Glock 17 Appendix Carry

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    Glock 17 Appendix Carry

    Just recently got my CCW permit and I've been experimenting with how to CC my G17. I like the idea of appendix carry, especially for its accessibility while riding in the car, but I find it impossible to bend at the waist or even sit down, due to the size of the G17. I'm using a Remora holster by the way.

    Does anyone CC a G17 and have you been able to appendix carry it successfully?

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    Re: Glock 17 Appendix Carry

    The issue with the Remora is that it might be sitting too low. You're going to want something with an attachment point that will keep the ride height of the holster fixed.

    Check out Custom Carry Concepts, CompTac, or Desibens Gunleather

    While I don't carry a G17 (yet) I carry a HKP30L aiwb with is close to the same size, I'm using a Garrett Industries tuckable IWB..


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    I'm betting there aren't many folks who can stuff a G17 in the appendix without a least some discomfort. Haven't toyed with AIWB with anything larger than a CZ P-01. Can't imagine I could get a G17 in there, comfortably, no matter how many "Hail Marys" I said.
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    Re: Glock 17 Appendix Carry

    Also check out Dale Fricke holsters:

    http://www.dalefrickeholsters.com/

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    Everyone is built a little different but as a general rule when sitting the back of the slide should touch the bottom rib.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    The issue with the Remora is that it might be sitting too low. You're going to want something with an attachment point that will keep the ride height of the holster fixed.

    Check out Custom Carry Concepts, CompTac, or Desibens Gunleather

    While I don't carry a G17 (yet) I carry a HKP30L aiwb with is close to the same size, I'm using a Garrett Industries tuckable IWB..


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    I carry my G19 AIWB and it's no problem. I'm betting it's the holster, and while I've never used a Remora, I can say that it shouldn't really cause bending or sitting issues. The entire firearm should maintain a stable position regardless of your position and it shouldn't really cause you to be unable to bend or move around.

    The only other thing I can think of, and I'm trying to be polite here, is AIWB isn't really a carry method that works for heavier body types. Don't know if that could be part of the issue or not, but I'm just going to toss it out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TX expat View Post
    I carry my G19 AIWB and it's no problem. I'm betting it's the holster, and while I've never used a Remora, I can say that it shouldn't really cause bending or sitting issues. The entire firearm should maintain a stable position regardless of your position and it shouldn't really cause you to be unable to bend or move around.

    The only other thing I can think of, and I'm trying to be polite here, is AIWB isn't really a carry method that works for heavier body types. Don't know if that could be part of the issue or not, but I'm just going to toss it out there.

    A Remora has zero method of attachment to anything other than friction, during the course of the day it can move around and not stay situated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    A Remora has zero method of attachment to anything other than friction, during the course of the day it can move around and not stay situated.
    Ah, yeah. I wouldn't think that would be the best option for comfort and AIWB.
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    IMG_0054.jpg I carry a G-17 (with RMR) in a Dale Fricke AIWB Holster every day with no problems. In the attached picture I used my training knives as the red handles showed up better than the OD or black handles.

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    I just got a remora for my Ruger P95 a few days ago just so I can carry in my home (I'm in Illinois). I was planning on carrying AIWB but have not been able to make it work for the same reasons you haven't. The pistol is so top heavy when it's loaded that it feels like the entire holster and gun are going to flip out of my waistband. If and when IL passes their CCW bill I still plan on trying AIWB initially but will be getting a more secure holster and a smaller pistol. Most likely a G26 or 27. There's nothing wrong with the remora, but it's just the nature of its "no clip" design that makes it difficult to keep in place when bending and sitting in the AIWB position.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJC7 View Post
    I just got a remora for my Ruger P95 a few days ago just so I can carry in my home (I'm in Illinois). I was planning on carrying AIWB but have not been able to make it work for the same reasons you haven't. The pistol is so top heavy when it's loaded that it feels like the entire holster and gun are going to flip out of my waistband. If and when IL passes their CCW bill I still plan on trying AIWB initially but will be getting a more secure holster and a smaller pistol. Most likely a G26 or 27. There's nothing wrong with the remora, but it's just the nature of its "no clip" design that makes it difficult to keep in place when bending and sitting in the AIWB position.
    One thing to keep in mind that a smaller pistol isn't necessarily more desirable for AIWB. If your holster doesn't have enough length, it'll have a tendency to fold over your belt. Even if you choose to carry a 26 AIWB, I'd recommend a 19 length holster to help keep the holster in position..
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    While not a G17, I carry a FS M&P 40 in a Dale Fricke Archangel as my EDC rig with a good gun belt (of course). I have no problems bending over or sitting for extended periods of time. The only thing I've done to the Archangel is add a bit of old Moleskin-like padding around the bottom as it sometimes digs in a bit at the groin.

    I'm with the other guys, for AIWB, ditch the Remora, you need a holster with direct/secure attachment to the belt.
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    I carry my Glock 23 AIWB using a High Noon Public Secret holster with the single clip attachment.

    There is just enough play between the clip and belt that when seated in the car I can get a slight cant to the inside for some added comfort.

    The only holster by Remora I use is for pocket carry of a S&W Model 60. I want a positive attachment of holster to gun belt.

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    Glock 17 Appendix Carry

    Look into the Keeper's Concealment AIWB holster or the 5 Shot Leather SME. Those are the best options as of now but plan on spending $150 (Keeper) to $180 (SME) and waiting a couple months. The next best options are the CCC Shaggy and JM Custom Kydex AIWB holster which are essential the same design and run $75-100 depending on your options.

    Keeper:
    http://pistol-forum.com/showthread.php?t=4022
    SME:
    http://pistol-forum.com/showthread.p...ase-of-the-SME!
    Shaggy:
    http://shop.customcarryconcepts.com/Shaggy-AIWB-SHG.htm
    JM Custom AIWB:
    http://www.jmcustomkydex.com/p/AIWB.html

    I run a M&P 45c in a Shaggy with leather comfort shield and it's what I carry almost everyday but what I've heard about the SME is all positive so I have one on order. I'll probably get a Keeper too because I can't lose these extra lbs and it takes care of the pelvic pressure from a fat belly pushing on the grip. Expensive stuff but comfort has a price.

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    I can't see a G17 working for AIWB. I've got a M&P9 (same size) and for the crap of it just tried that....NOOOOOO WAY!

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