According to Outdoor Hub writer, Tom McHale, there are plenty of deadly sins when it comes to concealed carry. Below, we have summarized the Seven Deadly Sins of Concealed Carry:
- Using the wrong ammo. Using inappropriate ammo can ruin not only your life, but someone else’s too.
- Using the wrong holster. A good holster should help you access your gun quickly and safely while protecting the trigger.
- Showing your gun booty. In most states, if you have a concealed carry permit, it’s against the law for your gun to show. It must be invisible to others, or concealed, at all times. That’s the legal issue. The other scenario involves whether your concealment strategy is obvious to people “in the know” or otherwise.
- Not carrying. You never know what’s going to happen out there. A quick look at news stories will tell you exactly why you must carry all the time if you carry at all.
- Carrying when you’re not carrying. When you’re not carrying your gun, you need to figure out ways to secure it that are safe and secure as when you are carrying.
- Not going through the motions. What do we mean by going through the motions? The motions of practice! Practicing drawing your concealed gun. Practicing changing magazines. Practicing clearing malfunctions.
- Not cheating enough. When it comes to concealed carry, don’t commit the deadly sin of thinking you have to compete fairly, like dueling patricians or jousting knights. In a self-defense contest, the winners get all the blue chips, the honor and respect and the damsel in distress. The second place finisher not only fails to get a consolation prize, they don’t even get a certificate of participation.