Wilson Combat AIWB Carry: Everyday Carry Pocket Dump of the Day

Today’s EDC isn’t a pocket dump, it’s a carry shot. The gun owner who submitted this resides in Florida and states the pictured gun is a Wilson Combat Protector Professional, although he must have replaced the grip panels. He also has a spare magazine and a fixed blade.

Who else here carries on the daily with this particular setup?


  1. avatar billy-bob says:

    Yeah, that looks comfortable.

    1. avatar Setarip says:

      I cannot understand the obsession with aiwb carry. I’ve tried it and it is uncomfortable. Not to mention the muzzle is pointed right at your junk. It must be for the tiny sized men out there.

      1. avatar Supercat says:

        Are you overweight? If you aren’t AIWB is very comfortable.

        1. avatar Setarip says:

          No. I’m 6’3”, 200lbs. Even if it was comfortable for me, I still don’t want the muzzle pointed at my femoral artery or my package.

        2. avatar L says:

          5’10” 115 lb reporting in. AIWB is only comfortable for me while standing/walking. The only position that is comfortable to me both sitting and standing is 3 o’clock.

  2. avatar Joatmon says:

    That won’t print at all. 🙄

    1. avatar b.d. says:

      Do you go around looking for printing? Do you just wear thin tee shirts all year round?

  3. avatar Kman says:

    I couldn’t carry all that even if all I had to do was stand up straight with it for 5 minutes.

    1. avatar b.d. says:

      some people just have a frame that this is no different than carrying a g43 on. For me, no. But for slender tall people, it’s easily the same.

  4. avatar Cucamonga Jeff says:

    I bet he can almost sit down

  5. avatar Kevin says:

    I’ll bet he ties his shoes BEFORE he gears up.

    1. avatar Jack Crow says:

      I tried AOWB under a coat last winter, and couldn’t manage that. Didn’t last two days. This must be even worse.

      1. avatar b.d. says:

        lol what? I OWB all winter round. You need a better coat. If you are going to go outside the waistband under a coat, dont appendix it… come on.

  6. avatar MrBangle says:

    Hundred bucks says LARPer doesn’t carry this setup on the daily

    1. avatar DJ says:

      He might. I’m 66. I carry an Ed Brown Kobra (full size government), three seven round magazines, Benchmade Infidel, Surefire E2 Defender LED, S&W M&P 340 and my cell phone. Everyday all day.

      The only exception is when I go to the gym five mornings a week. My EDC for the gym is the S&W M&P 340, two reloads and the Benchmade Infidel.

      It’s a lot lighter than the pig I carried 47 years ago.

      1. avatar strych9 says:

        How do you like the Infidel? I got a good deal on a Microtech Ultratech and took it because it seemed like a better knife.

        1. avatar DJ says:

          I really like Benchmade Infidel it’s only for self-defense. It’s not used for anything else.

        2. avatar Steve says:

          I have an Infidel and an Ultratech. Both are tough USA made knives. Gotta give a nod to the Infidel for being more streamlined. You have to decide if you prefer the front switch on the Infidel or the side switch on the Ultratech. The Ultratech gives you a lot of blade options, whereas the Infidel only comes double-edged.

      2. avatar Tim says:

        It gets tiring hearing the same old comments from other gun owners (who probably don’t even carry) snarking about how you can’t possibly conceal more than a pocket pistol or that AIWB simply can’t be done comfortably. They should educate themselves a bit before spouting that garbage.

        I carry a G19 with an X300 AIWB plus a spare mag with extended basepad, two flashlights, a knife, pepper spray, a medkit and the usuals (wallet, keys, cell phone) ALL day, EVERY day.

        Do I know I have all that on? Sure. Do I make some concessions with clothing choices to carry all that? Sure. Carrying all of this may not be for everyone… but can it be done successfully? Absolutely.

        1. avatar Supercat says:

          Do you live in Mogadishu?

        2. avatar DJ says:

          No Supercat I don’t live in Mogadishu just a major city in the US with thugs and drug addicts.

        3. avatar Ardent says:

          Agreed, those who go on about what can’t be carried or concealed are really saying “I’m not willing to carry that concealed”, but feel better about their mouse gun and no reload if they just pretend that no one ever actually carries more.

          I’m 5’8, 135lbs, dress usually in casual clothes, though for years I wore suits to work. I routinely carry a G19 (OWB), a 15 round spare mag, a 21 round spare mag, a SW Bodyguard 380 (On my ankle) a 5 inch folder, a three inch folder, a smart phone, a medium tac light, wallet, money clip, two sets of keys, a Zippo, a bic, sun glasses, a pair of thin leather gloves and a tactical pen…concealed, 16-18 hours a day, in all weather, and the only times I’ve ever been outted is by other concealed carriers.

