Considerable attention should be given to properly concealing your firearm both for security and for social sensitivity. Today we’ll be giving you all some tips for common sense concealed carry.
An open carry firearm will always attract attention, and it’s often the kind you don’t want. When it comes to concealed carry, discretion and the element of surprise are typically in your favor.
If you’re going to carry, try and carry all the time.
You never know when you’ll find yourself in a situation where you need your firearm. Whether you’re away from home the whole day or just making a quick run to the gas station, incidents happen. It always pays to be prepared.
Customize your carry.
There are about a million ways to carry a gun and deciding which way works for you depends on a few different factors. Body type, size and type of pistol, attire, and flexibility are just a few.
Personal Defense World recommends matching your firearm with your apparel. You obviously don’t want your concealed firearm to show or print through clothing during daily activities, sparking concern.
Remember, the ultimate goal is to be effective with that tool should the need arise. You need to keep your weapon secure and concealed but still be able to access it quickly.
Know the law.
It’s your responsibility when you decide to carry to know all the laws that can affect you. A quick, yet thorough, Google search can tell you everything you need to know about concealed carry in your area, so you have absolutely no excuse not to know.
Take a Firearms Training course.
Finally, don’t think that just because you met the minimum requirements for a license you’re now ready to navigate every situation you find yourself in. An untrained and unprepared person with a gun is likely to get himself or someone else hurt or killed, so we always suggest Firearms Training for a complete range of basic, advanced, specialized shooting and tactical training.
We love how patrol sergeant A.J. George puts it. “When your body experiences the stress only a real life-and-death encounter can induce, you will not rise to the occasion; you will fall to the level of your training. Only if you’ve put in the work beforehand will you carry the day. Train with a purpose and you’ll tip the scales in your favor. And as always, keep your wits about you and stay safe out there.”