The High Compressed Ready Position is when we bring the gun back from extension into the high center chest. Elbows are tight to the sides and the gun is above the holster and below the line of sight. Alessandro Padovani discusses the advantages of this high compressed ready position for handgun retention. It’s consistent with presentation from the holster. It’s intuitive, a natural and strong position from which we can easily apply fine motor skills. And the gun is easier to control in High Compressed Ready.