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What does AIWB mean for holsters?
Appendix Inside the Waistband
Appendix Inside the Waistband (AIWB) Appendix IWB carry is when the holster is positioned inside the waistband at the front of the body. Typically around the 1 o’clock position (for right handed shooters) or right beside the belt buckle.
Where do you wear an AIWB holster?
Typical placement of the firearm in this style of carry is often about halfway between the pants pocket and the waistband button. Generally, this position is used with an “In the Waistband” (IWB) holster to aid in concealment.
What is the difference between an IWB and AIWB holster?
Many strong side IWB holsters are constructed to make grip angles easier when drawing from the side or just behind the hip. AIWB requires a different grip angle, so it’s best practice to go ahead and get a holster constructed with that in mind.
Can you wear alien gear holster appendix?
While it is designed for appendix carry, you can wear this holster anywhere you choose inside the waistband. Retention is fully adjustable, so you can set the holster to the draw of your liking.
Should you keep a round in the chamber?
While it is generally correct, it doesn’t apply to a gun being carried for self-defense. Your concealed carry, everyday carry gun should be ready for use. The firearm needs to be ready to be used against an attacker. In this way, it is appropriate (if you desire) to carry with a round in the chamber.
Can you use IWB for AIWB?
Generally, this position is used with an IWB holster to aid in concealment — often referred to as AIWB. However, there is not a set location for your concealed carry and you will need to experiment with pistol location to find what is most comfortable.
What is a Mexican carry pistol?
Mexican Carry is the term used to describe carrying a pistol inside your waistband without a holster. This kind of carry is typically done on the front where an appendix carry holster would go.