Concealed Carry – Appendix Carry – FULL VERSION Video

Here we go, guys.

Today, in the base of what I read in your messages and the base of your requests I’m going to talk, again, about concealed carry.

I’m going to talk about one of the options, I mean, the appendix carry. That, by the way, is one of my choices. Usually I work in appendix carry or a side carry.

Just for recap, some important points about concealed carry. First of all, every time we need to work in concealed carry we need to dress something that is appropriate for that kind of task.

We need to dress something that is appropriate also for the weather. Because if I am going on summertime or in a very hot environment with a jacket I bring attention to me.

I would work with a t-shirt in a cold environment I’d bring, again, attention to me. Because probably older people dress a jacket in with a t-shirt.

But, every time I need to work in concealed carry I need to choose and to study which kind of clothes I can dress for have the proper clothes for the environment and the proper clothes for arrive faster and easier to the gun.

Now, I shown you on the last video we were talking about concealed carry with a jacket.


A lot of people ask me, hey, can you show us how we can work with lighter clothes.


Today we are going to work…

Even if it’s a little bit cold here, we are going to work with a t-shirt. I’m going to put my jacket to target. We are going to work in t-shirt, jeans. So, very light clothes.

So, remember that there are a lot of options for concealed carry. We can work in appendix carry, side carry, 5 o’clock back carry, crossover so there are many options.

Every option has pros and cons. We need to choose our option in the base of what we can dress. In the base of which kind of platform we have, I mean the measures of the platform.

We can choose our option in the base of …

Which could be our task.

I prefer to work usually in appendix carry or side carry, because in both positions, especially in appendix carry I have the gun always under my full control because I can defend the gun with my arms, with my legs, with my body better than on the back.

Better than on the 5 o’clock.

Better than in crossover.

This is very important for me , you know. Even in the side, I can have a good point for defend my gun with my arms, legs, and body. But, the difference is especially when we work in very light clothes as a t-shirt for example like this the problem could be when I’m going to flex my body.

It’s very easy…

After, I’m going to show you in the next video.

It’s very easy to see the form of the gun. This is something that we don’t need to do.

If we decide and if we need, especially if we need to work with concealed carry, this means that we need to hide our gun very well.

If we work in concealed carry, we need to consider that working concealed carry is not a simple job. It’s not a simple option. It’s really a lifestyle.

You need to remember that.

You need to have the proper education and the proper training for work in concealed carry.

A lot of times, I saw a lot of my colleagues or a lot of professionals, PSD, law enforcements that make a lot of mistakes for example, when they exit from the car the bad habit is to adjust the holster, to adjust the [phonetic] laypun, to keep out the [phonetic] laypun, and to catch the body.

This, again, bring on us the attention. If someone looked at you can understand that you carry a gun. That you have the gun under your clothes.

This is something that we don’t want.

So, this is very important. It’s important that it’s not you can choose appendix carry, side carry, or one of the other options. But, you need to be sure that after we are going to train exactly in that option for build your mechanical memory in that option.

Because it’s very important under stress.

You know, my point is that you are going to under range, relax…

You train yourself for engage a target and you enjoy the time.

Another point is to be on the road, on the street, in a crowded environment something happens, under stress and you need to use your gun for defend yourself for your job or for defend someone else.

There, if you have not a good mechanical memory, if you didn’t beat of a proper mechanical memory, you can’t have the proper reaction.

And remember, action is almost times faster than reaction.

Everyone work in the proper side of the line, start a reaction almost time.

So, we need to be fast. We need to be efficient on the target. We need to be sure in what we do.

Let’s talk about this option, concealed carry, appendix carry. First of all, I’m going to show you the gun is no mag inside. Fake barrel on the gun. So, the gun is safe and clean.

Now, I’m going to show you three different options for grip…

In this case, a t-shirt for grip, the clothes and arrive to the gun for have to engage.

Option one.

Not well option. You see, this is the form of our hand. And this is the stronger finger that we have in our hands.

So, what we are going to do is very simple. We are going to…

Not we are moving…

Usually when we working up in this carry or normally we can stand with our arms on the side or little bit on the front on the leg.

Or, on the vendor. But, what is important is that as soon we need to grip the t-shirt and arrive to the gun, we can do this movement.

