Delivering Social Work from Appendix Carry

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There are a lot of folks who always complain that being a “big guy” makes it impossible to carry a concealed weapon AIWB (Appendix Inside the Waist Band). Other folks are utterly certain that all AIWB Cultists either have or soon will shoot themselves in the balls. (You’ll note we said cultists there; like Crossfitters and anyone involved with La Nuestra Señora de la Santa Muerte, people who carry appendix are cultists – some of them are even cannibals.)

Some people legitimately have questions about the advantages and disadvantages of AIWB. Here’s a quick video from Sam Hayes III of Caliber Training Group, addressing some of those questions. He’s using an RCS Eidolon rig to carry, he’s clearly not afflicted with cachexia and he manipulates the weapon one-handed, while seated, from a driving position – all without any embarrassing accidental penis-shooting or unintentional exsanguination. 

(Grunts: Cachexia, Exsanguination)

We’ve talked about AIWB as a viable (even preferential) method of carrying a weapon concealed before, and will no doubt do so again – if for no other reason than it’s become the new 9mm vs. .45 and we like stirring the pot. If you have any real questions or concerns, or commentary on Mr. Haye’s video, please leave them below and we’ll do our best to address ’em.


Remember, in the end we don’t carry how you carry a gun as long as you carry one (unless you’ve got it tucked away prison style in your rectum – that’s too difficult a drawstroke to be effective). You also need to train. A concealed carry permit without training is next to useless – in fact, it might just make you a liability.

Speaking of training, if you’re in the Atlanta area, check out Caliber Training Group’s schedule for upcoming classes. They’re also on Facebook here.

Read more about the Eidolon here and about the Cult of Appendix Carry here.

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5 thoughts on “Delivering Social Work from Appendix Carry

  • May 14, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    Way to come back over the top. I made a reasoned suggestion based on observations from a video that YOU A TRAINER put out there for consumption. Your reponse tells me you aren’t the type of guy I would want to train with. Seriously, read your response and how much of an ass you sound like in it. I don’t give two cares if the gun is loaded or not, the entire point of my comment was that your video appears irresponsible and could easily be portrayed as such by the anti-gunners. All of us in this industry are responsible for what we say and do and it is incumbent upon us to think before we put something out there.

    I don’t keyboard joust on the internet so feel free to tell me I am a dick or whatnot. Done and moving on.

  • May 13, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    I appreciate your points and generally agreee BUT please don’t make videos with a loaded gun while “sitting at a red light.” I get the point you are making, I do. But that is the kind of thing that the media / anti’s can grab onto and say “Look how irresponsible even an informed firearms trainer can be!!!” Insert children screaming and people running away clips as the announcer spouts some statistics about guns coming alive and killing people on their own.

    I think you get my point. Keep trucking but just shoot the video next time with a cleared weapon and on private property in your training center parking lot. HINT: A quick pan of the area allows you to pimp your training location online. Picking up what I am putting down?

    • May 13, 2015 at 2:45 pm

      JbGleason, you’re only ASSUMING that the gun was not cleared simply because you did not see me clear it. I do not see the sense in wasting valuable video time going through the motions of showing the gun clear for a simple demo such as this. Shooting myself in the dick is NOT something I would take lightly so dont assume that I would take my safety protocols lightly as well because I didn’t video them. If you must know, I not only cleared the weapon, I removed all rounds from the magazine and reinserted it for realism.

  • May 12, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    I told Sam he gave big guys like me hope after seeing his videos.

  • May 12, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    Thanks for the recognition guys! I just wanted to show how easy and effective AIWB carry can be for the everyday non-crossfit disciple who still has a need to be deadly while not shooting my dick off. The Eidolon and AIWB is my preferred carry method and the carry position I teach from. As I continue to hit the bodyshop and refine my combat chassis (currently an F-650 as seen in the video) I’ll continue to extol the virtues of AIWB as a lifestyle choice for the Urban Martial Citizen!!!

    “In Ferro Veritas” – In Steel There Is Truth


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