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    Appendix carry...do you recommend it?

    I'm just getting in my first gun small enough that appendix carry will be a viable option. What is your experience with carry in this location and do you recommend it?
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    That position works for some, don't work for others. Depends on your body and what firearm/holser you use.
    I don't like it cause the barrel points right at my boy parts.

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    Appendix carry - NOT a fan

    I am a woman so I don't worry about "boy parts," although I can definitely see how that would be a big detraction to carrying this way.

    I DO worry about anything pointing towards my FEMORAL ARTERIES when I am sitting down. Therefore, for IWB carry I carry at 3-5 o'clock.

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    "Appendix carry" = ...? Is that a OWB in the front of the pants?

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    I don't like a gun in the front of my pants.
    Appendix carry:

    Reminds me too much of Mexican carry which is carrying in the front of your pants without a holster.
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    Oh Hell no! I was thinking that's what was being mentioned, but was looking for clarification. Thanks for that!

    No way would I carry a firearm like that, even if it were in a holster. That's why I prefer to carry my XD's in my Blackhawk CQC with a cant. Not very likely for me to shoot myself!

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  8. There was an article about this very subject in a last months issue of a popular reloading flyer/ magazine ( think Blue ) . The writer said he would never carry a 1911 style pistol like that , or any other gun on a regular basis. Now , we all realize that writers get paid to try to sell you something. That said, I have to say that 99 % of the time that is exactly how I carry my Rock Island 1911. It offers "me" the most conceal-ability and ease of draw. In over three years I have yet to find the thumb safety knocked into the fire position. I am not trying to knock any holsters and still looking at trying ,yet another, holster that works for me. In the mean time I will just go holsterless. nh

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhcruffler View Post
    There was an article about this very subject in a last months issue of a popular reloading flyer/ magazine ( think Blue ) . The writer said he would never carry a 1911 style pistol like that , or any other gun on a regular basis. Now , we all realize that writers get paid to try to sell you something. That said, I have to say that 99 % of the time that is exactly how I carry my Rock Island 1911. It offers "me" the most conceal-ability and ease of draw. In over three years I have yet to find the thumb safety knocked into the fire position. I am not trying to knock any holsters and still looking at trying ,yet another, holster that works for me. In the mean time I will just go holsterless. nh
    And in GA that would be 100% illegal as the law says right now. I would never recommend carrying any firearm with out a holster. The holster is a multi-purpose item. It not only keeps the gun in the place that you put it with out you having to adjust it but it also keeps everything from touching the bang button. I cant remember where but an off duty cop carrying with out a holster had a negligent discharge while in a shopping mall when he went to adjust his pants. No imagine if that bullet would have struck his foot or worse a little kid walking near him what would that do for EVERYONE elses right to carry? 1000 people can do good but all it takes is one person to screw everything up. You wont knock any holsters or this or that but I will knock a holsterless carry any day any where period.
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  10. M&J , I do not live in Ga. and I am glad that I do not live near you. People that pretend to know it all only prove how little they do know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nhcruffler View Post
    M&J , I do not live in Ga. and I am glad that I do not live near you. People that pretend to know it all only prove how little they do know.
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    I never pretend to know it all and that is why I get on these forums and ask questions but I do have a memory where I can remember important issues to me and gun safety. Here you can read through the thread and it even has a link to the story. Just so you know, sometimes digging up old post and linking you to them is a little difficult and time consuming for me. But since you insist on reading it I have taken the time for you.

    As you stated you are glad you do not live near me and the same goes for me and my family. I am glad to know that 1 who practices unsafe gun handeling on a regular basis is not walking through the mall or restaraunt near me or my family. You can carry like that for 20 years but all it takes is one time for the safety to get bumped or to adjust your pants and the trigger get cought on a number of possibilities and where the bullet goes only time will tell. I still stand by my original opinion and thought process and can only hope you also dont have a discharge that ends up ruining some of the rights others have. it only takes 1 bad grape to ruin the batch of wine.
    "The purpose of war is not to die for your country. The purpose of war is to ensure that the other guy dies for his country." - General Patton

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