Originally Posted by John_Deer
One reason appendix carry doesn't suit me all the time is I don't carry my gun on campuses and other places that I will lose my permit at best, at worst I end up in the crossbar hotel if my gun is exposed or I have to use it. I am no angel. It has cost me thousands of dollars to have the right to carry a gun today. I am not going to lose my permit because I did something really stupid. I know every judge in town. I still can't get out of carrying a gun on a school campus. No one is going to stick their neck out for anyone that cavalier.
In my state carrying concealed with a permit in a posted property is a lowly misdemeanor for first offense,They do crank down on you if you make a habit out if it though. Not to say I would do such a thing,bc I wouldn't. I always do my best to just not patronize any business that chooses to post.
My reason for trying AIWB is that,while I'm not a "printaphobe" as some would call it,i do appreciate a gun/carry method combo that results in a good size gun being completely hidden, my old standby deep concealment system was a p938 in a reformed 1911 kingtuk that could be wore print free under fitted shirts, with the M&P9c I can carry appendix with double the capacity in a gun that I shoot better with.
While it's not as comfortable as that little Sig was.i do appreciate the sense of control I have over a gun oriented at the front of my waistband.
I feel the pros for appendix carry are many after carrying this way for a couple weeks now.
Nobody's gonna take your gun without you seeing it coming
Most people naturally draw in when attacked to protect themselves,putting them in a good position to either retain or use the gun very quickly
Don't have to worry about being knocked down and it being trapped between you and the ground.
The draw is much more discrete,no major movement of extremities to tip off a bad guy that your drawing the gun.
Much easier to access your gun while driving.
The cons are pretty much it seems to be harder to learn to wear comfortably and the fact that if you F up,you likely die.
That said,I'm very comfortable with my gun safety,and if I was afraid that everytime I handled my gun that it could magically go off without the help of a ND,I wouldn't be carrying that gun. And If I thought I risked a ND with my own gun handling I wouldn't be carrying a gun at all.
AIWB isn't for everyone,but it I see it definantely has it's merits,I'm not sure whether I will be carrying this way from now on though,or just when I need the extra insurance from printing.