A new trend in the concealed carry world is appendix carry, but many don’t realize how long this technique has been around. Safety drives everything we do with firearms and when evaluating positions to carry you need to acknowledge the dangers and steps at mitigating them. The selection of firearm, holster and belts are slightly more important due to the increased risk of injury or death. Body composition can both increase the risk as well as decrease the advantages for carrying appendix style. Proper training and education are keys to taking advantage as well as reducing your risk of injury or death.
History, origins and relevant use in modern times
Advantages and disadvantages to include body types, conditions and wardrobe requirements
Selecting firearm, holster and belt ideally suited for appendix carry
Safety protocol for drawing and holstering, creating check lists
Training progressions or learning safe technique and exploring the advantages
About Jeff L. Gonzales
U.S. Navy SEAL and modern warfare professional Jeff L. Gonzales serves as president of Trident Concepts, LLC and director of training for The Range at Austin.
Jeff’s background is in naval special warfare. He served as a decorated and respected U.S. Navy SEAL, having participated in numerous combat operations throughout the globe. His duties involved a wide variety of operational and instructional assignments on both the East and West coasts.
Through Trident Concepts, Jeff pioneered new advances in weapons and tactics instruction. His unique understanding of adult learning, detailed curriculum development, and rigorous adherence to performance standards continue to set him apart from an increasingly crowded field.
In recent years, Jeff has increased his focus on concealed carry. Leveraging his experience operating in non-permissive environments all over the world, Jeff has unique knowledge to share with members of law enforcement, the military and responsible armed citizens.
Passionate and dynamic, Jeff is highly sought after not only as an instructor, but as a public speaker on a wide variety of topics including firearms and self-defense.