This is very natural, very easy.

I’m going to insert my thumb finger and the t-shirt is going on a natural position of my hand.

I just need to put a little bit of force on my thumb finger for keep out. And here, I arrive soon to the gun.

So, option one, again I show you.

I can work. I can insert my finger. You see, very easy. And the same time I’m going to grip the gun and come out.

Now I’m going to show you…

And after I’m going to show you in live fire this kind of option.

So, again option one.

Insert your fingers, slow motion. Keep out your t-shirt and arrive to the gun.

This is a natural position. We start to enter in the appendix area between our leg in this point is easier to insert our thumb finger.

And then, 45 degree and take out the t-shirt, straight to the gun.



Option two.

We start in the same way. Same approaches.

I insert my thumb finger, but this time I’m going to have my thumb finger with the other four fingers.


I use this option when I dress something that is heavier than a simple t-shirt. When I dress something that can have an elastic band like a hoodie, for example. Some clothes are heavier than simple t-shirts.

So, in this case I start with the thumb finger then I pass on the four fingers.

Again, start with the thumb finger, pass with the four fingers, and then gun.

Again, thumb finger, pass the t-shirt up, gun.

What is important is the head need to remain on the target.

The head and the eyes, they need to be on your environment and not on your holster.

Never put your head down.

Never lose the control of the area.

Okay, now option two.

Remember, thumb finger, four fingers.


So, option three.

The third option is…

Again, I use the third option when I need to …

When I dress something very heavy, very strong, not soft like a t-shirt and it require me more force to keep out the clothes.

It’s important also that …

Remember, we need to be sure in our grip.

So, if we dress something that is not so comfortable for grip just with the thumb finger [background gunshots], use the third option soon.

So, this means that…

This is what we call four brothers.

We use the four fingers for grip the t-shirt.

Up, and wave.

Even if it’s a hoodie, it’s the same approach.

Pull over hoodie or heavier clothes it’s the same.

I saw a lot of times different instructors that prefer another way.

I mean, they prefer to use the strong hand and keep out and going straight to the gun.

I’m not agree in this kind of philosophy because I prefer to the charge the work on my strong hand and to give to my stronger hand only task to grip the gun and exit for engage.

I want to give the task to my [phonetic] super hand, to my other hand to grip the clothes and open the way…

To lead the way for the strong hand to arrive and grip the [phonetic] whip.


This is my opinion.

And these are the three choices that I can have in concealed carry in appendix carry with this kind of profile with simple t-shirt.


Now, I’m going to the gamer jacket that might not work. I can work with a t-shirt in appendix carry, concealed carry.

But, maybe the weather is not good or it’s cold and I can use a jacket up to my t-shirt.

Remember the point of attention that I explained to you before.

So, in this case…

For sure I’m slower because the way is longer for arrive to the weapon.

I mean that I need to open little bit my jacket, arrive soon to the gun, keep out the t-shirt and arrive sooner to the gun.

So, this is important that when we work if I have my jacket zipped…

For me, it’s a little bit of mistake. I know that if I work in concealed carry I know that I need to work almost time with my jacket open.

So, I need to dress something under my jacket that give me the proper warm outside even in a cold environment.

So, if I have…

Remember, another big point. When we dress a jacket that has a ring of cord, of rope like this for example, keep attention when you have…

When it’s in the below part of the jacket, because it’s possible that when you exit the gun, especially in side carry, your gun is going inside the ring.

This is very dangerous.

When I work with a jacket, I need to remember that I use for sure the third option. The four brothers. I can go straight to the t-shirt, I open my t-shirt and go straight without keep out the jacket.

You know, it depends.

Or, if I have my hand on the pocket it’s easier because here I pass from my pocket to the t-shirt very fast.


And here to the weapon.

So, what for a lot of people who’ll be at relaxed position?

I show you without jacket because…

For a lot of people this could be really a relaxed position. Keep attention because here is not a relaxed position if I carry in appendix carry again. Because here I can be very fast to engage because my hands are already in the proper position.

Here, I can come out very fast.

Here we go.

So, let’s try all of these 3 options on live fire.

We are going to work with timer for have the good parameter.








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