There are many people in today’s society that have a concealed carry license. This brings about the question as to where is the best place for a normal citizen to carry their weapon. Even though most people carry their handgun on their hip, appendix carry may be a better option. There are pros and cons for this type of carry and all of the details should be considered before making a final decision.
- Appendix carry’s advantages are many: a fast, intuitive, and uncomplicated draw from nearly any body position; the ability to conceal a fairly large handgun without “printing;” excellent retention of the handgun and, for some, comfort.
- From my perspective, the biggest drawback with appendix carry is that it doesn’t lend itself to as many concealment options as traditional inside-the-waistband carry from a clothing standpoint.
- Would you rather have your gun behind your hip or at your abdomen? Try it with a dummy training gun, and I think you’ll agree that having the gun up front where you can protect it is a good thing.
“Perhaps the greatest advantage of this setup is that the gun is easily accessible when seated in a vehicle, which is where many of us spend the bulk of our time outside the home or office.”