Thanks for the concern, No reason for anyone to worry.
Both incidents were unusual circumstances.
My age in the first was 64, and the second I was 67.
I wanted to comment because I felt that S.O.B. carry was not getting fair treatment,
Appendix carry makes me nervous., not to mention uncomfortable.
I think the curvature of ones spine as well as how fit a person is, are factors to consider.
For me, S.O.B. carry is so comfortable and easy that there is a danger that I never experienced with any
other form of carry, you might sometimes forget that you are armed.
I was not recommending it for anyone starting out, I was just trying to say - don’t discount it.
Everyone needs to try it all and find out what works for them.
As far as retention goes, I think being aware of your surroundings and anyone in it is an important factor.
We are supposed to be aware and attentive whilst carrying arms , aren’t we ?
Not being aware ,a person can be defeated regardless of method of carry.
I think the impact worries can apply for any carry method , it just depends on circumstance
I think you can be hurt by appendix carry or any carry if you are flying through the air and hit the ground.
Maybe " Please don’t do it " should apply to some people, but I don’t think it needs to apply to everyone.
I can see that anyone that is packed into a crowded situation would be well advised not to use S.O.B. ,
I live a very rural life and can maintain personal space easily, so that’s a factor too.
I imagine a lot of people that have carried for years have a bag, or box ,or drawer full of holsters for different methods of carry that they have tried until they find what works best for them.
We are a really diverse subset of people and should accept our differences and celebrate them.
If anyone is uncomfortable with S.O.B. carry, then don’t do it.
I’m just saying, I do, I like it, and it works well for me. O.K. ?