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I will never try it 67 29.78%
I want to try it 9 4.00%
I tried it but didnít like it 58 25.78%
I carry AIWB regularly 91 40.44%
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... Iíll say this unequivocally: with a proper holster setup, I have no fear of shooting my junk, a leg, or my butt when carrying AIWB. I have yet to hear of a documented instance of the feared junk shot with modern holster AIWB carry...
I take a very pragmatic approach in reference to AIWB carry. I have absolutely zero fear, for it is impossible to kill what is already dead!

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Iím interested in attitudes toward AIWB.
Not for me. Pointing a loaded firearm at my femoral artery doesn't strike me as being very intelligent.
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Carry a Snub Nose or Shield at 11o’clock AIWB. I am not concerned about shooting what should NOT be shot because when I train it is with snap caps or no ammo in the guns (dry fire) for drawing practice.

I believe (over 50 years) that you DO NOT Draw a loaded pistol or revolver from a holster your carrying unless you intend to use it.

A kydex holster (Shield)or padded nylon holster (snub nose).

As said in other post, it is a personal choice with pros and cons.

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I can not do pocket carry either, I wear jeans mostly, I would be dead before I could get the gun out.
Lots of people pocket carry and in a car jacking they wouldn't be able to get to their pistol let alone fire it ..

Time yourself and pocket carry is the slowest of any carry position to bring to a firing position !! and that doesn't matter what position you are in , standing .. sitting .. running .. laying on your back or stomach .. kneeling !!

I do a lot of driving and find 3-5 position to be the most comfortable and quickest to a firing position ..

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Occasionally, was not an option so I did not vote. Not my favorite position to carry but there are times it is the best option.
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I appreciate the comments both as to why and why not. I have seen in previous polls that AIWB is one of the least common carry locations.

Yet this one shows almost as many do, as who does not.
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My option wasn't there also. I am a sometime aiwb individual. I just can't overcome the concern of my loaded firearm pointing at my femoral artery. It's interesting that my fear is not shooting off my "manhood"; but, my fear is the certain death caused by putting a bullet through my femoral artery. You can talk until you're blue in the face to try to convince me otherwise. As irrational as that fear may be, it still exists. I want to get past that as there is no more concealable and accessible form of concealed carry than AIWB, in my opinion.

Easy, just carry without a round in the chamber, until you realize that the gun just doesn't go off by itself...lol
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no thanks for me
not comfortable

when carrying , I feel as though it is crucial to NOT figit , adjust , yank and tug on you holster.

AIWB , I cant sit ect
4:00 is a perfect solution for me
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Not for me. Pointing a loaded firearm at my femoral artery doesn't strike me as being very intelligent.
FYI, you can't carry a gun without pointing it at something. Folks sweep ALOT more than they realize. Btw, using that logic, it's not smart to drive, or use a chainsaw or have animals with sharp teeth, etc. YMMV
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I don't like Glocks. As I said in my earlier post. I'm not pointing a gun at my junk or femoral artery. Watch the video. I don't really care what went wrong. Just know it can.

VIDEO: Holstered Pistol Discharges...Negligent or Accident? - The Truth About Guns

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I don't like Glocks. As I said in my earlier post. I'm not pointing a gun at my junk or femoral artery. Watch the video. I don't really care what went wrong. Just know it can.

VIDEO: Holstered Pistol Discharges...Negligent or Accident? - The Truth About Guns

Video should scare the Hell out of you.
I have never carried in that position .. Just never felt comfortable to me ..

What caused the pistol to fire ?? He appears to holster it properly and the holster itself looks good .. though would like to see the Glock inserted into it to see the fit .. was the trigger exposed ?? when holstered ??
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I am 6'0 165# Carry a j frame/xds9mm.Good to go.Make sure you wear a good gun belt. My best friend can not wear AIWB because of body type.
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...doesn't lend itself to appendix carry.
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If it is good enough for "Yukon Cornelious" in the animated movie "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer," then it is good enough for me. Seriously, I've carried that way for 35+ years, revolvers only in a rigid holster that covers everything but the grip. Perfect hollow between my beer gut and hip.
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Straight up Rule 2 violation, whatever the motivation.
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when carrying , I feel as though it is crucial to NOT figit [sic], adjust , yank and tug on you holster.
Yet MOST folks do, anyway.

