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 Post subject: Appendix carry...
PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:55 pm 
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I didn't really like the idea of pointing a pistol in that direction, but I decided to experiment with it some anyway... Because anything I carry is far more concealed at 1 o'clock than it is at 4 o'clock.

Now that I've been carrying appendix for a few weeks I have to say it ain't bad at all.

As with any carry position, finding a holster takes some trial and error. I first experimented with wearing a Milt Sparks Versa Max 2 at 1 o'clock, it works better there than one might think, lol... If not for the cant it would work downright good. The cant made drawing the pistol a little weird but it could be done.... And I wanted to test the waters before spending money on a holster.

I first ordered a High Noon Alter Ego, but had to return it because it was just too thick... After some more deliberation I ordered a High Noon Public Secret, same holster as the the Alter Ego, but not tuckable which makes it about 1/4" thinner.

Everything is always a trade-off... The Public Secret rides maybe just a touch higher than it needs to for perfect concealment, on me.... But, that high ride enables a quick and easy combat grip right from the get go.... Very easy fast draw with a full grip and ready to fight.... I think trading some very minor printing for a good grip is a reasonable trade-off.

I concealed an officers grip commander length 1911 and the Glock 36 just fine at 4 o'clock but the slightly longer grip on the Glock 32 was more than my lean frame could hide.

I just wasn't willing to trade a fighting size gun for something smaller so I had no choice but find another way to carry it.

The odds of me ending up in a fight are pretty small, and I know most encounters only require a very few rounds... But I feel better with the odds stacked a little in my favor (more rounds, plenty of power).

No real point to all that rambling, just sharing a little more of my journey of switching up my carry pistol to the Glock 32.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:42 am 

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Appendix carry has been my favorite since I left the PD. I carry my P938 in a DM Bullard holster OWB. Inside is just too uncomfortable. I also carry a P226 in an Galco OWB Appendix and can actually conceal it under a teashirt if necessary. Needless to say a "Good" gunbelt is needed for both holsters. I know there is concern of where the barrel is pointing but I have never heard of an accidental discharge involving that portion of the body.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:12 am 

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diverdown wrote:
Appendix carry has been my favorite since I left the PD. I carry my P938 in a DM Bullard holster OWB. Inside is just too uncomfortable. I also carry a P226 in an Galco OWB Appendix and can actually conceal it under a teashirt if necessary. Needless to say a "Good" gunbelt is needed for both holsters. I know there is concern of where the barrel is pointing but I have never heard of an accidental discharge involving that portion of the body.



Do you feel comfortable with a loaded ( chambered round ) concealed in the appendix area? I get second thoughts if I do, I mostly carry it on the inside of the hip. I carry the P239 or the P229 chambered and decocked.

Do you guys carry loaded / decocked?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:57 pm 
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I carry a Glock fully loaded.... I'm extra careful when reholstering though.

No matter how you carry, you're pointing the gun at either yourself or someone else more often than most realize.

It did take me a few weeks of experimenting with it to get comfortable with the idea of my pistol pointing at my gun, so to speak.

But now I'm just as comfortable with it as I have ever been carrying any other way.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:01 pm 
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I carry it at 1 to 1:30...

I cannot do the 12 o'clock thing at all... Every way I bend something is digging into something.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:45 pm 
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I carry at 4:00 and don't have a problem.
I think it's just as important to have a good gun belt as it is a good holster. Myself, I would prefer to have my carry gun pointed away from the front.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:53 pm 

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JD338 wrote:
I carry at 4:00 and don't have a problem.
I think it's just as important to have a good gun belt as it is a good holster. Myself, I would prefer to have my carry gun pointed away from the front.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:23 am 

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Tackdriver, I always carry with a round in the chamber. Carrying with an empty chamber in my opinion is an invite to getting yourself in trouble if your firearm is needed, the time element being the critical component. The Kidney carry as well as other positions require you to use your head when drawing or holstering. Not to sound funny but the brain is the critical component in drawing and holstering. I've seen people try and re-holster with their finger on the trigger (not thinking) and on two different occasions this turned out rather badly.


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