Every day carry can open one’s eyes to a lot of things.
Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about gun carrying. Here’s a short list.
The first thing I learned was that normally, people are pretty naive.
This fact is not necessarily bad. Initially, it seems like everyone notices your gun. It becomes apparent after some time, that people are pretty bad at paying attention to anything other tan technology.
2. How quickly anti-gun folks can change their views-at least temporarily.
3. Why you can’t settle for just any belt.
You want a sturdy belt that will support your gun while keeping it near you, and that won’t allow it to flop arounfd. Before you go searching for the right holster, make sure you’ve got the best quality belt you can get.
4. The importance of a great holster
What should you expect from a good holster?
A good quality holster will keep your gun positioned correctly. The value of having your gun in a secure position is that you will know exactly where it is when you need to grab it.
A holster will protect the gun’s trigger, which is what you need if you are ever in a high stress situation. A safe holster keeps the trigger completely protected until you have a proper, and safe, grip.
Your firearm is protected because you are in charge When you are shopping for a holster, look for one that will keep your pistol in place while you go about your normal daily activities.
5. Be careful when you bend over
You can run into a “printing” situation if you aren’t mindful of what you’re doing. Most belt holsters, inside or outside the waistband, can cause the gun grip to press against the back of your shorts or cover garment if you lean forward too much. You learn pretty fast that the best way to avoid this is to change the way you grab things.
6. The number of people who also conceal carry
You will find yourself trying to spot other carriers. A great exercise is to find those who are carrying, and determine what it was that told you they were carrying.
7. Guns are heavy.
Actually, even light guns get heavy. When you carry a loaded gun and a couple of spare magazines, you’re talking about serious pocket change!
8. Heroism is overrated.
Prosecutors and the perps’ family members will try to take your money and freedom even if the shooting is completely justifiable.
9. It’s hard to beat a traditional belt holster.
Regardless of whether you prefer IWB or OWB holsters, on-the-belt carry is had to beat for gun security and quick accessibility. Is there a more comfy way to carry? Sure. Would there be easier ways? Absolutely. Although there are some downsides to carrying like this, you will be very happy you did should you ever find yourself in a sticky situation.
10. You don’t know anything.
There is always something new to learn about carrying. Having a firearm doesn’t make you safe. Always be open to learning because carrying a gun is life or death.