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AIWB , I cant sit ect[sic]
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Yeah, it doesn't work for folks with big guts. OTOH, reaching back to 4:00 is almost a full second slower than AIWB. Plus, almost impossible for folks with injured shoulders. I have complete tears in the Rotator Cuffs, in both shoulders and my PT says that we (humans) are not even supposed to reach back like that, that that motion( without a thorough warm up) causes injury to the shoulders. I'll never do that again.YMMV
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I carry a 442 AWIB (well, sort of, since I'm LH. Mine is WMAWBIWB - Where my appendix would be inside waist band) almost exclusively, except when I open carry. Even in shorts with a thin dri fit t shirt, it disappears. Got a real nice Snubbyfan holster to carry it in. It works for me, but like Grandma Muggins always said, there's a lid for every pot . . .
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I don't like Glocks. As I said in my earlier post. I'm not pointing a gun at my junk or femoral artery. Watch the video. I don't really care what went wrong. Just know it can.

VIDEO: Holstered Pistol Discharges...Negligent or Accident? - The Truth About Guns

Video should scare the Hell out of you.
This is an informative post. A Glock 43 goes off in a Kydex holster carried about 11 or 12 oíclock IWB. Apparently, the bullet went into one of his legs. It did not hit the femoral artery, nor his man parts. However, it could have. Iím sure that was scary for him and some other folks.

A few observations, because I do care why it happened.

It appears to me that this individual failed to keep his shirt out of the path of the gun into the holster. He first pulls it up high, tracks the gun toward the open holster, but he drops the hem of the shirt BEFORE the gun is holstered. The shirt goes into the holster with the gun. He does not check the holstered gun at this point to ensure it is properly in the holster. Thatís two mistakes.

Next, while moving he recognizes his shirt is not hanging as it should. Without checking properly, he pulls up on the shirt. It blouses over the top of the gun, but apparently the hem was still in contact with the trigger. He pulled just hard enough to move the trigger almost to the point of firing. Mistake #3.

When he bent over the shirt stretched the last little bit necessary to pull the trigger and cause the gun to fire.

If you are that careless, eventually you will shoot yourself.

Is there a carry position, a holster, and a choice of gun that would reduce or eliminate injury from negligent gun handling? Yes. Choosing such options is wise. No one should argue against that.

When each of assesses his abilities, we need to be honest and not over confident. Murphy is always lurking. As humans we make mistakes. It is almost impossible to perform critical tasks perfectly all the time.

Almost. There are many who do have the training, the repetitive experience, the proper equipment and procedures, as well as the personal care, confidence and responsibility to perform safe holstering of a gun every time.

When folks have this confidence, the priorities of choices in equipment and methods of carry may expand into riskier areas, because they perceive the benefits outweigh the risks. These are personal choices made with knowledge of the consequences.

I am more confident that I can clear the path to my AIWB holster than in any other position. I am confident I can keep the barrel pointed far enough away from my body that if I negligently discharge the gun while holstering the bullet will not hit me. I am confident I can clearly see the gun in the holster and know it is unobstructed and secureóBECAUSE it is in the Appendix position where it is most visible.

I am confident, having holstered properly, that the gun will not go off while in the holster.

I am confident I can draw the gun safely, with my finger off the trigger until Iím on target.

Seeing or hearing of negligent gun handling can either scare us and limit us, or educate and empower us to be safer and accept the critical responsibilities inherent with using guns.
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The other thing will bleed almost as much as the femoral artery.
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Tough spot to apply a tourniquet, even if you can get someone to help.
Now that's funny right there...
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I have carried AIWB since before it became a "thing". Started in the mid-70's carrying a Model 49 in a Bianchi suede IWB clip holster. Always appendix. Still carry that same combo to this day. It obviously works for me.
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Tried it, not for me. I carry IWB at 4 when off duty.
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J frame, Blade-Tech KLIPT holster, speed strip (not pictured), what more is needed?

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When I weighed 260 and now at 197, appendix, or around there has been my mode of carry. From various semi-autos that I never really liked to my favorite Revolvers. It has to be at least five years now I carry a Revoler in the waist and a 442 in my my pocket. Normally two of these every day.
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Iíve been carrying appendix for a lot of years. Find that sweet spot in the waist and your golden.
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I tried, don't like it, very uncomfortable especially sitting down.
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My Bersa .380 fits perfectly there. No worries about shooting off my you know what.
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