Appendix Carry Reviews Needed

Discussion in 'XD Forum' started by GunLover528, Jul 1, 2014.

  1. GunLover528

    GunLover528 New Member

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    I have been carrying for two years. Got my permit when I was 21. And iv always carried in the 7 0clock position bc I'm left handed. I'm want to start carrying appendix makes the gun easier to draw bc it's in front of u. It also doesn't print as much. I'm a 6 ft 190lbs in shape guy. Just wanting advice from people who have carried this way. I m wanting to use my xds 9 or g26


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  2. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    I'm a heavier not so in shape old fart that has carried a commander sized TP40 kahr for the last 2years in a righty 2:00 position. Grip angle back so it sets parallel to may belt in a 6 year old comp-tac minotaur neutral holster set high on me. I drive sit with it and can draw sitting.
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    Another couple newer designs that look to work well may be better would be the Garrett holsters Fusion or a of there couple others, maybe with comp-tac's C clips on the fusion
    http://www.giholsters.com/concealed-carry-iwb-and-owb/

    and comp-tac's CTAC - With maybe an extra rear side attachment piec to give more adjustment.
    http://www.comp-tac.com/product_info.php?products_id=61

    One more holster , Simple very adjustable from a O* cant for front side 2:00 to 25* forward for when rear side carry is practicle. My wife and daughter use these for a cw9 kahr and PT111G2. To skinny for my but belly ,ha.
    http://www.cooksholsters.com/iwb-holster-w-adjustable-belt-clip/

    Hope something helps.
     

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    im not a fan of gangster... appendix carry even when i was skinny. the gun digging into your leg/hip joint and pointed at the femoral artery is not what i think of as a wise carry position.

    unintentional discaharges happen most when your holstering or drawing a firearm. with appendix carry the gun is pointed in the direction of the femoral artery. take a round there and you will be dead from massive blood loss before your cellphone gets through the first ring to 911...

    carry on the hip or back or pocket carry or a vertical shoulder holster. horizontal holsters sweep everyone standing behind you
     
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  4. Mercator

    Mercator New Member

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    If you spend enough time sitting (and forget about squatting or bending over) you will likely find appendix carry uncomfortable. MHO it's only good for hanging out in gigantic basketball shorts. Try it, see what you think.
     
  5. TankTop

    TankTop Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I carry XDs 9, 5:30 with Talon holster designed for 2:00. The only time I'm concerned is sitting in a restaurant in which case I ask for a booth or sit with my back to a wall. It's very comfortable except in my Ford Ranger which has stiff vinyl seats.

    http://shop.talontraininggroup.com/springfield-xd-s-45-w-clip-iwb-holster/

    Edit: also when drawing you're pointed at the ground just behind you. For me I find my finger naturally rests on my slide when drawing as well from this holster.


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    Last edited: Jul 6, 2014
  6. Argyle_Armoring

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    I absolutely hate IWB carry. It's the same as trying to fit a square peg in a round hole. 99% of the time I carry OWB on my 9 o'clock (I'm a lefty). However, there are sometimes that I do need to carry IWB for deeper concealment and I will carry IWB appendix with my wife's Glock 42 or a kel-tec P3AT. I don't mind appendix carry. I'm not skinny but I'm not fat and I don't even notice it when I'm sitting down or driving.
     
  7. GunLover528

    GunLover528 New Member

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    If your worried about an accidental discharge then you must be carrying a gun you don't trust. If I don't trust or I'm not 120% sure the gun is safe, I'm not carrying it. I hate always pulling my **** down or worrying about my **** riding up or printing. Thanks for the advice.


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  9. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    Way to go. Let us know how it works out after a week or two tuning it for you.