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I was going say some people just aren't built for AIWB (yours truly), but you might have hit the nail on the head as to why.
I gave it the old college try, but it just wasn't for me. Bought a PX4 Compact and a Mastermind AIWB holster with the foam wedge to try it out.
Standing up was fine, but the second I sat down the pistol printed something fierce.
I tried every possible location and permutation - just wasn't happening.
"It pays to be a winner."
I carried appendix years ago before it was “cool” when I was undercover. Browning hi power. I found my belly was turning the safety off after a while. Switched to a DAO Smith and shelved the Browning. After UC, I went back to owb 3 o’clock carry.
25 years later, I’m back to AWIB with the standard (no manual safety) P365. Holsters are better now and despite the retirement belly, it hides well and is comfortable. Of course, YMMV.
I bet that was a bit unnerving.
A friend of mine used to carry a Ravin 25acp in his back pocket when he was a cop. He said after finding the safety had slid off several times, he discontinued the practice.
I remember back in the day when Appendix carry of a J frame (or DET Special) in one of those old soft leather holsters with the spring metal clip was common.
Here is a link to a recent article extolling the virtues of carrying your weapon in front of your hip. Link
I'm look towards AIWB myself, but as still evaluating it. I've done some tests with blue guns and holsters and have found that I have a sweet spot where the holster and gun are comfortable. But, if it's outside that area it gets uncomfortable.
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