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P239 appendix

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by Reaver, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. Reaver


    Jun 6, 2005
    The title has most of it.

    I will shortly be buying a Sig P239 and (for various reasons) I pretty much have to carry it IWB in appendix position (preferably 10-12).

    I know, it sucks, but that's how it has to be. I've been searching for holsters most of the day and haven't found anything yet, but about every 30 minutes I run into another holster manufacture that I've never heard of before that gets me a little closer. So I figured I'd just jump to the end and see if any of you already new any good options (or more likely will continue to tell me that it's a bad idea).

    Thanks in advance!

  2. hallnh727


    Nov 28, 2010
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2012
  3. 4Rules


    Mar 11, 2012
    Try the Kolbeson Minimum IWB.

    [ame=""]Kolbeson Kydex Light Holster Review - YouTube[/ame]
  4. Sam Spade

    Sam Spade Staff Member Lifetime Member

    May 4, 2003
  5. i carry in teh appendix position a lot i have done it with a g 19 a sig 239 a g 26 and a sig 232.when i forst started policing ions ago i did it with my colt ds. i use bladetech iwb all th etime now i take the rear loop off and put it ina bag. i use the front loop around the belt and it works great. it hides very well on me .i have ben carrying appendix since 1971 to date and have had no problems
  6. CDW4ME


    Jun 5, 2009
    My most frequent method of carry is appendix IWB with a subcompact Glock in a Fist kydex clip-on holster.
  7. ca survivor

    ca survivor

    Dec 25, 2011
    If you are going to go appendix, Ill recommend the softer leather
  8. Reaver


    Jun 6, 2005
    Thanks for all the suggestions so far. I forgot to mention initially that it needs to be tuckable. It looks like a lot of these are anyway, but if that helps narrow it down.
  9. gilfo


    Mar 14, 2008
    Look into the Remora holsters they work great for me.
  10. AWGD8

    AWGD8 Sr. Glocker29SF

    Mar 19, 2006
    [ame=""]Sig Sauer P938 custom Kydex holsters by MULTI HOLSTERS - YouTube[/ame]
  11. MLittle


    Jun 24, 2010
    I edc a Sig Sauer P220 Carry in a Dale Fricke Archangel aiwb holster. You didn't mention if you were wanting a "tuckable" holster. The Archangel is not tuckable, but it works for me. It's made of very thin kydex with two snap straps that fit over your belt. I started out with leather holsters, but found that they really don't work well for me. Leather is thicker than kydex and doesn't handle sweat very well. I wear mine under a single t-shirt or under a sports shirt. When I can't go with an untucked shirt, I pocket carry a Ruger LCR in 38+p.
  12. 4Rules


    Mar 11, 2012
  13. amilliron


    Apr 23, 2012
    Lone Star State
    Make one!

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  14. Arc Angel

    Arc Angel Deus Vult!

    Sep 20, 2003
    Penn's Woods
    :upeyes: What sucks? Appendix carry! Well, I think you need to get your head on straight about this. If you're right-handed and sitting behind a steering wheel there's nothing faster to draw from. The same thing goes for drawing while sitting down, too.

    That appendix carried P239 will, also, be very fast in the hand without a lot of shoulder movement on your part. The drawbacks are that the pistol is more vulnerable to a successful grab, and your muzzle is more prone to getting banged on things as you move around. (I, also, once spilled a small drop of tomato sauce on the end of my G-19's slide as it rested in front of my appendix; and, guess what? That tomato sauce actually ate the finish off my Glock's slide!)

    So, you've got to be a little more careful when you appendix carry your EDC; but, tactically, it's fast - Very fast! If high concealment is not really necessary then here's what I'd recommend for your use:

    I use similar rigs for both my G-19 and G-21.
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2012
  15. Reaver


    Jun 6, 2005
    Sorry, I didn't mean that appendix carry sucks, I like it. I meant it sucks that I had such strict criteria and limitations.
  16. Arc Angel

    Arc Angel Deus Vult!

    Sep 20, 2003
    Penn's Woods
    That's OK. I felt I had to call it out because it just made no sense. Now, I see what you mean. :)
  17. linkscoach

    linkscoach SFC OIFIII OEFX

    Aug 12, 2011
    Central Kansas
    I second the JM Custom Kydex rig. Call or email him. He can do a tuckable version for you. I'm carrying a G30 in a non-tuckable version. It's very comfortable and keeps the butt of the weapon tucked in very nicely. Has three week turn around right now. He was a great guy to deal with. Can't say enough good things about him.

    Garret Industries has some nice options too. I tried one of their silent thunders for my Shield but it wasn't exactly what I was looking for in a AIWB. Have a solo on the way now. Should be here in the next couple of days.

    I also own and have used trigger guard holsters. It worked really well for my G30 but not so well for the Shield oddly enough. Nice for quick trips somewhere but not that comfortable for all day carry IMO.

    If you want to know what all your options are read this thread over at pistol training.