Concealed carry is a right, a duty sometimes, and needed for a great variety of reasons. Being able to defend oneself brings peace of mind. That’s a comfort. However, the act of carrying can be a little challenging. Fortunately it can be as comfortable as the reassurance it brings.
Rob Morse wrote a quick guide to Comfortable Concealed Carry over at Ammoland. Please check out his article and that incredible site. Here’s a snapshot:
Get Comfortable With Concealed Carry
More and more people have acquired a CCW. Some live in truly free states where no permit is required. And more Americans own more guns than ever before. But many still do not carry their guns on a day-to-day basis, even if licensed.
It is extremely important for you to carry, to exercise your rights. Guns can be a little cumbersome. However that need not stop you from toting. There are ways to get familiar and comfortable with the process.
First, you must pick a gun that works for you. Become proficient with it. Make sure you know it inside and out. Know how it performs.
Then find a holster that you like. It needs to make the gun easily accessible and fit your body. There are as many holsters as guns, so make sure you pick the right one for you. There are good classes available which cover all of this. Consider investing in one.
Lastly, one must practice carry as with anything else. Work your way into public carry until it is a habit. Morse recommends some small steps in this regard:
- Go at your own pace;
- Start at home and around the house;
- Make sure your dress appropriately for the job;
- Practice gun safety always;
- Carry somewhere in public where you always go – the store, gas station, etc.;
- Move on to unfamiliar places, work and church (if legal);
- Keep going and soon it will be second nature.
Before you even know it, you’ll be a pro!
*Rob Morse works and writes in Southwest Louisiana. He writes at Ammoland, at his Slowfacts blog, and at Clash Daily. Rob co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast, and hosts the Self-Defense Gun Stories Podcast each week.
We’ve run several stories at FP lately about citizens gunning down robbers, thugs, and even terrorists. All of these cases were possible because they were carrying guns. They were not victims. You need not be either.
In closing, get a good gun and carry it daily. Make sure you are comfortable. Then take comfort in your freedom and security.
Perrin Lovett writes about freedom, firearms, and cigars (and everything else) at www.perrinlovett.me. He is none too fond of government meddling.