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JayhawkerJayhawker ModeratorPosts: 18,163 Senior Member
I have been getting these ads for an OWB concealment holster with a mag pouch on the leading edge of the holster. Seem to be lots of folks that like them

This strikes me as a strange set-up...why would one carry their reload on their strong side? Doesn't seem like it would facilitate a quick reload at all...it means transferring your firearm to your support hand and reaching for your mag with your strong hand then transferring your weapon back to your strong hand...am I missing something or are folks (including the manufacturer)not thinking this whole thing through?
Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"

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  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    Jayhawker said:
    I have been getting these ads for an OWB concealment holster with a mag pouch on the leading edge of the holster. Seem to be lots of folks that like them

    This strikes me as a strange set-up...why would one carry their reload on their strong side? Doesn't seem like it would facilitate a quick reload at all...it means transferring your firearm to your support hand and reaching for your mag with your strong hand then transferring your weapon back to your strong hand...am I missing something or are folks (including the manufacturer)not thinking this whole thing through?
    A lot more folks carrying in their appendix area makes this a feasible setup.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,163 Senior Member
    edited November 2019 #3
    Yeah....I suppose that's true...didn't really consider that one. I'm stuck carrying just behind my hip, because that's the way I've always done it, and I'm old and and I hate change
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    Jayhawker said:
    Yeah....I suppose that's true...didn't really consider that one. I'm stuck carrying just behind my hip, because that's the way I've always done it, and I'm old and and I hate change
    I understand you all too well 😁
  • gatorgator Senior Member Posts: 1,746 Senior Member
    I'm stuck carrying in the four o'clock position because that's the way I've always done it too, oh there's the fact that I got way too much belly for appendix carry also. 
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  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    I’ve been moving my gun forward on my waist over the last couple of years.  Now I carry appendix most of the time through the summer and go to 2:00 in the winter when I move to bigger guns. I also have bought holsters with no or little cant because of this.  I’ve looked at the holster you’re referring to as a possibility to add to the lineup.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,683 Senior Member
    I carried appendix this morning. My preferred method. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,467 Senior Member
    I think it's mostly trading off the tactical expedient of an easier reload for the practical expedient of having only one thing to put on your belt in the morning.

    It's a mindset that's somewhere between "carry extra ammo" and "I don't expect to need more than what's in the gun".

    Besides, you have to keep the off-side clear so you can quick-draw your i-Phone. ;)
    WWJMBD?

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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,683 Senior Member
    Bigslug said:
    I think it's mostly trading off the tactical expedient of an easier reload for the practical expedient of having only one thing to put on your belt in the morning.

    It's a mindset that's somewhere between "carry extra ammo" and "I don't expect to need more than what's in the gun".

    Besides, you have to keep the off-side clear so you can quick-draw your i-Phone. ;)

    Actually, I think GunNut was right. It’s designed for an appendix or up front carry. 

    Nobody in their right mind would wear that holster in the kidney or 3:00 position. 

    I hope you’re smarter than to think so.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    Zee said: 

    Nobody in their right mind would wear that holster in the kidney or 3:00 position. 
    That’s the way I took it the second I saw the holster.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,683 Senior Member
    I googled appendix holster and these pop up. Read the descriptions. 


    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    Interesting...
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,467 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    Bigslug said:
    I think it's mostly trading off the tactical expedient of an easier reload for the practical expedient of having only one thing to put on your belt in the morning.

    It's a mindset that's somewhere between "carry extra ammo" and "I don't expect to need more than what's in the gun".

    Besides, you have to keep the off-side clear so you can quick-draw your i-Phone. ;)

    Actually, I think GunNut was right. It’s designed for an appendix or up front carry. 

    Nobody in their right mind would wear that holster in the kidney or 3:00 position. 

    I hope you’re smarter than to think so.
    Probably more practical/functional ignorance than anything.  Carrying ANYTHING tightly in front of my moderately doughy belly is just a hideously uncomfortable thing - it's a bending impediment, a breathing impediment, and if a rifle is involved, an impediment to prone.  Maybe if I still had washboard abs, but those days are 25 years gone and aren't likely to return.

    In short, appendix carry is for me about as instinctively wrong as a tourniquet around the neck.  Therefore, if you show me a holster that's designed for it, I'm unlikely to assume anyone would use it that way.  Obviously, the mileage of others will vary.
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,644 Senior Member
    Jayhawker said:
    I have been getting these ads for an OWB concealment holster with a mag pouch on the leading edge of the holster. Seem to be lots of folks that like them


    What brand of holster?
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,163 Senior Member
    If it pops up on facebook again I'll let you know
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    Probably Versacarry?

  • AccipiterAccipiter New Member Posts: 898 Senior Member
    Bigslug said:
    Probably more practical/functional ignorance than anything.  Carrying ANYTHING tightly in front of my moderately doughy belly is just a hideously uncomfortable thing - it's a bending impediment, a breathing impediment, and if a rifle is involved, an impediment to prone.  Maybe if I still had washboard abs, but those days are 25 years gone and aren't likely to return.

    In short, appendix carry is for me about as instinctively wrong as a tourniquet around the neck.  Therefore, if you show me a holster that's designed for it, I'm unlikely to assume anyone would use it that way.  Obviously, the mileage of others will vary.
    I carry appendix, and when I work with my rifle I go prone.  Has never really been a problem.
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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,644 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    Probably Versacarry?

    The worst holster I've ever tried to use.  I had/have one for a 1911.  The mouth of the holster would collapse once you drew the gun.  Looks good, but worthless.  I tried to give it away some time ago, here, but got no takers.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
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