Appendix carry is rapidly becoming the most popular method of concealed carry; today in the JM Custom Kydex Appendix Carry Holster Review we take a look at one of the best options on the market right now.
Contrary to what some people would have you believe, appendix carry isn’t new. There are photos of cowboys on the frontier with guns jammed into their waistband at the exact same position modern day shooters are sticking Glock 19s. It’s a natural position to carry a gun, and works well with the body’s natural range of motion. As appendix carry, or AIWB has gained popularity in the internet age, a lot of companies have jumped in the pool making holsters. But not all holsters are created equal. What sets the JM Custom Kydex appendix carry holster apart from the others?
First, the JM Custom Kydex appendix carry holster is well-made. Anyone who’s ever handled a kydex holster made from cheap material and one made from quality material can instantly tell the difference. The cheapo holster flexes, deforms, and generally feels low quality in the hand. The JM AIWB holster on the other hand is made of high quality material. How high quality? One of my personal holsters survived a 30+ MPH fall off a motorbike with cracking or damage to the holster.
Secondly, the JM Custom Kydex appendix carry holster is comfortable for all day wear. Whenever you show someone your AIWB rig, the first thing they say is “I’d like to see you drive with that.” So I did that, driving 4,344.7 miles with a Ruger GP100 in my JM AIWB holster. At an average speed of 70 mph, that’s just over 60 hours in the car, with an appendix carry holster. My legs started to get cramped up from sitting long before I felt any discomfort from the holster.
Lastly, the JM Custom Kydex appendix carry holster has all the features you’d want. Because you can order your holster made-to-order, you can get whatever options you want. For semi-autos I get a wing claw and pull the dot loops, and for revolvers I get a flat muzzle pad to keep the muzzle from rotating. Both those options make the holster easier to conceal, and more comfortable.
Bottom line, JM Custom makes a great AIWB holster. They’re reasonably priced, starting at $70 before options, although mine usually cost around 80-100, because I like options. Custom products will run at least 6 weeks wait time as well, but I have to say: it’s worth the price and it’s worth the wait. If you’re like me and like special snowflake guns, JM Custom is your go-to.