          First, if you have good belts, holsters and clothes the weight and bulk are fine. Second, if being well prepared is more important than being as absolutely comfortable as possible, it’s no problem.

          I buy my suit coats one size up and hem the sleeves. I spend the money on belts and holsters. Ive endured the discomfort for so long now i hardly notice. I seldom bend at the waist, rather bending at the knees. I wear under armor type tees and boxer briefs in hot weather to dissipate heat and sweat. I arrange my gear so my outer coat pockets so it doesn’t swing open easily…in short my wardrobe, style and even movements are adapted to packing lots of concealed gear. I have different holsters and systems for different outfits and activities. I am never, ever without two pistols, two reloads, two knives and two flashlights…unless I’ve had to disarm for some reason, court houses and the like.

          On top of being undersized, I also have serious back problems that compel me to switch between shoulder and belt for my primary pistol, or else use suspenders to distribute the weight.

          Sometimes it hurts, that’s life. Sometimes it’s hot, that’s life. However, just because you aren’t willing to change style, or spend the money on great gear, or be a bit uncomfortable in some seats, or to be a bit hot in some situations doesn’t mean that no one is so able and so willing, and we aren’t all nuts either, just differently concerned and differently focused.

        4. avatar Supercat says:

          I have no idea how some of you carry all that gear…gun, mags, 2 flashlights, medical kit, 2 knives, etc. WTF? Do you wear body armor too?

          I live in a major city in which I served 18 years as a SWAT officer. I carry a Glock 19 and 1 extra mag…..that’s it. Oh yea, wallet keys and a phone;)

          I think that a few of you are wannabe “Operators” LOL and/or are fooling yourselves.

      3. avatar DDavis says:

        At least you probably had a couple of guys to carry the ammo for it! Nothing like having someone putting rounds into the bush from the pig. Belated thanks…..

    2. avatar b.d. says:

      100 bucks says he does. In uniform, on post.

      1. avatar Pay up sucker says:

        You don’t conceal carry all that shit while “in uniform, on post” lol . He is wearing regular clothes in the pic. You owe me $100

  7. avatar Mark N. says:

    Seems he also has a folder over there past the 1911, just peaking out.

    Odd magazine. Flared at the bottom like that is something I’ve never seen.

    The belt is kind of odd too. How is he supposed to sit on the throne without unloading all of his gear?

    1. avatar Kevin says:


      1. avatar Herbert Smith says:

        Kevin, you punny rascal…

  8. avatar Jack Crow says:

    That looks like the least comfortable (to say the least) setup I have ever seen. He must walk like the tin man…

  9. avatar sound awake says:

    hes all 1911 condition one appendix carry

    the muzzle is pointed at his pecker with a round in the chamber and the hammer cocked

    when he draws his thumb is awfully close to the safety and likewise his index finger is awfully close to the trigger

    while its pointed directly at his pecker with a round in the chamber and the hammer cocked

    whatever happened to not pointing it at something that you dont want to destroy

    no thanks

    1. avatar Specialist38 says:

      Not a fan of appendix carry but i have carried a 38 snub that way.

      As always the key is keeping your finger off the trigger until you want to let them loose.

      We get shivers seeing a pistol pointed at our private parts but i used to regularly carry in a shoulder holster. There you potentially point at your belly, nethers, and thighs while drawing, especially if seated. No problems unless you violate the trigger rule.

    2. avatar b.d. says:

      If you pull the trigger during a draw, it doesnt matter where you carry it, you are an idiot.

    3. avatar TX223 says:

      Yep… apedix carry violates one of the main rules of safe firearms handling 🤯
      Could never apendix carry but have a friend that does with a Glock 34, and two 20+ round reloads. Don’t ask me how. I asked if the front sight ever got caught on his nutsack in a draw.😂

  10. avatar Hannibal says:

    I’d like to believe this is parody, especially with the fixed blade knife (lol) but that’s a lot of $$$ for a gag.

    Holy shit, over $3,000 for the pistol alone??

    1. avatar b.d. says:

      easily affordable on a military nco salary, especially if you know how to budget. Deployments alone will almost double your pay, so why not spend 3k of the 20k you save during one on a nice firearm?

      1. avatar jwtaylor says:

        “Deployments alone will almost double your pay”

        What army are you in? I was an NCO with multiple combat deployments. Hazard/Special Duty Combat pay was INCREASED from $5 to a whopping $7 a day
        Nobody gets a lot more money on deployments. It’s just that single people don’t have to spend it while they are deployed, so they save a lot. For folks with a family, deployments don’t make you anything, and are usually a financial hardship since you often have to pay for increased childcare.
        Sure, you aren’t taxed overseas, but if you have a family an NCO will get almost all of their taxes refunded even stateside.

