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  1. Apendix Carry with J Frame

    Hello, new to forums here so I apologize upfront if this is a ridiculous question. Question is is there any risk to a J Frame in the appendix in a quality holster. I have a slight phobia of a bullet spontaneously going off. Thank you.

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    Pointing a loaded gun at your femoral artery = NOT SMART.
    David ("Feo, Fuerte y Formal")
    CW3, US Army (Ret)
    09/26/1968-05/31/1990

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    I carry my pistol at the 3 oclock position IWB.

    If it goes off there while I am standing, it will bounce off the pavement and probably severely injure my ankle.

    If it goes off while I am sitting, it will only burn a piece of my azz as it takes off in the opposite direction from me.

    BUT since I do not own a GLOCK I do not worry about this.

    Fulminate of mercury is fairly stable as long as you don't drop it on the ground and as long as there is a spring safety on your firing pin.

    My CZ 97B 45ACP indeed has a spring safety on the firing pin.

  5. There's about as much risk as there is of putting a round through your butt cheek while carrying a J frame, in a quality holster, behind the hipbone. Basically, I figure if your draw is that sloppy, then, maybe, carrying a gun isn't for you until you can master something as basic as being able to safely draw and holster a firearm.

    Ammunition doesn't spontaneously go off. Either there's something is already wrong with the gun, something in the gun breaks or a human interferes and screws up.

    As for where it's pointed, I worry where a holstered gun is pointed almost as much as I worry about walking past unoccupied, parked cars in a parking lot. Cars don't just turn themselves on and run over people. Guns don't just randomly shoot people either.

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    I continuously worry about where guns are pointed -- this is one of the first principles of firearms handling -- never point a gun whether loaded or unloaded at anyone or anything that you don't want to kill. Including yourself.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by NorCalSamurai View Post
    Hello, new to forums here so I apologise for upfront if this is a ridiculous question. The question is there any risk to a J Frame in the appendix in a quality holster. I have a slight phobia of a bullet spontaneously going off. Thank you.
    Aside from arguments against appendix carry in the first place, if you're going to do it then it's likely safer to do it with a revolver. Revolvers tend to have stronger triggers, and if use a revolver with a hammer you can keep your thumb on that hammer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackBook View Post
    Aside from arguments against appendix carry in the first place, if you're going to do it then it's likely safer to do it with a revolver. Revolvers tend to have stronger triggers, and if use a revolver with a hammer you can keep your thumb on that hammer.
    1911A1's have the strongest triggers you can ask for -- single action requiring you to cock the hammer first -- if you simply carry in Condition #2 (hammer down on a live round).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtg452 View Post
    There's about as much risk as there is of putting a round through your butt cheek while carrying a J frame, in a quality holster, behind the hipbone. Basically, I figure if your draw is that sloppy, then, maybe, carrying a gun isn't for you until you can master something as basic as being able to safely draw and holster a firearm.

    Ammunition doesn't spontaneously go off. Either there's something is already wrong with the gun, something in the gun breaks or a human interferes and screws up.

    As for where it's pointed, I worry where a holstered gun is pointed almost as much as I worry about walking past unoccupied, parked cars in a parking lot. Cars don't just turn themselves on and run over people. Guns don't just randomly shoot people either.
    Apendix Carry with J Frame-bad-holster.jpg

    This wound was attributed to a bad holster. Had his weapon been in an appendix carry, at the same angle, he would have lost all of his male equipment. Not worth it to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldgrunt View Post
    Apendix Carry with J Frame-bad-holster.jpg

    This wound was attributed to a bad holster. Had his weapon been in an appendix carry, at the same angle, he would have lost all of his male equipment. Not worth it to me!
    This looks like a wound from a Mexican carry -- handgun tucked into the back of your belt at 6 oclock.

    It is the opposite of Redneck carry -- handgun tucked into the front of your belt at 12 oclock.

    Appendix carry is closer to 1 or 2 oclock. Advantages are (1) fastest draw and (2) best control of the handgun.

    Disadvantages are (1) shooting off your own nuts and (2) blasting a hole in your femoral artery in which case you only have a few minutes to live until you bleed out.

    Much more preferred are (1) the 3 clock carry or (2) the 9 oclock carry or (3) a shoulder holster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HKS View Post
    This looks like a wound from a Mexican carry -- handgun tucked into the back of your belt at 6 oclock.

    It is the opposite of Redneck carry -- handgun tucked into the front of your belt at 12 oclock.

    Appendix carry is closer to 1 or 2 oclock. Advantages are (1) fastest draw and (2) best control of the handgun.

    Disadvantages are (1) shooting off your own nuts and (2) blasting a hole in your femoral artery in which case you only have a few minutes to live until you bleed out.

    Much more preferred are (1) the 3 clock carry or (2) the 9 oclock carry or (3) a shoulder holster.
    Yep, I'm aware of the various carries but, as I said, this wound was attributed to a bad holster AND, had it been appendix carry at the same angle, the results would have been disastrous. This is why I like hip and/or shoulder holsters. Few more pictures:

    Apendix Carry with J Frame-image000024.jpg Apendix Carry with J Frame-image000034.jpg Apendix Carry with J Frame-image000054.jpg Apendix Carry with J Frame-image000064.jpg Apendix Carry with J Frame-image000074.jpg

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