I started hand catching after the second flight with my Phantom 2 about three years ago. Tipped it over on landing and busted a prop, after that just grabbed a leg in the air and never busted another prop. Its been a bit more of a challenge with the Karma, so far I place my hand flat palm up and then slide thumb and pinky into the landing gear on each side to keep it in place as I shut off the props with other hand. I was considering removing the landing gear and designing and 3D printing some replacements that would be easier to grab.
Most stories I hear of simple crashes are on landing so I decided long ago to just hand catch and avoid that whole nuisance. Most times I'm flying in areas where there no good place to land anyway, boats, cliffs, field with tall grass, etc.