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Appendix carry
08-31-2015, 08:45 AM
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Does anyone on here have any experience with appendix carry? I'm not really a fan of it myself just for where the pistol sits and points... This article seemed to make it decent, however still doesn't hold any value for me. I've liked my training at my hip, and so far plan to keep it there.

Any other arguments for our against this position?

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08-31-2015, 10:09 AM
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(08-31-2015 08:45 AM)Ringo3632 Wrote:  Does anyone on here have any experience with appendix carry? I'm not really a fan of it myself just for where the pistol sits and points... This article seemed to make it decent, however still doesn't hold any value for me. I've liked my training at my hip, and so far plan to keep it there.

Any other arguments for our against this position?

Appendix carry

I would not see it as an issue as I prefer weapons with a manual safety (odds against snagging both trigger and safety are remote). But I have to ask WHY? What advantage does it provide? Even for a large firearm?

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08-31-2015, 10:21 AM
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I sit a lot at a desk, and when I'm not sitting, I am in the car. Both of those situations eliminate appendix carry for me. I also don't like where the gun points when holstered. Yes, safeties help, but in an emergency, I want as much working for me (and not against me) as possible.
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08-31-2015, 11:02 AM
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I am not a small framed guy and my abb's are not FLAT. What I do for a living has me sitting at a desk for most of the time, in and out of different chairs, in and out of my truck, and the constant stabbing feeling ( I may have had the wrong holster) has made this a choice of area to carry that I desire the least.
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08-31-2015, 11:56 AM
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I don't and wish I could, unfortunately my beer gut prevents me from doing it.
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08-31-2015, 12:29 PM
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Hell I'm pretty slim and still don't really like the thought of it poking me.. Never tried it which was why I was curious about everybody's opinion on it. The direction it points still rules it out for my consideration. Chances of the gun going off are slim to none, but it still tweaks me out.

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09-01-2015, 09:36 AM
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I think I will always carry from the hip. That seems to be the best location from everything I have read and seen (and matches the CCW training I took as well at RDA. Rob even discussed this in detail as to why it was the best carry position). I can understand a shoulder holster for a revolver. But I see little advantage for carrying with the barrel aiming at my junk...

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09-01-2015, 04:07 PM
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I have a flat non-clip holster for my 938, already very small. If I don't carry in my shorts pocket or if the pocket is too small, I can appendix carry. I found that appendix carry seems to print less than if I had a waist mounted IWB holster.
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09-01-2015, 06:48 PM
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I could see it printing less and preferred access for some... I'm a fan of strong side hip, and shoulder holsters. Even though I can see big downfalls with the shoulder holster as well.. with the weapon being pointed backwards n such.. I still like the setup for some situations

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09-02-2015, 08:27 AM
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(08-31-2015 12:29 PM)Ringo3632 Wrote:  The direction it points...slim to none, but it still tweaks me out.

Just a thought, when discussing the direction it is pointing in that case it's generally not a good idea to use the words "slim to none" anywhere in the paragraph. Big Grin

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09-02-2015, 08:32 AM
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Haha dutz the worst part is before I even read your part of the post, I read my part and thought oo that sounds bad... Dangit.. out of context!! Haha

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09-02-2015, 06:54 PM
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Ouch....

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