Thoughts on appendix carry

Thoughts on appendix carry

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    Thoughts on appendix carry

    Before you hit reply and tell me how dumb I am for pointing my gun at my junk when holstered please let me say that I am a fan of AIWB carry and I am well aware of the risks.

    With that being said I am looking for thoughts or advice on a dedicated kydex appendix carry holster. I really like the design of the Raven ACR and its widely spaced dual attachment points. I'm not a fan of the $100 price tag and extensive wait time.

    Does anyone know of another holster maker that is making AIWB holsters with the dual attachment points?

    I know a lot of people are fans of the Shaggy and Dale Fickle Archangel but I would really rather have something more stable. I'm also looking for a holster that will tuck the grip tighter into the body. When I wear a cover garment the only thing that will occasionally show is the butt of the grip sticking out into my shirt.

    I should also say that when I carry AIWB I DON'T wear a thick gunbelt as it makes the grip stick out farther than a thin supple belt.

    Right now I am using a Desantic Tuck This II for my Springfield XD9SC.




    Or a simple injested molded plastic Blade-Tech holster for the Glock 23 & 27.




    Anyone else a fan of AIWB and what are you using?


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    Ok first of all I love AIWB carry. I ride my Harleys year round and have found that it works best for me.

    Now in relation to a holster. Simple is best, to me, to me lose the one with the mag pouch, and keep the blade tech. I carry whatever gun I use in a simple Galco J hook now I know you are looking for a double attachment point but read this first. If you carry in this method you need the holster to "Shift" for the lack of a better word when you go from standing to sitting or vis versa.
    The two attachment points spread apart lock the holster into place yes but when you sit fast and hard, i.e. getting into a vehicle, that fast and hard can cause pain or discomfort the single attachment point allows the holster to move with the body so to speak.

    Again this is my opinion. Keep the Blade tech and either buy a mag pouch or carry the mag in your pocket. I carry everything from J frames to my Para Carry 9 this way and love it.
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    I carry AIWB most of the time. It is the most comfortable and concealable method for me. Check out the Cane and Deby Appendix holster. It is a double attachment point, delivery is fast and it is very comfortable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tacman605 View Post
    Ok first of all I love AIWB carry. I ride my Harleys year round and have found that it works best for me.

    Now in relation to a holster. Simple is best, to me, to me lose the one with the mag pouch, and keep the blade tech. I carry whatever gun I use in a simple Galco J hook now I know you are looking for a double attachment point but read this first. If you carry in this method you need the holster to "Shift" for the lack of a better word when you go from standing to sitting or vis versa.
    The two attachment points spread apart lock the holster into place yes but when you sit fast and hard, i.e. getting into a vehicle, that fast and hard can cause pain or discomfort the single attachment point allows the holster to move with the body so to speak.

    Again this is my opinion. Keep the Blade tech and either buy a mag pouch or carry the mag in your pocket. I carry everything from J frames to my Para Carry 9 this way and love it.
    I actually use the Blade-Tech most of the time just because I like carrying the Glock 23/27 better than my 9mm Springfield. I modified the Blade-Tech holster though by removing the belt loops and attaching a spare Crossbreed clip using an Exoxy adhesive. It shifted way too much with the belt loops.

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    There's another carry position? Glock 19 in a Blade Tech holster on a rigger belt. Never had a problem.

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    I carry AIWB Glock 23 in a Highnoon "Mr. Softy"

    Not kydex, no dual attachment points.

    I like it because the gun rides low while still offering a good grip. A lot of AIWB fans of the Remora holsters around here too.

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    The only problem I have with AIWB is when I go to sit down. That barrel jabbing me in the leg.
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    I like AIWB. Someone recently indicated the Silent Thunder Slim II Appendix Carry with single attachment point. I posted a couple of my favorites.
    The interesting thing about the AKJ is the single loop on the topside of the gun/holster - along the sight line - that pulls the butt into the waist.
    As far as how dumb you are, just never adjust or play with the rig as you wear it to keep the trigger covered. That is, grab the butt only to draw fully.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard58 View Post
    The only problem I have with AIWB is when I go to sit down. That barrel jabbing me in the leg.
    Back of the slide pokes me under the ribs when I sit down. Oh well, nothing's perfect.

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    Then there is always Glocktech's MIC holster...Seems weird but it works and ya can't get to the trigger till pulled and it's not going anywhere.

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    I love AIWB carry. I carry a PM9 in a mini tuck or G36 in a high noon
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    My only thought on this that no one asked for is to drop the Tuck This. I used one of those for a while but couldn't believe the difference between that and a High Noon Split Decision, which costs ~$5 more.

    Disclaimer: appendix carry doesn't work for me.

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    Smart Carry is perfect for AIWB carry. Done it for years.
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    I've found that AIWB is the bomb

    I've also found that it's cheaper to get a good holster, rather than buy something lesser only to get the real deal later.

    I use a Fricke Archangel for M&P .45, a High Noon Public Secret for PT1911, and High Noon Mr. Softy for SP101.

    After all the investment in time, licensing, research, weapons, ammunition and training; you're gonna complain about a $100 holster? I'm not saying that you can't get a good holster for less, but $100 is nothing really when you consider all the other things one would spend it on.

    Carrying is an investment, an investment on many levels. It ain't just about buying a cool gun and carrying it everywhere you go. Get the best holster money can buy. If for no other reason than 'it's pointing at your junk'.

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    I've been carrying my Sig P229 SCT in a Garrett Industries Slim AIWB quite a bit as of late. The holster is excellent, conceals the thick Sig completely even with +2 mag in place, top quality production, does away with the audible draw and re-holstering due to being lined in leather. Arrived in less than two weeks.

    I like a single point attachment for AIWB carry so that the gun/holster can tilt slightly when squatting and sitting. I still have issues being poked in the upper thigh when seated and have a pretty nice bruise there right now.

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