Appendix carry and sitting down?

Appendix carry and sitting down?

This is a discussion on Appendix carry and sitting down? within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Hows appendix carry work when like sitting in a car or sitting in a restaurant. How comfortable is it? Cause I drive alot and think ...

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 25

Thread: Appendix carry and sitting down?

  1. #1
    Member Array Mr7point62's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    150

    Appendix carry and sitting down?

    Hows appendix carry work when like sitting in a car or sitting in a restaurant. How comfortable is it? Cause I drive alot and think appendix carry looks promising for me.


  2. #2
    Member Array mfcmb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    435
    I wear my belt really low across my hips, and my belly spills over the front of the belt a bit. I find that when I try appendix carry in a holster that there's not enough room between the belt and the thigh when I'm sitting to leave room for the holster. If I try "Mexican carry" (the bare gun, without a holster) I can make my smaller gun (a Kahr CW9) fit, and even conceal well below the bulge of my belly, but I do not trust the safety and stability of this form of carry. The safety issue can be mitigated with a trigger glove (such as the Vanguard from Raven Concealment or the Zack from One Source Tactical), but I still wish there was a very slim holster that would clip to my belt and insure that the gun does not shift.

    If you wear your belt at waist level, like many people do, you probably won't have this problem.
    In the heat of the moment, what matters is what your body knows -- not what your mind knows.

  3. #3
    Member Array Con43's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    33
    I carry this way quite a bit with no adverse problems. Main thing is holster and gun fit this type of carry. Trying to use a S&W 629 6" and it will be very uncomfortable. I use a Galco clip on IWB and a S&W 649 works fine.

  4. #4
    Member Array luke213's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Channing, Michigan
    Posts
    406
    Depending on the holster, your body and the gun you might be able to do it. I personally find it ok while sitting but generally it's not my preferred method of carry. It's got some advantages that I like like great concealment when standing especially in a crowed environment with a fairly small gun. I tend to carry my PF9 or PT145 in appendix, both have a fairly short barrel, and with my build which is fairly tall 6'2, and 210lbs. or so with some gut. I tend to find I can hike my pants just a little and sit pretty comfortably. Granted it's not on the same level as say strong side with comfort where I can drive for 12+ hours without it bothering me at all. But I'm willing to drive say less than 30 miles without much issue. Worst case I'll move it back to near 3 o clock then move it back further before getting out of the car.

    You might find it's different for you vs. someone else but it's a good tool to have in the box so to speak;)

    Take care!

    Luke

  5. #5
    Senior Member Array WoodLark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Aiken, SC
    Posts
    683
    I am 5'-8" or a little less and between 170 and 175 lbs. I appendix carry fairly large guns, FNP9, Ruger P345, M&P .45. I find that sitting down is no problem at all. The holsters that have worked best for me are AKJ/Concealco ambidextrous IWB and Don Hume H715. On the other hand I find that I cannot stand it for long if I have to drive while wearing my gun strong side as it hits the seat back and forces me to twist side ways (which causes excruciating back pain).
    Last edited by WoodLark; February 17th, 2011 at 11:55 AM. Reason: spelling
    Earth is the insane asylum of the universe!

  6. #6
    VIP Member Array Guantes's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Idaho
    Posts
    5,272
    Sufficient forward cant can help considerably on the strong side car seat problem.
    "I do what I do." Cpl 'coach' Bowden, "Southern Comfort".

  7. #7
    VIP Member Array MNBurl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    3,019
    Body type has a lot to do with the do abilty of appendix carry. After that a good holster with side protection is the best option because with the bending the gut will be pushing on the top of the gun. You also need to watch out for very short barrel guns because not enough barrel below the belt to stabilize the holster.
    MNBurl

    "If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking" - George S. Patton.

