Liberals stuff their pants with socks, I guess a Conservative man stuffs his pants with a gun -totally different intents here regarding how they are trying to attract or divert attention...
No, I don't, in seriousness, have much against appendix-carry -either your firearm is safe to carry and it is safe, or it isn't safe to carry and shouldn't be carried (or even loaded, for that matter). [Shrug.]
That said, I don't appendix carry. I like the control and accessibility offered by AIWB carry, but I'm just not comfortable with it in a consideration of physical comfort
. I don't mind 3-o'clock, 7-5, or even 9-o'clock cross-draw in certain circumstances for IWB, but honestly if I am carrying anything more than a Compact and trying to keep it concealed, I find a shoulder-rig to be the best for me. I am not a large person, neither by frame nor by build, but I have carried my 5-inch full-size S&W comfortably under a sport-jacket (aka 'blazer' -I know, I am old-school, but I like it that way
) in almost every weather warm enough to not need something even heavier layered over. I don't print. It isn't awkward to sit down. I retain a high degree of control over the weapon and maintain a decent accessibility. If someone glances downward, it doesn't make me wonder uncomfortably what they are looking at either.
...And I never
worry about meeting Crocodile Dundee and having my CCW outed.😂 But to each their own, it is more important that you carry it, than where you carry it...
Edit and Side Note: I do appreciate WPS's mention of safety concerns while holstering, etc; Being familiar with proper grip and draw techniques is crucial for CCW in my opinion and re-holstering is probably the most hazardous moment in the entire process, and that is a good video. I do feel he is being either vaguely over-generalizing or possibly even a little disingenuous however, in regards to a 3-o'clock carry option... I have a narrow waist, and in no reasonable stance is an IWB carry at 3-o'clock pointed into my leg, AT ALL. So this is also a body-type/personal build issue as well. Further, at no point does he show that position with anything but a straight vertical orientation -for me at least, I do find about a 23-degree cant to be far more natural and offer better concealment as well, and actually points the muzzle back and away from the core of my leg. I noticed this exclusion just before Jon (or is it John?) mentioned the small of the back holster, and that holster was canted back, I thought he was going to show that in a 3-o'clock and acknowledge the added safety margin... Nope. Hmm.
Okay, carry your books, carry a torch, carry a tune, carry on, carry over, carry forward, Cary Grant, cash-and-carry, carry me back to Old Virginie, even 'hari-kari' if you must, but remember to always safely and legally carry a gun.