Appendix Carry Question

Bill_in_TR

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I have never seen this mentioned. Maybe it has been and I missed it. Does anybody carry AOWB? Other than having to deal with concealment I don't see why it would be much different than AIWB. I tried it just to see and I had no difficulty concealing using a long tailed t-shirt. And it was less uncomfortable than AIWB. Does anybody see any serious negatives about it? Other than the usual complaints about AIWB and where the muzzle is pointing.
 
"Does anybody see any serious negatives about it?"

Yep.... "the usual complaints about AIWB and where the muzzle is pointing." YMMv, Rod
 
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Sounds like you have thought it out. Like most modes of carry how the person deals with it is the biggest factor.
 
While not quite the appendix carry location, I've started moving my OWB carried G43X in front of my hip. Basically between my 1st 2nd belt loops. I find the but of my gun hides better against my stomach. I have a bit of a gut that does a good job of hiding the gun. I'm left handed so call it at the 10 to 11 o'clock position. I find it pretty comfortable with a short barreled semi-auto.
 
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My oldest grandson that is now 40 years old has been doing it for several years. He still wears the same sized clothes as he wore when he graduated high school. He has a fairly muscular build that he maintains. I have watched him practice on range trips and he is very fast with the hellcat he carries. There is no evidence at all that he is armed and his normal dress is either jeans or shorts and a t-shirt winter or summer when not working.
 
Yes, I have carried “AOWB.” Generally, this has been in the TRUE appendix position, at the inguinal crease, rather than the usual more-center-line position I have seen AIWB-ers promoting on the yew-tube. Not only is AOWB more comfortable, but the muzzle tends to point somewhat more forward of my body parts, compared to AIWB.

I have used a Kramer Cross Draw, a version of his vertical scabbard, to tote 3” and 4” Ruger GP100 revolvers at the appendix position. I have used a Haugen Crossdraw to tote an SP101 snubby. Each of these has just a bit of muzzle rake angle. Most holsters labeled as “Cross Draw” have too much rake to work well as AOWB hiolsters. (Muzzle “rake” can be seen as the opposite of “Cant.”) I have used several different straight-vertical-drop holsters to tote a variety of weapons forward of the usual 0300 position
 
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