Editor, The Armory Life
That's why I carry a XD-M Elite 3.8 Compact with the added grip safety. I purposely holster with my trigger finger straight along the slide while my thumb is placed on the back of the slide, which engages the grip safety. This technique decreases chance of a negligent discharge.If you want to; just be cognizant of the position being utterly unforgiving of negligence in one’s gun handling safety.
Personally, I will only carry a DAO revolver appendix.
Same here.That's why I carry a XD-M Elite 3.8 Compact with the added grip safety. I purposely holster with my trigger finger straight along the slide while my thumb is placed on the back of the slide, which engages the grip safety. This technique decreases chance of a negligent discharge.
I also have a very specific routine for “holstering” when carrying appendix.Let me count the ways in which I can unwittingly perforate myself...
I would add to Gruber's comment, The only way I would carry appendix style is with an unloaded firearm.
But then, I am notoriously fond of all of my soft bits and hydraulic fluid.
There are other, much safer methods of carrying handguns without having to feel pressured by stylish trends.
I think that used to be called "cross draw".Does all this concern regarding appendix carry still hold true if one carries on the 'left side' appendix (yeh, I know, I know) and OWB???
Askin' for a friend ......................... maybe !!!
Thanks, but I was actually kidding. My left side is my strong side and I've been carrying left side OWB as close to a 'left side appendix' as possible for many years. I did try cross draw some time ago but didn't like it for many of the reasons (like seat belt buckle) you mentioned. And I really wasn't asking for a friend ..... that was just to throw off a few chicken pluckers !!!!I think that used to be called "cross draw".
For a right-handed shooter, this is actually a solution for those who spend much time seated behind the driver's wheel.
Also, a muzzle down shoulder holster worn on the left side works quite well.
I say this because an American seat belt for the driver buckles on the right and the shoulder strap crosses from left to right.
If physical activity is expected, I suggest strong side carry with an excellent retention holster.
Running with a cross draw or shoulder holster is problematic in my experience.
Of course, the American Calvary used to issue cross draw holsters with a snap down flap to retain the handgun but I don't think that's what you are interested in.
As an aside: When I bought my first Government Model, I also got a flap holster for it. Lots of protection but not too fast on the draw.