This is a discussion on AIWB striker fired no manual safety within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I carry a Glock 36 and a Sig P239 and it took me probably four years and many hundreds of dollars before I settled on ...
I carry a Glock 36 and a Sig P239 and it took me probably four years and many hundreds of dollars before I settled on what works for me. Like most people that carry 24-7 you will end up with a drawer full of great holsters and a few not so great but that time you hit what you have been looking for is worth the journey.
Not for most but I settled on a deep cover iwb for a left hander then I placed it in the small of my back for a right hand draw. It is to bad somebody doesn't come up with a red box you could rent to try a holster until you found what you were looking for.
Keep safe and do what feels right. Even at my age I want to keep all my body parts.
It wasn't that bad then. But since getting down to around 215 and going to the slightly thinner Glock 19/26 and kydex, it is even easier.
I recently purchased a trigger safety for my Glocks. it is a plastic plug that fits behind the trigger. It pushes out of the way easily and falls to the ground. It is sold at Order Clipdraw - Saf-T-Blok for Glocks
they also have a side clip for carry at Order Clipdraw - The Original Clipdraw for Glocks
Since these things are sold as 'right' and 'left', how easy is it to disengage with your off-hand? If we have a 'right' version on the gun, have your tried to remove it with your left hand? Under stress? Most people don't consider this when they fall for the ad hype.
We should always train to manipulate our weapons with either hand, since injuries to the hands can occur in a fight. Aftermarket do-dads that take away from this should be avoided.
There is no perfect solution that can deal with every unknown situation. The OP's priority was keeping from having an accidental discharge. Practicing off hand shooting isn't going to get that done.
We can get a great start by not handicapping oneself unnecessarilyOriginally Posted by DannyB1954
There is absolutely nothing in the design that precludes a striker-fired weapon from being carried safely in the AIWB position.
I stand by what I posted earlier
I suppose one could argue that it provided some level of safety if you were carrying your pistol in a generally unsafe manner, ie. loose in a backpack. Obviously this would be generally not a desirable way to transport a loaded firearm, but I suppose you could make an argument that it would provide some level of protection. Of course, so would carrying it in a manner that was inherently safe like in a holster, or simply not chambering a round, so overall I think its just another device that tries to replace the safety between your ears with a physical device. No way would I attach it to a firearm I was carrying.
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DannyB, If you are looking for a minimalist type of rig to carry your GLOCK, I would suggest the MIC or Dale Fricke's Zac rig over what you are currently using. Both cover the trigger guard and don't require you to break that plane to insert them. Either will also give you a little bit, albeit not much more retention. Raven Concealment also makes a couple of similar minimalist holsters.
Archer, you are way too interested in another man's nether region.
Great balls of fire! Won't name names.
Now see what happens, when the unwary copy what others are doing, and go too far:
That won't even be the right femoral artery; it'll be the left one.
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