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One big benefit of appendix carry is the ease of reaching and clearing the cover garment. Everything is in easy reach.
I’m not sure that appendix carry qualifies as a “trend,” but I’m seeing it a lot more of it than I did a decade ago.

Ft Collins, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- “Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, do wonders through it, but one cannot teach it.” ~ Hermann Hesse

“Appendix” Carry: I’m not sure that appendix carry qualifies as a “trend,” but I’m seeing it a lot more of it than I did a decade ago.

With the whole idea of concealed carry still a “novelty” in many parts of the country, and so much of it being poorly and unsafely displayed in Hollywood productions, more than a few students of our Art are currently experimenting with the Appendix Carry practice.

Simultaneously, holster-makers make available a never-ending variety of gun holster wares designed to accommodate #ad appendix carry.

More than a few concealed carriers opting for appendix carry have accidentally shot themselves in the leg or groin!

Of course, during the same time period, probably an equal number of concealed carriers opting for hip carry have likewise accidentally shot themselves in the buttocks, but those wounds tend to be less life-threatening than with the former category.

I’ve been asked to comment on the Appendix Carry practice, as I know respected instructors who don’t allow appendix carry in their venues.

Here are the main points:

1. Guns are dangerous! Risk attaches to all forms of concealed carry, no matter how careful we try to be. None are “risk free.”

2. The most dangerous thing we do with pistols, by far, is place them into holsters! Upwards of ninety percent

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