MAKE SURE YOUR HOLSTER HAS THE PROPER CANT
A holster worn either inside or outside the waistband in the 3 o’clock to 6 o’clock positions normally features a forward cant, that is the grip of the gun is tilted forward with the muzzle to the rear. This provides for a very fast draw from these positions. But a holster with such a forward cant cannot simply be moved to the front of your waistline to make it an appendix holster. The appendix holster is usually best with a rearward cant, that is with the muzzle slightly forward and the grip angled back. For some, especially tall shooters, the neutral draw is best. But even those that prefer the neutral cant will find that by slightly angling the butt toward the dominant hand they will have a more efficient draw. The ideal cant would allow the shooter to grasp the handle with a locked wrist. Presentation from concealed carry must be safe and smooth. Speed comes with practice. The ideal cant allows the shooter’s dominant hand to naturally grip the firearm without contortion or awkwardness as well as allowing a draw stroke that is smooth, without any excess movement or unnatural arm and hand bends. A cant that is too extreme will cause fumbled draws, and can even cause the gun to get hung up in the holster if the holster’s fit is a bit slack, or even if the holster is tightly molded and you are pulling against the grain, so to speak.