AIWB carry is the most uncomfortable form of carry I ever tried. Driving, sitting down, squating, and just doing regular daily activities was anything but comfortable. And yea, I don't like having anything pointed at my junk.
I disagree with that. The muzzle is pointed towards the ground when I carry IWB or OWB concealed.If you're carrying IWB on your hip and have a ND you still have a pretty good shot at hitting the ol' femoral artery. Just sayin'.
If the holster/barrel extends below the belt line (which it normally does), how is it not jabbing you in the leg or stomach or pointing at a majority artery or private region while squatting, sitting, or bending over? That's the issue I had, and it was very uncomfortable. Even with the "claw," it still printed more so than other methods of carry because my stomach is not completely flat, and I don't wear baggy over sized clothing. Maybe I was doing it wrong???
Safety and/or hammer fired or not, the muzzle end is pointed at one of the last places you'd like to get shot. I wouldn't use the fact that a gun has a hammer or safety as a reason to say it's okay to point a loaded gun at any living thing let alone myself. Guess we all do have choices. I really don't care about how others choose to carry to be honest. I am just reporting my personal experience and why I ultimately came to the conclusion that it wasn't comfortable or safe for
I can respect that. I might voice my opinion in reference to what works or does not work for me, but I really don't care what others do, how they carry, or what gun they choose to carry. It's no skin off of my teeth.If you carry in a way that's comfortable & safe for you then you're doing nothing wrong - be it AIWB, IWB, OWB, pocket or shoulder. I have no issues with printing or poking - that's why I chose an officer model. And as for the danger - a 1911 will not discharge unless the manual safety has been disengaged AND the grip safety is disengaged AND the trigger is pulled. One or two out of the three won't work - has to be all 3 at the same time. Debris or a shirt tail getting tangled up in its trigger guard will not discharge the weapon. So for me, I feel very safe. Not advocating for it nor suggesting it's the only answer. Choices are indeed great!
And there you have it! When I lived in the NE, I carried my BHP in a shoulder rig for years. After moving to Florida, it's a pocket-carry SS mouse gun to the beach and a 1911 officer AIWB everywhere else. Choices are great!I think "one-size doesn't fit all"...carry positions can vary based on what's comfortable & accessible.
Case in point is carrying while driving vs. standing and walking.
IMO, nothing is as uncomfortable than wearing a handgun on your belt/waist while driving, so when I know I'm driving a lot I wear a shoulder holster. Also, while hiking with a pack I use a chest holster so not to interfere with the pack belt and wearing on the chest is very accessible.
Other than those uses I prefer a OWB since an IWB is very uncomfortable.
Then there's summer wear vs. cooler seasons when you can conceal carry much easier. That involves other carry options, including switching to a smaller handgun that is more concealable in small clothing.
So, depending on what you do having more than one holster for a handgun is likely needed for various carry needs.