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Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by Remllez, Oct 12, 2012.

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  1. Remllez

    Remllez Member

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    Hello all,

    I was visiting another gun forum earlier today and all they talked about was AIWB. I've been around handguns for many years even carried one now and again but I will confess I've not heard that term before.

    I know what part of it means "Inside The Waistband" but the A has me stumped. All I can think of is "Appendix" Inside The Waistband. Can anyone set me straight on this. Gosh it's hard getting old......:)
     
  2. coolluke01

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    You are right. Appendix carry is becoming popular again. I think it was first used in the 70's?

    It works good for short barreled handguns and conceals very well. I would think it would hinder bending over. I have been thinking about trying it at some point. It's a little disconcerting to have a gun pointing at the family jewels! :what:
     
  3. Remllez

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    LOL,

    Thanks Coolluke01, I've heard of appendix carry before guess I've not seen it hyphenated with IWB before.
     
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    Carry my S&W Mod. 36 .38Spcl. w/ 1 7/8" BBL.......like that all the time....not at all nervious with a revolver snubbie....a striker fire....now that's another concern.
     
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    I like carrying AIWB the key is quality holsters and indexing the trigger. Even more detrimental than hitting the family jewels would be hitting the femoral artery. A great way to carry a bigger handgun more concealed with quick access. Still not for everyone give it a try.
     
  6. coolluke01

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    can you bend over without it digging into your thigh? I carry the G26. I stuck it in my waistband at the appendix position and it seemed to dig in when I bend over. Do you carry it higher?
     
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    If the barrel is digging into your thigh tthen you need to move it closer to center. I carry a snub with a Hip Grip there all the time and occasionally a 4" barreled N-Frame or a Glock 17. The barrel sits in the crease of my junk and thigh. Quite comfy really. I find a holster is actually more uncomfortable here though. I tend to use either a naked gun or a kydex trigger guard holster that just snaps on and off.

    The draw is pretty fast, but can be difficult if sitting. Sitting for long periods of time can also be uncomfy. If driving for a long time I just tuck it under my leg and replace it before exiting the vehicle.
     
  8. Comedian

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    If you're going to do a lot of bending at the waist while carrying at the appendix position you're going to experience some "digging", no way around it. That said, I personally don't think it's that bad or, at the very least, you get used to it. When I first got an appendix carry holster I was a night shift shelf stocker at a grocery store which, if you've never done it, requires a lot of bending, kneeling, and movement at the waist. I carried every shift, and it wasn't all that bad.

    My Raven ACR is set to the second lowest configuration possible. If I know I'm going to be doing a lot of bending I loosen my belt one notch and let my pants ride lower, which seems to alleviate some of the digging.
     
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