    2. avatar DJ says:

      I carry high dollar equipment Ed Brown, Benchmade and Surefire. In the big picture what’s your life or the life of someone you love worth??? The ones I speak of are worth far more than a few thousand. Why would I trust my life to junk?

    3. avatar Supercat says:

      If you think back on some of the nuts you meet at the range or local gunstore, I believe it’s no joke and guys really do carry all this stuff.

  11. avatar jwm says:

    Hope he don’t fall in the water wearing that weight belt. Talk about tragic boating accidents.

  12. avatar strych9 says:

    For the discerning gentleman… who never bends over…ever.

    1. avatar Elaine D. says:

      @jwm and strych9

      Best two comments on this thread.

  13. avatar Mueller says:

    1/ Vasectomy is a cheaper, and safer sterilization procedure.

    2/ Why these grips on a Wilson Combat? Would you put hoodrat rims on your Porsche?

    3/ It looks comfortable, and I am sure it is even more comfy when sitting.

    4/ Where does he live in Florida? I live in FL and while dressing up like that would be okay at night and early morning, during the afternoon you would be sweating.

    1. avatar DaveP says:

      I’ve thrown aftermarket grips on older or expensive guns because I wanted to carry or shoot them and didn’t want to get the original grips messed up.

      What does Florida law say about carrying a fixed blade knife concealed like that? In my state, it would be a trip downtown.

      1. avatar Rusty Chains says:

        I have always thought the id10t legislators who license people to carry a pistol and then say, but you can’t have a knife were complete dunderheads! At least here in Georgia it is a weapons carry license, so if ya want to carry a gladius along with your .45, then have at it!

    2. avatar Elaine D. says:


      There are, in fact, a number of people who would put such rims on a Porsche.

      These are the same people who put LED under lighting on a high end sport bike.

      There is no accounting for taste.

  14. avatar Mueller says:

    I would add a fire extinguisher at the 3 o’clock, and an AED on the other side.

  15. avatar Michael says:

    Street scalpel fixed blade by Topps knives. I can carry it just about anywhere on my person. It keeps a point like a needle and an edge…like a scalpel. -30-

    1. avatar Steve says:

      The Scalpel is a great choice. Small but very tough. Do you ever carry it as a neck knife?

  16. avatar b.d. says:

    All these comments amuse me, to say the least. Get a life TTAG regulars.

    1. avatar Supercat says:

      Totally Agree! Some of these guys are CRAZY LOL

  17. avatar SwampDaddy says:

    My bigotry is always neutral regarding the 2A choices of my fellow countrymen.

  18. avatar tfunk says:

    This pic is either photoshopped or was taken just prior to said carriers death. I’ve learned from the internet’s that one cannot carry AIWB without dying.

  19. avatar Jean-Claude says:

    Flexing for the ‘gram. Tactical LARPer. People will say “I carry that load every day”, but c’mon, really?

    When you’re running out to the corner store for a gallon of milk, you strap on five pounds of gear? You wear that on date night? You wear that to work? You wear that when you’re out for a walk?

    Everyday means EVERY DAMNED DAY. If you carry a handgun of a respectable caliber which is also of a small size, you’re going to carry the thing. For me, that’s a Kahr CM9 or another Kahr of similar size(MK9/K9) or a CW380 in my pocket. I”ve carried a G26 and a G19 from time to time, but a CM9 and a spare mag is much more likely to see belt time that either of those.

    Cool gear, nice pistol, but no way that is carried all the time. There’s nothing wrong with admitting to carrying a G43….

    1. avatar DJ says:

      EVERY DAMN DAY. Every damn day means every damn day. Read my comments above. I home carry and when I shower the 45 is in the room.

      I don’t carry AIWB I’m not pointing anything at my JUNK.

      Maybe you should get off your dead ass, turn off the TV, go to the gym and lose some weight?

      Did anyone tell you Wal-Mart, McDonald’s and 7-11’s are crime zones?

      I hate Glocks!

      I sleep with the 340 under the pillow, 45 and a 44 in the head board.

      We all make our choices.

      1. avatar Joe says:

        …and you’ve chosen to post comments that make you sound completely nuts.

    2. avatar Ardent says:

      I don’t know about (many) others, but I EDC, and I mean really everywhere all the time, a pair of pistols, one .380 bodyguard and a G19, and 2 knives, a flashlight, smart phone, 2 lighters and two spare mags for the Glock…and keys, wallet, money clip, sunglasses and such. I gain 9-12 lbs from naked to dressed and loaded, but yes I really put all that on to run to the store…its fast if you do it every day, and after awhile what feels weird is not having your stuff on/with you.

