This might seem simple, but she is absolutely correct. Appendix carry, when not done properly, can make you think, “this just isn’t for me.”
I remember the first time I tried appendix carry. It was a few years ago, and I used an Alien Gear ShapeShift holster I had, converted it to their “appendix carry” holster, and strapped on my Springfield Armory XDs.
I had major printing issues, and it simply wasn’t comfortable. That attempt didn’t last more than an hour before I decided appendix carry wasn’t for me. The real issue was that I didn’t have a proper appendix carry holster, and I also didn’t know the mechanics to make it work at the time.
It wasn’t until I ordered an appendix carry holster from Henry Holsters that I realized I actually could make appendix carry work and make it comfortable. Since then, I haven’t looked back. I’ve been through a few different holsters for different guns. I’ve used holsters from Henry Holsters, Dark Star Gear, and PHLster Holsters, which is who made this video.
So if you are considering switching to appendix carry, I’d make sure you have a proper holster, so you don’t set yourself up for failure. Now, you might be asking, what makes a good holster? Well, we just covered that in a recent article.
In this video we are addressing the #1 MOST COMMON appendix carry mistake. Initially I had this appendix carry mistake slotted for number #6, in this six part series, but I decided to make it number one, because it’s easily the number one reason people stop appendix carrying…because sometimes it’s easier to give up, or to just take a break.
Learn more about concealment mechanics on our website:
The Basics of Concealment Mechanics