Glad to help and in my experience being taller does help especially with the bigger, longer barreled guns like my 1911s. I’m 6’ even about 190 lbs and I can carry a full size 1911 (can do a government but prefer Commander or Officer) appendix carry and that’s just about as big as I’ll go and still be comfortable.
So I was carrying appendix tonight. Started to stand up and the holster put extreme pressure on my manly region, it was very painful…
Is this a common issue? Cause I cannot deal with that regularly
Ummm…I don’t think so. I have only been carrying AIWB a month or so now. Actually I carry more at the 2 position vs the 12 and zero issues so far.
I can confirm that tier 1 holsters are the way to go… I can carry my full size vp9. You will want to get a good belt. I recommend the blue alpha edc, it’s rigid and easy to tighten or loosen as needed for comfort or concealment.
I like my appendix. I think I’ll just keep it.
Sounds like your holster is mounted too low.
Brother @Scoutbob, maybe try a different holster or instead of 12 o’clock try 1 o’clock position. Sometimes a small change like this might help.
This. It doesn’t seem like it makes sense, but sometimes just a teeny tiny skootch to the left/right by a little bit can make a huge difference.
Are you using a wedge at all?
Serious question. How do you go pee in a public restroom with such a setup like John’s?
Is there a list of Tier 1 holsters? I definitely think I need a new holster.
@Jason148, with a good solid belt the holster can ride higher by adjusting the clips.
I think the optimal solution would require an extreme step - sex reassignment surgery. At least you do it voluntarily rather than accidentally. Just say’n.
Sorry, what I meant is that if the holster is connected on one side of the button and zipper and the mag carrier is connected to the opposite side, then you essentially have to take off the mag carrier then? Or am I missing something in how these types of holsters function.
For sidecar holsters like the Tier 1 (mag & gun combo), you can zip down your fly pretty easily. In the event that your fly doesn’t quite go low enough (I have one or two pairs of pants that have this issue) you can unhook the holster and lift it up without totally taking it off.
For holsters that just have the firearm (see my JM Custom Kydex link above) you can usually just push them to the side.
I looked at the link you included. What type of hooks do you have the Discreet Hooks or or Overhook?
Those are 1.5" Overhooks. They used to be called “J hooks”.
1.5" is the standard belt loop size for normal pants. 1.75 is duty belt like police wear.
Not yet, BUT I tested it last night by putting socks under the holster and it made a world a difference. It’s also a comfort to have the barrel pushed away from the body, even though I recognize a holstered gun has a 0% chance of going off.
When I got hurt, I was using a muddy river tactical holster for my M&P9, I did order another vedder to try it out. I really like the vedder holster, and I can use it at 3:00 if AIWB doesn’t work. I’m planning on modding it like @Scotty with the shoe soles and Velcro.
Does stuffing that sock down there make you look more … manly?
No, but easily concealing a 4.25” barrel and 17+1 rounds does
The holster I was referring to is if you didn’t use a side car with it and had the mag holder separate.
Oh gotcha’. The holster I have now is fine for public bathrooms, it’s that one piece with sidecar thing that looks really tricky to manage. LOL