  8. #8
    Senior Member Array CR Williams's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    758
    I've driven several 12-to-16 hour trips (and one that was inadvertently over 20 hours) with AIWB holsters without discomfort from anything other than being on the road for that long.
    "Oh, bother," said Pooh as he rocked another mag into the 556R...

    www.inshadowinlight.com

    http://inshadowinlight.wordpress.com

  9. #9
    Member Array Martini13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    MA
    Posts
    140
    Quote Originally Posted by mfcmb View Post
    I wear my belt really low across my hips, and my belly spills over the front of the belt a bit. I find that when I try appendix carry in a holster that there's not enough room between the belt and the thigh when I'm sitting to leave room for the holster. If I try "Mexican carry" (the bare gun, without a holster) I can make my smaller gun (a Kahr CW9) fit, and even conceal well below the bulge of my belly, but I do not trust the safety and stability of this form of carry. The safety issue can be mitigated with a trigger glove (such as the Vanguard from Raven Concealment or the Zack from One Source Tactical), but I still wish there was a very slim holster that would clip to my belt and insure that the gun does not shift.

    If you wear your belt at waist level, like many people do, you probably won't have this problem.
    Take a look at FIST kydex ULTER THIN model K1. It is as close as you can get to Mexican carry. You can get it in any cant. I suggest you add the body shield for an extra $5.00.
    Common Sense, the rarest of all senses

  10. #10
    VIP Member Array xXxplosive's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    2,840
    Not sure...........when I Appendix carry either my Combat Commander or my S&W Model 36 the holster always cuts into my thigh when I sit.....I'm average build 6'-0 210....no belly problem just the bottom of the holster diggin' into my leg.
    Appreciate any suggestion...........

  11. #11
    Ex Member Array azchevy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Oceanfront Property
    Posts
    3,850
    I have never had an issue, in the car or seated with either my full size or my compacts

  12. #12
    Senior Member Array bps3040's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    735
    I do not have an issue. I drive a lot and sit at desk designing all day...no issues. Kahr PM9 and minituck
    Socialism: A great Idea...'til you run out of other people's money. Margaret Thatcher

    "A man without a gun is a subject, a man with a gun is a citizen."
    ~Ted Nugent

  13. #13
    Sponsor Array gimike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    59
    I carry appendix often while driving. I prefer a hybrid style holster when I'm walking around a lot, but I haven't found them to be comfortable while sitting. If I know I'm going to be driving or just sitting a lot, I use my Silent Thunder IWB. It's one clip design allows me to easily change from behind the hip when at the shop, to appendix for driving, paperwork, lunch...etc.. The cant setting is easy to change so it's pretty comfortable either way.
    The Second Amendment is clear, concise, and not open to interpretation.

  14. #14
    Senior Member Array camsdaddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    769
    I find that moving the gun closer to the centerline. I carry halfway between the first beltloop and my button. I find this comfortable daily either a Glock 19 or a 26.

  15. #15
    Member Array sentioch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    394
    Quote Originally Posted by Koontzy View Post
    Hows appendix carry work when like sitting in a car or sitting in a restaurant. How comfortable is it? Cause I drive alot and think appendix carry looks promising for me.
    Why don't you just tuck it into your belt and see how it feels for yourself? Personally, I find 3:00 position to be more comfortable and concealable when sitting down because it can stay more firmly pressed into my body, and does not stick out when bending over like it does at 4:00...but everyone is different.
    "In a world of compromise, some don't." -HK

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Appendix carry
    By dsa in forum Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: January 4th, 2010, 05:29 PM
  2. Carry positions and driving/sitting comfort
    By Rollo in forum Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: September 15th, 2009, 07:39 AM
  3. Appendix carry
    By Jameso in forum Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: July 5th, 2009, 07:01 PM
  4. Appendix carry
    By jfl in forum Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: January 2nd, 2009, 12:29 AM
  5. appendix carry with this rig anyone?
    By 1911luver in forum Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: April 5th, 2008, 02:23 PM

Search tags for this page

appendix carry and sitting
,

appendix carry sitting

,

appendix carry sitting down

,
appendix carry while driving
,
appendix carry while sitting
,
how to sit with appendix carry
,
raven acr holster review
,
raven acr review
,
raven concealment acr review
,
sitting appendix carry
,
sitting down appendix carry
,
sitting with appendix carry
Click on a term to search for related topics.