This is a discussion on I have a question for gutless people within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by pittypat21 So do a homicide and a suicide. Nighty-night....
OP, what type of rig are you using? Is a gun belt in this equation? More often than not, when I hear about someone having issues concealing it's because a pants belt is being used in place of a stiff gun belt. Are you using a holster designed for AIWB or pressing a zero degree cant holster into appendix carry? Possibly move the carry position out further away from your midline. Are your shirts or cover garments too tight?
I carry either a G23 or Sig P229 AIWB, but I push it out closer to riding over my thigh. Everyone's body is different and AIWB seems to really enforce that; find the sweet spot.
I carry AOWB occasionally but I always make sure the gun is canted away from the jewels. That way all I'll lose is a knee., lol.
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To those thinking about AD,NDs...why do you carry in the first place? Myself I carry to protect me and mine. My thoughts on how to carry then are what is the fastest and easiest means possible to get my weapon into play if a situation should ever rise. What the best-est when the SHTF! AIWB seems to be what I'm looking for.
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6'4" 173lbs.... That seems like a AIWB carriers dream.... I'm 6'2" 234lbs and I do I all the time, it's quite comfortable to carry my G19 there, but I prefer the 3:30 position over the appendix carry unless I'm using my Vanguard 2 holster. Awesome holster for that position. That holster is probably the best AIWB type carry holster out there for appendix carry, as far as I'm concerned that is..
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To the OP'a point: I am reasonably gutless (for an over 50 man). I don't like strong side carry because it aggravates an old rotator cuff injury, and so have used pocket carry. I am 'testing out' carrying aiwb presently. I would like to have quicker access to my revolver in case of need, and that is the reason for me switching from front pocket carry. So far, I have had no problems with it being uncomfortable, and I can definitely get the weapon out more quickly and with assurance of a good firing grip. I have found right in front of my right hip bone to be most comfortable, rather than closer to the midline. I use a j frame sized revolver, so it certainly isn't a large gun to conceal. I would suggest experimenting with positioning and 'ride depth' until you find a comfortable spot. And, practice your draw and reholstering technique before you switch completely-no room for error with aiwb. JMHO, and good luck. It can be done.
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For those that choose to carry this way, proper training in paramount. Your point about a finger, while colorful, doesn't cover it all. And unfortunately others miss that too. You can have an ND with your finger never toughing the trigger when holstering.
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Yup. Don't shoot yourselves folks! My femoral is relatively safe....other parts are at risk though. Luckily I don't plan on entering any speed re-holstering competitions, and unlike 4:00 carry, I can see inside my holster to make sure nothing is there.
For the OP - what gun belt and holster(s) have you tried so far?
I also have not tried any holsters made for aiwb, comfort has not been an issue, just the added bulk up front caused 2 family members to notice on the same day.
I may just take a leap and buy a aiwb holster and return it if it doesnt work out... in the winter I need to be able to tuck my shirt in
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I think you may have found the issue. Check out some purpose built AIWB holsters, I own holsters from Dale Fricke, (Zac and Archangel), and Garrett Industries for AIWB. There are plenty of other good options out there. I will say Mr. Fricke has a generous return policy and I believe the Zac sells for less than $20. It's not an EDC holster for me, more for special situations, but plenty of people use one everyday.