Appendix Carry Turns Into Negligent Discharge

Appendix Carry Negligent Discharge

Talking about appendix carrying a firearm can turn into a heated debate. Some people believe appendix carry is safe, while others say no way and don’t want a gun pointed at their private parts.

There are several things to think about before deciding if carrying your firearm appendix inside the waistband (AIWB) is for you. The most important factor is your level of training and familiarity with firearms. If you are not comfortable and confident in your ability to safely handle a gun, then appendix carry probably isn’t a good idea.

The next thing is what type of holster, and I can’t stress enough the importance of a trigger guard that covers the entire trigger area. Some holsters I’ve seen have a small gap, which might be what happened to the guy in the video. His holster was made out of Kydex and not leather, so we can rule out the trigger getting stuck on the leather.

When he tucked his shirt in, part of it got stuck in that little space, and when he bent over, it caused the negligent discharge. He then makes his second monumental mistake and tosses the gun on the floor. Fortunately, the guy shot himself in the muscle, and the bullet went straight through.

I appendix carry with a Philster Enigman, and now that I am used to it, I wouldn’t carry any other way.

However you decide to carry your firearm, always and carefully reholster your weapon and choose a quality holster.

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Brian Armstrong grew up in a small farm town in rural Indiana and learned to shoot before he learned to drive. His career began in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, where he worked as a firefighter and a medic before moving to Chicago. Throughout the years, he has owned multiple businesses, from construction to technology. He is back to his emergency services roots -teaching emergency first aid and firearms courses, along with writing for numerous publications. He believes the best way to learn "HOW" to do something is first to answer "WHY" you do something. He is your average guy with views like yours. Now, he's sharing the knowledge he's gained from teaching, learning from others, and researching topics you don't have time to explore. His feeling about staying safe is "The best way to win a fight is not to get into a fight!" He is always looking for new ideas. If you have a topic, current news you would like covered, or a publication looking for content, please reach out and let him know. You can follow him @LetsTalkDGU and #LetsTalkDGU


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