      It’s partly SD, partly a lifestyle thing, partly habit and partly a bit of hyper vigilance. I’ve been carrying a full or nearly full size handgun and 2 complete reloads for over 20 years EDC. I’ve carried a second pistol off and on for 15 years and daily for nearly 10. I can’t imagine leaving home without a pistol, reload, flashlight and knife…and I subscribe to the 2 is 1 and 1 is none philosophy, thus 2 pistols, 2 reloads, 2 knives, 2 flashlights (counting the smart phone) and 2 lighters. I even carry 2 sets of keys, one to use, and one in case I lose the first set. Also, a wallet and a money clip…one for large bills and ID, etc, and one for light cash and my debit card. Heck, I often even wear a belt and suspenders…though to help with the weight more than one to back up the other. They say it’s all what you get used to, and it’s amazing what you can get used to.

      1. avatar Supercat says:

        I just read your post a second time…are you being serious or are you joking?

        1. avatar Ardent says:

          Lol, I’m actually serious. Where I live violence is rare, but it is possible to be out of cell service quite a bit, and even with it, police response can be anything from 45 minutes to sometime tomorrow. There are places where a broken down or stuck vehicle means hiking out for hours or perhaps weathering over night waiting for dawn. I’m 42 now, and frankly the amount of gear I’m packing is somewhat a hold over from an earlier, more adventurous life, somewhat habit and comfort, and still somewhat practical. Also, after all these years it’s partially just my persona, and my friends wouldn’t know what to think if I left off my second gun or couldn’t get a fire going or whatever…ive always been the boy scout, the prepared one, the walking army navy store.

          I’m happy to pack it all, and my philosophy is that when you are prepared for big problems, little problems arent problems at all.

      2. avatar Jon in CO says:

        Makes sense. G19 w/olight mini, reload, ankle trauma kit, small fixed blade, folder, flashlight, 12”asp, wallet, keys, phone, zippo. It’s not difficult to carry all of that. I could throw in another spare mag, and another gun if I felt it necessary, but I don’t. I don’t see what the fuss is about.

  20. avatar Supercat says:

    I just can’t imagine carrying all that crap everyday

  21. avatar David says:

    I draw the line when my gear gets between me and my loved ones. One argument you hear very little about is how the gear can get in the way of intimate moments. I have to carefully balance this. Even carrying at 4 o’clock can be bothersome.

    1. avatar Ardent says:

      Lol, when my wife and I get intimate spontaneously it looks like the Tackleberry sex scene from Police Academy…guns hitting the floor all over. Sometimes the gear is just in the way.

  22. avatar Matt in Floridy says:

    When he sits down he actually pops…..

  23. avatar Coffee Addict says:

    XD subcompact AIWB, spare mag in a horizontal MAGHOLDER, ZT 0560BW strong side, Vehement Grunt weak side.

    every day. always in a tshirt, occasionally with a hoody over it.

    I can sit, drive, walk, work, eat lunch, watch tv.. I dunno man. maybe it’s your setup or OFWG gut making it difficult.

    I don’t print, never been asked what’s under my shirt (although I do carry the Vehement outside my shirt. California CCW doesn’t cover fixed blade knives) none of my clients have ever said anything.

  24. avatar 33Charlemagne says:

    I call that the “Jenner Carry”!

  25. avatar Jon in CO says:

    Damn there’s a lot of hostility in this post. My only observation is the way that magazine is oriented. Should be turned the opposite direction. (Rounds pointed inward, not outward) If I had money for a Wilson, best believe I’d shoot the hell out of it, and if I was feeling particularly special I’d carry it. I’m a “more rounds is better” kind of guy, so the 1911 doesn’t do it for me, but Wilson would if I were to.

    I carry quite a bit of crap every single day too. I know, it’s the internet, and everyone carries everything. Don’t really care if people believe it or not. If this guy/gal does, good on them. Seems more so the people who don’t carry everyday or carry LCP’s and the like are the ones upset and running their mouths. They can’t comprehend that someone could possibly do something that they don’t/won’t/can’t.

    1. avatar Ardent says:

      I think there is quite a bit of that Jon, but I also think something much deeper about people is at play:
      George Carlin used to do a skit where anyone driving slower than him was an idiot, and anyone faster was a maniac. It’s the same here, less gear than me? You’re an idiot, you’ll be killed! More gear than me? You’re a maniac, operator wanna be looking for a fight!

      I try to think about gear like shoes: some guys can get by in their lives and life styles with just one pair, unless they wear out. Others need several pair; one for riding, one for work, one for formal and one for casual…others just like collecting shoes and wearing all different kinds.
      I’m sort of a mix of the latter two: I need more than one pair for sure, but I have more than I strictly need, and I tend to rock some fancy, over blown shoes…as it were. I suppose a better analogy for my situation is that these days I’m wearing industrial steel toed, metatarsal guard boots as casual wear, but it suits my sense of style, so to speak. I don’t need all that protection really, but it comforts me because it’s what im used to.

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