There was a time when I read every comment on every post. Now that TTAG’s cranking out (in a high-quality way) 14 posts a day, those days are long gone. But I still cruise through our comments widget to keep my finger on the pulse to stay current with the Armed Intelligentsia’s gestalt. And look what I found! A response to our article What Could Possibly Go Wrong: ArmsBand Edition from the manufacturer. A little late perhaps; the post was written in July 2012. But much appreciated. (e.g., “To those who think me a fool for pursuing this method of carry from idea to product to market: You may be right.”) Make the jump for the more modest merriment and details on how you – yes YOU! – can win an ArmsBand holster . . .
For anyone using an ArmsBand®, it is important to follow the directions to avoid pointing the gun at your own body. There is a recommended sequence to avoid this mistake. Still, it is possible to mount the weapon incorrectly, but there is no need either when mounting or drawing to point the weapon at yourself. To those who think me a fool for pursuing this method of carry from idea to product to market: You may be right.
The orientation of the handgun in a properly mounted and carried ArmsBand® is a little better than the most popular shoulder harnesses with regard to flagging others, and better than the popular appendix carry, but it is still possible to have the muzzle pointed at someone behind you if they are close enough or tall enough. One LEO user says he can no longer lean back at his desk with his feet up without drawing comments.
We’ve had favorable comments about ArmsBand® Carry by drivers. Having the gun up and away from the seat and seat belts is an advantage as is the convenience and safety of the draw, for right hander’s.
The ArmsBand® is not recommended for people with circulatory problems that would make wearing the ArmsBand® a poor choice.
Among users of the ArmsBand®, sweat problems are surprisingly few, but it is a concern. Probably less so than IWB or appendix carry though.
Running and even jumping with ArmsBand® carry works reasonably well but brawling is not recommended as even with the band fairly tight after delivery of three or four blows, the band can slip down the arm and the gun can come loose. (See the Concealed Carry Magazine review by Bob Pilgrim for some negatives relative to this)
I will include a recommendation to leave a little protective fluid in the barrel to avoid ruining the rifling for those with particularly prevalent and corrosive sweat.
We offer a refund to anyone who is unhappy with the ArmsBand® for any reason. The ArmsBand® is a new product, we think it offers some advantages to some people but realize it will not appeal to folks who only carry large guns and recognize that it is normal and right for folks to be skeptical. Maybe some of you could go to the website and offer comments that would help me improve the instructions, cautions, etc.
Thanks for your interest and by the way the dude in the pictures is unfortunately Scotch Irish and never tans even when living in Tahiti and diving 4 hours a day. Maybe soon we can get a decent model.
To win a FREE ArmsBand holster, just come up with a snazzy motto/tag line for the product. Winner announced tomorrow.