10 thoughts on “Concealed Carry Basics: Drawing from concealment at the AIWB position”

  1. Thanks for sharing.
    Btw, I have that tequila too…it’s very rough, proceed with caution.

  2. Excellent walk thru on draw and presentation. I started appendix carrying 3 or 4 months ago and I found I like it quite a bit as long as you observe good safety. I’m going to start mirroring the steps you did and get rid of the extra work I was doing to present. Thanks.

  3. Great to hear that you’re teaching. Your videos are very instructional, and I can only imagine that the effect is amplified in live fire, face-to-face setting.

  4. Hi Caleb, complete noob at the whole drawing thing, so I have a question that might sound silly, but I’m going to ask anyway. Would the method of drawing change if you were teaching this to people with other body morphologies? If one has a bit of a beer gut, or if you were teaching a lady, would you modify this, and how?

    Thanks.

  5. Caleb, I watched this video after reading your recent article regarding AIWB carry in NRA’s Shooting Illustrated. I see one major issue with your draw – you’re using your left hand to remove the garment. IMO (and the opinion of many others who have had close quarters training or experiences), you should train to keep your non-draw hand free to fend off an attack or move a family member out of harm’s way. Sure it makes appendix carry fast if you use your non-draw hand, but it creates a bad defensive habit. I’ve found that when I carry appendix and train using my shooting hand to clear the garment and then come back down on the handgun I’m actually slower than when I carry in the OWB 2 – 4 o’clock position. Your thoughts?

    1. It’s not a bad defensive habit. We’re practicing a draw for ideal circumstances. If you can’t get the gun out of the holster with correct form under ideal circumstances, teaching people some kind of goofy draw where they’re doing a high-block with their support hand is just going to fuck them up like a football bat.

      Teach fundamentals first, then gee-whiz shit later.

  6. Thanks for your great tips for concealed carry. I am experienced shotgun owner but this info is excellent for those who just started to learn how to use a handgun. Do you still carry a full sized 1911?

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