I feel your pain. LOL! I'm also a Sasquatch that likes to appendix carry.
I feel ya on this one, brother. Further, I am a big guy (6'3 265) so that limits my traditional carry positions for the size gun I'll consider carrying. I've gone to carrying my G21 IWB at 6 o'clock with a locally made paddle style holster. I have a feeling you live in my neck of the woods because it was 80 degrees here yesterday and the last thing I need is another layer of clothing. So far this setup is working for me. I should/could probably go with a smaller carry but this is the gun I've trained on since I came back to firearms (Level I, Level II and private instruction) so I figure "go with what you know."This is kind of a weird story, surely I'm not the only one...
So my first carry gun was a keltec pf9 and it was a dream to carry at the 3 o'clock position. Extremely small, lightweight, I could barely feel it on me. I eventually found out about appendix carry and absolutely loved everything about it. I realized I could carry a bigger gun and still conceal it just as well so I upgraded to a g19...and this is where my "problem" started.
You see, I'm a hairy guy and have a lot of chest hair and belly hair. Because I carry in the appendix position, throughout my day, my gun grabs and pulls on my belly hair and it really hurts after awhile. Most people wear an undershirt while carrying but I'm not a fan of wearing one just because it's hot year-round where I live. So, in order to solve this problem, I have to shave my belly hair about once a week. Just thought I would share. The things we put ourselves through for conceal carry...it's a tough life.:ender:
A holster with a sweat guard between you and the gun helps.
I tried that option initially but the holster was too cumbersome for appendix carry. I switched to a raven vanguard and liked it so much, I was willing to cut off some hair for it lol
Never heard of those, I'll look into it. Thanks!merino wool t-shirt
Merino is great because wicks really well, it dries relatively fast, doesn't stink (BO). A lot of people don't realize that merino is cool in summer and warm in winter. It can do both because of the properties of wool. And merino isn't your grandfather's wool, not itchy at all. Just stick with lightweight versions as mentioned.Never heard of those, I'll look into it. Thanks!