I have been with my dept. for 25 yrs & we have to carry a pistol off-duty. Of all the guns & holsters I have carried. I like my off-duty pistol carried this way...For two reason. It is the most comfortable & concealable. If you carry the pistol conventionally, the butt plate hits the back of the car seat. That will not happen, carried MOB. And as far as falling on it and hurting your back. Carry you gun convetionally & fall on it. You will be hurt no matter which way the pistol is facing!