I appendix carry daily and have no intention of changing that anytime soon. Recently, a video has been making the rounds on social media of a man holstering his firearm into an appendix carry holster and discharging into his lower body as he bends over. The man appears to be standing in the back office of a gun store or shooting range when the incident occurs.

He picks up the pistol and chambers a round before inserting the pistol into a holster located in his waistband at the 1 o’clock position. He then walks over to pick up something on the floor, plausibly a bag. As he bends over to reach for the object, the gun discharges loudly and the man has clearly been struck by the round given his reaction. The pistol was supposedly a 9mm Glock 43 and the holster was a G-Code Incog, both known for being quality products. The video is below.

First off, I’d like to address something, primarily his reaction. Throwing the gun to the floor was the wrong answer, if he had the cognitive function to unholster the weapon, unbutton his pants, and respond to the woman attempting to render medical aid after being shot then he could have put the gun on a table rather than dropping it and risking another discharge. Who knows if the discharge was a mechanical failure, it probably didn’t cycle properly given the compressed position but regardless it’s best not to take chances. I fully understand that he was just shot but it was still not the right course of action, it further endangered himself and everyone else in the room.