a gun over my spine it would probably mean a wheel chair for the rest of my life. As it is I have been in tremendous pain but at least I'm walking
When I broke my back the second time just falling from standing to sitting. I will not bore with the details. 21 days in the hospital, 3 months of full time bed rest. 7 months out of work (mostly office work I was a Quality Eng. at the time).
Third time was a re injury of #2. 19 days in the hospital, 5 months of bed rest. Lost my position as a Quality Manager.
I have been in serious pain every minute of every day since Nov 1973. The Docs are pretty much amazed that I can walk at all.
Please, PLEASE re consider carrying that wonderful piece of steel over your spine. It is a horrible fashion that we see on TV and in the movies. It is a terrible idea. Please believe me when I tell you that it can happen to you.
Last edited by Vincent; 03-19-2010 at 05:03 PM.