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Posted: 3/28/2012 5:09:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/28/2012 5:09:17 PM EDT by SilentType]
Looking into Appendix Carry holster for a Glock 19 and wondering what you folks thought of appendix carry? I have a concern that it might be too uncomfortable while driving and whether that's really a safe way to carry.

Thanks.
Link Posted: 3/28/2012 5:13:17 PM EDT
It works.
Link Posted: 3/28/2012 5:17:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/28/2012 5:19:28 PM EDT
Seems like the barrel would press into your lower abdomen when sitting.
But then again I'm a lard ass.
Link Posted: 3/28/2012 5:22:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By pen:
JohnWayne_777 Appendix Carry Thread


Hey, thanks Brother.
Link Posted: 3/28/2012 5:22:19 PM EDT
very uncomfortable sitting, but if your at an event with lots of people in close proximity it is the most efficient way
Link Posted: 3/28/2012 5:23:26 PM EDT
If you use the MIC holster, it is just fine. The trigger housing is all that is covered, and the gun can be adjusted any way you need it at the moment.
Link Posted: 3/28/2012 5:25:08 PM EDT
I know dozens of federal agents who do it every single day without issue. Apparently it works.
Link Posted: 3/28/2012 5:26:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By pen:
JohnWayne_777 Appendix Carry Thread


Yeah, I carry a striker fired pistol with no manual safety so I think I'm going to avoid it.
Link Posted: 3/28/2012 5:27:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By HKUSP45C:
I know dozens of federal agents who do it every single day without issue. Apparently it works.

Yep, I met a couple of them at a pistol course. One of them had been on the job for years and was scary fast on the draw.
Link Posted: 3/28/2012 5:29:51 PM EDT
it works great till you shoot yourself in the dick

Link Posted: 3/28/2012 5:31:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/28/2012 5:31:48 PM EDT by Palm]
It looks like it would be real uncomfortable and impractical because your belly would be hanging over the top of the firearm. Then there is the safety issue of a accidental discharge blowing away your dick.
Link Posted: 3/28/2012 5:32:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Palm:
It looks like it would be real uncomfortable and impractical because your belly would be hanging over the top of the firearm. Then there is the safety issue of a accidental discharge blowing away your dick.


Happens more than you think
Link Posted: 3/28/2012 5:35:32 PM EDT
Look at the Vanguard 2. Cheap and effective.
Link Posted: 3/28/2012 5:45:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Palm:
It looks like it would be real uncomfortable and impractical because your belly would be hanging over the top of the firearm. Then there is the safety issue of a accidental discharge blowing away your dick.


While we may not all be in the best shape, not all of us have a huge gut that would hang over the gun.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 6:41:11 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SilentType:
Originally Posted By pen:
JohnWayne_777 Appendix Carry Thread


Yeah, I carry a striker fired pistol with no manual safety so I think I'm going to avoid it.


That thread solidified my decision to not shoot my nuts off.

Link Posted: 3/29/2012 6:41:45 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 6:57:47 AM EDT
More good info.

(left cold)
http://pistol-forum.com/showthread.php?120-AIWB-(Appendix-Carry)

Comfort depends on holster selection and body type.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 7:03:55 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SilentType:
Originally Posted By pen:
JohnWayne_777 Appendix Carry Thread


Yeah, I carry a striker fired pistol with no manual safety so I think I'm going to avoid it.


I have several. Perfectly safe. If positioned right I don't notice while it sitting either.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 7:05:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Palm:
It looks like it would be real uncomfortable and impractical because your belly would be hanging over the top of the firearm. Then there is the safety issue of a accidental discharge blowing away your dick.


I have abs, no extra stomach fat so I can't comment on that.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 7:09:59 AM EDT
Do you pull out your gun with finger in the trigger guard?

no.... Then it is fine. Pretty much ANY carry position involves the gun barrel crossing an artery during the draw phase depending on your body position. If the gun goes bang at that point, you might die.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 7:11:28 AM EDT
2nd that on the vanguard 2. It is IMHO it is the safest appendix holster out there. With the VG2 you cannot possibly put your finger on the trigger or get a draw string caught in the trigger guard. It requires you to remove the VG2 and reapply to the gun before inserting it back into your belt line. On top of this it is the absolute smallest holster since it only encompasses the trigger guard.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 9:08:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2012 9:09:16 AM EDT by unseenSNIPER]
I carried strong side IWB for two years before switching to AIWB with a Glock.

I do prefer AIWB but as JW77 said in this thread, only carry AIWB if you are an experienced shooter.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 9:24:22 AM EDT






If you blow off your junk doing it this way, you might be a retard.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 9:34:19 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 9:50:00 AM EDT


It isn't. You can reach down and adjust the angle, etc.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 10:21:18 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 10:24:10 AM EDT
Originally Posted By pen:
Originally Posted By SilentType:
Originally Posted By pen:
JohnWayne_777 Appendix Carry Thread


Yeah, I carry a striker fired pistol with no manual safety so I think I'm going to avoid it.


That thread solidified my decision to not shoot my nuts off.



I have done it with a glock, but I need a better holster.

The people that I know do it for a living carry sigs, they are taught to cover the hammer while holsdtering(sp) the gun.

Link Posted: 3/29/2012 10:26:12 AM EDT
Uncomfortable

Hides shit WELL

Uncomfortable.

I sort of appendix carry my blade, but not my gun. Fucker would drive me nuts.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 10:35:30 AM EDT
Basically, if it works for you concealment wise, it's awesome.

The down side is that if you screw up ONCE re-holstering, chances are you'd bleed out before you even saw the flashing lights of the ambulance. Screw up once... you die. Have to be hyper-aware of what is going on while re-holstering.

There is discussion of "The Gadget" at pistol-training.com for Glocks... AFAIK it is not commercially available yet. Striker fired guns are not the best choice for AIWB carry, but there are plenty of people doing it. Lighter triggers are not advised, for obvious reasons.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 10:38:24 AM EDT
Did it for 16 years, no problems other than sweat getting on the gun, then eventually rust (i was lazy back then).
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 10:51:54 AM EDT
I do it all the time. In my case it's a J-frame. You never re-holster the weapon. What you do is pull the holster out, insert the weapon into the holster, and then put the whole shebang into place. That way you don't pull the trigger and make yourself into a bloody dickless mess. My little Uncle Mikes IWB holster is quite comfortable and it keeps the weapon quite handy.


Link Posted: 3/29/2012 11:19:23 AM EDT
For concealability and draw speed, I like it a lot. Carried a P228, M&P, and M&Pc this way. More accessible and comfortable while sitting, much less prone to printing while sitting also. My chest is quite a bit bigger around than my waist, which is going to help with CCW no matter how you carry.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 11:24:05 AM EDT
It's the most comfortable style of carry I've tried while standing or walking.

Sitting, I feel a gun crushing my gonads. I do not like guns pointing at or crushing my gonads so I stopped appendix carrying.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 11:27:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2012 11:29:17 AM EDT by John_Wayne777]
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 1:36:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ricky_45:


It isn't. You can reach down and adjust the angle, etc.


Thats a pretty major CCW "tell." fidgeting with the gun
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