The PIC (Practical Internal Carry) System is our newest development in holster technology. It is an evolution of the current principles used to develop our original Pardus Appendix Carry rig, modular in that it is a true internal-carry system that - by swapping the PIC arm - allows it to be configured for either appendix-carry or IWB (inside waist band) carry.
There is an ever growing trend amongst firearms enthusiasts, both armed professionals and concealed carry permit holders towards carrying your weapon in the appendix position, ie between 12:30 and 2 o'clock on the body. Many people are quickly catching on to this trend and enjoying all of the benefits of concealing a weapon at that location. Appendix carry offers MANY advantages and very few downsides.
- Very and we mean very quick on the draw
- Exceedingly comfortable with most service style semi auto's and revolvers. Appendix carry will not dig into your hips, love handles or chafe the small of your back like traditional holsters.
- No odd lumps at your sides or in the small of your back.
- Generally prints less when worn in a well designed holster, ala the specially-designed PIC System.
- Will without a doubt print less with larger and longer pistol grips as the pistol grip lies flat against your stomach instead of jutting out into open air when worn with traditional side carry methods and holsters.
One of the biggest issues with our competitors' holsters is simply the stability of the platform. Due to the fact that the pistol grip rides flush against the stomach there is a large tendency to rotate along the axis point either fore or aft. This instability results in a myriad of different negative aspects, two of them being the following: comfort with these types of rigs quickly goes right out of the door. Having a constantly rotating holster shoved into your pants requiring repositioning everytime you so much as blink is a major downer. Secondly, your pistol needs to be where you left it, NO MATTER WHAT. Consistency and efficiency is key when it comes to the handling of firearms and if your holster rotates the pistol out of line with your natural draw stroke, well, bad things could happen.
The PIC System offers two retention points for consistency in ride height. CDI has developed a uniquely offset holster design that pulls the butt of the pistol into the body while still allowing the end-user to obtain a Full Combat Grip when the pistol must be drawn and presented. We have contoured and profiled our holster bodies to prevent uncomfortable chafing on the inside of the strong side leg which is a significant problem with other designs on the market.
Appendix carry (AIWB) is quickly gaining favor around the globe and we would encourage anyone that has experienced some quality training and competency with a pistol to give it a whirl and immediately realize the benefits of carrying in this position. Before attempting to carry in this advanced manner, however, CDI recommends that any customer interested in AIWB please train with a legitimate instructor to ensure maximum safety. Please note: Carrying and operating a firearm is inherently dangerous and due diligence is always required when reholstering or for that matter, even touching a firearm.
Please note: All orders for Pardus Appendix Holsters placed after January 5th, 2012 will be automatically converted to PIC System holsters. All pending orders for Pardus Appendix Holsters will be automatically upgraded/converted to PIC System Holsters, unless the customer notifies us that they wish to keep their order for an original Pardus Appendix Holster. All models supported by the Pardus Appendix Holster are available in the PIC System.