Non-shooting hand - always. Objective is to entirely clear the garment from the “draw path”. This means pulling it up as high as your chin, if necessary, and keeping the garment and firearm as far from each other as practical. It takes practice, and should be mastered dry firing before using live ammo. “Slow is smooth, smooth is fast.”
I use Mike Seeklanders style of draw. It gives you two options grab your shirt with your strong hand and lift it up with your other strong hand and then grab your gun and pull it out or if you other strong hand is not available you slip your strong hand onto the gun after pulling your shirt up with your strong hand. Both hands move and work together your strong hand to grab the shirt and your other strong hand to pull it up. It works well when you are wearing a shirt that is difficult to grab.
Putting on a shirt so he can go into the store concealed.
Putting things back together after taking a leak.
Left-handed, but put his gun on backwards.
Challenging another meathead to a road-rage contest.
Showing off the pre-wash creases in his stylin’ pants.
Lots of possibilities. Most likely this is what you get when you:
• hire an ad agency which doesn’t know what they’re doing,
• don’t have anyone who does know proof the copy,
• deadline for submission is today, and
• “nobody will notice.”
Matches my experience with 5.11 products.
The only time I ever came close to drawing my weapon was when a Pitbull came out of nowhere and threatened to attack me.
I would have needed my left arm to protect myself as I drew the gun with my right hand.
Fortunately the owner showed up and tackled his dog.
Since I never had to raise my shirt, he never saw that I was carrying (between my 2/3 o’clock).
Now I practice drawing with my right hand as I believe that would be the most likely scenario I would encounter.
That’s the Cosmopolitan Lift look, lifting the garment correctly with the off/left hand would have made him look awkward!
He’s a model not a shooter! In addition he doesn’t value the Crown Jewels. The other side of that belt loop is the appendix 2.5” to the right!
AIWB in general makes ME cringe. However, when using a ClingerHolsters “Gear” holster, the hammer of my 1911 is directly above the scar where my appendix was removed. Mostly I’d call it 2 o’clock/2:30 position. To me, AIWB is 1 o’clock. At 1 o’clock, the muzzle would point towards something I def do not wish to destroy.
Saw a young man at a local gun shop carrying at 12 o’clock, and the muzzle literally HAD to be aimed at his junk. I was astounded, and it concerns me for someone to carry with their pistol aimed at their junk. Not such an issue were it a female, but a dude doing that I must question their sanity.
All that said, I have seen a huge deal made out of appendix carry many times. If it is 2 o’clock as I suspect, I see no issues. Get it closer to 1 or 12 o’clock, well that seems concerning for the aforementioned reasons.
In the end, as with firearm, holster, ammo, and (x raised to the infinite degree items), it is a personal choice and to each their own. If one is ok with where their muzzle is aimed on their body, then I’ll presume they are confident in the state of their, shall we call it “front arm” instead of “side arm” being such that it won’t blow anything off.
Have a LH friend who carries about 2 o’clock, seems he has no issues.
As with all, just have to train how you carry…and I’d include that to extend to different wardrobe items, etc. E.g., I can uncover and draw from under a loose tee faster than from a tee tucked over a holster and under a button down shirt. I train drawing from whatever concealment I may be wearing, and the very first step is getting off the “x” while moving the cover garment to acquire a full firing grip. Do at least each end of the X like that daily, and when you need to get it out for real, you’ll likely be good and ready. But let’s pray that doesn’t become a needful thing.
Best wishes to all.
I think you’ll find anything strong side, in front of hip, hung vertical, is likely to be considered AIWB regardless of internal organs. Properly holstered and properly used, you won’t be pointing at anything troublesome. Where on the clock between noon and 2:30 mostly depends upon anatomy, comfort, and concealment.
Anything weak side, in front of hip, will probably be considered a cross-draw position. Usually some cant if very far past the belt buckle.
I find 11:30 to 12:30 unsuitable for comfort and concealment, but folks seem to. Done correctly it’s not pointed where you seem to think.